A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

In July 2013 Brian was asked to be part of the core creature effects department for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Working as Puppeteer Consultant, Brian helped develop and perform creatures and droids from design to screen. He was also involved in casting many of the alien creature roles in the movie. Produced by Lucasfilm, Bad Robot and The Walt …

Spitting for the NHS

Saturday 28th of March sees Hackney Empire play host to NHS in Stitches.  A comedy show to raise awareness of the cuts and changes being made to the NHS.  Among a host of comedy stars appearing it will also feature the first official appearance of ‘Spitting Image’ for over 15 years. Brian, along with puppeteers Simon Buckley, Olly Taylor and …

Smart Fingers!

Brian recently shot several commercials for Motors.co.uk to advertise their new website. Brian worked with Production company Virtual TV Dept to bring the clever little finger to the screen  The campaign will be running throughout 2015 and you can see the first add HERE.

It's time to meet The Muppets… Again!

Brian recently joined over fifty other puppeteers on The Walt Disney Company’s newest production: The Muppets… Again. The sequel to 2011 highly successful ‘The Muppets’ sees Kermit and friends on a European tour and falling foul of Kermit’s evil doppelgänger Constantine. As well as all of the Muppet favourites, the cast also features Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ray Liotta and Tom Hiddleston to …

Galactic Battles… In Cardiff!

Brian is currently shooting on the new series of CBBC’s hit show ‘Wizards Vs Aliens’.  The show, now in it’s second series, was created by Dr Who guru Russell T Davies and follows the adventures of Tom Clarke and his best friend Benny as they defend the Earth from magic eating-aliens The Nekcross. Brian is playing a recurring character in …

Spread the love!

Brian has once again teamed up with Red Bee Media to bring D Love to life. This loveable little Soul bother is coming to the BBC to sing the praises of digital radio. Created at Millennium FX, D Love is a rod puppet with an animatronic face.  During the initial campaign he had six costume changes and well as various hand-tied wigs. …

Barclaycard Toys.

The new Barclaycard ‘Toys’ commercial began airing this weekend. Brian was puppet coordinator for the ad as well as providing voices for many of the characters. Shot at Ealing Studios the ad featured 8 puppeteers as well as Peter Elliott as the monkey voiced by James Corden. To see the commercial click HERE and for a small insight into the making of …

You've gotta love that bear!

This Christmas sees the West End début of one of CBeebies’ best loved characters:  Little Charlie Bear! Written and Directed by Brian Herring and produced by Sally Humphreys Productions , Little Charlie Bear and his Christmas adventure is a fun, magical Christmas show for the very young! Brian has utilized his years of experience as a puppeteer and writer, as well as his knowledge of  directing …

The Greatest Show on Earth…

Brian was honoured to be invited to take part in the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games. He joined puppet company Blind Summit and the rest of the 7,500 strong cast of dancers, aerialists, puppeteers, stilt walkers, acrobats, and volunteers to help bring Director Danny Boyle’s stunning vision to the world stage. Brian performed in the ‘Second Star to …

The Doctor is in…

This summer saw Brian making his way to Cardiff to shoot an episode of the BBC’s smash hit Sci-Fi drama Dr Who! As you can imagine both plot and casting details are top secret, but all will be revealed when Dr Who series 8 airs on BBC1 later this year. For more on DR Who click HERE.