Charley Boorman

Charley Boorman(born 23 August 1966) is an English TV presenter, travel writer and actor. He is known for his enthusiasm for motorbikes, as demonstrated in several documentaries of his travels, including two with his friend, actor Ewan McGregor .

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 Charley Boorman's Early life and background

He is married to Olivia with whom he has two daughters, Doone and Kinvara. He resides in Barnes , south London.

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 Charley Boorman's Acting career

Boorman got an early start in the film business appearing in films directed by his father. He first appeared inDeliverance(1972), played a young Mordred inExcalibur(1981) (joined by his older sister Katrine Boorman who played Ygraine , Mordred's grandmother), then in 1985 played a leading role inThe Emerald Forest. In 1987 he had a non-speaking role as a young German Luftwaffe pilot parachuting into a small village inHope and Glory(his sister Katrine also appeared in that film).

His more recent acting appearances includeThe Serpent's Kiss(1997) on which he met Ewan McGregor , andThe Bunker(2001).

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 Charley Boorman's Charity work

Long Way Round,Long Way DownandBy Any Means. In 2009, Boorman was made president of Dyslexia Action ; being dyslexic himself, Boorman is passionate about the cause and is keen to help the charity achieve its vision of a world where barriers are removed for those with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. Boorman has been on many visits to Dyslexia Action's regional centres and was actively involved in the charity's appeal "It's ME!". He also supported its whole school initiative "P4L" (Partnership for Literacy). Boorman recently participated in a live web chat for the charity where he answered questions about his dyslexia and his various adventures.

In 2009, Boorman went to Helmand Province , Afghanistan and visited troops. Kandahar and Bastion were the two key camps he visited, just before Christmas. He was reported to be "humbled" by meeting troops and has since been involved in related fund raising projects, in particular for Help for Heroes .

In February 2014 Charley presented Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Awards [1] at St. James's Palace, on behalf of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh , as part of his support for the charity.

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 Charley Boorman's Filmography

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 Charley Boorman's Bibliography

  • Long Way Round(2004 – With Ewan McGregor )
  • Race to Dakar(2006)
  • Long Way Down(2007 – With Ewan McGregor )
  • By Any Means(2008)
  • Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means(2009)
  • Extreme frontiers(2011)

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 Charley Boorman's References

  1. "John Boorman Biography (1933–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  2. Daily Mail Weekend Interview. 16 June 2012, p6
  3. "Charley Boorman becomes Dyslexia Action President". Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  4. Long Way Round official website
  5. Charley Boorman (2006) Race to Dakar. Time Warner Books. ISBN 978-0-316-02711-3
  6. http://www.longwaydown.com/ The Long Way Down official Site
  7. BBC Long Way Down microsite
  8. http://byanymeans.bigearth.tv/ Itinerary on official BigEarth site
  9. MotorcycleNews.com interview
  10. "BBC Two – World's Most Dangerous Roads, Series 1, Alaska". BBC. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  11. "Extreme Frontiers South Africa". Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  12. Hull, Rob (9 August 2007). "Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman reveal Long Way Up is on the cards". Motorcycle News. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  13. "The world according to Charley Boorman". London: Dailymail.co.uk. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  14. Appleby, Stuart. "Interview: Charley Boorman". ShaveMagazine.com. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  15. "Ewan McGregor secures sponsorship deal for South American road trip". heraldscotland.com. 2015-06-07. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 

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