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Want More of ‘Ted Lasso’s’ Roy Kent? Try These Brett Goldstein Movies

Emmy nominated Brett Goldstein grunted his way into our hearts playing veteran footballer and overall grump Roy Kent in Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso.' Despite his recent popularity, the Emmy nominee is not new to show business. He has been working in England for about a decade, writing, preforming, and acting.

He’s here. He’s there. He’s every f—ing where. Before playing the loveable curmudgeon and veteran footballer Roy Kent on Apple TV’s Ted Lasso, Emmy nominated Brett Goldstein had quite the career behind and in front of the camera. From writing to acting to producing, Goldstein has done it all. 

If you need a little more Roy Kent in your life to tide you over between new episodes of Ted Lasso, then check out some of his lesser-known projects below. 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 15: Brett Goldstein attends Apple's "Ted Lasso" season two premiere at Pacific Design Center on July 15, 2021 in West Hollywood, California.
Brett Goldstein at the ‘Ted Lasso’ season 2 premiere | Emma McIntyre/WireImage via Getty Images

Goldstein wrote an AMC anthology series

Ted Lasso fans already know that Goldstein is also a writer and producer on the show. He is responsible for last season’s fifth episode, “Tan Lines.” His script, while funny, centered around Ted finally coming to terms with the end of his marriage

Consequently, romance and relationships are two topics Goldstein loves to write about. Along with Black Mirror and Stranger Things writer William Bridges, Goldstein co-created the AMC anthology series Soulmates. Though each episode tells a complete story, the entire series revolves around the idea that technology has developed a way to find someone’s true love. 

Though Goldstein doesn’t appear on-screen, the show has garnered some famous faces in its cast.  However, notable actors Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Bill Skarsgård (It), Sarah Snook (Succession), and Malin Akerman (Watchmen) each star in an episode. 

Brett Goldstein won a British Independent Film Award

In 2016, Goldstein played a supporting role in Adult Life Skills. A coming of age story, the film centers on a woman (Jodie Wittaker, Doctor Who), who is both approaching 30 and dealing with her twin brother’s death. Consequently, she is living in her mother’s shed, unwilling to grow up.  Goldstein plays Brendan, the romantic lead, a socially awkward estate agent who drives a motorbike around town.

Adult Life Skills premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and quickly received critical acclaim. Goldstein subsequently won a British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. 

Before ‘Ted Lasso,’ Brett Goldstein co-starred with Ricky Gervais

On the British dramedy Derek, Goldstein acted alongside Office creator Ricky Gervais as a merchant marine who falls in love with one of the caretakers at his grandmother’s nursing home. 

While the role is one of his more serious ones, Goldstein jumped at “the chance to work with the greatest people in comedy,” as he told Channel 4. The show served as a jumping-off point for the actor and comedian, later leading to bigger stand-up gigs and acting roles. 

He’s played a superhero

No, he’s not in a Marvel movie, but he is in latex. In 2015, Goldstein starred in the British superhero comedy SuperBob. He also co-wrote the mockumentary. 

Goldstein plays a British postal worker who is accidentally hit by an asteroid and therefore struggles to juggle having superpowers and a love life. Joining him onscreen is Catherine Tate (Doctor Who), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter), and Laurea Haddock (Poldark). 

Funny, romantic, with a ton of heart, SuperBob is the perfect date night movie.

Let’s face it. Roy Kent’s voice is one of his most attractive qualities. Luckily, Goldstein has his own podcast to keep your ears satisfied while you wait for new episodes of Ted Lasso. 

As a self-described movie-lover, Goldstein channels his obsession into Films To Be Buried With. In each episode, the actor sits down with a famous guest to discuss the movies that changed their lives. The only catch is the guest is fictionally killed off at the start of the podcast, only to be asked by Goldstein what film THEY would want to show to God. 

Past guests include self-help guru Brene Brown, Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, comedian Patton Oswalt, and Sharon Stone. Members of the Ted Lasso cast and crew have also made appearances on the show. For example, Brendan Hunt, Hannah Waddingham, Nick Mohammed, Bill Lawrence, and Toheeb Jimoh have all appeared on the podcast.

In short, you have over 150 episodes of Goldstein’s antics to listen to. Moreover, you might learn more about your favorite comedians and actors along the way.

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