Job Deceased actor, wrestler and teacher.
Special powers To provide the world with gritty realism and tea.
He said ‘You play to your strengths in this game. My strength is as a bald-headed, rough-looking Yorkshireman.’
They said ‘He wants milkin’ him… the big fat git’
Finest hour His role as Mr Sugden in Kes. Never before or since has an actor managed to so accurately portray someone from a PE department. His wry put-downs and comic overbearing of the kids is so close to home that you can be forgiven for thinking that you’re watching a documentary as opposed to a feature film.
Did you know? Apart from his stellar performance in Kes, Glover also co-starred in Alien 3 and An American Werewolf in London. Born in Barnsley, Glover also used to be a professional wrestler,
going by the name of ‘Leon Arras, the Man From Paris‘. He also provided
one of the voices for the animated Tetley Tea TV adverts.
Why we love him Basically, his role in Kes. The way in which he delivers every single sarcastic line is incredible! Far from being some whimsical thesp, Glover was the real deal and drew on his experiences from life. A good honest actor, ever dependable and a favourite of the nation. You can’t say ‘Thaaat’s better, that’s Tetley…’ without doing a Brian Glover impression.
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