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Encyclopedia > Brian Downey (actor)

Brian Downey (born October 31, 1944, in Newfoundland, Canada) is an actor perhaps best-known for his portrayal of Stanley Tweedle, the selfish, lecherous, incompetent security guard (fourth class) who finds himself in control of the enormously powerful, eponymous spaceship in the science-fiction television series LEXX. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Stanley Tweedle is a character on the science fiction series LEXX. Spoiler warning: Originally an assistant deputy backup courier for the Ostral B Heretics against His Divine Shadow, an evil galactic papacy, Stanley Tweedle (played by Brian Downey) was given a responsibility that he really didnt merit: smuggling the... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Crew members of the Lexx. ...

Additionally, Downey is a character actor who has appeared in various films and guest starring roles on TV, including a recurring role on Millennium. Downey has enjoyed a long professional relationship with Lexx creator Paul Donovan, dating back at least to 1988, when Donovan cast Downey in the time travel adventure film, Norman's Awesome Experience. Downey will appear as Cardinal Juan de Mella in Donovan's upcoming medieval TV thriller, The Conclave. A millennium is a period of time, equal to one thousand years (from Latin mille, thousand, and annum, year). ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ...

Downey typically portrays villains, cowards, and other less-than-sympathetic types, and while he mostly appears in comic performances he has also done dramatic work. He is known for his slight Newfoundlander accent (he pronounces "the" as "da", for instance, something he carried over to the role of Stanley Tweedle). Newfoundlander - A resident of Newfoundland. ...

Not long after Lexx ended its run, Downey was mugged and brutally beaten at an ATM machine. On his website, he has written about the prolonged and difficult recovery following this incident, a recovery that kept him from acting for some time. He appears to have made a complete recovery, and is now acting again.

Downey is also a musician and writer. Not long after Lexx ended its run it was announced he would be writing some stories for a Lexx comic book, although this project is currently in limbo. There was also talk of a Lexx spinoff TV series, although this project apparently fell through.

his niece Gaia Luka is inspired by him and also wishes to be an actor. shes cool.

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