Having completed a "killer" stint in Coronation Street, Brian went on to terrorise the residents of Skelthwaite. But he wouldn't have ruled out returning to Grange Hill...
DOB: 11 February 1947

STAR SIGN: Aquarius

FILMS: Sid in THE CHIFFY KIDS (serial)

TV: You name it, Brian's been in it! Too many roles to list but they include: Jack in BERYL'S LOT (Yorkshire 1970s); Mr Stuart Hopwood in GRANGE HILL (BBC 1980-1983); Donald Worthington in CORONATION STREET (1982); Tosh Carey in UP THE ELEPHANT AND ROUND THE CASTLE (Thames 1980s); CASUALTY (BBC 1988); Jerry McKenzie in EASTENDERS (BBC 1994); Richard Hillman in CORONATION STREET (2001-2003); Ozias Harding in WHERE THE HEART IS (Anglia 2004-2006); STRICTLY COME DANCING (BBC 2007)

FAMILY: Brian has two daughters, Lucy Jane and Ellen Louise, from his marriage to actress Janette Legge (who played a French teacher in the 1983 series of Grange Hill). Brian never knew his father, of Algerian descent, for he was killed in a plane crash before Brian was born.
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MR HOPWOOD MARRIES MARTIN'S MUM! Brian is now married to Jacqueline Bucknell, who played Martin and Ben's mum in Series 24. Born in Woodbridge, Suffolk, he now lives in Brighton.

YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW... Brian runs his own corporate entertainment firm, The Brilliant Company, with Jacqueline Bucknell. Click here to visit their web site. His villanous role in Coronation Street won him several gongs at the 2003 British Soap Awards - Best Actor, Best Exit, and - Villain Of The Year!

RETURN TO SCHOOL? Brian has not ruled out a return to Grange Hill. "I'd love to go back as headmaster", he says. But would Mrs Bassinger stand aside?

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