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Shane Briant

Actor

Born - 17 August 1946, Dublin, Ireland
Died - 27 May 2021

Fair-haired, cherubic-looking Anglo-Irish actor with prominent lips, often in creepy roles. After theatrical experience in Ireland, he appeared in several Hammer horror films before emigrating with his wife Wendy to Australia in 1983. Following a film debut in Von Richthofen and Brown (1971), his face grew familiar in chillers: Straight on Till Morning (1972), Demons of the Mind (1972), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973), Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974), Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974), Hawk the Slayer (1980) and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981). In Australia, he appeared in Constance (1984), Shaker Run (1985), Comrades (1986), The Lighthorsemen (1987), Grievous Bodily Harm (1988), Outback (1989), Till There Was You (1991), Tunnel Vision (1995), Chameleon II: Death Match (1999), Chameleon 3: Dark Angel (2000), Subterano (2003), The Children of Huang Shi (2008) and The Lovers (2015), his last. Briant, who also wrote several novels, like his father Keith, died after a 'long and terrible illness'.