Dougie Brimson

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Dougie Brimson
Dougie Brimson. Author & screenwriter.jpg
BornDouglas A Brimson
1959 (age 61–62)
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
OccupationAuthor, novelist, screenwriter, anti-racism and anti-homophobia campaigner.
GenreThriller, football, comedy

Douglas Brimson (born 1959 in Hemel Hempstead) is an English author and screenwriter best known for penning the multi-award-winning feature, Green Street.


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 co-wrote a 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. His latest thriller, In The Know (the third book in the Billy Evans crime trilogy) was released in May 2020.

He recently relinquished his lifelong support for Watford F.C due to a loss of faith with the club.

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.[1] 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. Released in May 2014 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 starring Ian Ogilvy, Chris Ellison, Steven Berkhoff and Lysette Anthony.[2]

In 2021, Brimson formed his own film production company, Red Bus Movies. Current projects in development include the comedy feature, The Gentle Sex and the TV thriller, The 45th.

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.[3]

Brimson, who is married to Tina and has three children, is an active member of the British Legion and The Falklands War Veterans Association.[3]



  • Brimson, Dougie (2012). Wings of a Sparrow (eBook).
  • Brimson, Dougie (2011). The Crew (eBook).
  • Brimson, Dougie (2011). Top Dog (eBook).
  • Brimson, Dougie (2011). The Art of Fart: The joy of flatulanece (eBook). 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. p. 219. ISBN 978-1-908400-01-7. Archived from the original (eBook) on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  • Brimson, Dougie (2011). The Geezers' Guide To Football: A Lifetime of Lads and Lager. Category C Publishing. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-9567221-9-5. Archived from the original (eBook) on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  • Brimson, Dougie (2011). Kicking Off: Why hooliganism and racism are killing football. Category C Publishing. p. 352. ISBN 978-1-908400-06-2. Archived from the original (eBook) on 18 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.


  • 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)


Filmography (as writer)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gray, Martin (2003). "It's A Casual Life: Movie review". Eye For Film. Retrieved 4 November 2007.
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  3. ^ a b "Dougie Brimson writer profile". Retrieved 4 November 2007.

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