While he’s made a career playing tough-as-nails characters, veteran Australian actor Brian Brown revealed Saturday that a recent miniseries production has caused him anxiety. .
The Two Hands star filmed the Acorn TV miniseries Derby and Joan in Queensland last year and spoke with co-star Greta Scacchi about taking a toll on his mental health over the course of 18 weeks.
He told The Daily Telegraph about the combination of the lengthy filming and being away from his family and suffering from insomnia for so long.
Veteran Australian actor Brian Brown (pictured) revealed on Saturday that working on the Darby and Joan miniseries has caused him anxiety.
“And you start thinking, ‘Holy Christ.’ I am picking you up at 5 am. I should sleep now.”
The 75-year-old added that the ongoing Covid pandemic has affected the overall mood of the production.
The Two Hands star opened up about how it took her co-star Greta Scacchi (pictured) over 18 weeks to shoot the miniseries Darby and Joan for Acorn TV in Queensland last year.
“It’s kind of hard to put a finger on why that happens. Just do it.
Brian married his wife Rachel Ward in 1983. That means the two will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary next year.
The pair met on the set of the television miniseries The Thorn Birds in 1982, with Brian courting his co-stars with palmistry.
He said he suffered from insomnia due to the long hours of filming combined with being away from his family for so long.
“So one day when I was sitting waiting for a take, I said, ‘Look at your hands’…she held out her hand to me and there were three lines.” Three kids,” he told A Current Affair last year.
Brian and Rachel have three children: Rosie, 38, and Matilda and Joe, 30.
The star is still heavily involved in her acting career, most recently appearing in the Australian sci-fi series Bloom.
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Brian married Rachel Ward (right) in 1983 after meeting on the set of The Thorn Birds in 1982