James May Biography
James May born James Daniel May, is an English television presenter and journalist. He was born on 16 January 1963 in Bristol, England.
He is best known as a co-presenter of the motoring programme Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from 2003 until 2015. As of 2016 he is a director of the production company W. Chump & Sons and is also a co-presenter in the television series The Grand Tour for Amazon Video, alongside his former Top Gear colleagues, Clarkson and Hammond, as well as former producer Andy Wilman.
May has presented other programmes on themes including science and technology, toys, wine culture, and the plight of manliness in modern times. He wrote a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph’s motoring section from 2003 to 2011.
James May Education
May attended Caerleon Endowed Junior School in Newport. He spent his teenage years in South Yorkshire where he attended Oakwood Comprehensive School in Rotherham and was a choirboy at Whiston Parish Church.
He studied a Bachelor of Music, specialising in harpsichord and piano at Pendle College, Lancaster University. In July 2010 May was awarded an honorary degree by Lancaster University, where he had previously studied Music.
James May Age
He was born on 16 January 1963 in Bristol, England.
James May Family
May was born in a family of four children; he has two sisters and a brother.
James May Wife
He has been in a relationship with dance critic Sarah Frater since 2000.
James May Books
- May on Motors: On the Road with James May (2006)
- Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure (2006)
- Notes from the Hard Shoulder (2007)
- James May’s 20th Century (2007 (H/B) Reprinted 2007 (P/B)
- James May’s Magnificent Machines (2008)
- Oz and James Drink to Britain (2009)
- James May’s Car Fever (2009)
- James May’s Toy Stories (2009)
- James May’s Toy Stories: Lego House (2010)
- James May’s Toy Stories: Airfix Handbook (2010)
- James May’s Toy Stories: Scalextric Handbook (2010)
- How to Land an A330 Airbus (2010)
- James May’s Man Lab: The Book of Usefulness (2011)
- James May: On Board (2012)
- James May: The Reassembler (2017)
James May TV Shows
- 1999: Top Gear (original run)
- 2003–2015: Top Gear
- 2005: James May’s Top Toys
- 2006–2007: Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure
- 2007: Top Gear of the Pops
- 2007: James May’s 20th Century
- 2007: James May: My Sisters’ Top Toys
- 2008: Top Ground Gear Force
- 2008: James May’s Big Ideas
- 2009: Oz and James Drink to Britain
- 2009: James May on the Moon
- 2009: James May at the Edge of Space
- 2009–2014: James May’s Toy Stories
- 2010: Shooting Stars
- 2010–2013: James May’s Man Lab
- 2011–2012: James May’s Things You Need To Know
- 2014–2016: James May’s Cars of the People
- 2014: Phineas and Ferb
- 2015: Building Cars Live
- 2016–Present: The Grand Tour
- 2016–Present: James May: The Reassembler
James May Cars
May has owned many cars including a 2005 Saab 9-5 Aero, Bentley T2, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Triumph 2000, Rover P6, Alfa Romeo 164, 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche, Jaguar XJS, 1992 Range Rover Classic Vogue, Fiat Panda, Datsun 120Y, 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S facelift, Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1, Ferrari F430, Ferrari 458 Italia, 1984 Porsche 911, 2005 Porsche Boxster S (which she claims is the first car she has ever purchased new). May currently owns a BMW i3 and a 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale which he ordered following his exit from Top Gear.
James May Death
May Narrowly Missed Death In A Grand Tour Season 2 Teaser Video. Here is the video
James May Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
James May House
James May reportedly alarmed neighbours with his plans to demolish his west London home in order to build a more luxurious house instead.
According to plans filed last month, May, 53, will knock down the house he bought for £325,000 in 2000 and combine it with a semi-derelict property next door, which he paid £310,000 for five years ago.
The new home, which is in a conservation area, is set to be six per cent larger than May’s existing property, with an extra floor on the two side wings, prompting worried from neighbours that his house will compromise their privacy.
In a letter to the council, May wrote: “Two neighbours raised issued regarding overlooking and fenestration.”
And to appease locals, he held a consultation meeting before Christmas to finalise his designs.
According to his architect, Mays plans “should cause no major effect on daylight and sunlight for the neighbouring properties” and casts “no extra shadow”.
May’s house-building ambitions previously reached headlines in 2009 when his Lego house – consisting of 3.3million Lego bricks – was knocked down after no one showed any interest in taking on the building.
James May News: Richard Hammond Crash: ‘The Grand Tour’ Producer Reveals Jeremy Clarkson And James May ‘Thought Richard Was Dead’ After Incident
The Grand Tour’s executive producer has opened up about Richard Hammond’s car accident, revealing that his co-presenters thought he was dead when they saw the aftermath of the incident.
Richard was airlifted to hospital, where he was diagnosed with a fractured knee, after the smash, which took place in Switzerland on Saturday (10 June).
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, executive producer Andy Wilman has revealed what happened in the moments immediately after the incident.
He said: “Jeremy and James both raced down to the scene of the crash as soon as it happened. When they saw the wreckage on fire they thought Richard was dead. It was really bad.
“They were staggered he had got out of it alive, because there was just nothing left. Everyone is so relieved. If Richard had been a few seconds slower getting out, he would have been incinerated.”
Andy added that he’s spoken to Richard, who “is being kept in for observation by the doctors”.
“All he said about his injuries was that his knee hurt a lot, which I’m not surprised about as it now has bolts in it and it is fractured,” he said. “His only worry was about letting his wife and family know he was OK.
“He has been very lucky – it’s a miracle really and certainly another one of his lives gone!”
Footage of the incident showed the car being engulfed in flames after flipping at speed, but Richard was able to climb out of the car by himself before the fire overwhelmed the car.