25 August 1931|
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Died||9 February 1999
Shipley, West Yorkshire, England, UK
|Education||Leeds Central High School|
|Spouse(s)||Norma Bowes (m. 1956–99); (his death)|
Born in Leeds, he attended Leeds Central High School and held a childhood ambition to become a missionary. Instead he won a scholarship to Leeds College of Art (1944–46) and afterwards worked as a commercial artist. He also worked in a bookshop and sold books door-to-door.
Mosley joined the cast of Coronation Street in 1961 and made recurrent appearances until 1963. He returned to the series briefly in 1967 before rejoining as a regular cast member in 1971. Mosley's appearances in the soap opera became less frequent following a serious heart attack in 1991. Alf Roberts made his last appearance on New Year's Day 1999 dying peacefully on screen in his sleep. Mosley died just weeks later of a heart attack in Shipley, West Yorkshire aged 67.
As part of the show's 40th anniversary celebrations, heritage plaques were unveiled outside the Granada Studios in 2000 to four of the soap opera's stars, including Mosley. The other plaques commemorated the lives of Doris Speed, Pat Phoenix and Violet Carson.
Other notable roles
Mosley made his screen debut in A Kind of Loving (1962). He also appeared in Get Carter (1971) playing local gangster Cliff Brumby. He is famously killed by Jack Carter (Michael Caine) who beats him up and throws him from the roof of the Trinity Square multi-storey car park in Gateshead, after discovering Brumby's involvement in his brother's death. He starred in two stories in the series Doctor Who in 1965 and 1966 and made two appearances in The Avengers. Mosley also had a small role as the pub landlord in Queenie's Castle.
- A Kind of Loving (1962) - Bus Conductor (uncredited)
- Billy Liar (1963) - Bit Part (uncredited)
- Rattle of a Simple Man (1964)
- Up Jumped a Swagman (1965) - Jo-Jo
- Where the Bullets Fly (1966) - Connolly
- Charlie Bubbles (1967) - Herbert
- Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) - Barker
- Spring and Port Wine (1970)
- Get Carter (1971) - Cliff Brumby
He was also a fencer and a stage and film fight arranger. He fenced with Terence Stamp in the film Far from the Madding Crowd. He was a founder member of the Society of British Fight Directors and he arranged the Get Carter fight with Caine. Mosley was sometimes credited as Buddy Windrush.
- Hayward, Anthony (11 February 1999). "Obituary: Bryan Mosley". The Independent. London, UK.
- Anthony Hayward (11 February 1999). "Obituary: Bryan Mosley". London: The Independent. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- Bryan Mosley on Internet Movie Database
- "Former Corrie stars remembered". BBC News. 24 October 2000. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- Bryan Mosley obituary, bbc.co.uk; accessed 28 September 2014. Mosley died on 9 February 1999 aged 67.