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Jeremy Clarkson Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth NameJeremy Charles Robert Clarkson
Nickname Jezza
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeremy Clarkson was born in 1960 in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster in the North of England, an area renowned for its loud shouting and rampant exaggeration. He went to Repton school but didn't really pay attention and then got a job with a local newspaper where he was famed for stories such as 'Literally 50 billion people visit cake sale'. Probably. A chance meeting with a BBC producer saw him cast in the hit show Top Gear and the rest is history. Except for jet packs, which are the future.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Grand Tour Team

Spouse (2)

Frances Cain (8 May 1993 - present) (filed for divorce) (3 children)
Alexandra James (1989 - 1990) (divorced)

Trade Mark (5)

Sarcastic Wit
Deep Voice
His Height
His style of delivery when presenting, involving dramatic pauses and placing emphasis on the last few words in a sentence eg. "...in the world."
The phrase "And on that bombshell..." (usually used at the end of Top Gear episodes).

Trivia (24)

He is a motoring journalist and television presenter.
He is a fan of the rock bands Supertramp, Pink Floyd, Genesis and Curved Air. He named his favourite albums as "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac, "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd and "Crime of the Century" by Supertramp. He also provided sleeve notes for the reissue of the Genesis album "Selling England by the Pound".
He is notorious for his reactionary, outspoken opinions.
He was hit in the face with a pie by a protester whilst collecting his honorary degree for services to engineering from Oxford Brookes University.
He sold his Ferrari 355 Spyder to purchase a Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG (which he loves). Also, purchased one of only twenty eight 2005 Ford GTs imported to England (with which he has had an innumerable amount of problems, but still loves).
He sold his Mercedes SL55 AMG and has subsequently purchased an SLK55 AMG.
He lives in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, UK.
He has three children- Emily, Finlo and Katya.
He has placed an order for a Lamborghini Gallardo Roadster.
He owns the lighthouse cottages at the South end of Langness Peninsula in Derbyhaven, Isle Of Man.
Because of his personal disdain for diesel-fueled cars, he refers to them as "Diseasel".
He regularly referenced in the popular BBC Three sitcom Coming of Age (2007).
He was the first owner of a Paddington Bear toy as his mother, Shirley Clarkson, owns the company that produces them.
He is a cousin of Dr. Mark Porter.
He attended the funeral service for Margaret Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral.
As a child he acted in the BBC radio adaptations of Anthony Buckeridge's Jennings novels.
He has an eerily encyclopedic knowledge of British road names and numbers.
He is allergic to cats and, James May, so he claims.
He once took part in Who Do You Think You Are? (2004) to trace his ancestors and discovered that one of them invented a type of storage jar called a Kilner jar.
He is the daily driver of a Volkswagen Golf GTI.
He started his career at the Rotherham Advertiser newspaper where he reported on interesting things like court proceedings and large vegetable competitions.
His favourite film is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). His other two favourites are Local Hero (1983) and Battle of Britain (1969).
Some of the cars he has owned : Volvo XC90, Range Rover TDV8 vogue SE, Lotus elise 111S, Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser, Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, Mercedes CLK63 AMG black, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster, BMW M3 CSL, Honda CR-X, Ferrari F355, Ford GT, Aston Martin Virage, Alfa romeo alfetta GTV6, Lamborghini gallardo, VW golf GTI, VW scirocco 1, VW scirocco 2, Ford escort RS Cosworth, Porsche 911 carrera, Jaguar XJR, Ford focus, Reliant Robin, Ford cortina 1600E.
Despite being generally seen as a right-wing Conservative with a proud disregard for political correctness, as well as an abiding admiration for Margaret Thatcher, Clarkson surprised many of his critics when he came out in favour of Britain's membership of the European Union and said he was actually in favour of the principle of a European superstate.

Personal Quotes (13)

Smokers pay £19,000 a minute to the Exchequer, and that's enough to pay for the whole police force. Or to put it another way, for every £1 we cost the National Health Service, we give it £3.60. Please don't encourage the state to dictate how I live my life.
[Sunday Times 24 July 2005] Only last week I was at my children's sports day and as I lay in the long grass by the river drinking pink champagne and chatting with other media parents, I remember thinking, 'God, I love being middle class'.
[in reaction to being hit in the face by a pie from a protester at his Honorary Degree ceremony] Good Shot!
The only person who ever looked good in the back of a four-seater convertible is Adolf Hitler.
We all know that small cars are good for us. But so is cod liver oil. And jogging. I want to drive around in a Terminator, not the heroine in an E.M. Forster novel.
Much more of a hoot to drive than you might imagine. Think of it, if you like, as a librarian with a G-string under the tweed. I do, and it helps.
Sure it's quiet, for a diesel. But that's like being well-behaved... for a murderer.
We only need look at Baroness Thatcher (Margaret Thatcher) to know what women can be like when they want to get in front.
The problem is that television executives have got it into their heads that if one presenter on a show is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed heterosexual boy, the other must be a either black gay or a lesbian. Chalk and cheese, they reckon, works. But here we have Top Gear (2002) setting new records after six years using cheese and cheese. It confuses them.
I read in the papers how much I'm earning and fall about laughing because I'm sure it's not that much, otherwise I'd have an enormous boat. I'm literally not the slightest bit interested in money. I just don't pay any attention to money, it's rather vulgar.
I'd hate to see the day when a really bad bug like Ebola gets on a plane.
I long for a time when I think of myself as a European first and an Englishman second. I crave a United States of Europe with one currency, one army and one type of plug.
Britain, on its own, has little influence on the world stage. I think we are all agreed on that. But Europe, if it were well run and had good, cohesive, well thought-out policies, would be a tremendous force for good

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