BRIEN, Alan. British, b. 1925. Genres: Essays, Novels. Career: Film critic for Truth, 1954-55; Observer, London, England, television critic, 1955-56; Evening Standard, London, film critic, 1955-57; Spectator, London, drama critic, 1958-61; Telegraph, London, drama critic, 1961-68; Times, London, columnist, 1968-76, film critic, 1976-84; writer. Publications: Domes of Fortune (essays), 1979; Lenin (novel), 1987; And When Rome Falls (novel), 1993. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 15 Marlborough Yard, Holloway Rd., London N19 4ND, England.