Bryan Dick

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Bryan Dick
Born (1978-02-01) 1 February 1978 (age 38)[1]
Denton Holme, Carlisle, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992-present
Parent(s) Jim, Jenny

Bryan Dick (born 1 February 1978[1] in Denton Holme, Carlisle, England)[2] is an English actor, who has starred in multiple films, television series and stage productions in both the United Kingdom and United States.


Dick trained as a dancer at Joy Irvings dance & Wendy Allens School of dance in Carlisle as a child then at Elmhurst Ballet School in Surrey, moving on to Cumbria Institute of the Arts and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), although he had already worked professionally as a child actor. His first major role was in the ITV miniseries The Life and Times of Henry Pratt in 1992. During his student time in Carlisle, he played bass and performed vocals for a band called "Freud's Toys" Although not much success came from this band, they helped to showcase other bands from the region.

Since LAMDA, he has worked chiefly in television, including as the younger version of Phil Davis's character, Archie, in the television series based on the novel White Teeth, a supporting role in the series, Blackpool in 2004, playing sidekick to David Tennant's police detective and one of the leads in the Simon Curtis series 20,000 Streets Under the Sky, based on the trilogy by Patrick Hamilton, in which he played the idealistic Bob who falls in love with a prostitute.

More recent TV roles include Thomas Wyatt in the 2005 The Virgin Queen, which starred Anne-Marie Duff as Elizabeth I, and Prince Turveydrop in the award-winning BBC version of Charles Dickens's Bleak House. He returned to Dickens in 2007 as Freddie Trent in The Old Curiosity Shop and in the same year was cast as Danny in the new ITV comedy drama, Sold.[3] He also appeared in Ordeal By Innocence in the Agatha Christie Agatha Christie's Marple series alongside Geraldine McEwan. In 2008 he appeared as the character Adam in an episode of the same name in the BBC sci-fi series Torchwood. He also appeared in the popular television show Shameless when he took on the role of Jack Wyatt. He also took the roll of Mr Ian Bateley in the BBC drama Excluded.

He has had several roles on the big screen, including the role of Joseph Nagle opposite Russell Crowe in Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and the werewolf Rafe in Katja von Garnier's film Blood and Chocolate (2007). Other films include Brothers of the Head (2005) and Colour Me Kubrick (2006).

On stage, he has appeared in Plasticine and Sliding With Suzanne at the Royal Court, in Edward Bond's Lear at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield and School Play at the Soho Theatre. In 2006, he appeared in two plays at the National Theatre in London, as Andrea Sarti in Bertolt Brecht's The Life of Galileo and as Dapper in The Alchemist. In 2007, he played the lead role of Mozart in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus,[4][5] again at the Crucible Theatre, with Gerard Murphy as Salieri.[6]


Year Film Role Notes
1992 The Life and Times of Henry Pratt Young Henry Pratt TV mini-series (Episode 1.2)
1993 Bonjour la Classe Adam Hunley TV series (6 episodes)
1994 Earthfasts Nellie Jack John TV series (2 episodes)
2000 Losing It Tom TV film
2001 Shockers: Parent's Night Alan TV film
Clocking Off Scott Aindow TV series (1 episode: "Bev's Story")
Dream Bobby
The Bill Tristan King TV series (1 episode: "Lick of Paint")
Mersey Beat David Carter TV series (1 episode: "Dead Time")
Superintendent Winter Sonen TV series (1 episode: "Dans med en ängel")
2002 Strange Toby TV film
Morvern Callar Guy with Hat's Mate
Bedtime P.C. Jones TV series (3 episodes)
White Teeth Young Archie TV series
Dalziel and Pascoe Marcus Vanstone TV series (1 episode: "Mens Sana")
2003 Blue Murder Dean Hendrix TV series (Episode 1.1)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Joseph Nagle, Carpenter's Mate
Foyle's War Kenneth Hunter TV series (1 episode: "Fifty Ships")
2004 Red Cap Sgt. Terry Canavan TV series (1 episode: "Long Time Dead")
Bunk Bed Boys Phil TV film
Passer By Ruddock TV film
The Long Firm Beardsley TV series
Blackpool D.C. Blythe TV series (6 episodes)
2005 Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky Bob TV mini-series
Brothers of the Head Paul Day (1970s)
Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story Sean
Bleak House Prince Turveydrop TV mini-series (6 episodes)
2006 Shameless Jack Wyatt TV series (Episode 3.2)
The Virgin Queen Thomas Wyatt TV series (Episode 1.1)
Vincent Simon Nelson TV series (Episode 2.3)
2007 Blood and Chocolate Rafe
Marple: Ordeal by Innocence Micky Argyle TV film
Sold Danny TV series (6 episodes)
The Old Curiosity Shop Freddie Trent TV film
2008 Torchwood Adam TV series (1 episode: "Adam")
He Kills Coppers Peter TV film
2009 Lewis Phil Beaumont TV series (1 episode: "The Quality of Mercy")
All the Small Things Jake Barton TV series (6 episodes)
2010 Eric & Ernie Ernie Wise TV film
Being Human Sykes TV series (Episode 2.4)
Ashes to Ashes Daniel Stafford TV series (Episode 3.4)
Excluded Ian TV film
2011 Day of the Flowers Conway
Haven Ian Haskell TV series (Episode 2.2)
I, Anna D.C. Peter Hickock
2013 Silent Witness Lucas Ballinger TV series (2 episodes)
Death in Paradise Benjamin Sammy TV series (1 episode)
The Ice Cream Girls Al TV series

Theatre roles[edit]

  • Hobson's Choice - Willie (2016)
  • Kursk, Young Vic (2009)
  • Tinderbox, Bush Theatre, London (2008) - Perchick
  • Amadeus, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield (2007) - Mozart
  • The Alchemist, Oliver Theatre, National Theatre, London (2006) – Dapper
  • The Life of Galileo, Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London (2006) – Andrea Sarti, older
  • Lear, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield (2005) – Gravedigger’s son
  • Bone, Royal Court Theatre, London (2004) - Jamie
  • Plasticine, Royal Court Upstairs, London (2002) – Lyokha
  • Sliding With Suzanne, Royal Court Theatre, London (2001) – Luka
  • School Play, Soho Theatre, London (2001)

Radio roles[edit]


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