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James Hunt (II) (1947–1993)

James Hunt was known as Hunt The Shunt for his many accidents in lower formulas. He started his F1 career in 1973, driving for the maverick Hesketh team. Known for its wild parties and eccentric attitude, Hesketh wasn't taken too seriously by rival teams, but after competitive outings in 1974 and 1975, including a win in the Dutch Grand Prix and ... See full bio »

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Hide Hide Show Show Actor (4 credits)
 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
 1985 Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
One-Eyed Truck Driver
 1977 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
- 1977 Christmas Show (1977) ... Chauffeur
Hide Hide Show Show Transportation department (1 credit)
 1977 Bobby Deerfield (driver: Formula 1 car)
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 1981-1986 Grand Prix (TV Series)
- 1986 Australian Grand Prix (1986) ... Himself
- 1982 Monaco Grand Prix (1982) ... Himself
- 1981 Spanish Grand Prix (1981) ... Himself
 1982 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Himself
 1979 Friday Night, Saturday Morning (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1979) ... Himself
 1978 Big Night (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Himself - Guest
 1978 Speed Fever (Documentary)
 1978 Saturday Night at the Mill (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1978) ... Himself
 1978 V.I.P.-Schaukel (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #8.1 (1978) ... Himself
 1976 Superstars (TV Series)
Himself - Competitor
- Episode #2.1 (1976) ... Himself - Competitor
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 2013/I Rush
Himself (uncredited)
 2013 Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals (TV Movie documentary)
 2011 Murray Walker: Life in the Fast Lane (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - 1977 F1 World Champion
 2010 Great Grand Prix Racing Heroes (TV Series documentary)
 1983 A Good Turn Daily (Short)
Himself (uncredited)

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Speaking in 1990: "I have a problem ... well I don't have a problem, but Brands Hatch for example have a problem with company days, because every time I go there I take passengers round in one of their sports racers, I reduce my own passenger lap record - and they go hairy because it's wearing their car out. But I can't drive any other way, and I never have been able to. If I get into a car on a ... See more »


Was educated at Wellington College. See more »


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