Known from movies
|Fact||In 2001 she moved to Los Angeles where she met English photographer Nick Brandt, whom she married in December 2002 in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya.|
Who is Orla Brady?
Born on March 28, 1961 in Dublin, Ireland, Orla Brady is an actress, known for her work on various platforms. She has appeared in numerous British and American TV shows as well as movies. Some of her most notable projects include “Doctor Who”, “The Foreigner”, “Fringe”, and “Into the Badlands”.
Orla Brady’s net worth
As of mid 2020, Orla Brady’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million earned through a successful career in the acting profession since 2001, including theater work, and she has done some modeling as well.
Beginning of early life, education and career
While Orla was born in Dublin, her family later settled in Bray, Wicklow, Ireland where she grew up with three siblings. During her time there, she studied at the Loreto Convent, an educational system created by the Roman Catholic group, the Loreto Sisters. She also attended classes at the Ursuline Convent in Dublin, a school system that originated in Italy in the 16th century.
Growing up, she developed an interest in acting, although she did not pursue it at a young age.
It wasn’t until she was 25 years old that she realized she wanted to turn professional and she moved to Paris where she developed her skills while studying at L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier, known as one of the prestigious theater schools in the country. . There she also studied with Marcel Marceau, who is known for his achievements in both acting and mime. After completing her education, she joined the Baloonatics Theater Company which led her to work on a number of stage productions including “Finnegans Wake” and “Hamlet”.
Path to work on camera
After a few projects in France, Brady returned to Ireland where she also became involved in the local theater scene. She was in the production of “House of Bernarda Alba”, and later in “Three Sisters”, playing the role of Natasha; the play dates from 1901 and is considered one of the best plays by playwright Anton Chekhov. Seeking more opportunities, she moved to London and became part of a production of “Philadelphia, Here I Come!”, which opened the door for one of her first professional stage roles in “Blinded by the Sun”.
It wasn’t long before she started pursuing professional opportunities in television and film as well, visiting both London and Dublin for projects. She appeared in “A Love Divided” as the character Sheila Cloney, and her performance led her to a Golden Nymph Best Actress Award. She also worked on the series ‘Mistresses’, a British show about the complex lives of different women. In 1994, she made her film debut, appearing in “Words on a diamond‘, in which she starred alongside Geraldine Chaplin and Ian Richardson. Soon more film work came her way such as “The Luhzin Defense”.
In 2001 Orla moved to Los Angeles, where she got more opportunities and bigger contracts. She worked on the television series ‘Family Law’ during its final season – the show follows a divorced lawyer who wants to set up a law practice after her husband leaves her. After working there, Orla landed a cameo appearance on “Nip/Tuck” before being cast as a recurring character on the series “Shark”, who plays the role of the ex-wife of James Woods character. The legal drama show aired on CBS for two seasons.
Still working in the UK, she returned mainly to do projects with the BBC.
She appeared in an episode of “Wallander”, before also working on the series “Hustle”. In 2009, she was cast in the television series “Zoom”, who plays the role of Peter Bishop’s mother, Elizabeth. Created by JJ Abrams, the series is inspired by several sci-fi shows, including ‘The X-Files’ and ‘Lost’. The show became very popular during its run and developed a cult following, with Orla being part of the show for three seasons. She then followed other projects, such as in “Agatha Christie’s Poirot”, and a special episode of “Doctor Who”.
Recent Projects – Rise to prominence
In 2015, Orla landed one of the lead roles in the television series “Into the Badlands” alongside Daniel Wu, Sarah Bolger and Aramis Knight.
The show aired on AMC and tells the story of a warrior who is accompanied by a young boy as they travel through a post-apocalyptic world set 500 years after a catastrophe that destroyed most of civilization. This new world relies more on crossbows and melee weapons, eschewing guns. She stayed with the show for three seasons before coming on cancellation.
After that, she was cast as a recurring character in ‘American Horror Story: 1984’, the ninth season of the anthology series. this iteration of the show is inspired by slasher movies like “Halloween” and “Friday the 13th”.
One of her most recent projects is “Star Trek: Picard‘, which was released in 2020. The web series continues the story of retired Captain Picard, played by Patrick Stewart, as it explores his life 20 years after the events of “Star Trek: Nemesis”. The show was purposely designed to be slower and more focused on the characters. The show received positive reviews, but was also criticized for its slow pace.
After moving to the US, Orla met photographer Nick Brandt in 2001 – he is also from the UK and is best known for his work on the natural world before it is destroyed by the work of humans. They dated for a year before deciding to get married, holding their ceremony in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya. It is unknown if the couple have children; they now live in Southern California.
|First and last name||Orla Brady|
|Parents||Patrick Brady, Catherine Brady|
|Movies||The Price Of Desire, Wayland’s Song, The Debt, How About You, 32A, Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise, The Luzhin Defence, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns, A Love Divided, Wuthering Heights, Fogbound, 60 Minute Man|
|TV shows||Into the Badlands, Strike Back, Eternal Law, The Deep, Proof, Family Law, Servants, Empire, Noah’s Ark, Mistresses, Jo, Sinbad, Out of the Blue, Out of the Blue (UK), Lawless|
|1||Is the second of four children of Patrick and his wife Catherine.|
|2||Educated at a Loreto convent in Wicklow and an Ursuline convent in Dublin.|
|3||When she was 25, she moved to Paris, where she studied at L’École Philippe Gaulier, and secured a place at Marcel Marceau’s École Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris.|
|4||Lived in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, from birth to age seven.|
|5||In 2001 she moved to Los Angeles where she met English photographer Nick Brandt, whom she married in December 2002 in the Chyulu Hills of Kenya.|
|To the Badlands||2015-2017||TV serials||Lidia|
|American Odyssey||2015||TV serials||Sofia Tsaldari / Sophia Tsaldari|
|banished||2015||TV serials||Anne Meredith|
|The price of desire||2015||Eileen Gray|
|Doctor who||2013||TV serials||Tasha Lem|
|Poirot by Agatha Christie||2013||TV serials||Countess Rossakoff|
|Eternal law||2012||TV serials||Mrs. Sheringham|
|Zoom||2010-2012||TV serials||Deputy Elizabeth Bishop Elizabeth Bishop|
|The depth||2010||TV Miniseries||Catherine/Catherine Donnelly|
|Mistresses||2008-2010||TV serials||Siobhan Dhillon Siobhan Dillon Siobhan|
|Strike back||2010||TV serials||Katie Dartmouth|
|Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings||2009||Video game||Maggie O’Malley (voice)|
|Wallander||2008||TV serials||Ella Lindfeldt|
|Shark||2007-2008||TV serials||Claire Strong|
|Protect and serve||2007||TV movie||Dr. Lorna Herrera|
|And you…||2007||Cat Harris|
|Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise||2006||TV movie||Lilly Summers|
|Sixty minutes man||2006||TV movie||Kathe Henderson|
|World of problems||2005||TV movie||Joan Denny|
|Revelations||2005||TV Miniseries||Nora Webber|
|Evidence||2004-2005||TV serials||Maureen Bolland|
|Lawless||2004||TV movie||Liz Vogel|
|Pinch/fold||2004||TV serials||Doctor Monica Jordan|
|Rush||2004||TV serials||Meredith Gates|
|Debt||2003||TV movie||Angela Jahnsen|
|Servants||2003||TV Miniseries||Flora Ryan|
|Family law||2000-2002||TV serials||Naoise O’Neill|
|The Luzhin Defense||2000||Aunt Anna|
|Pure badness||1999||TV serials||Jenny Meadows|
|A love divided||1999||Sheila Kelly Cloney|
|The magical legend of the gnomes||1999||TV Miniseries||Kathleen Fitzpatrick|
|Wuthering Heights||1998||TV movie||Kathy|
|Noah’s ark||1997-1998||TV serials||Clara Somers|
|The heart surgeon||1997||TV movie||Marcella Dugan|
|The vicar of Dibley||1996||TV serials||Aoife|
|Air cycling||1996||TV serials||Kit Kelly de Goris|
|New voices||1995||TV serials||Ruby|
|Danger field||1995||TV serials||Diana Foster|
|Words on the window||1994||Vanessa|
|The principal’s wife||1994||TV Miniseries||Sister Josephine|
|Totally awesome||1994||TV serials||Sister Mary|
|The bill||1994||TV serials||Amy|
|Fewer||1993||TV serials||Bank clerk|
|So you think you have problems||1991||TV serials|
|4th Irish Film and Television Awards||2007||TV special||Herself – Presenter|
|3rd Irish Film and Television Awards||2005||Documentary about TV movies||Herself – Presenter|
|The 7th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards||2010||TV special||Self – award presenter|
|The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards||2009||TV special||Himself – Award Nominee|
|Friday night with Jonathan Ross||2008||TV serials||herself|
|2016||IFTA award||Irish film and television awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role – Motion Picture||The Price of Desire (2015)|
|2013||IFTA award||Irish film and television awards||Best Actress TV||Sinbad (2012)|
|2012||Saturn Award||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA||Best Guest Role on Television||Fringe (2008)|
|2011||IFTA award||Irish film and television awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role in Motion Picture/Television||Mistresses (2008)|
|2009||IFTA award||Irish film and television awards||Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Television||Mistresses (2008)|
|2004||IFTA award||Irish film and television awards||Best Actress in a TV Drama||Evidence (2004)|
|2004||IFTA award||Irish film and television awards||Best Actress in a TV Drama||Clerks (2003)|
|1999||IFTA award||Irish film and television awards||Best Actor in a Female Role||A Divided Love (1999)|