Brian And Charles. Image shows from L to R: Brian (David Earl), Charles (Chris Hayward). Copyright: Universal Pictures
Brian And Charles

Brian And Charles

  • 2022 film

Comedy about a man who constructs a robot, Charles, for company. Stars David Earl, Chris Hayward, Lynn Hunter, Louise Brealey, Jamie Michie and more.

  • Due to be released on 8th July 2022
Brian & Charles. Brian (David Earl). Copyright: Film4

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2022
Stars
David Earl, Chris Hayward, Lynn Hunter, Louise Brealey, Jamie Michie, Lowri Izzard, Mari Izzard, Sunil Patel and more
Writers
David Earl and Chris Hayward
Director
Jim Archer
Producers
Rupert Majendie, Damian Jones, Mary Burke, Lauren Dark and Ollie Madden
Companies

Brian And Charles is based on David Earl's acclaimed comedic alter-ego Brian Gittins, and his unlikely friendship with Charles, a robot.

Brian lives alone in a remote village in the countryside. Something of an outcast, he spends his spare time inventing things out of found objects in his garage.

After a particularly harsh winter, Brian goes into a deep depression; without friends or family to rely on he decides to build a robot for company. 'Charles' is not only Brian's most successful invention, but he appears to have a personality all of his own and quickly becomes Brian's best friend, curing his loneliness and opening Brian's eyes to a new way of living. However, Charles creates more problems than Brian bargained for, particularly as he keeps eating Brian's cabbages, and the timid inventor has to face-up to several issues in his life; his eccentric ways, a local bully, and the woman he's always been fond of but never had the nerve to talk to.

Additional details

UK release
Friday 8th July 2022
Produced
2020
UK premiere
Sunday 12th June 2022
Distributors

Focus Features

Universal Pictures

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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