Who is Brian Milligan? Who did he play in The Fall?


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Brian Milligan plays Terry Gilmore in Marcella but were you wondering how do you recognize him?

The ITV drama recently returned to the screens for its third series, with Brian starring alongside stars Anna Friel, Ray Panthaki, Amanda Burton and others.

Read on to learn more about the actor.


Brian plays Terry in ITV’s Marcella (Image Credit: ITV)

Who is Brian Milligan who plays Terry in Marcella?

Brian is a Northern Irish actor.

He grew up in Belfast and took his first acting steps at the city’s Lagan College.

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There he auditioned for Safe and Sound, a six-part BBC series starring Michelle Fairley, the Games Of Thrones actress.

He talked about this role and told Belfast Telegraph: “I was asked to stay a day back at school and I thought I was in trouble as always.

It turned out to be a letter about the downtown Safe and Sound auditions.

“Then I was handed an envelope that I thought was my suspension.”

He added, “But it turned out to be a letter about the downtown Safe and Sound auditions.”

He went on to get the role, and from there he played at London’s National Theater in a play called Sunnyside and another called Dog House.


His character is a cop in the crime drama (Credit: ITV)

What other tv shows and films has Brian Milligan been in?

Brian’s first big break was in 1997 with The Boxer, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a former IRA-turned-boxer man.

Brian played a character named Ned.

He was then in the films Hunger (2008) and Leap Year (2010).

Brian has also appeared on numerous television shows.

He starred in the Sky thriller Strike Back and the BBC crime drama The Fall.

Brian’s role in The Fall

This show followed a detective desperately looking for a serial killer to hide in sight.

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Brian’s character, James ‘Jimmy’ Tyler, was known in the loyalist community and the police. In the first series, he and his wife Liz (Séainín Brennan) received therapy to cope with the loss of Daniel, their son, who died of meningitis at the age of 10.

Liz later went to a refuge, and Jimmy blamed therapist Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) for the breakdown of their marriage and suspected him of having an affair with his wife.

Brian’s other TV show credits include The Frankenstein Chronicles, My Mother and Other Strangers, Quantico, and My Left Nut.


Brian was also in The Fall and The Frankenstein Chronicles (Credit: ITV)

Marcella role

Brian plays Terry Gilmore in Marcella.

In the fourth episode of the series, Terry and his police officer Walsh (Tony Flynn) bring Bobby Barrett (Martin McCann) to a safe house.

They pressured him to rat the Maguire family in exchange for immunity. In a previous episode, Bobby cold-bloodedly murdered a man in a nightclub.

– Marcella airs Tuesdays at 9pm on ITV and can be viewed in full on the ITV hub

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