Shane Briant Movies and Career Information
Aug 17, 1946
Shane Briant (born 17 August 1946 in London, England) is an actor and novelist. Briant studied Law at Trinity College Dublin but became a professional actor playing the name role in Hamlet at the Eblana theatre. He currently resides in Sydney, Australia. A year later he played one of the leads in Children of the Wolf, with Sheelagh Cullen and Yvonne Mitchel at London's Apollo Theatre. Briant was subsequently nominated for the 'Best Newcomer' award by the London theatre critics that year for this role. Put under contract at Elstree Film Studios in late 1973, Briant starred in four films; Straight on till Morning, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter and Demons of the Mind. He also appeared in television series such as Van der Valk, The Sweeney as well as Jack Gold's The Naked Civil Servant with John Hurt. During this time Briant appeared in countless B.B.C drama series and Plays of the Month, most notably Warris Hussein's Notorious Woman opposite Rosemany Harris, Geoerge Chakiris and Jeremy Irons. In 1974, in Hollywood, he played the name role in Glenn Jordan's The Picture of Dorian Gray a two part Movie of the Week for America's A.B.C. network.