You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. ", Though both the film and Glover's performance in it were successful, he returned to teaching for two years until the entrepreneur Binkie Beaumont saw Kes while casting Terence Rattigan's play about Nelson, Bequest to the Nation, and thought Glover right for the role of Hardy. Bluff and bald Brian Glover, who made his acting debut as the ebullient games master in Kes, was one of Britain's most distinctive and popular character actors.  In 1991 he starred in the second episode of Bottom, in the episode "Gas", as the perpetually angry neighbour Mr Rottweiler. Most Popular #128612. I remember watching Kes when I was younger and being very touched by it. He appeared seven times in Play for Today, in three of them as part of a recurring trio of Yorkshiremen: The Fishing Party, Shakespeare or Bust and Three for the Fancy. TV Actor. In 1982 he was a guest presenter in series six of Friday Night Saturday Morning, a late-night BBC chat show. His first acting role was in a 1969 Ken Loach feature titled Kes. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. I hated the pupils. In the film Brannigan he claimed to have lost the only fight in his acting career, fighting John Wayne. A former professional wrestler in his native Britain known as "Leon Arris, the Man from Paris," Brian Glover became a character actor in Kenneth Loach's Kes (1969). Glover developed a brain tumour and died in a London hospital on 24 July 1997. He worked as a teacher and professional wrestler before commencing an acting career which included films, many roles on British television and work on the stage. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? His performance in The Mysteries secured additional work in the commercial theatre. "I first met Brian in 1977," said Godber yesterday, "when he was one of the few people to see my first play, Bouncers, on the Edinburgh Fringe. Described by The New York Times as a "robust character actor" who played "gruff but likable roles", he had a "string of roles playing tough guys and criminals".  In 1954 he married his first wife Elaine, and became a teacher at the same Barnsley school where he had been a pupil.  Glover wrote a horror themed episode of Theatre Box called Death Angel, which aired in 1981. Brian Glover (April 2, 1934 – July 24, 1997) was an English character actor, writer and former professional wrestler and teacher who played Andrews in the 1992 film Alien 3.Other notable films Glover appeared in include An American Werewolf in London (1981). The gym teacher (Brian Glover, Alien 3) was a real teacher at the time and Kes was his first film.  He once said, "You play to your strengths in this game, and my strength is as a bald-headed, rough-looking Yorkshireman". Green, it was." Billy (an astonishingly naturalistic David Bradley) is a fifteen-year-old miner’s son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life. ", Though he played Bottom in this production, and had one of his greatest successes playing a blunt but benign God in The Mysteries (1985), he accepted with good humour that many of his roles would be villainous. Born In 1934. ... the raft of others on hand include Brian Glover as the bullying sports teacher and Colin Welland as the friendlier English teacher. Press alt + / to open this menu. Brian Glover (2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. There are occasional white speckles and softness, but the new transfer looks natural and full of detail. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Birthplace: Not Available Brian Glover was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. He worked as a teacher and professional wrestler before commencing an acting career which included films, many roles on British television and work on the stage. , Glover was married twice, secondly to television producer Tara Prem, the daughter of TV actor Bakhshi Prem. A committed socialist, he proved a lively member of the BBC television discussion programme Question Time. The Canterbury Tales ("Chaucer wi' nowt taken owt")(West End) was followed by a return to television and the Play for Today series, both as writer and performer and, in turn, more screen roles. Bluff and bald Brian Glover, who made his acting debut as the ebullient games master in Kes, was one of Britain's most distinctive and popular character actors. Facebook. He managed to combine this with regular performances as "Leon Arras", whose appearances included bouts on World of Sport, and in Paris, Milan, Zurich and Barcelona.. He raises, nurtures, and trains the falcon, whom he calls "Kes. Glover was born in Sheffield in 1934, but raised in Barnsley. Some great dialogue in the local vernacular.  His large bald head, stocky build, and distinctive voice, with his Yorkshire accent, garnered him many roles as tough guys and criminals.