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Owen Brenman posters


December 17, 1956

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5' 11" (1.8 m)


Owen Brenman was born on 17 December 1956 in Ealing, London. He is an English actor who first gained notice for his role as next-door neighbour Nick Swainey in the multi-award-winning BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990), which ran for ten years and was written by David Renwick. He went on to play Dr. Heston Carter in the BBC drama series Doctors (2000). Brenman also played Lloyd Drewitt in two series of David Renwick's 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). read more

Outside London Brenman played Felix in Elly Brewer's and Sandi Toksvig'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 2008, 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, 2011 and 2016 Soap Awards.

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