Patrick Brammall
Patrick Brammall 2015.jpg
Brammall at the premiere of Ruben Guthrie in 2015
Born (1976-03-30) 30 March 1976 (age 45)
Alma materVictorian College of the Arts
  • Actor
  • writer
Years active2004–present
Samantha Nield
(m. 2013, divorced)

(m. 2021)

Patrick Brammall (born 30 March 1976) is an Australian actor and writer. He is best known for his roles as Sean Moody in the ABC comedy A Moody Christmas; as Leo Taylor in Series 5 of Channel Ten's Offspring; and as Sergeant James Hayes in the ABC series Glitch.[1]

Early life

Brammall was born in Canberra.[2] He was born with the rare genetic disorder prune belly syndrome and his doctors did not think he would survive. He underwent several operations and spent quite a lot of time in and out of hospital during the first 10 years of his life.[1][3] He attended St Thomas the Apostle primary school in Kambah and secondary at Marist College Canberra.


Patrick Brammall graduated from Victorian College of the Arts in 2001.[4] His breakthrough role was in the 2004 television movie The Alice, which led to a starring role in the spin-off series in 2005. He also had a starring role in television series Canal Road in 2008. This was followed by many roles in television series, short films and theatre.[5]

In 2010, he played Griff's brother Tim in the gentle comedy Griff the Invisible.

In 2012, Brammall had a starring role in two ABC comedy series – The Strange Calls as Sgt Neil Lloyd, and A Moody Christmas as Sean Moody (for which he won the AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy). In 2013, Brammall reprised the role of Sean Moody for the eight-part series, The Moodys. He also wrote episode 5 of the series, and was consequently nominated for an Australian Writers' Guild award for Best Narrative Comedy.

In 2013 he acted in The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting, a sketch comedy show for the ABC, before going on to play Rupert Murdoch in the Nine Network miniseries, Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch War, which went to air in September 2013.

Brammall also has a starring role in the ABC comedy series Upper Middle Bogan as Danny Bright, which premiered in August 2013. The second season premiered in October 2014.

In 2014, Brammall joined the main cast of the Network Ten series Offspring, playing the role of midwife Leo Taylor. He also has a co-starring role in the Josh Lawson written and directed comedy feature, The Little Death.

In 2015, he starred in both the film Ruben Guthrie and the Stan series No Activity.

In 2020, Brammall voiced Bandit's brother Rad on Bluey.

Personal life

Brammall first met his former wife Samantha Nield on the set of TV series The Alice, where she was a member of the crew. The couple married in 2013, but are now divorced.[1][3] In August 2017, Brammall was reported to be dating actress Harriet Dyer.[6] In March 2021, Brammall and Dyer married five days after they became engaged.[7] The couple adopted their first child, a daughter, in 2021.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Heartworm Daniel Short
2007 Prada Handbag Bruce Short
2007 Help Richard Short
2009 Being Carl Williams Hostage Short
2010 Shock Dan Short
2010 Griff the Invisible Tim
2011 dik Robert Short
2011 Bars and Tone Vince Short
2012 Dave's Dead Dave Short
2014 The Little Death Richard
2015 Super Awesome! Fairfax Ward
2015 Ruben Guthrie Ruben Guthrie
2017 Fun Mom Dinner Kevin
2018 Shakespeare in Tokyo Anthony
2018 Overlord American Officer


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Alice Matt Marione TV film
2005-06 The Alice Matt Marione Main role
2007 Home and Away Ethan Black Regular role
2008 All Saints Theo Wellburn "The Hand You're Dealt"
2008 Canal Road Steve Yunnane Main role
2009 Rush Milos Fink "2.10"
2009 East West 101 Matt Johnson "Another Life"
2009 I Can't Believe It's Not Better Frank Forsythe TV film
2010 Hawke Kim Beazley TV film
2010 The Librarians Stuart "Tsukiji"
2011 At Home With Julia Bernard "Citizens' Assembly"
2011 Some Say Love Various "Pilot"
2012 Lowdown Clive McGann "Ben Behaving Badly"
2012 The Strange Calls Sgt. Neil Lloyd Main role
2012 A Moody Christmas Sean Moody Main role
AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy
2012 Stuffed Michael TV short
2013 The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting Various Main cast
2013 Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story Rupert Murdoch TV miniseries
2013–16 Upper Middle Bogan Danny Bright Main role
2014 The Moodys Sean Moody Main role
2014–16 Offspring Leo Taylor Main role
2015 Strange Calls Sgt. Lloyd TV film
2015–19 Glitch James Hayes Main role
2015–16 No Activity Hendy Main role
AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy
2016 Life in Pieces Clinton "Party Lobster Gym Sale"
2016 New Girl Dusty Sand "Road Trip"
2016 Comedy Showroom: The Letdown Drug Dealer TV short
2016 Furst Born Danny TV film
2017 No Activity Detective Nick Cullen Main role
2017–19 The Letdown Scott 5 episodes
2019 Evil Andy Bouchard Recurring role
2020 Call Your Mother Danny Main role
2020 Bluey Uncle Rad (voice) Episode: "Double Babysitter"


  1. ^ a b c Cuthbertson, Ian (9 September 2017). "Patrick Brammall: 'I wasn't expected to live much beyond a few months'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  2. ^ Hogan, Jill (27 May 2014). "Canberra's Patrick Brammall joins Offspring". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b Duck, Shiobhan (17 October 2014). "Offspring star Patrick Brammall opens up about making women laugh and swoon". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ Griff the Invisible. Cast & Crew Bios. Tim – Patrick Brammall Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Patrick Brammall. (2011-09-26). Retrieved on 2013-08-05.
  6. ^ Moustafa, Abi (August 2017). "Love Child star Harriet Dyer confirms relationship with Offspring's Patrick Brammell". Who. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
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