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|Born||Brendan Timothy Price
24 June 1947
|Years active||40 years|
Brendan Price is a British theatre, movie, and television actor. He graduated, winning the prize for outstanding Dialect work and began his career, like so many other successful actors, learning his trade in the regional theatres of England. He worked in a number of the major theatres, playing a diverse range of parts in the plays of Anton Chekhov, Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, and in those of many other writers, both classical and modern.
His television career began with a part in the BBC’s prestigious Play of The Month series in James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus.
For the next few years his work moved freely between television and theatre until he made his first film, a starring role in the comedy Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman (1973), which was due to be directed by a young Jonathan Demme, but, unfortunately, he was dismissed from the project. Brendan offered to resign his role in sympathy with him, but Jonathan counselled him to stay with the part. "In this business these things happen,"—Jonathan advised him.
It was a good lesson to learn so early in his career. Brendan’s TV credits are numerous, and he has played guest roles in many of English television’s major series including Doctor Who, Space 1999, The Sweeney. He created the role of Bonney in the BBC’s internationally sold series Target. Back on stage, he created the title role of The Gambling Man in an adaptation of the Catherine Cookson's novel. Miss Cookson said in her autobiography: "He was my perfect Gambling Man!".
At this time, he starred in yet another film comedy that featured the cream of British comedy talent, The Amorous Milkman (1975). Back on stage, he played one of the leads in the World Premiere of Woundingsat the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and a memorable Biff in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman with Ray McAnally.
His career took another turn when he moved to live in Spain. This opened up a new market for his talents, which were quickly seen in Calle Nueva. He followed this with other guest roles, and he had a major part in the award winning film Los Sin Nombre released in the US as The Nameless directed by Jaume Balagueró. He was also in Dagon directed by Stuart Gordon, The Nun and The Sleep of Death, an adaptation of the Japanese novel by Eloy Lozano.
He featured in the Catalan film Excuses directed by Joel Joan. During all this activity, he found time to return to England and play the role of the heartthrob Doctor Bernard McAllister in the long-running series Emmerdale. Over the last few years, he has gueststarred in the Spanish series Anti-vicio, El Comisario, and he had a regular part in the very popular series Los Hombres de Paco. He also featured in the mini series Alakrana due for release this year. On the big screen, he was in The Possession of Emma Evans, and he played opposite to Carme Elias in the award winning Planes para Mañana. In Roberto Santiago’s film El Sueño de Iván" ("Ivan's Dream"), released in 2011, he played Greg Cullen, the President of FIFA.
At the end of 2010, he co-starred with Michael Ironside in "Transgression", which was released in 2011. Presently, he is working on the well-known Spanish series "Amar en Tiempos Revueltos" ("To Love Is Forever") .
- Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman (1973)
- The Amorous Milkman (1975)
- The Sleep of Death (1981)
- The Nameless (1999)
- Dagon (2001)
- Savage Grace (2007)
- Brain Drain (2009)
- Exorcismus (2010)
- Man at the Top
- The Sweeney
- Doctor Who (The Face of Evil)
- Space: 1999 (Catacombs of the Moon)
- The Chinese Puzzle
- Robin of Sherwood