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Brian Glover is a Actor British born on 2 april 1934 at Sheffield (United-kingdom)

Brian Glover

Brian Glover
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 2 april 1934 at Sheffield (United-kingdom)
Death 24 july 1997 (at 63 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Brian Glover (2 April 1934 – 24 July 1997) was an English character actor, writer and wrestler. Glover was a professional wrestler, teacher, and finally a film, television and stage actor. He once said, "You play to your strengths in this game, and my strength is as a bald-headed, rough-looking Yorkshireman".


Glover was married twice, secondly to television producer Tara Prem, the daughter of TV actor Bakhshi Prem. He had two children, one son and one daughter. Glover developed a brain tumour and died in a London hospital on 24 July 1997. He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.

Best films

Alien³ (1992)

Usually with

Gary Sinyor
Gary Sinyor
(2 films)
Ken Loach
Ken Loach
(2 films)
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Filmography of Brian Glover (26 films)

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Stiff Upper Lips
Directed by Gary Sinyor
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Sean Pertwee, Georgina Cates, Prunella Scales, Peter Ustinov, Samuel West, John Boswall
Roles Eric
Rating63% 3.1503853.1503853.1503853.1503853.150385
England, 1908: Emily Ivory (Cates) is a wealthy young woman who lives with her Aunt Agnes (Scales) at Ivory's End, a large country house. At 22, as her aunt constantly reminds her, she is verging on spinsterhood. She meets her brother's best friend, Cedric Trilling (Portal), when the two come home from university. Aunt Agnes wants the two to fall in love: Cedric, however, is a pompous bore who is overly fond of quoting Homer on all sorts of not-quite-appropriate occasions; also, he's a repressed homosexual. When Emily's aunt sees the sparks failing to fly, she whisks everyone off to Italy, then India, hoping the romantic locations will bring on love.
Up 'n' Under, 1h39
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Rugby
Actors Gary Olsen, Griff Rhys Jones, Richard Ridings, Samantha Womack, Ralph Brown, Neil Morrissey
Roles Jack, Doreen's Father
Rating55% 2.756672.756672.756672.756672.75667
Up 'n' Under follows the story of an inept pub team from the 'Wheatsheaf Arms' in a rugby league sevens competition in Kingston upon Hull in England. Ex-pro Arthur's only passions in life are his wife and rugby league. When he hears about the 'Cobblers Arms' pub team and their corrupt manager, Arthur bets his life savings with Reg Welch that he can train any team to beat them.
Snow White: A Tale of Terror, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Monica Keena, Gil Bellows, David Conrad, Frances Cuka
Roles Lars
Rating61% 3.097193.097193.097193.097193.09719
Lilliana Hoffman dies in a carriage accident in the woods, caused by wolves that attack both the horses and the coachman. Her husband Fredric, at his dying wife's urging, reluctantly performs a caesarean section to save their unborn daughter. Years later, the young Lily Hoffman—the Snow White of the title, although she is never addressed or referred to as such in the film—plays mischievously on the grounds of the Hoffman estate. Lily greets her new stepmother, Lady Claudia, somewhat reluctantly. Lady Claudia gives the reticent Lily a Rottweiler puppy. Lily is pleased, but runs off with the puppy without thanking her.
1942: A Love Story, 2h37
Directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Action, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher, Pramod Moutho, Danny Denzongpa
Roles General Douglas
Rating71% 3.5952053.5952053.5952053.5952053.595205
The film is set in 1942, when the British Raj was declining. It was a time when many Indians were either working for the British or rallying in underground meetings and protests against them. In this atmosphere, Naren Singh (Anil Kapoor) falls in love with Rajeshwari "Rajjo" Pathak (Manisha Koirala). Their romance is shown developing in spite of the political and social unrest at the time.
Royal Deceit, 1h25
Directed by Gabriel Axel
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Tony Haygarth, Helen Mirren, Christian Bale, Brian Cox, Steven Waddington
Roles Caedman
Rating56% 2.803472.803472.803472.803472.80347
Jutland, royaume du Danemark. Le prince Amled, fils du roi Harvendel, assiste au meurtre de ce dernier et de son frère par son oncle Fenge, qui s'empare du trône. Le jeune homme feint de sombrer dans la folie et entame une vengeance froidement calculée par un séjour chez un vieil ami anglo-saxon, le Duc de Lindsay, trouve l'amour en la personne de sa fille et aussi l'occasion d'anéantir son oncle.
Leon The Pig Farmer, 1h44
Directed by Vadim Jean, Gary Sinyor
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Connie Booth, Maryam d'Abo, Janet Suzman, Mark Frankel, Gina Bellman, Vincent Riotta
Roles Brian Chadwick
Rating56% 2.807772.807772.807772.807772.80777
Jewish estate agent Leon Geller, who lives in London, discovers his father is not actually local businessman Sidney Geller but Yorkshire Dales pig farmer Brian Chadwick.
Alien³ (1992)
, 1h54
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Prison films, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dutton, Charles Dance, Brian Glover, Ralph Brown, Paul McGann
Roles Harold Andrews
Rating64% 3.248713.248713.248713.248713.24871
A fire starts aboard the Colonial Marine spaceship Sulaco. The computer launches an escape pod containing Ellen Ripley, the young girl Newt, an unidentified man, and the damaged android Bishop. All four are in cryonic stasis. The ship's scans of the crew's cryotubes show an Alien facehugger attached to one of the crew members. The pod crash-lands on Fiorina "Fury" 161, a foundry facility and penal colony inhabited by male inmates with "double-Y" chromosome patterns and histories of physical and sexual violence. After some inmates recover the pod and its passengers, an Alien facehugger approaches the prison dog.
Kafka (1991)
, 1h38
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Biography, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm, Jeroen Krabbé, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Roles Castle Hechman
Rating68% 3.4480653.4480653.4480653.4480653.448065
Set in the city of Prague in 1919, Kafka tells the tale of an insurance worker who gets involved with an underground group after one of his co-workers is murdered. The underground group, responsible for bombings all over town, attempts to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization in order to confront them.
To Kill a Priest, 1h57
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Assassinat, Politique, Films about religion, Political films
Actors Christophe Lambert, Ed Harris, Joss Ackland, Tim Roth, Jerome Flynn, Timothy Spall
Roles Judge
Rating62% 3.100313.100313.100313.100313.10031
Le film s'inspire de la vie du prêtre Jerzy Popieluszko, membre de Solidarność, arrêté, torturé et assassiné par la police secrète communiste, la Służba Bezpieczeństwa (Sécurité intérieure), le 19 octobre 1984.
Ordeal by Innocence, 1h30
Directed by Desmond Davis, Alan Birkinshaw
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer, Michael Elphick, Sarah Miles, Ian McShane
Roles Bourreau
Rating50% 2.509662.509662.509662.509662.50966
Alors qu'il purge sa peine pour le meurtre de sa mère, meurtre qu'il nie en bloc, Jacko Argyle décède en prison. Deux ans après cet évènement, le témoin qui aurait dû lui servir d'alibi apparaît soudainement et veut prouver son innocence. La famille du détenu doit alors faire face à la suspicion, une suspicion qui se pose sur chacun d'eux, et au fait que le vrai meurtrier est encore parmi eux.
The Company of Wolves, 1h35
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea, David Warner, Graham Crowden, Brian Glover
Roles Amorous Boy's Father
Rating66% 3.347593.347593.347593.347593.34759
In the present day, a young girl named Rosaleen (Sarah Patterson) dreams that she lives in a fairytale forest with her parents (Tusse Silberg and David Warner) and sister (Georgia Slowe), but one day her sister is killed by wolves. While her parents are mourning, Rosaleen goes to live with her grandmother (Angela Lansbury), who knits a bright red shawl for her granddaughter to wear. The superstitious old woman gives Rosaleen an ominous warning, to beware men whose eyebrows meet. Rosaleen returns to her village, but finds that she must deal with the advances of an amorous boy (Shane Johnstone). Rosaleen and the boy take a walk through the forest, but the boy discovers that the village's cattle have come under attack from a wolf. The villagers set out to hunt the wolf, but once caught and killed, the wolf's corpse transforms into that of a human being.
Ordeal by Innocence, 1h30
Directed by Desmond Davis, Alan Birkinshaw
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Donald Sutherland, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer, Brian Glover, Sarah Miles, Cassie Stuart
Rating50% 2.509662.509662.509662.509662.50966
Paleontologist Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to give them an address book that belongs to Jack Argyle. But he is told that Jack has been executed for the murder of his adoptive mother two years ago. But the address book can prove that Jack was innocent, so Dr. Calgary starts the investigation all over.
Britannia Hospital, 1h56
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Leonard Rossiter, Fulton Mackay, Joan Plowright, John Moffatt, Robin Askwith
Roles Painter: The Workers
Rating63% 3.152763.152763.152763.152763.15276
A new wing at Britannia Hospital is to be opened, and the Queen Mother – referred to as HRH – is due to arrive. The administrator of the hospital, Potter (Leonard Rossiter), is confronted with demonstrators protesting against an African dictator who is a VIP patient, striking ancillary workers (opposed to the exotic gastronomic demands of the hospital's private patients) and a less-than-cooperative Professor Millar (Graham Crowden), the head of the new wing. Rather than cancel the royal visit, Potter decides to go out and reason with the protestors. He strikes a deal with the protest leader — the private patients of Britannia Hospital are to be ejected and, in return, the protestors allow a number of ambulances into the hospital. However, unbeknown to the protestors, these ambulances actually contain the Queen Mother and her entourage.