Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector

The Bone Collector

Played by Brían F. O'Byrne

Actor Bio

Brían F. O'Byrne stars as the Bone Collector in NBC's thrilling new drama series "Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector."

Cold blooded, terrifying and unstoppable, the Bone Collector shares a secret connection with Lincoln... a connection that could prove Lincoln's undoing.

O'Byrne is a BAFTA- and Tony Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated actor, critically acclaimed for his work in film, television and on stage. This past year, he wrapped production on the independent film "My Salinger Year," based on Joanna Smith Rakoff's best-selling novel. The feature was directed by Philippe Falardeau, and O'Byrne co-starred opposite Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver. Also in 2019, he starred in the Netflix film "Sergio," directed by Greg Barker, opposite Wagner Moura and Ana de Armas.

O'Byrne starred in the first season of SYFY and Netflix's "Nightflyers," a psychological thriller based on George R.R Martin's 1980s novella of the same name. In 2018, O'Byrne won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the ITV miniseries "Little Boy Blue." He was also nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for his role in "Mildred Pierce" opposite Kate Winslet. Additional television credits include "Aquarius," "Mercy Street," "The Magicians," "Manhunt: The Unabomber," "Saints & Strangers," "Prime Suspect," "FlashForward," "Brotherhood" and the acclaimed Irish series "Love/Hate."

O'Byrne's film credits include the critically acclaimed "Million Dollar Baby," "Medeas," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," "Brooklyn's Finest" and "The International." He also starred in "Jimmy's Hall" and "Queen and Country," both of which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

O'Byrne was last seen on Broadway starring in "Outside Mullingar" at Manhattan Theatre Club.  His other theater credits include "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet," "The Coast of Utopia," "Doubt," "Shining City," "Frozen," "Lonesome West," "Beauty Queen of Leenane," "Bedbound" and his work with the inspiring "Theater of War." He has five Tony nominations, five Drama Desk nominations, and has been awarded Obie, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle awards, among others.

O'Byrne was trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin and raised in Mullagh, County Cavan. Follow him at

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