Russell Edward Brand Research Paper

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Russell Edward Brand was born 4th of June 1975 in Grays, Essex, England. He had a very troubled childhood with his father leaving home when he was only six months old. Russell lived with his mother for most of his childhood. He was sexually abused by his tutor when he was seven. The following year Russell’s mother was diagnosed with uterine and breast cancer. He lived with his relatives while she was undergoing treatment. A few years later his mother went into remission and Russell moved back home. When he turned sixteen he had an argument with his mother’s partner and moved out of home. During his teenage years Brand showed interest in acting and television. While attending Grays School Media Arts College he was cast with a small role in ‘The Bill’ and a children’s show ‘Mud’. A…show more content…
He finished fourth but was noticed by a comedian agent Nigel Klarfeld. Around the same time Brand took a job as a video journalist on MTV. He then started presenting ‘Dancefloor Chart’ and toured Britain and Ibiza. Later that year he performed at a comedy gala in Edinburgh alongside two other comedians. On the 12th of September 2001 Russell got fired from his job on ‘Dancefloor Chart’ after he came to work dressed as Osama Bin Laden. Later that month he also got sacked from MTV for bringing his drug dealer into the studios. Almost straight after these incidences, Russell created and began to write his own show called ‘RE: BRAND’. It was a comedy documentary show starring Brand as he explored cultural taboos. The show was finished and aired in 2002. Just after the show’s release Russell starred in the shows ‘Cruise of the Gods’ and ‘White Teeth’. Early in 2002 Russell began his career in radio with the Sunday afternoon show on one of London’s indie rock stations called XFM with Matt Morgan. He was later fired for reading pornographic material live on

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