Brian Southwood has appeared on Coronation Street in three roles:
- Weatherfield General-based Dr McLaren who attended Alf Roberts, suffering a fractured skull after a timber lorry crashed into the front of the Rovers in March 1979
- The Registrar who officiated at the marriage of Samir Rachid to Deirdre Barlow in November 1994, and who recorded the birth of Daniel Osbourne in January 1995
- The Judge who presided over Terry Duckworth's Crown Court hearing in November 2001.
His other credits include roles in The Glamour Girls, Harry's Game, The Professionals, Crown Court, The Wind in the Willows, Casualty, The Bill, Brookside, Peak Practice, Emmerdale, Island at War and the TV movies Gaskin, Enemies of the State, A Place of Safety and Hillsborough.
On stage he has appeared in productions of Sell-Out, Oh! What a Lovely War, Edward II and A Midsummer Night's Dream.