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|Born||Douglas A Brimson
1959 (age 55–56)
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
|Occupation||Author, novelist, screenwriter, social commentator.|
|Genre||Soccer hooliganism, football, lad culture, comedy|
After 18 years service with the Royal Air Force, including both the Falklands War and the first Gulf War, the ex-Sergeant engineer’s literary career began in 1996 when he wrote a co-book exploring the culture of football hooliganism entitled, Everywhere We Go: Behind the Matchday Madness. He has subsequently written a further 14 books in a variety of genres including fiction thriller and fiction comedy.
In 2003 Brimson made the move into screenwriting with the short film "It's a Casual Life", a 15-minute film looking at the world of football violence from a Casuals perspective. His first full length feature, the Hollywood funded Green Street starring Elijah Wood, was released in September 2005 and has won numerous awards including:
- Narrative Jury Prize-SXSW Film Festival
- Narrative Feature Audience-SXSW Film Festival
- Best of Festival–Malibu Film Festival
- Jury Award (feature)–Malibu Film Festival
- Official Selection–Tribeca Film Festival
His next feature was an adaptation of his own novel 'Top Dog' which was released in Mat 2104 starring Leo Gregory and directed by former Spandau Ballet singer and star of The Krays, Martin Kemp. The film won 'Best Feature' at the British Independent Film Festival 2014 as well as a string of acting awards.
Future projects include a screen adaptation of his novel, Wings of a Sparrow as well as a movie about the war in Afghanistan.
Brimson has co-hosted a late night comedy show on Liberty Radio, presented The Stock Car Show on Granada Men & Motors and presented the Madder Max show, also on Granada Men & Motors, which examined the diverse world of British motor sport. It began transmission on 24 July 2000 and ran for thirteen consecutive weeks. He has also produced shows for Channel 5 in the UK.
- Brimson, Dougie (2012). Wings of a Sparrow (EBOOK). eBookpartnership.com.
- Brimson, Dougie (2011). The Crew (EBOOK). eBookpartnership.com.
- Brimson, Dougie (2011). Top Dog (EBOOK). eBookpartnership.com.
- Brimson, Dougie (2011). The Art of Fart: The joy of flatulanece (EBOOK). eBookpartnership.com. p. 219. ASIN B006MISNFI.
- Brimson, Dougie (2011). Billy's Log: The hilarious diary of one man’s struggle with life, lager and the female race (EBOOK). eBookpartnership.com. p. 219. ISBN 978-1-908400-01-7.
- Brimson, Dougie (2011). The Geezers' Guide To Football: A Lifetime of Lads and Lager (EBOOK). Category C Publishing. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-9567221-9-5.
- Brimson, Dougie (2011). Kicking Off: Why hooliganism and racism are killing football (EBOOK). Category C Publishing. p. 352. ISBN 978-1-908400-06-2.
- Everywhere We Go: Behind the Matchday Madness (1996)
- England, My England: The Trouble with the National Football Team (1996)
- Capital Punishment: London's Violent Football Following (1997)
- Derby Days: Local Football Rivalries and Feuds (1998)
- The Geezers' Guide to Football: A Lifetime of Lads and Lager (1998)
- Barmy Army: The Changing Face of Football Violence (2000)
- Eurotrashed: The Rise and Rise of Europe's Football Hooligans (2003)
- Kicking Off: Why Hooliganism and Racism Are Killing Football (2006)
- Rebellion: The Growth of Football's Protest Movement (2006)
- March of the Hooligans: Soccer's Bloody Fraternity (2007)
- "The allure of being a Casual". BBC News. 2003-08-19. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
- Gray, Martin (2003). "It's A Casual Life: Movie review". Eye For Film. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
- "Dougie Brimson writer profile". writers.net. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
- Dougie Brimson official website
- Dougie Brimson's Blog
- Top Dog director announced 2013
- Dougie Brimson interview 2013
- Dougie Brimson interview 2013
- Recorded interview with Dougie Brimson
- 2008 interview
- Dougie Brimson at the Internet Movie Database
- Dougie Brimson at AllMovie