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Russell Brand was born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, England, the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer. An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw him living with relatives while his mother was ... See full bio »

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 2013/I Paradise
 2013 Despicable Me 2
Dr. Nefario (voice)
 2012 What About Dick? (Video)
 2011 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: AKA... What a Life (Video short)
The Dark (uncredited)
 2011/I Arthur
 2011 The Simpsons (TV Series)
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- Angry Dad: The Movie (2011) ... Russell Brand (voice)
 2010 Despicable Me
Dr. Nefario (voice)
 2007 Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind (TV Short)
Earth Guardian (voice)
 2007 Cold Blood (TV Mini-Series)
Ally Parkins
- Interference (2007) ... Ally Parkins
 2007 The Abbey (TV Movie)
 2006 Penelope
Sam the Jazz Club Owner
 2005 Blessed (TV Series)
 2004 A Bear's Christmas Tail (TV Movie)
Mr. Wolf
 2002 Cruise of the Gods (TV Movie)
Woolly Hat Fan
 2002 White Teeth (TV Mini-Series)
 2001 A Brief History of Cuba in D Minor (Short) (voice)
 1994 The Bill (TV Series)
Billy Case
- Land of the Blind (1994) ... Billy Case
 1994 Mud (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Shane
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Shane
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Shane
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Shane
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Shane
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Other Works:

Release of his book, "Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 16 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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When I'm improvising I say anything that comes to mind - a lot of it disgusting. See more »


On his Radio 2 show on 18 October 2008, he and Jonathan Ross left obscene messages on the answerphone of Andrew Sachs, concerning the fact that Brand had slept with Sachs' granddaughter Georgina Baillie. This programme was later broadcast, provoking widespread complaint from the public and politicians such as Gordon Brown. Brand later resigned from the BBC and Ross was suspended without pay for ... See more »


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