Birthday: 7 August 1940, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Duggie Brown is best known as one of the regular comics in Granada's popular television series ''The Comedians'' (1971-1993). Due to his success with the show, Brown became a well known television personality, and was seen on many popular shows of the day including the BBC's ''Stars and Garters'', w...
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Duggie Brown is best known as one of the regular comics in Granada's popular television series ''The Comedians'' (1971-1993). Due to his success with the show, Brown became a well known television personality, and was seen on many popular shows of the day including the BBC's ''Stars and Garters'', where he appeared from 1971-1980. From 1995-1996, he was one of the team captains on Yorkshire Television's panel show ''Cryer's Crackers''.Brown's acting career began with an appearance in the Ken Loach award-winning film ''Kes'' (1969). Numerous roles followed in standout television plays, including Jack Rosenthal's BAFTA nominated drama ''Another Sunday and Sweet F.A.' (1972), Colin Welland's ''Leeds United'' (1974) and ''The Price of Coal'' (1977), written by Barry Hines and directed by Ken Loach. Brown has starred in various television series, notably as Phil Strong in the BBC's detective drama ''The Enigma Files'' (1980). He was also the "Captain" of the Saturday morning children's series "The Mersey Pirate" (1979).Over the years, Brown has regularly appeared as a guest character in established TV shows, including ''Crown Court'' (1978), ''All Creatures Great and Small'' (1989), ''Minder'' (1991), ''Last of the Summer Wine' (1997), 'Peak Practice'' (1999), ''EastEnders'' (2003), ''Heartbeat'' (2005) and ''Hotel Babylon'' (2006). Brown briefly joined the cast of Channel 4's soap opera ''Brookside'' as Ray Piper in 1994, and played George Freeman in ''Coronation Street'' in 1997, and Bernie Cooper in 2005.Brown's film credits include ''A is for Acid'' (2002) with Martin Clunes and ''The Jealous God'' (2005) with Denise Welsh.In the theatre, Brown played ''The Fool'' in a nationwide production of Shakespeare's ''King Lear'' (1999). In 2013, he toured the country as Mr. Boo in a critically acclaimed production of ''Little Voice''. Other recent work includes a 40th anniversary tour of ''The Comedians'', and a Summer gig at the Blackpool Grand theatre was filmed and released on a best-selling DVD in 2012.Brown is also a highly respected after-dinner speaker and is frequently involved in many charity fund raising events. He is the younger brother of the late actress and singer Lynne Perrie (1931-2006). Show less «