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Brian Downey


B: October 31, 1944 in St. John's, NL

Brian Downey is best known for his portrayal of Stanley Tweedle, in the science-fiction television series Lexx. His interest in entertainment is life-long although that didn’t stop him from trying his hand at being a department store manager, a laundry van driver, a iron-ore miner, bookstore clerk and doing numerous other jobs. He made the transition into acting via music. He was playing bass in a blues band that was approached by a theater company to write and perform a show about the impact of an oil discovery off the coast of Newfoundland. The extreme success of that show, Some Slick, led him to write and act in dozens of original stage plays, as well as dozens of plays written by others. His first feature film role was in The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood, as the maniacal Fred Bonia-Coombes. Lexx, by the way, was broadcast in well over 100 countries.

Official website

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Joey (TV-1982)
The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood (1985)
John and the Missus (1986)
Norman’s Awesome Experience (1988)
George’s Island (1989)

Secret Nation (1992)
The Dark Zone Stories (1997)
Loyal Opposition: Terror in the White House (TV-1998)

Little Dickie (2002, short)
Candles on Bay Street (TV-2006)
Snow Angels (2007)
Poor Boy’s Game (2006)
Sybil (TV-2007)
Just Buried (2007)
Whirligig (2010)
Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)
The Disappeared (2012)
Copperhead (2013)
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (TV-2014)
Beethoven’s Treasure Tail (VR-2014)

TV Series – Cast:
Up at Ours (1980, mini-series)
Lexx: (1998-2002)

Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003, mini-series)

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Beachcombers (1986)

Millennium (1997, 1998)

G-Spot (2009)

Haven (2010)

George's Island, movie, poster,
Scanned from an original poster in the
Northernstars Collection.