Russell Brand

British comedian, actor, columnist, author and TV & radio personality. Brand achieved mainstream fame in the UK for presenting a Big Brother spin-off, Big Brother's Big Mouth, and for his radio show, among other television series and award ceremonies. He is noted for various controversies that have surrounded him in the British media, such as the 2008 prank calls that led to his resignation from the BBC.

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Penelope (2006)

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Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her company. This untraditional ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Palansky
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  James McAvoy  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Peter Dinklage

Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her company. This untraditional ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Palansky
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  James McAvoy  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Peter Dinklage

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall (2013)

Several comic greats pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded by Budd Friedman in 1963.  (more)

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CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Budd Friedman  •  Judd Apatow  •  Richard Belzer

Several comic greats pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded by Budd Friedman in 1963.  (more)

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CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Budd Friedman  •  Judd Apatow  •  Richard Belzer

Rock of Ages (2012)

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Russell Brand

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Russell Brand

What About Dick? (2012)

What About Dick? begins with the birth of a sex toy invented in Shagistan in 1898 by Deepak Rushdie Obi Ben Kingsley (Eddie Izzard), and tells the story of the subsequent decline of the British Empire as seen through the eyes of a Piano. The Piano (Eric Idle) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Idle  •  Aubrey Powell
CAST:  Eddie Izzard  •  Eric Idle  •  Russell Brand  •  Jane Leeves

What About Dick? begins with the birth of a sex toy invented in Shagistan in 1898 by Deepak Rushdie Obi Ben Kingsley (Eddie Izzard), and tells the story of the subsequent decline of the British Empire as seen through the eyes of a Piano. The Piano (Eric Idle) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Idle  •  Aubrey Powell
CAST:  Eddie Izzard  •  Eric Idle  •  Russell Brand  •  Jane Leeves

Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

Giving fans unprecedented access to the real life of the music sensation, Katy Perry: Part of Me exposes the hard work, dedication and phenomenal talent of a girl who remained true to herself and her vision in order to achieve her dreams. Featuring rare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Cutforth  •  Jane Lipsitz
CAST:  Katy Perry  •  Russell Brand  •  Shannon Woodward  •  Rachael Markarian

Giving fans unprecedented access to the real life of the music sensation, Katy Perry: Part of Me exposes the hard work, dedication and phenomenal talent of a girl who remained true to herself and her vision in order to achieve her dreams. Featuring rare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Cutforth  •  Jane Lipsitz
CAST:  Katy Perry  •  Russell Brand  •  Shannon Woodward  •  Rachael Markarian

Paradise (2013)

After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diablo Cody
CAST:  Julianne Hough  •  Holly Hunter  •  Nick Offerman  •  Russell Brand

After surviving a plane crash a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diablo Cody
CAST:  Julianne Hough  •  Holly Hunter  •  Nick Offerman  •  Russell Brand

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Miranda Cosgrove

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Miranda Cosgrove

Russell Brand in New York City (2009)

In this feature Brand details the difficulty of handling his newfound fame in America, recounts the time he meet the Queen and instructs women on how to approach him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Polito
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  Brian Balthazar

In this feature Brand details the difficulty of handling his newfound fame in America, recounts the time he meet the Queen and instructs women on how to approach him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Polito
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  Brian Balthazar

Arthur (2011)

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A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman that his family doesn't like.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Winer
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  Helen Mirren  •  Greta Gerwig  •  Jennifer Garner

A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman that his family doesn't like.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Winer
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  Helen Mirren  •  Greta Gerwig  •  Jennifer Garner

Hop (2011)

E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In L.A., he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  James Marsden  •  Kaley Cuoco  •  Hank Azaria

E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In L.A., he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  James Marsden  •  Kaley Cuoco  •  Hank Azaria

Despicable Me (2010)

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Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Jason Segel  •  Russell Brand  •  Julie Andrews

Villainous Gru lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Jason Segel  •  Russell Brand  •  Julie Andrews

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

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Pinnacle records has the perfect plan to get their sinking company back on track: a comeback concert in LA featuring Aldous Snow, a fading rockstar who has dropped off the radar in recent years. Record company intern Aaron Green is faced with the monumental task of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Russell Brand  •  Rose Byrne  •  Colm Meaney

Pinnacle records has the perfect plan to get their sinking company back on track: a comeback concert in LA featuring Aldous Snow, a fading rockstar who has dropped off the radar in recent years. Record company intern Aaron Green is faced with the monumental task of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Russell Brand  •  Rose Byrne  •  Colm Meaney

The Tempest (2010)

An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her enemies to the island to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Reeve Carney  •  David Strathairn  •  Tom Conti

An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her enemies to the island to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Reeve Carney  •  David Strathairn  •  Tom Conti

Britney: For the Record (2008)

An introspective documentary which chronicles pop music queen Britney Spears' return to the spotlight after her much-publicized professional and personal struggles. Honest, raw and revealing, the one-hour special shares some of Spears' most intimate moments in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Griffin
CAST:  Britney Spears  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Madonna  •  Russell Brand

An introspective documentary which chronicles pop music queen Britney Spears' return to the spotlight after her much-publicized professional and personal struggles. Honest, raw and revealing, the one-hour special shares some of Spears' most intimate moments in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Griffin
CAST:  Britney Spears  •  Lin-Manuel Miranda  •  Madonna  •  Russell Brand

Cruise of the Gods (2002)

The former stars of a TV sci-fi series are reunited for a cruise with members of their fan club.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Declan Lowney
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Rob Brydon  •  David Walliams  •  James Corden

The former stars of a TV sci-fi series are reunited for a cruise with members of their fan club.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Declan Lowney
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Rob Brydon  •  David Walliams  •  James Corden

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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When Sarah Marshall dumps aspiring musician Peter Bretter for rock star Aldous Snow, Peter's world comes crashing down. His best friend suggests that Peter should get away from everything and to fly off to Hawaii to escape all his problems. After arriving in Hawaii ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Jason Segel  •  Kristen Bell  •  Mila Kunis  •  Russell Brand

When Sarah Marshall dumps aspiring musician Peter Bretter for rock star Aldous Snow, Peter's world comes crashing down. His best friend suggests that Peter should get away from everything and to fly off to Hawaii to escape all his problems. After arriving in Hawaii ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Jason Segel  •  Kristen Bell  •  Mila Kunis  •  Russell Brand

The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Ball in the Hall (2006)

The rebirth of Amnesty International's legendary SECRET POLICEMAN'S BALL at the Royal Albert Hall on 14th October - after a 15 year hiatus - was a resounding success. Bigger, Better and Ballsier than ever before, 'The Ball In The Hall' is a non-stop, rapid-fire, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Knowles
CAST:  David Armand  •  Al Murray  •  Dylan Moran  •  Eddie Izzard

The rebirth of Amnesty International's legendary SECRET POLICEMAN'S BALL at the Royal Albert Hall on 14th October - after a 15 year hiatus - was a resounding success. Bigger, Better and Ballsier than ever before, 'The Ball In The Hall' is a non-stop, rapid-fire, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Knowles
CAST:  David Armand  •  Al Murray  •  Dylan Moran  •  Eddie Izzard

Trolls (2016)

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Lovable and friendly, the trolls love to play around. But one day, a mysterious giant shows up to end the party. Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walt Dohrn  •  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Christine Baranski

Lovable and friendly, the trolls love to play around. But one day, a mysterious giant shows up to end the party. Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walt Dohrn  •  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Justin Timberlake  •  Christine Baranski

Army of One (2016)

Gary Faulkner is an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote who receives a vision from God telling him to capture Osama Bin Laden. Armed with only a single sword purchased from a home-shopping network, Gary travels to Pakistan to complete his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Russell Brand  •  Rainn Wilson

Gary Faulkner is an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote who receives a vision from God telling him to capture Osama Bin Laden. Armed with only a single sword purchased from a home-shopping network, Gary travels to Pakistan to complete his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Russell Brand  •  Rainn Wilson

Amy (2015)

A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Amy Winehouse  •  Mark Ronson  •  Tony Bennett  •  Pete Doherty

A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Amy Winehouse  •  Mark Ronson  •  Tony Bennett  •  Pete Doherty
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