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Richard Hammond (II)


Richard Hammond was born in 1969 in the British town of Solihull, which is near to Birmingham although it tries to pretend that it isn't. He started his career in local radio before getting a break on a cable TV car show where he was able to hone his presenting skills, safe in the knowledge that no one was watching. In 2002 he was given his big ... See full bio »

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Known For

Top Gear
Top Gear Himself - Presenter / Himself - Host / Himself
(2002-2015)
The Sweeney
The Sweeney Stunts
(2012)
Brainiac: Science Abuse
Brainiac: Science Abuse Himself - Presenter
(2003-2006)
Blast Lab
Blast Lab Producer
(2009-2011)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (2 credits)
 2009-2010 Blast Lab (TV Series) (co-producer - 39 episodes)
- Episode #3.13 (2010) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #3.12 (2010) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #3.11 (2010) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #3.10 (2010) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #3.9 (2010) ... (co-producer)
 2009 Top Gear: Uncovered (Video documentary) (co-producer)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Self (85 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Television commercial for Morrisons supermarket (2008)

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook Fan Page | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Archbishop Desmond Hammond | Benny Hammond | Francis Ford Hammond | Handy Hammond | Robert Leroy Hammond | Sir Alec Hammond | Sir Ranulph Hammond | Sir Richard Hammond | Wayne Hammond | Earl Hammond Jr | Richard Chicken Korma | Dr. Hammond I Presume? | Richard of Solihull

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

I damaged all the complicated bits of the brain to do with processing and emotional control. I was prey to every single emotion that swept over me and I couldn't deal with it. I had to re-learn things from scratch. See more »

Trivia:

The Amazon's car-themed TV show "The Grand Tour" host Richard Hammond was in a serious crash while filming in Switzerland June 10, 2017, but escaped serious injury. Hammond crashed a Rimac Concept One electric super car after completing the Hamburg Hill climb in the alpine country. Hammond "was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames. See more »

Nickname:

Hamster

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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