Granada Television's highly successful series "The Comedians" established Duggie Brown as a national entertainment figure, although he was already very well known throughout the UK with his successful cabaret act.
In the early seventies, Duggie moved into the drama field, beginning with an appearance in the film "Kes". Numerous roles followed including "Another Sunday and Sweet FA", "Rank and File", "The Price of Coal,” and "The Hard Word" for ITV.
He was then to star in the Shelagh Delaney BBC Series "The House That Jack Built" followed by the BBC detective series "The Enigma Files". Moving back to Granada TV in 1980, he starred in the situation comedies” Take My Wife"and followed by "The Glamour Girls". He was also the "Captain" of the Saturday morning children's series "The Mersey Pirate".
The more recent programmes he has been featured in, include "The Bill", "All Creatures Great and Small", "Minder", "Ellington" "Heartbeat","Common as Muck",and in November 1995 Duggie was pleased to have a role in the highly acclaimed BBC Drama series "The House of Cards".
If you add Theatre performances at Liverpool Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse, The Little Theatre Middlesbrough, and The Grand Theatre Leeds, you can see Duggie has managed a very varied and successful career.
He had the great pleasure of playing "Ray Piper" in "Brookside" for Mersey Television and in 1997 "George Freeman" in "Coronation Street".
He was also seen as Verney Sedgewick in the 25th Year of the series " Last of the Summer Wine" and in January 1999 Duggie was featured in the new series of "Peak Practice".1999 Was a very busy year for Duggie. In July he finished work on a new film, by Steven Woodcock, entitled "Between Two Women". For the rest of the year he was treading new ground, playing "The Fool" in Shakespeare's "King Lear" for the Northern Broadsides Theatre Company nationwide tour
In 2002 Duggie appeared in “A is for Acid” with Martin Clunes for ITV then “Holby City” and “Doctors” for the BBC.
He was also was seen in March 2003 in “Eastenders” again for the BBC. Also released later this year will be the film “Jealous God” for Steven Woodcock
During the past few years Duggie has been in great demand as an after dinner speaker at golf events and hosting conferences. Below are just a few of the names who have engaged Duggie's services:
Ford Iveco, Renault, Swiss Vaults Bank, Gardner Merchant, Autoglass, Phillips, Magnet, Legal and General, Appleyard Leasing, M.P.Burke, Scania Trucks, Vodafone, ATS Tyres, Man Trucks, Sphinx CST. MDIS. XL Europe, TNT, Bostik and many more.
He has managed to cram into his busy years, cruising for P&O, Princess Cruises, Cunard, The QE2 - But Duggie always makes sure he has time for his hobby of golf, and is past captain of The Variety Club of Gt. Britain Golfing Society and is a proud member of THE GRAND ORDER of WATER RATS , and is frequently involved in many charity fund raising events.
Awarded the honour of becoming
*** King of the Water Rats 2019/2020 ***
in 'The Grand Order of the Water Rats'