Dougie Brimson


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 wrote a book based on his own experiences as a football casual entitled, Everywhere We Go. The book examined the culture of football and football hooliganism from the inside and became an instant smash.

A further 13 books have followed and their success has established him as not only one of the UK's most prolific authors but a leading authority on the issue of lad culture. Whilst his novels The Crew and Top Dog have topped the soccer download charts on both Amazon and iTunes for over 10 months, Brimson is becoming increasingly known for his comedy writing and has tackled various subjects ranging from men and romance to males and their love affair with flatulence! The latter being his most recent book, The Art of Fart which was released in December 2011 and was his first eBook exclusive. His most recent book, a comedy about a small town soccer club entitled Wings of a Sparrow, was released in October 2012.

In 2003 Dougie made the move into screen writing 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 After a successful worldwide cinema release, the movie went on to sell over 80,000 DVD units during its first week on sale in the UK alone.

May 2014 saw the release of his second feature, an adaptation of his own novel Top Dog. Directed by Martin Kemp the film took the Best Feature award at the British Independent Film Festival as well as the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards. Top Dog was also nominated for Best Action Feature at the National Film Awards 2015.

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 on 16th December 2014. It has since been nominated for a raft of awards including Best Action Film at The Action Elite Awards 2015.

Other film projects 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).

Actor ( 2 credits )

Hooligan (2012) Himself (uncredited)
Dangerfield (1995)  Murderer (unknown episodes)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Top Dog (2014) co-producer

Writer ( 2 credits )

Green Street Hooligans (2005)
It's a Casual Life (2003) (writer)