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Brian Bovell is a Actor British born on 26 october 1959 at London (United-kingdom)

Brian Bovell

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 october 1959 (64 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Brian Bovell (born 26 October 1959) is an English actor.

Bovell was born in London. He has appeared regularly on television since 1980, as well as featuring in the cult film Babylon released the same year. He has also appeared in the play Where There Is Darkness in 1981, winning the 1982 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor of 1981 for his performance. Bovell starred with Gary Olsen in the 1986 TV series Prospects about two men in the Docklands trying their hand at anything to make a "few bob".

The feature films he has appeared in include Love Actually, Shoreditch, All or Nothing, Sorted and Secrets and Lies. Some of his most famous roles have been DC Rob Thatcher in The Bill, Jez Littlewood in Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, and Detective Andy Sharp in My Dad's the Prime Minister.

He portrayed Leo Valentine in Hollyoaks from 2006 to 2010 and voices Uncle Hairy on the children's programme Humf on Nick Jr.

Usually with

Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1 films)
Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brian Bovell (13 films)

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Roald Dahl's The Witches
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Octavia Spencer, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, Philippe Spall, Brian Bovell
Roles Reginald
Rating54% 2.727612.727612.727612.727612.72761
En Alabama dans les années 1960, un jeune garçon et sa grand-mère sont confrontés à d'horribles sorcières. Il va devoir les vaincre. Mais il rencontre de vraies difficultés pour les démasquer car contrairement aux idées reçues, ces sorcières ne portent pas de balai et de chapeau pointu...
Down a Dark Hall, 1h36
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about suicide, Ghost films
Actors AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman, Isabelle Fuhrman, Taylor Russell, Jodhi May, Pip Torrens
Roles Dr. MacMillan
Rating50% 2.512542.512542.512542.512542.51254
Kit Gordy, une adolescente rebelle, devient de plus en plus difficile à gérer pour sa mère. Elle est envoyée à Blackwood, un mystérieux pensionnat.
Pan (2015)
, 1h51
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Théâtre, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie
Roles Long John Standing
Rating57% 2.8549652.8549652.8549652.8549652.854965
Peter (Levi Miller) is a young boy who is left as a baby on the steps of an orphanage in London by his mother Mary (Amanda Seyfried), an establishment under the care of Mother Barnabas (Kathy Burke). Several years later, during World War II,The Cold War, upon learning that she is hoarding food for herself, Peter and his best friend Nibs try to steal it to distribute amongst themselves and the other orphans but they get caught. In the process, Peter finds a letter written by his mother, declaring her love and assuring Peter they will meet again "in this world or another".
Get Santa
Get Santa (2014)
, 1h42
Directed by Christopher Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Films about religion
Actors Jim Broadbent, Jodie Whittaker, Nonso Anozie, Rafe Spall, Warwick Davis, Ewen Bremner
Roles Policeman
Rating62% 3.147363.147363.147363.147363.14736
A 9-year old boy Tom (Kit Connor) finds Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent) in his garden shed after Santa crashes his sleigh. Desperate to return to Lapland in time for Christmas, Santa asks Tom and his dad Steve (Rafe Spall) for help. It's just a few days before Christmas, and his reindeer are found running loose through the streets of London.
Deadmeat (2007)
, 1h22
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Films about pedophilia, Gangster films
Actors Clare Perkins, Robbie Gee, Brian Bovell, Wil Johnson, Geff Francis, Cyril Nri
Roles Bones
Rating50% 2.509452.509452.509452.509452.50945
Clarkie (Q) has just been released from prison and is staying in Notting Hill with his elder brother Bones (Brian Bovell), an Internet painting artist and entrepreneur, and his brother's girlfriend, Melanie (Jo Martin), the lawyer who defended Clarkie. Froggy (Roger Griffiths), a friend of the two brothers and Bone's best friend, tells Clarkie that Melanie and Bones set him up to go to prison. Froggy regularly visited Clarkie in prison but Bones did not visit him once. Clarkie is having an affair with Melanie (Jo Martin), which Bones finds about after he proposes to Melanie.
Love Actually, 2h15
Directed by Richard Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Christmas films, La provence, Films about marriage
Actors Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rory MacGregor, Laura Linney
Roles Radio Watford DJ
Rating75% 3.796983.796983.796983.796983.79698
The film begins with a voiceover from David (Hugh Grant) commenting that whenever he gets gloomy with the state of the world he thinks about the arrivals terminal at Heathrow Airport, and the pure uncomplicated love felt as friends and families welcome their arriving loved ones. David's voiceover also relates that all the messages left by the people who died on the 9/11 planes were messages of love and not hate. The film then tells the 'love stories' of many people:
All or Nothing, 2h8
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles
Actors Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson
Roles Garage Owner
Rating74% 3.74613.74613.74613.74613.7461
The film begins with a day nearing end. Rachel, the daughter in the first family, is shown working in a nursing home. Phil, her father, is shown driving people around in his minicab. Penny, Rachel's mother, is shown working as a cashier at Safeway store alongside Maureen, the mother in the second family. When Penny leaves work, she cycles home to find her eighteen-year-old son Rory in a fight with a local boy for taking his football. Rory is a lazy, obese, ill-mannered teenager who stays home all day and doesn't work. Complications with Rory's obesity arise when after an altercation with a gang of youths playing "Piggy in the Middle", he ultimately runs out of breath, begins to hyperventilate and is hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.
Hotel (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Salma Hayek, Saffron Burrows, Lucy Liu, Valentina Cervi, Burt Reynolds, George DiCenzo
Roles Cardinal
Rating41% 2.0565052.0565052.0565052.0565052.056505
While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleazy documentary primadonna while the strange hotel staff share meals which consist of human meat. The story expands to involve a hit man, a call girl and the Hollywood producer.
Sorted (2000)
, 1h38
Directed by Alexander Jovy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Matthew Rhys, Tim Curry, Sienna Guillory, Fay Masterson, Kelly Brook, Jason Donovan
Roles Customs Officer
Rating59% 2.999582.999582.999582.999582.99958
Carl has travelled to London to clear up the details of his brother's death. He finds that there is another side to his brother's life. A group of all-night rave junkies accept him into their family, as the brother of their late friend. Carl is then drawn into their world in order to discover the truth about his brother's suspicious death.
Secrets & Lies, 2h15
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families
Actors Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook, Liz Smith
Roles Hortense's Brother
Rating79% 3.9964853.9964853.9964853.9964853.996485
The film tells the story of Hortense Cumberbatch, a successful black middle class optometrist in London, who is adopted and has chosen to trace her family history after the death of her adoptive mother. After being warned by public officials about the troubles she could face by tracking her birth mother down, she continues her investigation and is baffled to learn that her birth mother is white but does not resent her and wants to know more about her past. Her birth mother, Cynthia Purley, is working class and downwardly mobile. Hortense meets her and later meets Cynthia's brother, Maurice Purley, a photographer, his wife Monica, and Cynthia's daughter Roxanne, a street cleaner.
A Demon in My View, 1h53
Directed by Petra Haffter
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Anthony Perkins, Sophie Ward, Uwe Bohm, Stratford Johns, James Aubrey, Brian Bovell
Roles Winston Mervin
Rating47% 2.374822.374822.374822.374822.37482
Arthur Johnson, quinquagénaire solitaire, réside depuis une vingtaine d'années dans un immeuble bourgeois londonien. Sous ses allures strictes d'homme rangé et de comptable consciencieux se cache un psychopathe meurtrier provisoirement assagi, car il descend fréquemment dans sa cave pour se défouler en étranglant le mannequin en celluloïd qu'il y a entreposé. L'emménagement dans l'appartement d'à côté d'un nouveau locataire, étudiant allemand en psychologie de surcroît doté d'un patronyme homonyme (Anthony Johnson), met Arthur en émoi, craignant que le jeune psychologue se penche sur sa personnalité et ses habitudes…
Babylon (1980)

Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Karl Howman, Brian Bovell, Mel Smith, Beverly Michaels, Maggie Steed, Mark Monero
Roles Spark
Rating72% 3.6404253.6404253.6404253.6404253.640425
Blue est un jeune homme d'origine jamaïcaine vivant à Brixton en 1980. Il traîne avec ses amis et prend la tête d'un sound system de dub. Alors qu'il perd son emploi, il doit affronter des problèmes familiaux et ses amitiés sont mises à l'épreuve par le racisme.