Actor and Stuntman

After becoming involved with projects in collaboration with his friend, writer and producer Cliff Twemlow, Brian joined the professional actors union, British Actors Equity, and made on-screen appearances in the UK, and internationally.  His credits include appearances on: BBC TV’s That’s Life!, Coronation Street, Wipeout (as Carl Chambers), Brian doubled for Hollywood star Steve McQueen in a series of TV Commercials recreating the movie The Great Escape for Holsten Pils beer, and he doubled as Ian Fleming’s 007 character, James Bond for Barratt Developments.  Later, Brian made three appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation by Paramount Pictures.

Brian was an integral part of the pioneering movie making team led by his friend Cliff Twemlow between 1977 and 1993.  Their work as honoured at the Manchester and Salford Film Festival in 2009 and 2010, and in the book The Lost World of Cliff Twemlow: The King of Manchester Exploitation Movies by C.P. Lee and Andy Willis.  This 3 decade era has been dubbed in the book as being ‘The Golden Age of Video Cinematography’ in Britain.  Their work was further honoured and the Brian and the team were hailed as being pioneers of British Video and Digital Cinematography in the 2005 book by Julian Granger of the British Film Institute. Brian’s work with his great friend, Cliff Twemlow, included: The Pike starring Joan Collins, GBH, Target Eve Island, Masons War, The Ibiza Connection, Harrising Moments, The Blind Side of God, Ring of Steel, Tuxedo Warrior (AKA African Run and The Omega Connection,) Predator: the Quietus (aka Moonstalker), The Eye of Satan, Tokyo Sunrise, Firestar, and Lethal Impact. It was on the movie Predator the Quietus that Brian met David Tattersall, who was cinematographer on movies including: The Green Mile, Die Another Day, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Phantom Menace’, Con Air, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and the new Gulliver’s Travels). Inspired by his new friend, and Emmy Award winning cinematographer, Brian began to learn the art himself, a skill he would later use on numerous TV documentaries, and as part of the BBC TV news team.

In 2014 Brian returned to acting when he portrayed the role of Max Warwick in the horror movie, Geist (ECTOFi Productions).  Brian’s character in the movie is that of the leading paranormal investigator exorcising demons from those possessed in a (apparently) genuinely haunted mental asylum, the Kirkbride building in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Filmography

AS ACTOR


AS STUNTMAN


IN THEATER

  • Yankee Doodle Dandy – George M. Cohan (M/C Polytechnic Theatre)
  • The Silver Box – Jeremiah (M/C Polytechnic Theatre)
  • Trafford Tanzi – Stunt Choreographer & Fight Director (Icelandic National Theatre)
  • Aladdin 1995 and 1996 – Chinese Police Chief Ping (Albert Halls)
  • Dick Whittington 1997,1998 and 1999 – King Rat (Albert Halls)
  • Spring and Port Wine 1998 – Arthur Gasket (Healds Green-Room Production and Theatre)
  • Blithe Spirit 1999 – Mr Condemine (Healds Green-Room Production and Theatre)
  • Hobson’s Choice 1999 – William Mossop (Healds Green-Room Production and Theatre)

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