Sebastian Brudenell is an actor, who works at Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators as a receptionist and, more often than not, undercover agent, whilst trying to find acting jobs and auditions. He is played by Patrick Walshe McBride.
Before Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators Edit
Sebastian trained at RADA several years before, and was friends with, now famous actor, Rory Harrison. According to Sebastian, he doesn't believe Rory was a much better actor than himself, so cannot understand how he was so much more successful than himself.
Donning Disguises for the Agency Edit
Whilst working for Frank and Luella, as well as being the ever-helpful receptionist, he's played the role of an undercover agent in a variety of cases.
Season 1 Edit
In The Chimes at Midnight, Sebastian went undercover as a care assistant in Shady Nook Residential Home.
In This Promised End, Sebastian took on the role of a sweet talking PPI salesman whilst attempting to get information out of Brenda Quintus.
In This Rough Magic, Sebastian became a high rolling customer to Steffan Shiplake, when he went to the travel agents in the hope of planting a bug under Steffan's desk.
In The Fairest Show Means Most Deceit, Sebastian donned the uniform of a gas man to infiltrate Lola Gower's home, as well as donning women's apparel to enter a cross dresser's club to question Leon Tarsich.
In The Chameleon's Dish, Sebastian dressed as a sixth former goth to enter Hamish Kingly's school undetected, faking a peanut allergy during his mission to gain access to a set of keys from the office.
In The Rascal Cook, Sebastian went undercover in Len Tekler's kitchen to find out how a rat ended up on the plate of a culinary award judge.
In Ill Met By Moonlight, Sebastian goes undercover as a Shakespearean Nymph at Lady Bede's Charity Ball to watch over the money drop due to happen that night.
Season 2 Edit
In The Play's the Thing, whilst Lu and Frank join the action at a LARP battle, Sebastian takes on the role of Owain an elf.
In Beware the Ides of March, Sebastian pretends to be a health and safety inspector when investigating the incidents occurring at the Fortby sister's TV set. During this, he gets hypnotised by Marcia Fortby.
In The Offered Fallacy, Sebastian goes undercover as bait for the pair of intruders pretending to be Luella and Frank.
Season 3 Edit
In See Thyself, Devil, Sebastian dresses up as a punk rocker to infiltrate Tony King's come back concert.
In The Sticking Place, Sebastian takes on the role of a chimney sweep to get close to Gerald Fitzallan and Lady Tatiana Mortimer to gain information for the case.
In All That Glisters, Sebastian becomes a bird watcher to get some photos from inside the bird watching hut, before being pinned down by Nerissa Norris.
Sebastian is presented to be an overly flamboyant and witty man, with the spirit of a true thespian.
What with his many disguises, Sebastian's appearance is ever changing, however his 'everyday' attire is often unique and flamboyant.
Frank Hathaway Edit
Frank is Sebastian's boss at Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators.
Luella Shakespeare Edit
Luella is Sebastian's collegue at Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators. They met when Luella hired him to discover if her fiance, Clive Brenton, was having an affair with his secretary.
Rory Harrison Edit
Rory went to RADA with Sebastian and became a famous actor, starring in the RSC's Hamlet in the leading role. Sebastian was a close friend with Rory at RADA, over the years gaining many an embarrassing story about him, however Sebastian doesn't believe Rory was a much better actor than him.
Season 1 Edit
- O Brave New World
- The Chimes at Midnight
- This Promised End
- This Rough Magic
- Toil and Trouble
- Exit, Pursued by a Bear
- The Fairest Show Means Most Deceit
- The Chameleon's Dish
- The Rascal Cook
- Ill Met by Moonlight
Season 2 Edit
- Outrageous Fortune
- The Play's the Thing
- This Cursed Hand
- Beware the Ides of March
- No More Cakes and Ale
- The Offered Fallacy
- Nothing Will Come of Nothing
- In My Memory Lock'd
- The Envious Court
- Too Cold for Hell
Season 3 Edit
- How the Rogue Roar'd
- See Thyself, Devil!
- The Sticking Place
- A Serpent's Tooth
- The Fury Spent
- Reputation, Reputation, Reputation!
- Best Beware My Sting
- All That Glisters
- Oh Thou Invisible Spirit of Wine
- Teach Me, Dear Creature