Upcoming movie Me Before You
|Name Brendan Coyle|
Years active 1992-present
|Born 2 December 1963 (age 52) (1963-12-02) Corby, Northamptonshire, England, UK|
Education Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Movies and TV shows Downton Abbey, Lark Rise to Candleford, North & South, Noble, Starlings
Similar People Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville
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Brendan Coyle (born David Coyle; 2 December 1962) is a British actor. He won the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for The Weir in 1999. He also played Nicholas Higgins in the miniseries North & South, Robert Timmins in the first three series of Lark 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. Coyle's cousin owns a dance school called Kings School Of Dance run by Helen and Georgia King in Corby Northamptonshire.
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- Early life
- Personal life
- Anderson Shelter Productions
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Coyle was born in Corby, Northamptonshire, to an Irish father and Scottish mother. Due to his English birth and Irish parentage, he holds dual British and Irish citizenship. He is a great-nephew of football manager Sir Matt Busby.
He studied drama in Dublin in 1981 and received a scholarship to Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in the United Kingdom in 1983.
Brendan Coyle received a Laurence Olivier Award in 1999 for his performance in Conor McPherson's The Weir and won a New York Critics Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut for the same play in its New York production. In 2001, Coyle appeared in the film Conspiracy as Gestapo Chief Heinrich Müller. He played Kaz Sweeney in the British drama, True Dare Kiss, and Nicholas Higgins in North & South for the BBC.
From 2008 he played Robert Timmins in three BBC series based on the Lark Rise 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, as well as a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Awards as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2012. Coyle also played the character of Terry Starling in the short-lived Sky comedy series Starlings.
Coyle divides his time between London and Norfolk. He is an avid supporter of Manchester United.
Coyle has had issues with alcohol and has described himself as a recovering alcoholic. In February 2016 he was banned from driving for 4 years after being found to be at almost 3 times the legal drink-drive limit. This was on his drive home from the airport after arriving back in the UK from a month's rehab in Thailand (he was drinking heavily on the flight home from Bangkok). He had been convicted of drink-driving before, in 2011.
Anderson Shelter Productions
In July 2014, Brendan Coyle and Joy Harrison formed Anderson Shelter Productions Limited. with the mission to "find talented young filmmakers and then helps fund their short films." On 14 September 2014, Coyle announced via Twitter his involvement with Council Child Production's short film, Starcross.