Brendan Cowell Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth August 16, 1976
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Blue

Brendan Cowell is an Australian actor, stage artist, voice actor, playwright, and director who has been cast in a variety of shows such as Game of Thrones, PressLife SupportBlack Comedy, Young LionsWhite Collar BlueFat Cow MotelWater RatsSalem’s LotLove My WayHowzat! Kerry Packer’s WarBroke, RushThe EndThe BorgiasThe SlapWastelander PandaBrockThe Letdown, and Soul Mates. Additionally, the actor has also been a part of movies like The Current WarBored OlivesKickThe Monkey’s MaskSave Your Legs!, To End All WarsSuburban MayhemThree Blind MiceNoiseDeck DogzBeneath Hill 60I Love You TooUnderbelly Files: The Man Who Got AwayTen EmptyThe Outlaw Michael Howe, and Last Cab to Darwin.

Born Name

Brendan Cowell

Nick Name


Brendan Cowell in 2013
Brendan Cowell in 2013 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Australian nationality

Australian nationality


Brendan Cowell enrolled at Charles Sturt University located in New South Wales and pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre/Media.


Actor, Stage Artist, Voice Actor, Playwright, Director


  • Father – Bruce
  • Mother – Yvonne
  • Siblings – He has older sisters.


Brendan Cowell has been signed with –

  • Hamilton Hodell, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
  • United Management, Talent Management Company, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia



Brendan Cowell as seen at InStyle Awards 2015
Brendan Cowell as seen at InStyle Awards 2015 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


6 ft or 183 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Brendan Cowell has dated –

  1. Rose Byrne (2003-2010) – In the year 2003, he started going out with actor Rose Byrne and they dated for almost 7 years before calling it quits in 2010. It was reported that they amicably parted ways due to their’s being a long-distance relationship.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Brendan Cowell pictured during an event in 2013
Brendan Cowell pictured during an event in 2013 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Brendan Cowell Facts

  1. Brendan uses he/him pronouns.
  2. He spent his childhood years growing up in the beachside suburb of Cronulla.
  3. He has credited his mother and high school drama teacher with encouraging him to explore his creative passions.
  4. From 2004 to 2007, Brendan Cowell co-starred as Tom Jackson in the television drama series Love My Way and this role got him nominated for Logie Award in the “Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor” category in both 2005 and 2006.
  5. He was cast as Graham McGahan in the 2007 drama-thriller film Noise and this earned him an award for “Best Actor” from the Film Critics Circle of Australia.
  6. Brendan Cowell portrayed the character of Oliver Woodward (an Australian metallurgist, mine manager, and soldier noted for his tunneling activities at the Ypres Salient during the First World War) in the 2010 war film Beneath Hill 60. For this performance, he was nominated for an AFI Award for “Best Lead Actor”.
  7. His debut novel titled How it Feels was published in 2010.
  8. He portrayed Allan Moffat (a Canadian-Australian racing driver) in the 2-part drama miniseries Brock in 2016.
  9. In 2017, Brendan Cowell was cast as Confederate Soldier in the historical drama film The Current War. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen, and Nicholas Hoult.
  10. As a theatre artist, Brendan Cowell has been a part of productions like The Shape of ThingsHamletOnce in Royal David’s CityThe Wild DuckLife of Galileo, and Miss Julie.
  11. His writing credits include projects such as Running Down These DreamsWasted on the YoungThe Outlaw Michael HoweHow It FeelsRuben GuthrieBaggage ClaimI Love USweet Dreams, and The Doppelgangers.

Featured Image by Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0


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