Emperor’s New Clothes reviewed in Los Angeles Times

Russell Brand’s ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ advocates with fun and wit by Martin Tsai “In Michael Winterbottom and Russell Brand’s documentary, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” the Hans Christian Andersen classic becomes an allegory for economic injustice: It proposes that the weavers from the bedtime story are analogous to today’s bankers, bond dealers, traders and hedge-fund managers. …Read more

Trew World Order South African tour photos

  See Russell live in Australia and New Zealand AUCKLAND – Vector Arena, 14th Oct Tickets here MELBOURNE – Rod Laver Arena, 17th Oct Tickets here ADELAIDE – Entertainment Centre, 18th Oct Tickets here PERTH – Perth Arena, 20th Oct Tickets here BRISBANE – Entertainment Centre, 22nd Oct Tickets here SYDNEY – Qantas Credit Union …Read more

We Can Change Whatever We Want

A mate who I trust said to me; “You know what this election boils down to? Who do you want to be protesting against on May 8th? Or whenever they finish counting, negotiating and posturing? David Cameron and a Tory coalition or Ed Miliband and one led by Labour?” I suppose, implicitly my argument has …Read more

TRIBECA film festival apology

I’m really sorry that I can’t get to the TRIBECA film festival today. I was going to be there to support this brilliant and important film, The Emperor’s New Clothes – that I have made (with Michael, he did the brilliant stuff – I’m not a raging narcissist) – but family issues mean I have …Read more

Sweets Way Sleepover

Join Russell for a Sleepover at 60 Sweets Way London N20 0NU Tuesday 17th March from 7.30pm Movie night and camp out, snacks and sweets and fun NOT LOUD MUSIC AND CHAOS Nearest station: Totteridge and Whetstone Sweets Way Resists is a campaign led by residents of the Sweets Way Estate in Barnet and their supporters, …Read more

SXSW Statement

Some time ago when I was a newly recovering junkie sinking my teeth into succulent transatlantic fame we were contacted by a respected filmmaker who asked if I’d like to make a documentary about happiness and I leapt, ego first into a caper that would take 7 years and as many directors to complete. Due …Read more

Back on air – new podcast

Me, Matt Morgan and Mr Gee back on air – Episode 1 available Wednesday. Go to the Russell Brand Podcast page on Audioboom for more info, previews and snippets

Voltaire’s virtue by Mr Gee

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” – Voltaire Today Charlie Hebdo is making the news once again with the publication of its “Survivor” issue depicting a cartoon of a weeping Prophet Muhammad. After a horrific week for France which has seen the acts …Read more


Away on holiday in a low signal land events in Paris are glimpsed as if through a crack in a door back to a terrible and confusing world. This violence now though has the eerie familiarity and bilious dread of a recurring nightmare and can be pieced together with weary glances at airport lounge TVs, …Read more