Dougie Brimson

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Dougie Brimson
Dougie Brimson. Author & screenwriter.jpg
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

Douglas "Dougie" A Brimson (born 1959 in Hemel Hempstead[1]) is an English author and screenwriter.


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.

He is a supporter of Watford F.C.[2]

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.[3] 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[citation needed]

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.

November 2014 saw the release of 'We Still Kill The Old Way' a vigilante thriller for Richwater Films starring Ian Ogilvy, Chris Ellison, Steven Berkhoff and Lysette Anthony.

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.[4]

Brimson, who has three children, is an active member of the British Legion and The Falklands War Veterans Association.[4]




  • 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)


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