Brian features in Mike Leigh's new film Peterloo. His recent television credits include Jeff Pope and Danny Baker's series Cradle to Grave on BBC2, BBC1's Ordinary Lies and Home Fires on ITV1. He played a lead in The Passing Bells on BBC1.
There is also a striking debut from Brian Fletcher as a gawky youth: mouth slightly open, features sunk in doleful adolescence, neck at an awkward angle, “dunno” hisdefault response. He makes himself look like a line-drawing from a 60s comic.
And the superb performances have exactly the same sense of texture and feel. There's not a character on this stage that you don't care about, from Brian Fletcher (making his professional debut) as thegawky teenager Jack, all elbows and dunnos