Always the Bad Guy

Always the Bad Guy

by Shane --- Briant ---


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The autobiography of screen actor and novelist Shane Briant. Shane has starred in countless films all over the world, including four Hammer films and several movies of the Week in the USA. He has worked with twelve Oscar winners and nominees. This is his story, warts and all. An hilarious story of working on movies in the UK, America, Australia and New Zealand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463590284
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/03/2011
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

His first professional role was as Hamlet while still in his teens. Nominated in 1973 by the London Theatre Critics for The Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in a three-hander called 'Children of the Wolf' at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, starring opposite British Academy Award winner Yvonne Mitchell.

Shane has starred in 30 films in the U.S.A, the U.K., Europe and Australia, 14 television plays and mini series for the B.B.C. and I.T.V; and in the USA starred in 3 Prime Time networked telemovies, playing Dorian Gray in Glenn Jordan's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', a three hour special for the ABC produced by Dan Curtis; starring with Timothy Dalton in 'The Flame is Love' for NBC; and guest starring opposite Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland in NBC's 'Murder is Easy'

He worked with Paul Newman and James Mason in 'The Mackintosh Man', played Jack Palance's son in 'Hawk the Slayer,' starred opposite Academy Award winner Cliff Robertson in 'Shaker Run' to name but a few films during this period.

His most notable television appearances in the U.K. are Jack Gold's 'The Naked Civil Servant' with John Hurt, and starring with Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons in Warris Hussein's 'Notorious Woman', which won Rosemary Harris the Emmy that year.

Following a promotional tour of Australia for Columbia Pictures to promote 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' in '82, Shane based himself in Sydney, continuing to work in the U.K. and America. Since his move to Australia he has starred in 13 feature films including 'Bruce Morrison's award-winning 'Constance', 'Shaker Run' co-starring with Academy Award winner Cliff Robertson, Simon Wincer's 'The Lighthorsemen', 'Minnimurra', starring with Jeff Fahey, Mark Joffe's 'Grievous Bodily Harm', and John Seale's 'Till There Was You', starring with Mark Harmon and Jeroen Krabbé. He's also made several mini series, including George Miller's 'Anzacs' and Pino Amenta's 'Nancy Wake'. Also two-hander 'Twisted Tales' with Geoffrey Rush.

He is the author of 5 Australian best selling novels - "The Webber Agenda" (1994), "The Chasen Catalyst" (1996), "Hitkids" (2000), and "Bite of the Lotus" (2001). "Graphic" (2006) All have been optioned for film. His sixth novel, "Worst Nightmares", his debut novel in the United States, will be published by the Vanguard Press in on May 12th, 2009. It has already received many plaudits.
The sequel, 'The Dreamhealer' is recently published.

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