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      Brendan Coyle

      Brendan Coyle

      Highest Rated: 88% Omagh (2004)

      Lowest Rated: 22% The Raven (2012)

      Birthday: Dec 2, 1963

      Birthplace: Corby, Northamptonshire, England, UK

      An English-born actor with Irish and Scottish roots, Brendan Coyle got his start in a slew of theatrical productions. He quietly rose through the ranks of U.K. screen actors with small roles in everything from "The Glass Virgin" (ITV, 1995) to the James Bond adventure "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), but earned acclaim for his stage work, winning a Laurence Olivier Award for his work in "The Weir." Continuing to work steadily in British-made productions like "North & South" (BBC One, 2004) and "Lark Rise to Candleford" (BBC One, 2008-11), Coyle appeared in such international fare as "The Jacket" (2005) with Adrien Brody and "The Raven" (2012) with John Cusack. His international breakthrough came as the physically impaired but passionate John Bates, valet to Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) on the global smash "Downton Abbey" (ITV, 2010-16). Grounding his ill-fated character in humanity and compassion, Coyle stood out in the enormously talented ensemble, earning widespread praise. As his fame increased around the world, Coyle left many fans and critics alike hoping to see much more of him on stage and screen.

      Highest rated movies

      Downton Abbey: A New Era Downton Abbey
      Mary Queen of Scots
      Me Before You
      The Raven


      Brendan Coyle ME BEFORE YOU, from left: Matthew Lewis, Brendan Coyle, Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, 2016. ph: Alex Bailey/© New Line Cinema



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragonkeeper Unknown (Voice) - 2024
      87% 97% Downton Abbey: A New Era John Bates (Character) $43.3M 2022
      84% 94% Downton Abbey John Bates (Character) $96.8M 2019
      62% 41% Mary Queen of Scots Earl of Lennox (Character) $16.4M 2018
      No Score Yet 27% Where the Skin Lies Executive Producer - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Emerald City Executive Producer - 2016
      54% 73% Me Before You Bernard Clark (Character) $56.2M 2016
      55% No Score Yet Unless Unknown (Character) - 2016
      82% 72% Noble Gerry Shaw (Character) $347.3K 2014
      22% 46% The Raven Reagan (Character) $16.0M 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Damage Aidan Cahill (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soundproof Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 80% Perfect Parents Ed (Character) - 2006
      88% 79% Omagh Detective Sergeant John White (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Amnesia D.C. Ian Reid (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mapmaker Robert Bates (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Could Read the Sky Francie (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Bus Home Steve Burkett (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ailsa Miles Butler (Character) - 1994


      87% 93% Downton Abbey John Bates (Character) 2010-2015 2023
      100% 79% Riches Unknown (Character) 2022
      73% 59% Requiem Stephen Kendrick (Character) 2018
      88% 78% 12 Monkeys Dr. Kalman (Guest Star) 2016
      100% 89% Spotless Nelson Clay (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lark Rise to Candleford Robert Timmins (Character) 2008-2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shameless Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet North & South Nicholas Higgins (Character) 2004
      No Score Yet 88% North and South Nicholas Higgins (Character) 2004