Love him or Hate Him you can’t help but notice Russell Brand! This small town Britain has gone from being fired as a VJ on MTV to International Superstar in the blink of an eye!
These days Russell Brand doesn’t fly as close to the sun as he once did. Although, he’s still acting and performing stand up comedy, along with finding time to make a daily video to entertain his 5 million subscribers on YouTube!
We’ll get into his sex and drug addiction as well as his divorce from Katy Perry. You’ll find the answers you’re looking for below with “Answering 40 Questions About Russell Brand! 40 Facts on Russell Brand!” There’s even a nude photo of Russell Brand included just for the hell of it!
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40 Questions About Russell Brand!
1. Does Russell Brand have Attention Deficit Disorder?
Yes, British comedian Russell Edward Brand suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which symptoms include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
2. Does Russell Brand have Bi-Polar Disorder?
Yes, Russell Brand has also been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, a condition that affects ones mood, which can swing from one extreme to another.
3. Did Russell Brand Call For Revolution?
Yes, he did!
Russell Brand guest edited an essay in New Statesman, where he included a 4,500 word call for revolution. In it, he likened shaking George Osborne’s hand to “sliding [his] hand into a dilated cow.
4. Russell Brand is Fired By MTV!
After turning up to work dressed as Osama bin Laden the day after the horrific September 11 terrorist attacks, it’s easy to see why Brand was fired from his MTV presenting job. He later said,
“What I’ve learnt – to my cost – on several occasions in my life, is that people will put up with all manner of bad behavior so long as you’re giving them what they want. They’ll laugh and get into it and enjoy the anecdotes and the craziness and the mayhem as long as you’re doing your job well, but the minute you’re not, you’re fucked. They’ll wipe their hands of you without a second glance.”
5. Is Russell Brand a Football (soccer) Fan?
Russell Brand loves football (soccer) and has been an avid supporter of West Ham United since he was a young child. Brand isn’t the only high-profile
6. Does Russell Brand Sing?
Russell once auditioned for the boy band Five. Of course he was cut and isn’t known for singing.
7. Good Times With Dad!
At sixteen years old, Russell Brand took a trip to the far east with his father, who he rarely spent time with. While in Hong Kong, his dad took him to an brothel where they picked up three prostitutes and went back to their hotel room.
8. Does Russell Brand Vote?
During an interview with Jeremy Paxman in October 2013, Russell Brand admitted that he never once voted in the general elections. He did, however, state a desire to bring about change in the current political system and start a revolution that makes society fairer and distributes wealth more evenly.
9. Russell Brand Working as a Postman?
Brand once worked as a postman, although he wasn’t employee of the month at Royal Mail.
He had to apologize for stealing cash from letters and birthday cards while he was on the job to feed his growing drug addiction.
10. Was Russell Brand a Fat Kid?
Russell Brand suffered with weight issues as a child, which he admits openly: “I was a fat kid, not obese but chubby.” He considers his weight struggles as one of the reasons he suffered from depression and bulimia from the age of 11. Brand said of the illness that “It was really unusual in boys, quite embarrassing. But I found it euphoric.”
13. When did Russell Brand become a Vegan?
Brand became a vegetarian at the age of 14, and he then went the whole distance and became a vegan in 2011. PETA named Brand “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian” in 2007. Brand said on his commitment to vegetarianism that “Even as a junkie, I stayed true – ‘I shall have heroin, but I shan’t have a hamburger.’ What a sexy little paradox.”
14. Does Russell Brand have any Pets?
Russell Brand has a cat that he named Morrissey, after the frontman of one of his favourite bands, The Smiths. Who doesn’t love Morrissey?
15. At what age did Russell Brand leave home?
At the age of 16, he left home because of disagreements with his mother’s partner. Luckily, things turned out pretty well for Brand in the end. Although he did struggle quite a bit as a young man.
16. When did Russell Brand start acting?
Brand made his theatrical debut at age 15 in a school production of Bugsy Malone, and he then began work as a film extra. It wasn’t until he started stand-up comedy that he landed his first big role in a movie.
17. Did Russell Brand go to college?
Brand attended Grays School Media Arts College, and in 1991, he was accepted to the Italia Conti Academy. His first year of tuition funded by Essex County Council
18. Did Russell Brand finish college?
After year one at Italia Conti Academy, Brand was expelled for drug use and poor attendance.
19. What was Russell Brands big break?
Brand first achieved notoriety in 2004 as the host of Big Brother’s Big Mouth, a spin-off of Big Brother. An apropos title for a show hosted by Brand.
20. What was Russell Brands First Film Role?
In 2007, he had his first major film role in St Trinian’s. The following year, he landed a major role in the romantic comedy-drama Forgetting Sarah Marshall. His presence on screen was so captivating it led to him starring in a spin off alongside Jonah Hill in Get Him To The Greek
21. Comedy Competition
Brand performed stand-up at the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Final in 2000. Although he finished fourth, his performance attracted the attention of Gagged and Bound Comedy Ltd. agent Nigel Klarfeld.
22. Performing for the Queen
In 2007, Brand performed for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in the 2007 Royal Variety Performance. No word on how Queen Elizabeth felt about the performance
23. Is Russell Brand Married?
Yes, Russell Brand has been married to Laura Gallacher since 2017.
24. What was Russell Brands job at MTV?
Brand’s first presenting role came in 2000 as a video journalist on MTV. He presented Dancefloor Chart, touring nightclubs in Britain and Ibiza, and he also later hosted the tea-time request show Select.
25. Has Russell Brand written a book?
Brand’s first autobiography, which was titled My Booky Wook, was released on November 15th of 2007 and received favorable reviews.
26. Did Russell Brand write a newspaper column?
From 2006 until 2009, Brand wrote a column for The Guardian that focused on West Ham United and the England national football team. A collection of the columns from 2006 and 2007 was released in a book that was titled Irons in the Fire
27. Why did Russell Brand divorce Katy Perry?
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. The pair began dating after meeting again at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Brand and Perry got engaged on New Year’s Eve 2009 while on a trip in India. On December 30, 2011, Brand filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
28. Russell Brand and Katy Perrys wedding had an Indian Theme
Massive elephants named Laxmi and Mala were on hand for the big day, walking into the venue on a red carpet. During the Indian-themed wedding procession, Brand and Perry also incorporated traditional Indian music into their ceremony, including Rajasthani folk music and sacred Vedic chanting.
In addition to treating their guests to various song and dance performances, Katy and Russell also showered their closest friends and family members with shopping sprees and safari trips. A wedding where the guests come out in the black is the type of wedding we want to get invited to.
29. Has Russell Brand ever been arrested?
2010, Brand was arrested on battery charges after he allegedly attacked a paparazzo who blocked his and Perry’s way to catch a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. The journalist placed Brand under citizen’s arrest until police arrived. He was released from custody after posting US$20,000 bail. In a similar incident in 2012, an arrest warrant was issued for Brand in New Orleans due to allegations that he had thrown a photographer’s mobile phone through a window.
30. What is the story behind Russell Brand cutting a dogs hair?
Brand once cut some blonde hair off a dog and stuck it into his own hair, which made him look like Vanilla Ice. We’re not sure if this was an act of pure stupidity or actually a clever way to go about disguising yourself. Regardless, he was a young boy at the time. His mother Barbara told VIP that “He got hold of his father’s girlfriend’s dog and cut a chunk of its blond curls off. He didn’t hurt the little thing!”
31. Did Russell Brand Divorce Katy Perry with a Text Message?
Yes he did end his marriage with singer Katy Perry over a text message. Katy Perry told Vogue that Brand is “a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me.” Ouch!!
32. Russell Brand blast Hugo Boss at the GQ man of the year awards!
2013, Brand ripped into GQ Man Of The Year awards sponsor Hugo Boss. He placed a finger under his nose, in a heartfelt impersonation of Adolf Hitler, and started goose-stepping. Brand then said, “If anyone knows a bit about history and fashion, you know it was Hugo Boss who made uniforms for the Nazis. But they looked [redacted]ing amazing.” Brand was eventually ejected from the event
33. Is Russell Brand Shy in Real Life?
Brand insists that he’s actually a very shy person when he’s not in the spotlight. “Outside of performing, I’m not a particularly confident person. I’m shy, awkward, nervous, gauche.” Well, as shy and awkward a man with three-foot-high hair can be, we presume.
34. Was Russell Brand raised by a single mother?
Russell was raised solely by his mother, who worked as a secretary and made ends meet by selling dishwashers on the side. Something tells us she’s no longer selling anything on the side, except maybe autographs.
35. Did Russell Brand Strip Nude at a Protest? ( Graphic Photo )
Russell was arrested for stripping at the 2003 May Day protest in London. Unedited version of the photo below
36. Was Russell Brand addicted to drugs?
Yes, Russell has admitted many times he was severely addicted to drugs. He is now a patron of Focus 12, which is the counselling charity that helped him to beat cocaine, heroin, tobacco and alcohol addiction.
37. Is Russell Brand a Sex Addict?
He has admitted on numerous occasions he was also a sex addict. The UK news company, The Sun, named Brand ‘Shagger of the Year’ in 2006, 2007 and 2008. With quotes like this it is easy to see why he has taken the title 3 times: “I like threesomes with two women, not because I’m a cynical sexual predator. Oh no! But because I’m a romantic. I’m looking for “The One.” And I’ll find her more quickly if I audition two at a time.”
38. What is Russell Brands Net Worth?
As of the beginning of 2022 Russell Brand has a net worth of approximately $20 million dollars.
39. What is Russell Brand Doing Now?
Russell Brand regularly performs stand up comedy. He is also still acting. You can catch him daily on his YouTube channel which as of right now has nearly 5 million subscribers.
40. Is Russell Brand a Right Wing Neocon?
No, This is my personal opinion but Russell Brand isn’t close to being a right wing neocon. The media has tried to pin that label on him because they think it may diminish his voice with a certain group of people.
Those in power do not like what Russell Brand stands for. Which is thinking for himself. He is closer to a 1960’s hippie than anything else.
Wrapping up 40 Facts about Russell Brand!
Well there you have it 40 Facts about Russell Brand. I hope you found the answers you were looking for. This man has lived one hell of a life and the list could go on into the hundreds of facts and interesting tidbits about Russell Brand but I have to stop it somewhere.
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