Blackwood in 2010
|Birth name||Richard Clifford Blackwood|
15 May 1972 |
Clapham, London, England
|Medium||Comedian, actor, rapper|
Richard Clifford Blackwood (born 15 May 1972 in Clapham, London, England) is a British comedian, former media personality, and occasional actor and rapper. He once co-presented a show on the London radio station Choice FM and has guested as a disc jockey at various nightclubs.
Blackwood scored a UK #3 hit single in 2000, with the song "Mama Who Da Man", based on "Mama Used to Say" by his uncle Junior. The 200,000+ selling hit single was written and produced by Lucas Secon (Pussycat Dolls, Jordin Sparks, Sugababes) and Mickey P. He later followed it up with a couple more singles, "1, 2, 3, 4 Get With The Wicked" (#10) and "Someone There For Me" (#23) and released the album You'll Love to Hate This (#35) in late 2000.
Blackwood appeared on Brass Eye in 2001, during which he was tricked into saying that Internet paedophiles can make computer keyboards emit noxious fumes in order to subdue children. Blackwood even sniffed a keyboard and claimed it made him feel "suggestible". Blackwood also warned watching parents that exposure to the fumes would make their children "smell like hammers". He had acting appearances in Holby City in 2003 and played the title character in the 2002 television series Ed Stone Is Dead. During May 2003, Blackwood appeared in Channel 5's Celebrity Detox Camp, a highlight of which was his self-administered coffee enema, which involved him being filmed "pumping 18 litres of coffee solution through his anus into [his] stomach". In March 2007, he acted in the critically unsuccessful Bollywood film Don't Stop Dreaming. In 2005, Blackwood appeared in Princes of Comedii DVD release.
Blackwood was a radio presenter for the London radio station Choice FM.
In March 2011, he played the role of Russell the Store Manager in Anuvahood, starring Adam Deacon.
In 2011 he played  the role of Donkey in the West End production of Shrek the Musical. The show opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 14 June 2011. He has starred alongside such performers as Amanda Holden, Nigel Lindsay, Nigel Harman, Kimberley Walsh and Neil McDermott.
In a 2000 interview, Blackwood claimed that if he had not made it in showbusiness he would have been "a graphic designer, designing buildings" (sic). In a 2001 interview on Channel 4's website, Blackwood claimed to be good friends with Virginia Bottomley.
He was banned from driving for one year in February 2010 for speeding. He was given a custodial sentence at Wentworth Detention Centre.
- You'll Love to Hate This (2000) UK #35
- "Mama Who Da Man" (2000) UK #3
- "184.108.40.206 Get With The Wicked" (feat. Deetah) (2000) UK #10
- "Someone There For Me" (2000) UK #23
- "Singled Out", UK Game Shows.
- "Channel 4 Misses", MSN Entertainment (accessed 9 February 2008).
- "Richard Blackwood | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
- "Channel 4 defends 'sick' satire", BBC News, Saturday, 28 July 2001 (accessed 9 February 2008).
- "Celebrity Detox Camp", Memorable TV..
- Don't Stop Dreaming (accessed 16 February 2008).
- BBC review of Don't Stop Dreaming (accessed 3 March 2008)
- "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof", Cast List.
- "Shrek role for BGT judge Amanda". UK Press Association. 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-07-30.
- Lisa McGarry, "Britain's Got Talent 2011: Amanda Holden and Shrek cast perform on Tuesday's semi final (VIDEO)", Unreality TV, 31 May 2011.
- Channel 4 - The Richard Blackwood Show
- "Big Breakfast - Richard Blackwood". Channel 4. 2000-08-14. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
- "Comedian Richard Blackwood given driving ban after speeding on Wessex Way". Daily Echo. 2010-02-19.
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