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Richard Hammond

Biography

Broadcast journalist, article writer, and entertainer who also co-hosted Top Equipment, which won a global Emmy Honor in 2005. He went to Harrogate University of Artwork and Technology. He made an appearance on the display THE WORLD Live with Julia Bradbury. He previously two children along with his wife Mindy Hammond, whom he wedded in 2002. He co-hosted Best Gear with Jeremy Clarkson.

Quick Facts


Full Name Richard Hammond
Date Of Birth December 19, 1969
Place Of Birth Solihull, England
Height 1.7 m
Profession Journalist
Education Harrogate College, Solihull School, Ripon Grammar School
Nationality British, English
Spouse Amanda Etheridge
Children Willow Hammond, Isabella Hammond
Parents Eileen Hammond, Alan Hammond
Siblings Nicholas Hammond, Andrew Hammond
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Features, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Science And Technology Programming
Movies Scragg 'n' Bones, Top Gear Revved Up, Top Gear: The Challenges 3, Top Gear: The Challenges 2
TV Shows Top Gear, The Grand Tour, Total Wipeout, Brainiac: Science Abuse, Science of Stupid, Time Commanders, Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections, How to Build a Planet, Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds, Richard Hammond's Crash Course, Top Gear: Bolivia Special, Petrolheads, The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding The Legend, Formula 1: BBC Sport, Richard Hammond's Blast Lab, Top Ground Gear Force, Richard Hammond's Journey to ..., Top Gear Winter Olympics, Top Gear of the Pops, Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel, Helicopter Heroes, Top Gear: Top 41, Top Gear: Ambitious But Rubbish, Should I Worry About...?, Top Gear Australia: Ashes Special, Richard Hammond's Tech Head, Richard Hammond's 5 O'Clock Show, Sport Relief 2010
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1First car: Toyota Corolla Liftback. He crashed it.
2Went to art college. When asked what he wanted to do with his degree, he replied "attract girls".
3Daily driver: Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
4Favourite food: Cottage pie.
5Unlike the other two hosts, Richard's idea of a good holiday is camping in the rain in the English Lake District.
6While filming for a new series of Top Gear (2002) on September 20th 2006, he was seriously injured when the jet car he was driving overturned. He was cut out of the vehicle and removed by air ambulance to Hospital. Despite suffering a "serious brain injury" he left intensive care and entered a private hospital within 10 days.
7Started out on BBC Radio Cumbria.
8November 2004 bought a 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
9Owns a Labradoodle and coincidentally, presented Crufts 2005 on the BBC.
10Drives a Morgan +8 Roadster (His dream car)
11Writes a motoring column in the British tabloid newspaper, the Daily Mirror.
12Went to Sharmans Cross school and Solihull School.
13Lives just outside Cheltenham with his wife, two daughters, three horses, four dogs, two cats, a rabbit and handful of chickens.
14Has 2 daughters, Isabella, nicknamed Izzy, and Willow.
15He eventually landed his dream job as a TV presenter on a motoring show but, alas, the show was on cable TV where the cameramen regularly outnumbered the viewers. Top Gear thought it daft to waste all that genuine petrolhead enthusiasm, so they gave him a job on proper telly.
16Motoring enthusiast and TV presenter.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blast Lab2009-2010TV Series co-producer - 39 episodes
Top Gear: Uncovered2009Video documentary co-producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forza Motorsport 52013Video GamePresenter (voice)
Phineas and Ferb2013TV SeriesNigel
Forza Motorsport 42011Video GamePresenter (voice)
Scragg n Bones2006ShortScragg

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip2013TV Movie documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grand Tour2016TV Series 1 episode

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sweeney2012stunts

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grand Tour-2017TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Presenter
Loose Women2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Would I Lie to You?2015TV SeriesHimself
Science of Stupid2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Top Gear2002-2015TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself - Host / Himself
Wild Weather2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip 22014Video documentaryHimself - Host
That Puppet Game Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Crackanory2013TV SeriesHimself
How to Build a Planet2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
8 Out of 10 Cats2013TV SeriesHimself
South at Six2013TV SeriesHimself
Richard Hammond's Secret Service2013TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Richard Hammond's Crash Course2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Planet Earth Live2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
The One Show2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Live Reporter
Sport Relief Goes Global2012TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Winter Wipeout2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Engineering Connections2008-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Top Gear: At the Movies2011Video documentaryHimself - Presenter
Blast Lab2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Total Wipeout2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Richard Hammond's Journey to ...2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Formula 1: BBC Sport2011TV SeriesHimself
Richard Hammond's Tech Head2011TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
The National Television Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Top Gear: Apocalypse2010Video documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter, Top Gear (segment "Top Gear")
Top Gear Australia2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Hammond Meets Moss2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Sport Relief 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Xposé2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear: Uncovered2009Video documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Paul O'Grady Show2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Blue Peter2009TV SeriesHimself
The British Academy Television Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Sport Relief 20082008TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Timewatch2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter / Interviewer
Children in Need2007TV SeriesHimself
The National Television Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest / Himself
Helicopter Heroes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Last One Standing2007TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Geeks2006TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Brainiac: Science Abuse2003-2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Breakfast2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2002-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Presenter
Richard Hammond and the Holy Grail2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
School's Out2006TV SeriesHimself
Petrolheads2006TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
5 O'Clock Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Today with Des and Mel2006TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Wonderful World of Whiteley2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Screen Chases2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legend2005TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Top of the Pops2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest Presenter
Jack Dee Live at the Apollo2005TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Inside Britain's Fattest Man2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter / Narrator
Should I Worry About...?2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Movies' Greatest Cars2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Are You Younger Than You Think?2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Week2005TV SeriesHimself
Crufts Dog Show2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Time Commanders2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
TV's Greatest Cars2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sport Relief 20042004TV SpecialPresenter: Stars in Fast Cars
Books for Boys: A Mission Impossible?2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
They Think It's All Over2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Ready, Steady, Cook2003TV SeriesHimself
RI:SE2003TV SeriesGuest TV Reviewer
Mind Games2003TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear: Back in the Fast Lane2003TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Gear2010-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Presenter
BBC News 8pm Summary2015TV Series shortHimself
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter, Top Gear (segment "Top Gear")
The Fame Review 20062006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest PresenterBlast Lab (2009)
2007TRIC AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club AwardsSatellite/Digital TV Personality
2006TRIC AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club AwardsSatellite/Digital TV Personality
2005TRIC AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club AwardsSatellite/Digital TV Personality
2005TRIC AwardTelevision and Radio Industries Club AwardsNew TV Talent

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest PresenterTop Gear (2002)· Jeremy Clarkson
· James May


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#Quote
1Failing my driving test first time; that was a disappointment on a geological scale.
2I don't particularly want to smear myself into a hillside.
3My first car was a 1976 Toyota Corolla Liftback in red, like the one in 'The Blues Brothers.' I painted a Union Jack on the roof. I was absolutely in love with it until I destroyed it, which broke my heart!
4I think a basic level of fitness can help the body cope with all manner of incidents.
5I had post-traumatic amnesia, five-second memory, it happens as a result of brain injury.
6With the case of running, it really is a case of get out, set yourself a distance, run it, and then do it again the next day. It's tremendously simple.
7I run a lot. I have this five-mile run that I try and do a few times a week. If I do more, I get shin splints and it drives me mad, so I have to balance it.
8I would love to act. I probably won't make it to Hollywood at 42 years of age, but I'd love to act.
9I'm not reckless. I was never reckless.
10My grandfather on one side was trained as a cabinetmaker but eventually worked as a coachbuilder and then built cars. I inherited from him a love of cars, but with no technical ability whatsoever, sadly!
11I mostly drive around in a Fiat 500 TwinAir, and that's a pretty small car!
12If I can be cruel; I'm not a big fan of the Audi R8, actually.
13I'm a presenter.
14Forty is brilliant and I love it. I'm happier now than when I was 20.
15I've been in a car three or four times when it filled with water and it's not a comfortable feeling.
16At home I drive an old Land Rover.
17I damaged all the complicated bits of the brain to do with processing and emotional control. I was prey to every single emotion that swept over me and I couldn't deal with it. I had to re-learn things from scratch.
18For somebody who has injured their brain, every single thing they say and think will be the subject of their own questioning.
19The easiest and simplest thing that any one can do to make their car safer, more gas efficient, whatever - check the tire pressure.
20I like to think that my arrogance, impetuosity, impatience, selfishness and greed are the qualities that make me the loveable chap I am.
21And I like pygmy goats, because they're just lovely, and ducks.
22It's not just the kid who's spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it's also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it's more a message to the world than an effective means of saving fuel, to be quite honest.
23No action hero is more closely associated with cars than James Bond.
24Now, personally, I like a car with some sort of character.


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