… In 1995, Brand applied for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Drama Centre London and was accepted to Drama Centre. He was expelled in the final term of his last year for smashing a glass over his head and then stabbing himself in the chest and arms after his hearing a criticism of his performance.
… Brand’s first presenting role came in 2000 as a VJ on the MTV. He presented Dancefloor Chart, touring nightclubs in Britain and Ibiza, and hosted the tea-time request show Select. However, Brand was fired after coming to work dressed as Osama bin Laden the day after the 11 September 2001 attacks and bringing his drug dealer to the MTV studios.
… Brand was later announced as the host of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards … Brand implored the audience to elect Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and later called then U.S. President George W. Bush “a retarded cowboy fella”, who, in England, “wouldn’t be trusted with scissors”.
… Brand’s radio career began in early 2002, when he hosted a Sunday afternoon show with Matt Morgan on London’s Indie Rock station Xfm. Brand was fired from the job after reading pornographic material live on-air
… After a string of high-profile relationships, Brand developed a reputation in the media as a ladies’ man. His dating life won him The Sun’s Shagger Of The Year award in 2006, 2007, and 2008. The award has been renamed “The Russell Brand Shagger of the Year Award …”