Russell Brand

Lowest Rated: 25% Army of One (2016)
Birthday: Jun 4, 1975
Birthplace: Essex, England, UK
Something of a Renaissance man in his native Britain -- a performer who divides his time between screen acting, journalism, radio emceeing, and standup comedy -- Russell Brand trademarked himself via an outlandishly flamboyant, rave-happy persona, sporting the goth-tinged apparel, black mascara, and a bouffant, mile-high hairdo to match. He first entered show business at a tender age, with a portrayal of the gangster Fat Sam in the theatrical version of the kiddie musical Bugsy Malone, then moved into standup comedy, with a series of innumerable appearances on U.K. television (each one underscoring his anarchic image). For a time in the mid- to late 2000s, the press reported that the Channel 4 network was struggling to find the right vehicle to house Brand's larger-than-life personality and schtick; one of the more popular series, Russell Brand's Ponderland, intercut routines by Brand with flip and video archival clips. Brand made history when he signed as an on-air DJ with BBC 6 Music and helped that station drive its listener count through the roof, and as of 2002 began segueing into acting roles in features. Brand made two of his more high-profile appearances as Flash Harry in the boarding school comedy St. Trinian's, and as Aldous Snow, an obnoxious British rocker who whisks the lead character's girlfriend away, in the Judd Apatow-produced romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The movie was a huge hit, and Brand followed it up with a starring role in another comedy, Get Him to the Greek, opposite Jonah Hill in 2010. Brand's would also lend his vocal talents to animated features like 2010's Despicable Me and 2011's Hop. He even payed homage to his British roots with the role of jester Trinculo in Julie Taymor's 2011 adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, opposite a femaile Prospero played by Helen Mirren. The chemistry between the two English stars would sustain for another film as well, as they reteamed for 2011's Arthur. In 2010 Brand married pop star Katy Perry, but filed for divorce from her fourteen months later. In 2012 he appeared in the hair-metal jukebox musical Rock of Ages.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Russell Brand: Re:Birth Actor 2018
80% The Fight Actor 2018
59% Despicable Me 3 Dr. Nefario $264.2M 2017
25% Army of One God 2016
75% Trolls Creek $153.7M 2016
59% The Emperor's New Clothes Actor 2015
72% Brand: A Second Coming Actor 2015
No Score Yet A Royal Hangover Actor 2014
No Score Yet Katy Perry: Getting Intimate Actor 2014
74% Despicable Me 2 Dr. Nefario $368.1M 2013
No Score Yet Russell Brand: Messiah Complex Actor 2013
42% Rock of Ages Lonny $38.6M 2012
26% Arthur Arthur Bach Executive Producer $29.3M 2011
25% Hop E.B. $108.1M 2011
No Score Yet The London Perambulator Actor 2011
No Score Yet Drop Dead Fred Actor 2011
30% The Tempest Trinculo $0.3M 2010
81% Despicable Me Dr. Nefario $251.5M 2010
72% Get Him to the Greek Aldous Snow $61M 2010
No Score Yet Russell Brand In New York City Actor 2009
25% Bedtime Stories Mickey $110M 2008
83% Forgetting Sarah Marshall Aldous Snow $63M 2008
31% St. Trinian's Flash Harry 2007
No Score Yet The Abbey Actor 2007
No Score Yet Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live Actor 2007
54% Penelope Sam the Jazz Club Owner $10.1M 2006
No Score Yet A Bear's Christmas Tail Actor 2004
No Score Yet White Teeth Actor 2003
No Score Yet A Brief History of Cuba in D Minor Actor 2001

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer
2018
Guest
  • 2019
69% Ballers
2015
Lance
  • 2018
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Brand X with Russell Brand
2012-2013
Host Host Producer Appearing Executive Producer
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host
  • 2011
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet QI
2003-2018
Panelist

QUOTES FROM Russell Brand CHARACTERS