Russell Edward Brand was born in the small town of Grace Essex County, which is south-east of England. Russell was the only child in the family photographer Ronald Brenda and Barbara Elizabeth (virgins. Nichols). By the time of his birth, the parents were married for six years, but six months after the birth of their son, they divorced. The boy stayed with his mother, who was engaged in his own upbringing. Russell's childhood was not very happy. At age seven, he was a victim of sexual abuse by her school teacher. On this trouble is not ended, the year his mother was ill with cancer. While the mother was treated Russell lived with his relatives. Soon after his mother died. Due to the turmoil experienced in 14 years, Russell began to suffer from bulimia nervosa.

While in high school, Brand became involved in theatrical productions. On the stage of the theater school, he played the role of "Tolstoy Sam" in the musical "Bugsy Malone." Because of the constant conflicts with his stepfather at age 16, Russell left school and went home. Then he started using drugs, from marijuana and lung amfetamna to heavy crack and heroin. With his own father, according to Russell, he had a strange relationship. One day they visited together in the east, where his father took him to prostitutes. Dropped out of school, the brand has become a penny extra. In 1991, thanks to funding from the municipal council of Essex he was able to enter the Academy Italy Conti. He studied not long, in the first year he was expelled from the academy because of problems with the drug. To earn a living he played small roles television show for children - «Mud», and also starred in the TV series "Midsomer Murders» (The Bill). In 1995, the brand has decided to make another attempt to get an education. He tried to enter the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but he did not succeed. Then, he tried to pass the exams at the London Drama Centre, this attempt was unsuccessful. However, for a long time he did not stay there, because of the same problems with the drug. Often it has had temper tantrums, during which he behaved inappropriately, shatter and destroy everything around. One day, while playing on the stage, in response to the negative reaction of the audience, Russell broke the glass, shrapnel slashed himself and smeared with blood. After that, he was expelled from the theater school.

RUSSELL BRAND in stand-up comedy
After a failed attempt to become a professional actor, Russell decided to make a career as a comedian. For some time he spoke with his friend Karl Theobald in the duet "Theobald Brendna and Ice", and then began performing solo.

In 2000, Russell made his first appearance in the style of "stand-up" on the stage of London's Hackney Empire in the competition of young comedians. Brand took only fourth place in the competition, but it drew the attention of the agent to search for new talents, who invited him to perform at the Festival of Arts "The Edinburgh Fringe" along with two other comedians. In 2004 at the same festival, Russell made a solo number called "Who is better", in which he talked about his youth and how was a drug addict. This speech is very pleased the audience jokes Russell dismantled for quotes. The following year he was made Brand at the festival with the number "eroticized humor." In 2006, Russell went to his first concert tour in the country called "Shame". During performances he talked funny moments of his life, and made fun of the fact that about it wrote in the British press. This show has become very popular, and he was subsequently released on DVD «Russell Brand: Live». In the same year the brand was made at a charity concert "The Ball of the secret police." In 2007, Russell Brand spoke at the Royal pop presentation to members of the royal family. Then he went to his second tour called "Russell Brand just joking." Next Brand visited the United States, where he gave several concerts and recorded for television «Comedy Central» program "Russell Brand in New York." In 2009, Russell held another round of "Scandalous Russell Brand", during which he visited the United States, Australia, and the UK.

Russell Brand's WORK ON TV
More in 2000, Brand rabtal on the music channel MTV presenter of the program «Dance Floor Chart» and shows «Select». In 2001 he was dismissed for dubious jokes: the day after September 11, Russell came to work dressed as Osama bin Laden, bringing a drug dealer friend, who met with the guest of the program - Kylie Ann Minogue. Next Brand worked as a leading comedic transmission «RE: Brand» channel UK Play. In the first episode of Russell he arranged a boxing match with his father, in one of the following issues he invited to live at home the homeless in London, in one more edition pimp worked as a prostitute sitting on heroin. Since 2004, the brand has been the leading television show «Big Brother's Eforum», where guests-celebrities have expressed their opinion on the reality show "Big Brother 5". Later, Russell led his show «The Russell Brand Show» on channel Channel 4. In 2006, Russell Brand returned to the channel MTV, where he became the host of "1 Leicester Square». In the same year, Russell was leading the ceremony NME Awards. In 2007, the brand released his documentary "Russell Brand on the road", dedicated to the novel "On the Road" author Jack Kerouac. The film was shown on television channel BBC Four. In 2008, Russell Brand was leading the ceremony MTV Video Music Awards, which was not without scandal. For some of his jokes and remarks lead received death threats from viewers. Despite this, the rating of the show has grown significantly and Brenda invited to conduct the ceremony in 2009.

RUSSELL BRAND acting career
In 2002, Russell starred in two TV shows «Cruise of the Gods» and «White Teeth», which were shown on the channel BBC. In 2005, he starred as Tommy comedy «Blessed». In 2007, she played the role of a former thief Alley in the comedy «Cold Blood». Then, in the film «The Abbey» Terry played the role of a drug addict. The first serious acting job Brenda was the film "classmates" in 2007, where he played Flash Harry. This was followed by the role of a rock musician Aldusa Snow in the comedy "In flight". Game Brenda received good reviews, and then Russell was invited to play the same character in the comedy "Escape from Vegas." This film was a huge success, raising over $ 90 million. In 2008, Brand starred as Mickey in the film "Bedtime Stories." In 2010, she played the role of Trinculo in "The Tempest." In 2011, Russell starred in the movie "Arthur. Ideal millionaire. "

In 2002 the brand has been leading the music radio station Xfm. In 2006, a leading «The Russell Brand Show» on BBC Radio 6 Music, subsequently on BBC Radio 2. Also, Russell engaged in writing activities, he has published several collections of his articles: "The iron in the fire" (2007-2008), "Articles of Faith "(2008). In November 2007, he released his autobiography «My Booky Wook», which became a bestseller. Sentyare In 2010 came the second part of his autobiography «Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal», for which the brand has received from publishers HarperCollins fee £ 1,8 million. 2007 together with composer David Arnold, Brand recorded a cover version of the song Beatles « When I'm Sixty-Four ». For the soundtrack of the film "In flight" Brand wrote two songs and 14 songs for the film "Escape from Vegas." In 2010, Russell, along with Robbie Williams recorded the song «Three Lions», which became the anthem of the England national football team.

At the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in London in 2012, Russell Brand sang the song «I Am the Walrus» and «Pure Imagination». PERSONAL LIFE RUSSELL BRAND Currently, Russell Brand lives in Los Angeles with his cat Morrissey named after a favorite singer of his master. Russell - a vegetarian since the age of 14. In 2007, the organization PETA has named the sexiest vegetarian brand in the world since 2002. The brand does not smoke, does not drink alcohol and drugs. According to Russell's drug addiction has helped him get rid of reading mantra "Hare Krishna." As well as organizations for the rehabilitation of drug addicts Focus 12, where he was treated, and who now has a charitable assistance. In 2009, Russell began dating American singer Katy Perry, and in October 2010 they were married. The marriage lasted until December 2011. Russell engaged in yoga and meditation, as well as visiting the Krishna community and studying Hinduism. His speech, he often ends with the phrase "Hare Krishna."

Russell Brand


Wiki info

Brand performed stand-up at the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year final in 2000. Although he finished fourth, his performance attracted the attention of Bound and Gagged Comedy Ltd agent Nigel Klarfeld. That year, he also made his Edinburgh debut as one-third of the stand-up show Pablo Diablo's Cryptic Triptych, alongside ventriloquist Mark Felgate and Anglo-Iranian comic Shappi Khorsandi. In 2004, he took his first one-man show, the confessional Better Now, to the Edinburgh Festival, giving what he claimed was an honest account of his heroin addiction. He returned the following year with Eroticised Humour. He launched his first nationwide tour, Shame, in 2006. Brand drew on embarrassing incidents in his own life and the coverage about him in the tabloid press. The show was released on DVD as Russell Brand: Live. Brand appeared in a sketch and performed stand-up at Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball in 2006 and again at the 2012 edition at Radio City Music Hall.