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Russell Brand is a Actor and Producer British born on 4 june 1975 at England (United-kingdom)

Russell Brand

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Birth name Russell Edward Brand
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 4 june 1975 (44 years) at England (United-kingdom)

Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.

In 2004, Brand achieved notoriety as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off. In 2007, he had his first major film role in St Trinian's, a film about an anarchic school for uncontrollable girls. In 2008, he had a major role in the romantic comedy-drama Forgetting Sarah Marshall; the film led to him starring in the spin off, the rock comedy Get Him to the Greek in 2010. He also worked as a voice actor in the animated films Despicable Me in 2010, Hop in 2011, and Despicable Me 2 in 2013. He played the title character of the 2011 remake of the romantic comedy Arthur. In 2015 a Biography/Documentary called Brand: A Second Coming was released.

Brand has received media coverage for controversies such as his dismissal from MTV, his behaviour as a presenter at various award ceremonies, and his drug use. In 2008, he resigned from the BBC following prank calls he made to actor Andrew Sachs on The Russell Brand Show. He has incorporated his drug use, alcoholism, and promiscuity into his comedic material.

Since guest editing an edition of the New Statesman, a British weekly magazine, Brand has become known as an activist and campaigner. This includes a much publicised interview with Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman in 2013, in which he encouraged the British electorate not to vote and endorsed a system based on the "massive redistribution of wealth" to replace the status quo. In 2014, he launched his political-comedy web series, The Trews, released a book, Revolution and began work on a documentary about financial inequality with Michael Winterbottom.

Biography

Brand has been said to dress in a "flamboyant bohemian fashion" and has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder. He also suffered from bulimia and experienced a period of self-harming. Brand has described the concept of fame "like ashes" in his mouth.

Brand has shown interest in the Hare Krishna Movement and wrote in a 2007 Guardian column: "I say Hare Krishna as often as possible, sometimes even when I'm not being filmed". Additionally, during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October 2010, Brand talked about his love of Transcendental Meditation (TM). This love of TM was reaffirmed in a 2013 New Statesman editorial he wrote: "Through Transcendental Meditation, twice daily I feel the bliss of the divine..... I connect to a boundless consciousness that has no palpable relationship with my thoughts, fears or desires."

He is an ardent supporter of West Ham United, and "hijacked" a BBC Sport live interview with the team's manager Sam Allardyce after the team defeated Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground on 25 October 2014, jumping in and kissing Allardyce on the cheek.

Brand lives in Shoreditch, London after previously residing in a $2.2 million mansion in Los Angeles.


Relationships
Brand met singer Katy Perry in mid-2009 when she filmed a cameo for his film Get Him to the Greek, although the cameo was cut from the film. They began dating after meeting again at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in September, when Perry threw a water bottle at his head from across the room during rehearsal. The two became engaged on New Year's Eve 2009 during a holiday in India, and married there on 23 October 2010 in a Hindu ceremony, near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan.

On 30 December 2011, Brand filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, which was finalized in July 2012. Perry's July 2012 autobiographical documentary, Katy Perry: Part of Me, revealed that conflicting career schedules and Perry not feeling ready to have children led to the end of their marriage. In June, Perry told Vogue that Brand did not like the idea of her "being the boss" of things, and the last time she heard from him was 31 December 2011, when he sent her an SMS message informing her he was divorcing her.

Days after his divorce was finalized, Brand told Howard Stern that he was extremely in love with Perry, but after marrying her realized “this isn't really working out … I was really, really in love with her, but it was difficult to see each other … it mostly didn't work for practical reasons." While Stern pressed for details, Brand declined, saying, "I don't want anything to hurt her. She’s younger than me, she’s a young woman and she’s beautiful and she’s sensitive and I care about her deeply." Brand, who married Perry without a prenuptial agreement, was eligible to claim half of the estimated $44 million she earned during their marriage, but declined.

From 2013 to 2014, Brand was in a relationship with Jemima Khan, an editor of the New Statesman, and a daughter of financier Sir James Goldsmith. In an interview with Jonathan Ross in late January 2014, Brand explained that he was "very, very happy" in a relationship that felt unlike anything he had previously experienced. In May 2014, Brand received libel damages from The Sun following a story the paper had printed in November 2013 alleging that he had cheated on Khan. Brand said he would be donating the unspecified damages to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign. Brand and Khan ended their relationship in September 2014.

In the October 2014 issue of Vanity Fair, Brand said of the allegations of misogyny made against him: "I have lived a life and had a frame of cultural references that make that charge quite legitimate... But as a person who’s trying to live a decent, spiritual life, misogyny is not part of my current palette of behaviors… In a way, redemption is a great part of my narrative. I’m talking about disavowing previous lives, previous beliefs, previous behaviours."


Substance use

The media published articles on Brand during his drug-using period, typically in relation to incidents, and his public profile has since been associated with this era. Drug-related issues led to Brand's arrest on 12 occasions. Brand was ejected from the Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh, Scotland and following a subsequent show in the city in 2004, a reviewer stated that "you'd rather hug him than hit him", as he had embraced recovery by this point. Following the cessation of his use, Brand revealed through his stand-up performances that he introduced his drug dealer to Kylie Minogue during his time at MTV and masturbated a stranger in a public toilet for a television programme. In January 2014, Brand described his first experience with heroin as "blissful".

Brand has abstained from drug use since 2002; on 13 December 2014, Brand tweeted that he was celebrating his 12th year of sobriety. He is a patron of the Focus 12 drug treatment programme after his own use of the service. Brand's sobriety was instigated by his agent, John Noel, after Brand was apprehended using heroin in a bathroom during a Christmas party. Brand cites his practice of TM as a significant factor in his recovery from drug dependence. Brand organised three fundraisers for Focus 12 in London, Dublin and Belfast in 2009, and has also acted as a "sponsor" for numerous people during the rehabilitation stage of their treatment process.

Best films

Despicable Me 2 (2013)
(Actor)
Despicable Me (2010)
(Actor)
Bedtime Stories (2008)
(Actor)
Hop (2011)
(Actor)
The Tempest (2010)
(Actor)

Usually with

Pierre Coffin
Pierre Coffin
(3 films)
Jason Segel
Jason Segel
(4 films)
Chris Renaud
Chris Renaud
(3 films)
Ken Daurio
Ken Daurio
(4 films)
Éric Guillon
Éric Guillon
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Russell Brand (22 films)

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Actor

Death on the Nile
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie Harington, Tom Bateman

Après l'enquête de l'Orient-Express, le célèbre détective privé belge Hercule Poirot doit enquêter sur un meurtre perpétré à bord d'un navire de croisière. En effet, la riche et belle héritière Linnet Ridgeway s'éprend de Simon Doyle, le fiancé de sa meilleure amie, Jacqueline de Bellefort, et l'épouse dans la foulée. Partis en voyage de noces, les jeunes mariés sont poursuivis par la jeune femme délaissée, dans leurs étapes successives, jusqu'en Égypte, où ils séjournent dans un hôtel où se trouve également Poirot, qui pressent une situation dramatique. Ce dernier, les jeunes mariés et leur poursuivante, ainsi que divers clients « aisés » de l'hôtel se retrouvent fortuitement pour faire une croisière à bord du vapeur S. S. Karnak… Jusqu'au jour où Linnet est retrouvée assassinée. La suspecte la plus probable, Jacqueline, qui nourrissait une grande haine envers celle-ci, est pourtant une des seules personnes à avoir un alibi inattaquable. Mais Hercule Poirot n'est pas dupe et ses « cellules grises »vont mettre à mal tous les alibis et révéler une machination diabolique.
Despicable Me 3, 1h30
Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda, Éric Guillon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Monde imaginaire
Actors Steve Carell, Trey Parker, Jenny Slate, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Pierre Coffin
Roles Dr. Nefario (voice)
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
Dans les années 1980, Balthazar Bratt est le jeune héros de la série à grand succès Evil Bratt. En 1990, après qu'il a été victime d'une poussée de puberté, la série s'arrête brutalement. Jurant de se venger, il devient dans les années 2010 un criminel extrêmement dangereux.
Army of One, 1h32
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Nicolas Cage, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rainn Wilson, Russell Brand, Ken Marino, Matthew Modine
Roles God
Rating51% 2.5552052.5552052.5552052.5552052.555205
L'histoire d'un bricoleur au chômage traquant Oussama ben Laden au Pakistan, mission que lui aurait donnée Dieu en personne.
Trolls
Trolls (2016)
, 1h32
Directed by Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn, Anand Tucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Musical films, Films about toys, Films based on Norse mythology, Children's films
Actors Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Grace Moretz, Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Timberlake, Christine Baranski
Roles Creek (voice)
Rating65% 3.2514953.2514953.2514953.2514953.251495
Princess Poppy and Branch venture "far beyond the only world they have ever known", and their quest will test their strength and reveal their true colors.
Despicable Me 2, 1h38
Directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about children
Actors Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Al Pacino, Miranda Cosgrove, Benjamin Bratt
Roles Dr. Nefario (voice)
Rating72% 3.645553.645553.645553.645553.64555
A mysterious vehicle using a huge magnet steals a highly potent mutagen known as PX-41 from a secret laboratory in the Arctic Circle. The Anti-Villain League (AVL) tries to recruit former supervillain, Gru, to find who stole the mutagen, but Gru refuses, claiming he is a legitimate businessman now as well as the father of Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Dr. Nefario, Gru's friend and assistant, has decided to leave him for new employment, claiming he "missed being evil." Gru reluctantly partners with undercover AVL agent Lucy Wilde, and they search a local mall, the Paradise Shopping Mall, disguised as bakery employees. Mexican restaurant owner, Eduardo Pérez, is suspected by Gru of being "El Macho", a legendary supervillain who supposedly died after skysurfing a shark into the center of an active volcano. Gru and Lucy break into Eduardo's restaurant at night, but find nothing to prove that he is the culprit. Meanwhile, Agnes expresses her wish to have a mother someday and believes that Gru will fall in love with Lucy, but despite her excitement, Gru tells her that his relationship with Lucy is strictly professional.
Paradise
Paradise (2013)
, 1h26
Directed by Diablo Cody
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Holly Hunter, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Iliza Shlesinger
Roles William
Rating50% 2.504072.504072.504072.504072.50407
Lamb Mannerhelm (Julianne Hough) goes to speak at her family's church in Montana one year after surviving a plane crash, which has left her with severe burns all over her body. While everyone is expecting her to make some big announcement, she instead publicly denounces her belief in God, causing a major uproar in the church. Lamb later explains some of the strict rules she has to live by in her conservative town, like listening only to Christian music, and not being allowed to wear pants. Feeling both angry and inexperienced in life, Lamb heads to Las Vegas to indulge in the sinful pleasures that are objected in her community as she sees surviving the plane crash as a second chance at life and time for her to now live life on her own terms. Once there, she goes to a random bar in order to have her first drink, where she meets a bartender named William (Russell Brand), and a singer named Loray (Octavia Spencer).
Katy Perry: Part of Me, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Autobiographical documentary films
Actors Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Darren Criss, Shannon Woodward, Judy Garland, Adele
Roles Himself
Rating58% 2.9063052.9063052.9063052.9063052.906305
The film features interviews with Perry and her loved ones documenting the trajectory of her life, containing various clips from her childhood and teenage years as well as her career and personal life (ranging from December 1999 to March 2012). The film is spliced with performances from her worldwide California Dreams Tour, which had 127 concerts from February 20, 2011 to January 22, 2012. Most of the performances were recorded on November 23, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but also included performances in Tokyo and São Paulo. Some of her friends such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Jessie J make cameos in the film. The documentary includes scenes of Perry dealing with the breakdown of her marriage with English actor/comedian Russell Brand.
Rock of Ages, 2h3
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Åkerman
Roles Lonny Barnett
Rating59% 2.951132.951132.951132.951132.95113
In 1987, Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) arrives in Los Angeles from Oklahoma with dreams of becoming a singer. Meanwhile, barback Drew Boley (Diego Boneta) prepares for another night of work at The Bourbon Room ("Sister Christian/Just Like Paradise/Nothin' But a Good Time"). As Sherrie approaches The Bourbon, her suitcase is stolen. Drew tries to catch the robber, but fails. He comforts Sherrie and, upon learning of her situation, gets her a job at the Bourbon Room as a waitress.
Arthur
Arthur (2011)
, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Luis Guzmán, Greta Gerwig, Nick Nolte
Roles Arthur
Rating56% 2.849212.849212.849212.849212.84921
Boozy Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) and his chauffeur, Bitterman (Luis Guzmán), dress up in Batman and Robin costumes for a formal dinner hosted by Arthur's mother, Vivienne (Geraldine James). The dinner is intended to announce Arthur as the new chairman of her corporation, Bach Worldwide. Driving to the dinner in a Batmobile, an intoxicated Arthur is chased by police, arrested and released the next day.
Hop
Hop (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Tim Hill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins
Roles Easter Bunny (voice)
Rating54% 2.7025852.7025852.7025852.7025852.702585
On Easter Island, a young rabbit named E.B. is intended to succeed his father as the Easter Bunny. Intimidated by the calling's demands and ignoring his father's orders, E.B. runs away to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer. E.B.'s father sends his three ninja royal guards, the Pink Berets, to find his son. Meanwhile, Easter Chicks Carlos and Phil plot a coup d'état against him to take over the Easter organization.
Big Time Beach Party
Directed by Savage Steve Holland
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Kendall Schmidt, James David Maslow Burge, Carlos Roberto Pena Jr, Logan Henderson, Ciara Bravo, Tanya Chisholm
Roles himself
Rating70% 3.545913.545913.545913.545913.54591
As part of a deal Griffin made with Big Time Rush, they get to use his beach house in Malibu for a day when they get a gold record in any country, as they do. The boys invite almost everyone from the Palm Woods to the beach including Camille, Guitar Dude, the Jennifers and Buddha Bob as well as Jo who can't make it, because of some extra scenes she has to film for her series. Also Mrs. Knight goes after the boys with Katie when she figures out they didn't put sunblock on like she told them, while Gustavo and Kelly plan to destroy Big Time Rush's beach day since Gustavo's previous bands have become overly laid back by their life in beach and their career went downhill.
Get Him to the Greek, 1h49
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, Sean Combs, Tom Felton
Roles Aldous Snow
Rating63% 3.198343.198343.198343.198343.19834
In 2008, British cheeky chappy rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) releases an album and a titular single — "African Child", which is a commercial and critical failure. In an interview, despite having been teetotal and free of drugs, along with his pop-star girlfriend Jackie Q (Rose Byrne), she drunkenly declares they have a boring life in an interview. He relapses — which effectively ends his relationship with her, makes him lose custody of their son, Naples, sabotages his career and makes him become a slacker. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) works as a talent scout at Pinnacle Records, a successful record company. He lives with his girlfriend, Daphne (Elisabeth Moss), a doctor. Pinnacle Records is performing badly as a result of poor record sales, and the head of the company, Sergio Roma (Sean Combs), asks for ideas. Green proposes that Aldous Snow play at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on the tenth anniversary of his legendary performance there in 1999.