Brett Fancy was born and raised in Portsmouth, England. Fancy is his real surname which he kept despite advice to the contrary. He went to school at the Guildhall School in London where he was awarded their prestigious Gold Medal for acting.
His first break in television came in the late eighties with the support of the legendary producer, Leonard Lewis, playing the racist detective, Steve Hood. on the cult police series Rockliffe's Babies. Alongside Ian Hogg and Joe McGann.
Next, he took the lead role of Sean Hooper in Square Deal, a weekly LWT sitcom, recorded live in front of a studio audience. TV People's critic, Margaret Forward, said "... Brett is so watchable he must have the word charisma tattooed on his chest."
Brett has been a regular face on British television with many guest roles and lead characters in series such as Silent Witness, Judge John Deed, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City, Hustle and Luther. He played the mesmerizing albino hitman, The Leveller, to great acclaim in the series Resort to Murder.
His first film role came with the part of Taktarov, a battle-worn Russian mercenary in the horror film Outpost, starring alongside Ray Stevenson, Julian Wadham and Richard Brake.
Most recently, director John Hay cast Brett as the hero fireman Paul in BBC One's Lost Christmas, and starring Eddie Izzard, opposite Jason Flemyng.
In the horror comedy feature Kill Me Now, Brett plays Mr Graham, a serial killer who seeks revenge against the idleness of the American teenager. He stars alongside the emerging talents of Michael Swaim, Katie Willert and Kyle Mooney.