Brian and Charles

An endearing outlier, Brian lives alone in a Welsh valley, inventing oddball contraptions that seldom work. After finding a discarded mannequin head, Brian gets an idea. Three days, a washing machine, and sundry spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and proves a charming, cheeky companion. Before long, however, Charles also develops autonomy. Intrigued by the wider world — or whatever lies beyond the cottage where Brian has hidden him away — Charles craves adventure.

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Brian: David Earl
  • Charles: Chris Hayward
  • Hazel: Louise Brealey
  • Eddie: Jamie Michie
  • Pam: Nina Sosanya
  • Winnie: Lynn Hunter
  • Katrina: Lowri Izzard
  • Suki: Mari Izzard
  • June: Cara Chase
  • Phil: Sunil Patel
  • Stephen Alderton: Rishi Nair
  • Arthur: Colin Bennett
  • Toffee Apple Woman: Vivienne Soan
  • Stu: Nicholas Asbury

Film Crew:

  • Executive Producer: Damian Jones
  • Writer: David Earl
  • Executive Producer: Mary Burke
  • Makeup & Hair: Red Miller
  • Visual Effects Art Director: Marcus Millichope
  • Editor: Jo Walker
  • Director: Jim Archer
  • Writer: Chris Hayward
  • Executive Producer: Lauren Dark
  • Cinematography: Murren Tullet
  • Costume Design: Gabriela Yiaxis
  • Makeup Designer: Emma Humphrey

Movie Reviews:


    “Brian and Charles will definitely end up as one of the most endearing, funniest, feel-good stories of the whole year. Jim Archer takes David Earl and Chris Hayward’s original screenplay and uses their extraordinary, amusing performances to bring to life a narrative about true friendship and authentic human connections.

    The light humor consistently forces the audience to let go of strong, loud laughs, either through genuinely hilarious interactions between the two protagonists or using physical comedy and brilliant song selection.

    It may not be never-seen-before content or as inventive as expected, but it manages to deliver a memorable, entertaining, heartfelt story with beautiful messages.

    A must-watch!”

    Rating: A-

%d bloggers like this: