Brendan trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Previous directing work at Shakespeare’s Globe includes: The Comedy of Errors, Pericles, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice and After Edward(Sam Wanamaker Playhouse).
Other directing includes: Under Milk Wood (Watermill); Deny,Deny, Deny, An Audience with Jimmy Savile (Park Theatre); Siân Phillips: Crossing Borders (Wilton’s Music Hall); Sincerely Noel (Riverside Studios); Croft and Pearce (Underbelly) and Cymbeline (Arts Theatre). Previous acting work at
Shakespeare’s Globe includes: The Tempest, Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thomas Tallis, The Last Days of Troy, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Duchess of Malfi, Henry V and Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3.
Other theatre includes: Antony and Cleopatra (Hollywood Bowl / Barbican); Waiting for Godot (World Tour); All’s Well That Ends Well, Saint Joan, A Little Night Music, Under Milk Wood (National Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor, All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC); Hamlet (Barbican); The Syndicate, King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre); Hedda Gabler (Plymouth Theatre / Tour); The Wedding Story (Soho Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Becket (West End); The Trojan Women and ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Liverpool Everyman); The Corn is Green (Greenwich). Television includes: Stella, Selected Exits, Law and Order, Inspector Morse, Cadfael, Casualty and Impact.
Film includes: Quantum of Solace, Death at a Funeral, Gladiatress, My Last Five Girlfriends, Elizabeth and Mrs Brown.