Brennan Elliott Is a Shining Hallmark Star: Our Favorite Movies, Ranked

Juilliard educated, Canadian actor Brennan Elliott got his start on the Hallmark Channel in 2013 on Cedar Cove and has been showing off his prowess in the network’s movies ever since. However, before he made it big as a Hallmark hunk, he found success on the Lifetime series Strong Medicine as Dr. Nick Biancavilla. From there, he had recurring roles on shows like Cold Case, What About Brian and The 4400, while guest starring on popular series including Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Castle, and many more.

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Brennan Elliott on Hallmark

Brennan Elliott, 2017Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman
Brennan Elliott, 2017Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman A360

Getting started on the series Cedar Cove, Brennan Elliott has enjoyed a robust career with Hallmark. “One of the great honors I get with Hallmark is the opportunity to play a diverse range of characters, which can be challenging but fun,” he told The Harlton Empire.

Furthermore, he shared how much he values being able to create works that his entire family can watch. “My faith plays a role in everything I do in life. I’m proud to provide family friendly wholesome entertainment that even my young kids can enjoy,” he told It’s a Wonderful Movie.

Brennan Elliott Hallmark movies, ranked

Here, take a look at some of our favorite movies starring Brennan Elliott over the years on Hallmark. Which is your favorite?

11. Christmas in Vienna (2020)

Brennan Elliott, Sarah Drew, Christmas in Vienna, 2020©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Petro Domenigg
Brennan Elliott, Sarah Drew, Christmas in Vienna, 2020©2020 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Petro Domenigg A360

Sarah Drew plays Jess Waters, a violinist who no longer has the same passion for music she once did. When she gets the opportunity to perform at the Christmas Eve concert at the Vienna Music Hall, it’s there where she meets Mark Olson (Elliott), a diplomat and widowed father of three. When Jess visits her friend Tori, she learns that she is the nanny of Mark’s three children, and as Jess begins to bond with them and get to know Mark, she simultaneously begins to find her love for music once again.

10. Flower Shop Mystery Series (2016)

Brennan Elliott, Brooke Shields, Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted, 2016Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Shane Mahood
Brennan Elliott, Brooke Shields, Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted, 2016Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Shane Mahood A360

The Flower Shop Mystery series consists of two films: Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped In the Bud and Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted. The series follows ex-attorney Abby (Brooke Shields), who is now a small town florist, as she teams up with former private eye Marco Salvare (Elliott) to sleuth and solve a series of crimes.

9. The Perfect Pairing (2022)

Nazneen Contractor, Brennan Elliott, The Perfect Pairing, 2021©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Christopher Katsarov Luna
Nazneen Contractor, Brennan Elliott, The Perfect Pairing, 2021©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Christopher Katsarov Luna A360

Nazneen Contractor plays Christina, a food and wine critic who slips and hits her head while touring a winery. Michael Hollingbrook (Elliott), a local winemaker, takes her in while she recovers, but Christina’s true identity as a critic could put their blossoming relationship at risk.

8. Marry Go Round (2022)

Amanda Schull, Brennan Elliott, Marry Go Round, 2022©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Bettina Strauss
Amanda Schull, Brennan Elliott, Marry Go Round, 2022©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Bettina Strauss A360

Amanda Schull stars as Abby Foster, who was married to Luke (Elliott) right after high school for a short period of time. When she plans to move to Paris with her new fiancée, she receives a letter informing her that their divorce wasn’t official. Returning back home, she learns that Luke has no intention of making their divorce official and Abby must now take a step back and look at what she wants for herself.

7. Christmas at Grand Valley (2018)

Brennan Elliott, Danica McKellar, Christmas at Grand Valley, 2018©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ben Mark Holzberg
Brennan Elliott, Danica McKellar, Christmas at Grand Valley, 2018©2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ben Mark Holzberg A360

Kelly Riley (Danica McKellar) is a struggling artist who returns home to Wyoming for the holidays, where she lends a hand with preventing her town’s beloved lodge from being destroyed. Brennan Elliott is the handsome widower who was sent to the town to decide on the lodge’s fate. The two must juggle their blossoming feelings and find a way to preserve the lodge.

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6. Crossword Mysteries Series (2019—2021)

Brennan Elliott, Lacey Chabert, Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle To Die For, 2019©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Shane Mahood
Brennan Elliott, Lacey Chabert, Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle To Die For, 2019©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Shane Mahood A360

Lacey Chabert stars in this series as the crosswords editor of the New York Sentinel who finds herself involved in a series of mysteries alongside Lt. Logan O’Connor, played by Brennan Elliott. Films in this series include Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For, Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver, Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder, Crossword Mysteries: Riddle Me Dead and Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent.

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5. A Christmas Melody (2015)

Brennan Elliott, A Christmas Melody, 2015 Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Brian Douglas
Brennan Elliott, A Christmas Melody, 2015 Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Brian Douglas A360

A Christmas Melody brings together the famous faces of Hallmark with one of the queens of Christmas: Mariah Carey. Lacey Chabert stars as Kristin, a talented clothes designer who has to close up her boutique and move back to her parents’ former home with her young daughter. Back home, she clashes with her formal high school rival, played by Mariah Carey. Although she finds herself struggling at times, Kristin begins adjusting with the help of music teacher Danny (Elliott).

4. All Summer Long (2019)

Brennan Elliott, Autumn Reeser, All Summer Long, 2019©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer
Brennan Elliott, Autumn Reeser, All Summer Long, 2019©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Ryan Plummer A360

Tia (Autumn Reeser) is an accomplished lawyer who agrees to captain her aunt and uncle’s dinner cruiser for the summer. However, when she learns her ex, Jake (Elliott), is the chef, she’s less than thrilled. After a disastrous maiden voyage, she feels lucky to get another shot. Tia and Jake spend more time together, but when she learns she made partner at her law firm, Jake is disappointed, hoping she would have stuck around as captain to see where their romance would take them.

3. Open by Christmas (2021)

Alison Sweeney, Brennan Elliott, Open by Christmas, 2021©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Astorga
Alison Sweeney, Brennan Elliott, Open by Christmas, 2021©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Astorga A360

Nicky (Alison Sweeney) discovers a card she received in high school from a secret admirer confessing their true emotions. With the help of her friend Simone (Erica Durance), she embark on a quest to find out the identity of the anonymous messenger. Simone on the other hand is a single mom who feels she is drifting from her teenage son as she embarks on a new era of her life. The two help each other through these unique chapters thanks to their unbreakable bond. Also starring, of course, Brennan Elliott.

2. The Gift of Peace (2022)

Nikki DeLoach, Brennan Elliott, The Gift of Peace, 2022©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Allister Foster
Nikki DeLoach, Brennan Elliott, The Gift of Peace, 2022©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Allister Foster A360

Traci (Nikki DeLoach), an artist, lost her faith when her husband passed away despite her prayers. Before her Christmas Eve gallery showing, she finds herself lacking creativity and inspiration and decides to join a support group — only to learn it’s faith-based. She leaves abruptly, only to run into the group leader, played by Brennan Elliott, a few days later, and he convinces her to at least give it a chance until Christmas. Skeptical at first, she comes to bond with her new community and finds the inspiration she was missing.

“No matter what painful thing you’re going through, have gone through, or will go through in the future, there are messages and things in this movie that can give you a sense of hope, a sense of peace, and a sense of optimism that you can get through it,” Brennan Elliott shared with TV Fanatic.

1. All of My Heart Series (2017)

Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott movies, All of My Heart: Inn Love, 2017Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman
Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott movies, All of My Heart: Inn Love, 2017Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman A360

Consisting of two films, All of My Heart: Inn Love and All of My Heart: The Wedding, these two movies follow the story of Jenny (Lacey Chabert) and Brian (Elliott), two polar opposites who inherit a bed and breakfast called Emily’s Inn. As they spend more time together, sparks unexpectedly start flying between the two, but the stress and bills of repairing the inn cause tension as their love blossoms.


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This story was originally published December 16, 2023, 3:21 PM.


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