In TV DRAMA Brendan is currently creating a new TV detective series, Inspector French, developed with BBC TV and Northern Ireland Screen based on the IP to 20 bestsellers from the golden age of detective novels by Agatha Christie’s favourite crime author, FW Crofts;
Under the Wire, a mini-series on WWII POW ‘escape-artists’ with CBC and Canadian co-producer Dream Street, based on Brendan’s own Random House bestseller.
He has also worked with China’s biggest TV producer, Croton Media, on Age of Heroes, a new international English-language action-fantasy series based on Chinese and Celtic mythology and Dr Feelgood, a modern psychological crime series.
He recently completed the pilot script for SOS, a new contemporary eco-thriller series by Finnish producers Luminoir, and has worked on Cold Courage, a nordic noir thriller series with Luminoir and Viaplay set for 2019.
Previously he wrote the pilot for drama Dr Feelgood for Monday TV, Denmark and co-created hit international children’s animation Shelldon and Byrdland for NBC, Shellhut and others. They both ran for multiple seasons in more than 60 countries.
Brendan’s FEATURE FILMS include multi-festival winning action drama Johnny Was (Sony), thriller The Riddle (Image Entertainment / Mail on Sunday) with 2.6 million DVDs, and TV movie Legend of the Bog (Lionsgate). They starred Sir Derek Jacobi, Vinnie Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Roger Daltrey and others. Features in active development include Soldier Bear, with FilmPolska and Umedia, and The Warrior with T&B Thailand. Brendan’s work has been backed for development and production by NI Screen (UK home of Game of Thrones), Irish Film Board, Danish Film Institute, Creative Europe and IDM Film Fund Italy.
In BOOKS, Brendan wrote the POW Great Escape bestseller Under The Wire (Random House) which reached Number one on Amazon UK’s War and Biography charts. His latest book is Archerfield (Caledonian Heritable), an epic spanning 16,000 years in one square mile of Scotland.
Brendan sometimes PRODUCES features and TV under the banner of The Proper Picture Company, alongside exec producer Gavin James (Alexander) and line producer Ned Dowd (Apocalypto, King Arthur).
Prior to working in film, TV and books, Brendan’s award-winning features JOURNALISM over a decade covered business, the environment and conflict in 77 countries. He also ran his own corporate print and video consultancy which won the PR Week Award three times. Clients included Texaco, Chevron, Hawker-Siddeley, Tata Steel and Coca-Cola.
Brendan is an Honorary Life Member of the National Union of Journalists; a Fellow and Life Member of the Institute of Internal Communications; and a full member of the Writers Guild GB. He is represented by Robert Kirby of United Agents, a recent UK Agent of the Year.
Check out some of Brendan’s past work below , featuring Roger Daltrey, Sir Derek Jacobi, Vinnie Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and more.
Below: Brendan on location by the River Thames with Sir Derek Jacobi on The Riddle.