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Peter O'Brien
Born 25 March 1960 (1960-03-25) (age 49)
South Australia, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Miranda Otto (2003-present)

Peter O'Brien (born 25 March 1960) is an Australian actor.

Life and career

O'Brien was born at Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia. He began his career in the 1980s in Australian television drama series. He played a regular role in short-lived soap opera Starting Out (1983), and had a guest role in Carson's Law (1983) followed by a brief appearance in Prisoner Cell Block H in 1984. He appeared in the The Henderson Kids. He was later a regular original cast member of soap Neighbours which began in 1985. As Shane Ramsay, he became one of the serial's most popular cast members, continuing in the series until 1987. He later played a leading regular role in drama series The Flying Doctors from 1988 until 1991.

More recently, he starred in television series: Queer as Folk, White Collar Blue, Hell Has Harbour Views and Gossip Girl.

O'Brien has appeared in numerous mini-series, including The Day of the Roses and Through My Eyes (the story of Lindy Chamberlain). He has also guest starred on numerous television series, including Halifax f.p.. For his work, O'Brien has won Australian Film Institute and Logie Awards. He also appeared as Carl Mogan in Spellbinder 2: Land of the Dragon Lord, and he appeared in the 1998 Australian/Brisbane comedy television series of Minty. In 2009 he played Sydney underworld figure and racing identity George Freeman in the series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities.

O'Brien was recently part of the cast of BBC Television series Casualty as a new consultant called Stitch. He made his debut on 18 March 2007. He has also appeared in ITV1s cop show The Bill in which he played Detective Inspector Peter Kavanaugh, a corrupt officer who seduces Detective Seargent Samantha Nixon to gain information for the criminals he works for.

He appeared as Ed in "The Waters of Mars", the second of the 2009 specials of Doctor Who.

O'Brien is married to actress Miranda Otto, with whom he has a daughter, Darcy (born in 2005).


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile George Freeman 1-3 Episodes
2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities George Freeman 10 Episodes
2009 A World Away John
2009 Doctor Who Ed 1 Episode
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine John Howlett
2009 Rogue Nation John Stephen Jr
2009 All Saints Sam Whittaker 1 Episode
2009 30 Seconds Bill Brooker Regular Cast Member
2008 City Homicide Warren Endicot 1 Episode
2007 Gossip Girl Photographer 1 Episode
2007 Casualty Theo 'Stitch' Lambert 18 Episodes
2006 The Return Terry Stahl
2006 Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Keenan
2006 Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Alan
2005 Blue Heelers Dr. Peter Nelson 2 Episodes
2005 Hell Has Harbour Views Tim Sullivan
2004 Through My Eyes: The Lindy Chamberlain Story Ian Barker Q.C.
2004 The Bill DI Peter Cavanaugh 6 Episodes
2002- 2003 White Collar Blue Det. Joe Hill Main Cast Member
2003 Code 11-14 Det. McElroy
2002 Young Lions Daryll Flynn 1 Episode
2002 The Pact Roy Folksdale
2000 - 2001 Water Rats Matthew Grierson 3 Episodes
2001 Relic Hunter Allan Devaut 1 Episode
1999 Queer as Folk (UK version) Cameron Roberts Regular Cast Member

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