Brendan Healy, English actor and musician, Died at 59


Brendan Healy was born on December 18, 1956, and died on February 18, 2016.

He was an entertainer from North East England.

He started out as a musician, the on keyboards and occasional trombone, Brendan worked in television, becoming an actor, theatre writer and producer, and, later, a comedian.

Brendan played keyboards on the children’s television series Razzamatazz, and toured as a musician with several acts, including John Miles and Goldie and folk rock group Lindisfarne in the 1990s.

Healy also wrote television signature music for Tyne Tees Television.

whilst he was an actor, Healy appeared in several television programmes, including the Catherine Cookson adaptation, The Black Velvet Gown, Badger, Boon, Spender, and Quayside. As a supporter of Sunderland, his character Andy antagonised Newcastle United supporter Oz in an episode of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

Brendan Healy then embarked upon a career as a stand-up comic.

In 2005, Brendan released a solo-DVD, Tall Stories, recorded at The Customs House, South Shields.

While he was a part of his Little Theatre Tour, in 2012, he played several venues in the North East.

He produced the annual pantomime at the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle, usually also writing and performing in the show.

He has written a musical with Brian Johnson, from rock band AC/DC, with a script by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, called Face of a Woman, based on Helen of Troy.

Brendan Healy has performed at all of the Sunday for Sammy concerts, established to support new talent in North East England.

Brendan Healy passed away at 59 yrs old following a long battle with cancer.