Brendan Coyle Movies And Tv Shows

British and Irish role player

Brendan Coyle

Coyle in June 2012


David Coyle

2 December 1962
(age 59)

Corby, England

Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Relatives Matt Busby (great-uncle)

(born ii Dec 1962) is an English-Irish actor.[i]
He won the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Office for
The Weir
in 1999.[three]
He also played Nicholas Higgins in the miniseries
North & South, Robert Timmins in the first iii series of
Distraction Rise to Candleford, and more recently Mr Bates, the valet, in
Downton Abbey, which earned him a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor

Early life


Brendan Coyle was born David Coyle in Corby on 2 December 1962, the son of a Scottish mother and Irish begetter. He has an older blood brother named Shaun, who works as a butcher.[one]
Due to his British birth and Irish heritage, he holds both British and Irish gaelic citizenship. He is the great-nephew of football game manager Sir Matt Busby.[4]
He studied drama in Dublin in 1981 and received a scholarship to Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London in 1983.[i]



Coyle received a Laurence Olivier Laurels in 1999 for his functioning in Conor McPherson’s
The Weir
and won a New York Critics Theater World Accolade for Outstanding Broadway Debut for the same play in its New York production.[one]
In 2001, Coyle appeared in the film
as Gestapo Chief Heinrich Müller. He played Kaz Sweeney in the British drama,
True Dare Kiss, and Nicholas Higgins in
North & Southward
for the BBC.

From 2008 he played Robert Timmins in three BBC series based on the
Lark Ascent to Candleford
novels, written by Flora Thompson. In 2010, he began playing John Bates, valet and former British Army batman to the Earl of Grantham in Julian Fellowes’s period drama series,
Downton Abbey. Fellowes wrote the part for Coyle, and it won him nominations for a BAFTA and IFTA,[v]
as well as a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Awards as Outstanding Supporting Thespian in a Drama Series in 2012. He also won iii Screen Actors Order Awards 2013–sixteen. Coyle as well played the character of Terry Starling in the short-lived Sky one-act serial

Personal life


Coyle divides his fourth dimension between London and Norfolk.[vi]
He is a fan of the football team Manchester United FC,[seven]
which was famously managed by his peachy-uncle Matt Busby.[4]





Year Film Role Notes
1994 Ailsa Miles Butler
1997 The Last Coach Home Steve Burkett
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Leading Seaman – HMS Bedford
1998 Soft Sand, Blue Sea Gerry
1998 The General UVF Leader
1998 Happy Birthday To Me short
1999 I Could Read the Sky Francie
2001 Mapmaker Robert Bates
2005 Fidelity Michael Collins
2005 The Jacket Damon
2006 Offside Duncan Miller
2009 Perrier’s Compensation Jerome
2012 The Raven Reagan
2014 Noble Gerry Shaw
2016 Me Before You Bernard Clark
2016 The Ascent Augustine Birrell Announced
2016 Bare Mick “The Irish Hammer” Short
2018 Mary Queen of Scots Earl of Lennox
2019 Downton Abbey John Bates
2022 Downton Abbey: A New Era John Bates

Television receiver


Year Picture show Role Notes
1992 Fool’s Aureate: The Story of the Brink’southward-Mat Robbery Det. Sgt. Benwell Goggle box moving picture
1992 The Bill Chris Bailey TV series (ane episode: “Radio Waves”)
1995 The Drinking glass Virgin Manuel Mendoza Boob tube mini-series
1995 Dangerfield David Walsh Tv set series (2 episodes)
1996 Silent Witness Liam Slattery Telly series (2 episodes)
1996 Thief Takers D.Southward. Bob “Bingo” Tate Telly series (16 episodes)
2000 McCready and Daughter Donal McCready Television set movie
2000 Paths to Freedom Jeremy Fitzgerald Tv set serial (vi episodes)
2001 Conspiracy SS Maj Gen Heinrich Müller Television set motion-picture show
2001 Rebel Heart Michael Collins TV mini-series
2001 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Richard Tey Television serial (i episode: “A Great Deliverance”)
2001 The Bombmaker George McEvoy TV movie
2002 Rockface Douglas McLanaghan TV series (seven episodes)
2003 Waking the Dead Martin Corgan TV serial (2 episodes)
2003 Single Paul Television receiver serial
2004 Amnesia D.C. Ian Reid TV moving picture
2004 Omagh D.S. John White TV picture
2004 N & Due south Nicholas Higgins Tv set mini-series (iv episodes)
2005 Shameless Father Smooth TV series (1 episode: “Episode #ii.4”)
2005 Jericho Christie TV series (3 episodes)
2005 The Ghost Squad Sgt. Ralph Allan Idiot box serial (1 episode: “Heroes”)
2006 The Commander: Blacklight Carl Dirkwood TV movie
2006 Soundproof D.I. Dave Cox TV movie
2006 Prime Suspect: The Final Human action D.C.S. Mitchell TV movie
2006 Perfect Parents Ed Television set movie
2007 The Marking of Cain Davey Gulliver
2007 Hymeneals Belles Priest TV pic
2007 The Good Samaritan Lewis Farrell Television receiver film
2007 Damage Aidan Cahill TV movie
2007 True Dare Osculation Kaz Sweeney Goggle box series (half-dozen episodes)
2008–2010 Lark Rise to Candleford Robert Timmins Boob tube series (31 episodes, series 1–3)
2009 Inspector George Gently Patrick Donovan Telly serial (1 episode: “Gently in the Night”)
2009 Bluish Murder Derek Jowell Goggle box series (2 episodes)
2010–2015 Downton Abbey John Bates TV series (52 episodes: 2010–present)
Screen Actors Club Laurels for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated – BAFTA Television Laurels for All-time Supporting Actor

Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Thespian in a Drama Series
2012–xiii Starlings Terry Starling TV series
2015 Spotless Nelson Clay TV series
2015 Murdoch Mysteries Mr. Rankin TV series (ane episode: “A Merry Murdoch Christmas”)
2016 12 Monkeys Dr. Benjamin Kalman TV series (1 episode: “Year of the Monkey”)
2018 Requiem Stephen Kendrick Television set series (half-dozen episodes)

Anderson Shelter Productions


In July 2014, Brendan Coyle and Joy Harrison formed Anderson Shelter Productions Limited[8]
with the mission to “discover talented young filmmakers” and assist in funding their brusque film projects.[9]
On 14 September 2014, Coyle appear via Twitter his involvement with Council Child Production’due south brusk film,

# Title Release date Notes Refs.
i Starcross (brusque moving picture, Council Child Productions) 2014 Associate Producer [11]
2 The Loneliest Time (short film, Time Bomb Pictures Ltd.) 2015 Associate Producer [12]
3 Bare (short motion picture, Council Child Productions) 2016 Executive Producer [14]
3 Margie’due south Garden (brusque film, Council Child Productions) 2016 Executive Producer [16]
four Emerald City (feature movie, Colin Broderick) 2016 Acquaintance Producer [eighteen]



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    Paddock, Terri (sixteen Jan 2006). “20 Questions With…Brendan Coyle”. Retrieved
    31 January

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    Masterson, Conor (23 September 2018). “Theatre defined, shaped and saved my life – Brendan Coyle”. Retrieved
    19 Jan

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    “Olivier Winners 1999”. Retrieved
    one February

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    True Dare Kiss: Brendan Coyle interview” (Press release). BBC Press Part. 18 June 2007. Retrieved
    31 January

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    Downton Abbey
    characters at PBS”.
    . Retrieved
    two February

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    Downton Abbey star aims to revamp his Norfolk domicile Retrieved 20/four/21.

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    “Stars talk Starlings”.
    Sky Sports. 12 May 2012. Retrieved
    4 Apr

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    “Anderson Shelter Productions Express”.
    Endole UK Company Insights
    . Retrieved
    12 September

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    “Brendan Coyle: Farewell Downton Abbey, Hi Spotless and More!”.
    Parade. 9 November 2015. Retrieved
    10 December

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    “Brendan Coyle on Twitter (14 September 2014)”.
    . Retrieved
    12 September

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    British Films Directory. British Quango. Retrieved
    12 September

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    “The Loneliest Time Kickstarter”.
    . Retrieved
    12 September

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    “Brendan Coyle on Twitter (20 May 2015)”.
    . Retrieved
    12 September

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    “Bare (2016) – Full Bandage & Crew”.
    . Retrieved
    26 Baronial

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    “Bare – Our Supporters”.
    Margie’south Garden
    . Retrieved
    26 August

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    “Margie’s Garden (2016) – Full Cast & Crew”.
    . Retrieved
    18 Apr

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    “Margie’south Garden – Thanks to our backers!”.
    Margie’s Garden. 26 November 2015. Retrieved
    22 December

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    “Hollywood Shows Its Back up for Emerald City”.
    . Retrieved
    12 September

External links


  • Brendan Coyle Fansite
  • Brendan Coyle at IMDb