Having written 15 books and three award winning feature films in under 15 years, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has emerged as one of Britain's most diverse writers.
Perhaps best known for penning the multi-award winning feature Green Street, his writing career began in 1996 when after 18 years service with the RAF, he co-authored the best-selling non-fiction work Everywhere We Go. A book that remains essential reading for anyone with an interest in the culture of English football.
A further 14 books have followed including the crime thriller The Crew which topped the Amazon sports book download charts for two years following its publication in eBook format and the comedy Wings of a Sparrow which after a successful electronic release, was recently issued in print.
At least two new titles are scheduled for release in 2018 including the long awaited sequel to Billy's Log.
In 2003 Dougie made the move into screenwriting first with the critically acclaimed short movie It's a Casual Life and then with his first full length feature, the Hollywood funded Green Street starring Elijah Wood. Following its release in September 2005, the film won numerous awards including:
Narrative Jury Prize - SXSW Film Festival
Narrative Feature Audience - SXSW Film Festival
Best of Festival - Malibu Film Festival
Jury Award (feature) - Malibu Film Festival
Official Selection - Tribeca Film Festival
May 2014 saw the release of his second feature, an adaptation of his own novel Top Dog. Directed by Martin Kemp (The Krays, Eastenders) the film took the
Best Feature award at the British Independent Film Festival as well as the Best Actor (Leo Gregory), Best Supporting Actor (Ricci Harnett) and Best Supporting Actress (Lorraine Stanley) awards.
A third feature, the urban revenge thriller We Still Kill The Old Way starring Ian Ogilvy, James Cosmo, Steven Berkhoff and Danni Dyer, was released to more critical acclaim in December 2014.
Projects currently in development include adaptations of his comedy novels Wings of a Sparrow and Billy's Log, Mister One Hundred (a biography of Welsh darts legend Leighton Rees), Our Boy (a drama about a British soldier injured in Afghanistan) and Three Greens (a modern day reworking of the classic movie The League of Gentlemen).
Widely acknowledged within the media as one of the leading commentators on the culture of both 'lads' and football, TV and radio credits include Sky News, BBC News, BBC, News24, NBC, ABC, CBN, ESPN, TalkSport and Radio 5. Dougie has also produced and presented two motorsport series for Granada Television as well as working as a presenter for Bravo TV. In 2007, he also produced a motorsport series for Channel 5 covering the sport of BrisCA Formula One Stock Car racing.
A highly qualified engineer, Dougie is an avid motorcyclist and has been happily married to Tina since 1983. He is also a member of both The British Legion and The Falklands Veterans Association (SAMA82).