|Name Dougie Brimson||Role Author|
|Occupation Author, novelist, screenwriter, social commentator.|
Genre Soccer hooliganism, football, lad culture, comedy
Movies Green Street, We Still Kill the Old Way
Books The Crew, Everywhere We Go: Behind th, Wings of a Sparrow: A Comedy, Billy's Log, March of the Hooligans
Similar People Lexi Alexander, Leo Gregory, Deborah Del Prete, Jonathan Sothcott, Cass Pennant
Derby dougie brimson on old firm
Douglas "Dougie" Brimson (born 1959 in Hemel Hempstead) is an English author and screenwriter best known for penning the multi-award-winning feature, Green Street.
After 18 years service with the Royal Air Force, including both the Falklands War and the first Gulf War, the ex-Sergeant engineer’s literary career began in 1996 when he co-wrote a book exploring the culture of football hooliganism entitled, Everywhere We Go: Behind the Matchday Madness. He has subsequently written a further 14 books in a variety of genres including fiction thriller and fiction comedy.
He is a supporter of Watford F.C.
In 2003 Brimson made the move into screenwriting with the short film "It's a Casual Life", a 15-minute film looking at the world of football violence from a Casuals perspective. His first full-length feature, the Hollywood funded Green Street starring Elijah Wood, was released in September 2005 and has won numerous awards including:
His next feature was an adaptation of his own novel 'Top Dog' which was released in Mat 2104 starring Leo Gregory and directed by former Spandau Ballet singer and star of The Krays, Martin Kemp. The film won 'Best Feature' at the British Independent Film Festival 2014 as well as a string of acting awards.
November 2014 saw the release of 'We Still Kill The Old Way' a vigilante thriller starring Ian Ogilvy, Chris Ellison, Steven Berkhoff and Lysette Anthony.
Planned projects for 2017 include at least one new novel and two feature films including the heist thriller, Three Greens.
Brimson has co-hosted a late night comedy show on Liberty Radio, presented The Stock Car Show on Granada Men & Motors and presented the Madder Max show, also on Granada Men & Motors, which examined the diverse world of British motor sport. It began transmission on 24 July 2000 and ran for thirteen consecutive weeks. He has also produced shows for Channel 5 in the UK.
Brimson, who has three children, is an active member of the British Legion and The Falklands War Veterans Association.