Owen Brenman

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Owen Brenman
Born17 December 1956 (1956-12-17) (age 57)
London, England
OccupationActor
TelevisionDoctors
Love Soup
One Foot in the Grave
Woof!
 
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Owen Brenman
Born17 December 1956 (1956-12-17) (age 57)
London, England
OccupationActor
TelevisionDoctors
Love Soup
One Foot in the Grave
Woof!

Owen Brenman (born 17 December 1956) is an English actor best known for his role as next-door neighbour Nick Swainey in the multi-award-winning BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave, which ran for ten years (1990–2000) and was written by David Renwick. He currently plays Dr. Heston Carter in the BBC drama series Doctors

Career[edit]

Brenman also played Lloyd Drewitt in two series of David Renwick's BBC dramedy Love Soup (2005/8). He also starred in People Like Us, three series of the children's television series Woof!, and three series of Alexei Sayle's Stuff. He played Mark Thatcher opposite John Wells and Angela Thorne in the political sitcom Dunrulin'.

On the London stage Brenman played Theo in the 2006 European premiere of Steve Martin's The Underpants at the Old Red Lion Theatre - a reworking of Carl Sternheim's 1911 satirical comedy, Die Hose. Brenman also played Ian in the football comedy An Evening with Gary Lineker at the Duchess Theatre, and Tariq Ali's and Howard Brenton's New Labour satire Ugly Rumours (Tricycle Theatre), The Ghost Train (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre), C4 Sitcom Festival (Riverside Theatre) which resulted in the C4 comedy series In Exile and a rarely performed Ionesco play, Journeys Among The Dead (Riverside Theatre).

Outside London Brenman played Felix in Elly Brewer’s and Sandi Toskvig’s Shakespeare deconstruction The Pocket Dream (York Theatre Royal), Brian in Terry Johnson's Dead Funny (Nottingham Playhouse), toured with Butterflies Are Free, appeared in The Winslow Boy and The Trial of Lady Chatterley (Nottingham Playhouse) and Richard Hope's brilliant black comedy about serial killers and the press, Good Copy, in which he played a paedophile priest opposite Robert Bathurst's prostitute murderer (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

In 2007, Brenman completed a UK tour with Richard Wilson of Steve Thompson's political comedy Whipping It Up and featured in a new series of Doctor Who for BBC7.

He was nominated for Best Actor at the 2010 and 2011 Soap Awards.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
2001The MartinsTeacher
2000One of the Hollywood TenDalton Trumbo
1984The Jigsaw ManPoliceman

TV[edit]

YearTV ShowRoleNotes
2008—DoctorsDr. Heston CarterSeries regular
2010Decade of DoctorsHimself3 episodes: Behind the Scenes / Amazing Facts / Storylines
2009The British Soap AwardsHimself - Audience Member
2008Filthy RichJames Stewart
2005–2008Love SoupLloyd Drewitt8 episodes
2007Comedy ConnectionsHimself1 episode : One Foot in the Grave
2005Bremner, Bird and FortuneClimate Adviser1 episode : Episode #7.2
Absolute PowerAnthony Dewson1 episode: The Trial
2004CasualtyBrian Wallace1 episode : Who Cares?
2003DoctorsAdam Cardwell1 episode : Doppelgänger
My FamilyHeadmaster1 episode : Loco Parentis
2001–2002Oscar CharlieAlan Spinner13 episodes
1990–2000One Foot in the GraveNick Swainey15 episodes
2000Fat FriendsHarvey Lipman1 episode: When the Fat Lady Sings
The Peter PrincipleVictor1 episode: Desperately Seeking Susan
1999People Like UsGraham Broadbent1 episode : The Solicitor
1998Drop the Dead DonkeySally 11 episode: A Bit of an Atmosphere
In ExileBishop6 episodes
1997HeartbeatLester1 episode: What the Butler Saw
UnderworldHeadmaster3 episodes: Episode #1.1 / Episode #1.3 /Episode #1.4
SharpeWitherspoon1 episode: Sharpe's Waterloo
1996DangerfieldWills1 episode: Eden
Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson'sEnglishman/actor (voice)1 episode: The Radio Ham
1993–1995Woof!Mr Thomas24 episodes
1995Health and EfficiencyMr. Lester1 episode: Finders Keepers
1992Mr. BeanStore Clerk1 episode: Merry Christmas Mr. Bean
Perfect ScoundrelsAlan Reynolds1 episode: Dirty Tricks
1988–1991StuffActor / Various Roles13 episodes
19912point4 childrenYuppy1 episode: Leader of the Pack
The Les Dennis Laughter ShowActor1 episode: Episode #5.6
The BillDighton1 episode: With Intent
The Upper HandActor1 episode: And the Winner Is...
About FaceChris1 episode: Briefcase Encounter
1990Birds of a FeatherThe Snatcher1 episode: Sweet Smell Of Success
1988The BillSolicitor1 episode: The Assassins
1987–1988'Allo 'Allo!Guard / London Calling (voice) / Kingfisher (voice) / French' Radio Voice (voice)4 episodes
1987No Place Like HomeBarman1 episode: Fortyfying the Over
1986Screen TwoActor1 episode: Honest, Decent and True
1984Spitting ImageWriter (written by)Episode #1.6
1983Sweet SixteenYouth1 episode:Episode #1.3
The Nation's HealthOrthopaedic S.H.O1 episode: Chronic

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