Brian Glover

Brian Glover was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler (as 'Leon Arras the Man From Paris'), teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor, and the voice of Tetley Tea. He was married to writer Tara Prem from 1954 until his death in 1997.

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1942: A Love Story (1994)

In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is not an easy one, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vidhu Vinod Chopra
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Jackie Shroff  •  Manisha Koirala  •  Anupam Kher

In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is not an easy one, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vidhu Vinod Chopra
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Jackie Shroff  •  Manisha Koirala  •  Anupam Kher

Alien³ (1992)

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After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  David Naughton  •  Jenny Agutter  •  Griffin Dunne  •  John Woodvine

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  David Naughton  •  Jenny Agutter  •  Griffin Dunne  •  John Woodvine

Brannigan (1975)

Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of Scotland Yard in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Judy Geeson  •  Mel Ferrer

Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of Scotland Yard in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Hickox
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Judy Geeson  •  Mel Ferrer

Britannia Hospital (1982)

Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Graham Crowden  •  Leonard Rossiter  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Joan Plowright

Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution, is marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Graham Crowden  •  Leonard Rossiter  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Joan Plowright

Jabberwocky (1977)

A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Harry H. Corbett  •  John Le Mesurier  •  Max Wall

A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Michael Palin  •  Harry H. Corbett  •  John Le Mesurier  •  Max Wall

Kafka (1991)

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Theresa Russell  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Joel Grey

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Theresa Russell  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Joel Grey

Kes (1970)

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  David Bradley (v)  •  Freddie Fletcher  •  Lynne Perrie  •  Colin Welland

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  David Bradley (v)  •  Freddie Fletcher  •  Lynne Perrie  •  Colin Welland

O Lucky Man! (1973)

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in modern Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Arthur Lowe

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in modern Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Arthur Lowe

The Company of Wolves (1984)

An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into womanhood, will the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Sarah Patterson  •  Angela Lansbury  •  David Warner  •  Tusse Silberg

An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into womanhood, will the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Sarah Patterson  •  Angela Lansbury  •  David Warner  •  Tusse Silberg

The First Great Train Robbery (1978)

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Alan Webb

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Crichton
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Alan Webb

To Kill a Priest (1988)

A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnieszka Holland
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Ed Harris  •  Joss Ackland  •  Tim Roth

A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agnieszka Holland
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Ed Harris  •  Joss Ackland  •  Tim Roth

Black Jack (1979)

In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Jean Franval  •  Stephen Hirst  •  Louise Cooper  •  Phil Askham

In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Jean Franval  •  Stephen Hirst  •  Louise Cooper  •  Phil Askham

Leon The Pig Farmer (1993)

An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish boy from London, accidentally learns that his is the product of artificial insemination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Jean  •  Gary Sinyor
CAST:  Connie Booth  •  Maryam d'Abo  •  Janet Suzman  •  Mark Frankel

An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish boy from London, accidentally learns that his is the product of artificial insemination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Jean  •  Gary Sinyor
CAST:  Connie Booth  •  Maryam d'Abo  •  Janet Suzman  •  Mark Frankel

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981)

A TV adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, made for the BBC Television Shakespeare series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elijah Moshinsky
CAST:  Phil Daniels  •  Helen Mirren  •  Brian Glover  •  Nigel Davenport

A TV adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, made for the BBC Television Shakespeare series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elijah Moshinsky
CAST:  Phil Daniels  •  Helen Mirren  •  Brian Glover  •  Nigel Davenport

Royal Deceit (1994)

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A Danish prince seeks revenge upon the villain who killed the king and his son to usurp the throne.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriel Axel
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Helen Mirren  •  Christian Bale  •  Brian Cox

A Danish prince seeks revenge upon the villain who killed the king and his son to usurp the throne.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriel Axel
CAST:  Gabriel Byrne  •  Helen Mirren  •  Christian Bale  •  Brian Cox

Laughterhouse (1985)

A farmer becomes an unintentional celebrity when, because of a strike, he has to walk his 5000 geese 100 miles to market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Ian Holm  •  Bill Owen  •  Richard Hope  •  Stephen Moore

A farmer becomes an unintentional celebrity when, because of a strike, he has to walk his 5000 geese 100 miles to market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Ian Holm  •  Bill Owen  •  Richard Hope  •  Stephen Moore

A Day Out (1972)

Alan Bennett's debut play for television follows the members of a Halifax cycling club, on an outing from Halifax to the ruins of Fountains Abbey. Set in the summer of 1911 and projects an idyllic vision of Edwardian England .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  David Waller  •  James Cossins  •  Brian Glover  •  John Normington

Alan Bennett's debut play for television follows the members of a Halifax cycling club, on an outing from Halifax to the ruins of Fountains Abbey. Set in the summer of 1911 and projects an idyllic vision of Edwardian England .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  David Waller  •  James Cossins  •  Brian Glover  •  John Normington

Trial by Combat (1976)

A group called The Knights Of Avalon are unhappy with the justice system so are taking the law into their own hands by executing criminals using medieval methods such as jousting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  John Mills  •  Donald Pleasence  •  David Birney  •  Barbara Hershey

A group called The Knights Of Avalon are unhappy with the justice system so are taking the law into their own hands by executing criminals using medieval methods such as jousting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Connor
CAST:  John Mills  •  Donald Pleasence  •  David Birney  •  Barbara Hershey

Bob's Weekend (1996)

Robert Askew goes to Blackpool to prepare an extraordinary end to his extra ordinary life. But this is no ordinary weekend and a succession of magical events conspire to turn a journey of despair into a voyage of discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jevon O'Neill
CAST:  Bruce Jones  •  Charlotte Jones  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Brian Glover

Robert Askew goes to Blackpool to prepare an extraordinary end to his extra ordinary life. But this is no ordinary weekend and a succession of magical events conspire to turn a journey of despair into a voyage of discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jevon O'Neill
CAST:  Bruce Jones  •  Charlotte Jones  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Brian Glover
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