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And yes, women, too. After a first episode it seems to take pleasure in digging into the particulars behind these discoveries including a handful of operation sequences that spare no expense on viscera , all that falls away over time as the romance takes center stage. Her continuous insistence that illnesses should be cured by God and not man provides a fascinating foil to all of the investigative work the physicians are doing elsewhere.

That also expresses itself in a later-season arc when the nurses discuss the formation of a union. Sign up for our TV email newsletter here. Back to IndieWire. In a statement, Brand thanked all the producers for "taking the risk of employing an ex-junkie twerp" to front the show. Of his time presenting the show, he said, "The three years I've spent on Big Brother's Big Mouth have been an unprecedented joy".

Brand next returned to MTV in the spring of as presenter of the chat show, 1 Leicester Square , which had its broadcast time revised to allow for a more adult-oriented theme. The viewing figures for the first episode were seen as disappointing, being beaten by nearly all of E4's main multi-channel rivals, despite a big publicity and promotional campaign for the show. The poor ratings prompted the network to repackage the show as The Russell Brand Show and move it to Channel 4. Brand presented the NME Awards.

At the ceremony Bob Geldof , who was accepting an award from Brand, said at the podium, "Russell Brand — what a cunt", to which Brand replied, "Really, it's no surprise [Geldof]'s such an expert on famine. He has, after all, been dining out on ' I Don't Like Mondays ' for 30 years. Brand returned to Channel 4 to host Russell Brand's Ponderland , in which he discussed topics like childhood and science through stand-up comedy.

The show first aired on 22 October and continued for the next five nights. A second series began on 30 October The show ran for 12 episodes over the two series. Brand's appearance led to controversy for numerous reasons. He also said, "If there was a female Christ, it's Britney". President George W.

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Bush "a retarded cowboy fella", who, in England, "wouldn't be trusted with scissors". While still a teenager, Brand appeared in episodes of The Bill and the children's adventure series Mud. Brand appeared in a small role in the movie Penelope ; although his first major film role was as Flash Harry in the film St Trinian's.

Brand achieved American fame when he starred in the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall , in which he played rock star Aldous Snow, the boyfriend of the title character played by Kristen Bell. Brand received rave reviews for his performance as Snow, and he revealed the character was changed from an author to a rock star because of his audition. Nefario in the Universal movie Despicable Me , [59] and reprised the role in the sequel. Brand starred as Lonny in a film adaptation of the s-set musical Rock Of Ages , released in cinemas in June Other projects Brand has been tied to include a remake of Drop Dead Fred , [65] an Adam Sandler-produced film about a con-man posing as a priest tentatively entitled Bad Father , co-written by Brand and Matt Morgan; [66] and a film adaptation of the children's television programme Rentaghost a project that was picked up by Fox Studios in with Ben Stiller attached.

As of October , Brand's own production company is called Vanity Projects. Called 'Branded Films', the company operates from the Warner Bros. The company's primary focus is to develop films that Brand stars in. Brand hosted Brand X , a late-night talk show on FX , which received lukewarm reviews and middling ratings. It was canceled after two seasons.

Brand was fired from the job after reading pornographic material live on-air. The show regularly drew about , listeners. Sunday tabloid The Mail on Sunday broke the story and regarded the phone calls as obscene. Both presenters were later suspended by the BBC because of the incident, [73] and Brand resigned from his show. Brand returned to radio when he and Noel Gallagher hosted a one-off football talk show on 19 April for Talksport.

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The show featured clips and back-stage recordings from his Booky Wook 2 promotional tour. In Brand launched a new podcast called Under the Skin with Russell Brand which has him interviewing guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts. Brand's first autobiography, My Booky Wook , was released on 15 November and received favorable reviews. Andrew Anthony from The Observer commented that "Russell Brand's gleeful tale of drugs and debauchery in My Booky Wook puts most other celebrity memoirs to shame". A collection of the columns from and was released in a book entitled Irons in the Fire.

Following the London riots , Brand wrote a column in which he criticized the government's response to the riots in Summer as a failure to address the root causes. It is the first installment of an intended series, featuring illustrations by Chris Riddell. Were it not for his celebrity, this book in manuscript would surely have been returned to its author by any publisher along perhaps with some kindly advice for seeking out an anger-management course. His book Revolution , in which Brand develops his earlier ideas, was published by Random House in October and received much publicity.

Nick Cohen of The Observer called Brand's writing "atrocious: long-winded, confused and smug; filled with references to books Brand has half read and thinkers he has half understood. The contrast with the tame wooden prose of elected politicians is marked. It deals with the people who have had a positive impact on his life and encourages us to look to others to become better individuals.

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In January , Brand participated in a celebrity letter to The Independent —as a supporter of the Hoping Foundation—to condemn Israel's assault on Gaza , and the "cruel and massive loss of life of the citizens of Gaza". Brand was selected by the Dalai Lama to host the Buddhist leader's youth event in Manchester.

The Dalai Lama's representatives explained that Brand was selected because he had proved "the power of spirituality to effect change in his own life", while Brand stated to the BBC after the event: "I said yes because he's the living incarnation of Buddha and I thought, if you're around the Dalai Lama, that can only be good for your spiritual quest through life. He's an amazing diplomat, an incredible activist, a wonderful human being and an inspiration to us all. In April , Brand testified in front of a parliamentary committee about drug addiction, sharing his experiences and view that drugs should be decriminalised.

He said, "I'm not a legal expert. I'm saying that, to a drug addict, the legal aspect is irrelevant. If you need to get drugs, you will. The criminal and legal status, I think, sends the wrong message. Being arrested isn't a lesson, it's just an administrative blip. Brand said he felt compelled to make the film after the death of close friend Amy Winehouse , and he also used the opportunity to question how British society "deals with addicts and addiction.

In June , Brand appeared in a video in support of Chelsea Manning. Since , Brand has appeared more frequently as a campaigner for serious issues rather than an entertainer. Jeremy Paxman interviewed Brand on Newsnight in , in which he disparaged the British political system as ineffectual and encouraged the British electorate not to vote.


A socialist egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth, [with] heavy taxation of corporations I think the very concept of profit should be hugely reduced I say profit is a filthy word, because wherever there is a profit there is also a deficit. British commentator Joan Smith dismissed Brand as the "canny self-publicist" who indulges in "waffle about 'revolution'" as "one celebrity, I'm afraid, who's more idiot than savant. But Brand's rhetorical flourishes made up for the lack of detail".

The only power politicians have is the collective confidence we have in them. The most radical thing is to recapture the idea you can change the world. The interview ran for more than an hour and was published on the Union's YouTube channel.

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Brand launched his YouTube series The Trews: True News with Russell Brand on 27 February , in which he "analyses the news, truthfully, spontaneously and with great risk to his personal freedom. By the end of the year, more than episodes had been released on the channel. Brand addressed the crowd, saying, "The people of this building [the House of Commons] generally speaking do not represent us, they represent their friends in big business.

It's time for us to take back our power. Power isn't there, it is here, within us. The revolution that's required isn't a revolution of radical ideas, but the implementation of ideas we already have. In September , Brand lent his support to the Fire Brigades Union , giving a speech at the union's rally against cuts in London and asking the public to support the firefighters.

Shortly afterward, Brand appeared on Newsnight again, but was interviewed by Evan Davis on this occasion. The film, titled Russell Brand: End the Drugs War , shows him exploring the illicit drug policies of other countries in search of a compassionate approach to people who use illicit drugs. Brand said in the documentary, "People think compassion is 'wet liberalism'; it's not, it's pragmatic". On 2 December , Brand joined East London residents to protest over the increase in rents at the New Era housing estate.

The line of questioning irritated Brand, who ended up calling the reporter a "snide"—the short clip went viral on YouTube. Brand called Farage "a pound shop Enoch Powell " on-air, [] and the two men continued to trade insults after the programme had ended. I agree with most of what he has to say, and I'm glad he was on Question Time —in the heart of the establishment—saying it.

But in terms of his performance or identity, he looks caught between two stools.

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Balls responded by calling Brand a "pound shop Ben Elton. Brand and director Michael Winterbottom worked together to produce a documentary, The Emperor's New Clothes , that had its international premiere on 24 April at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film features archival footage with appearances by Brand in London and New York City, examining the financial crisis of and global economic inequality.

Following these interviews, three days before the election, Brand released the final episode of The Trews Politics Week entitled "Emergency: VOTE To Start Revolution" [] releasing additional material from his discussion with Ed Miliband and stating "I think we've got no choice but to take decisive action to end the danger of the Conservative party".