Russell Brand (born Russell Edward Brand, June 4, 1975) is an English comedian, actor, columnist, singer, author and radio/television presenter. Brand achieved mainstream fame in the UK in 2004 for his role as host of “Big Brother” spin-off, “Big Brother's Big Mouth.” His first major film role was in the 2007 film “St Trinian's.” He married American pop singer Katy Perry in October 2010, and was divorced from her in February 2012.
Brand recorded a cover of The Beatles song “When I'm Sixty-Four” with composer David Arnold for the 40th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
He contributed two songs to the soundtrack of the 2008 film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” in which he appeared as Aldous Snow, lead singer of the fictional band Infant Sorrow. He reprised his role as Aldous Snow in 2010’s “Get Him to the Greek” and recorded sixteen songs for the soundtrack.
A comedy album/DVD “Scandalous – Live At The O2” was released in 2009.