Brian Dewhurst Archive

  • Britain’s oldest clown, 86, says he will keep working until he dies

    Britain’s oldest clown, 86, says he will keep working until he dies

    In a career spreading joy across the world, Brian won fans among Hollywood’s greatest stars, coached acrobatics to Great Britain athletes and, most proudly, performed with his ­children Nicky and Sally. For the past 20 years he has starred as the mischievous Brian Le Petit in Cirque du Soleil’s show Mystere in Las Vegas. Recently he was honoured with a Las Vegas award for lifetime achievement, alongside Nicky.

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  • Seven Questions for Mystere’s Brian Dewhurst

    Seven Questions for Mystere’s Brian Dewhurst

    Q. You left school when you were 13 and traveled throughout the world with your family in the circus. Did you think you’d still be performing 70 years later? It’s never occurred to me not to be performing. My dad worked until his late 80s. He had a dog act, counting numbers, that kind of […]

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