Birth Name: Russell Brand
Birth Place: Essex, England, GB
Born June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex, England to Barbara Elizabeth and Ronald Henry Brand, a photographer, Brand grew up in Grays with his mother after his parents separated when he was only six months old. Brand led a troubled adolescence; his mother, Barbara, suffered a bout with cancer, and Brand himself struggled with bulimia as a teen. Finding an outlet for his troubles in acting, Brand landed his first stage performance at the age of 15, portraying Fat Sam in a school production of "Bugsy Malone." Turning in an impressive performance, Brand landed a council-funded education at the private Italia Conti Academy in London, Britain's oldest theatre arts training school, and went on to earn a ... Continue Bio >>
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Russell returned to Grays last week to perform a gig in support of Jackson Garwood. Please take a moment to have a look at Jackson's fundraising page.
"Just after Jacksons first birthday in August 2015 he was diagnosed with early infantile Krabbes disease. Jackson, like other babies with Krabbes was born apparently healthy and hit all the normal milestones that you expect in the first 6 months of life with no sign that anything was wrong. It was shortly after this time that the condition started to take hold, and he began to gradually lose key skills. Krabbes is classes as a rare disease effecting 1 in 100,000, it is often misdiagnosed."
Help raise £3,000 to support Jackson over these coming months
We're raising money to support Jackson over these coming months because he's terminally ill with infantile Krabbes Disease. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.
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