Clyde Brattle
played by Alan Cumming
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Clyde Brattle is an elegant, charming, and murderous arms dealer. He arrives in town to wreak havoc and settle some old scores.

Alan Cumming stars on USA Network's new anthology drama series "Briarpatch" as Clyde Brattle – an elegant, charming, and murderous arms dealer. He arrives in town to wreak havoc and settle some old scores.
 
He has performed with Jay Z and Liza with a Z; he has won a Tony, hosted the Tonys and been nominated for an Emmy for doing so; he has a soap called Cumming In A Bar, and a bar called Club Cumming; he made back-to-back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls; he has played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, Hamlet, all the parts in Macbeth, General Batista of Cuba, a goat opposite Sean Connery, Dionysus, a Smurf (twice) the EmCee in Cabaret (thrice), a James Bond baddie - oh, and political spinmeister Eli Gold on seven seasons of The Good Wife for which he received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG award nominations; he is the author of five books including a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir; he plays the first ever gay leading role on an US network drama, CBS's instinct. Cumming appeared on Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, topless in Playgirl and naked on the cover of his second album.

Cumming has received over forty awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, three honorary doctorates, both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014.

Cumming has sung in concert halls across the globe including the Sydney Opera House, the London Palladium, the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall and Billboard said of his last concert tour Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, "he's an icon to behold - he is unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologize."

Cumming is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Troika in the UK.