Jeremy Clarkson Biography
Jeremy Clarkson born Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson, is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer. He was born on 11 April 1960 in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Shirley Gabrielle Clarkson, a teacher, and Edward Grenville Clarkson, a travelling salesman.
Jeremy Clarkson had his early education at Hill House School, Doncaster Repton School. He was expelled from school for drinking, smoking, and unacceptable social behavior. He began working for his family business Paddington Bear Toys as a traveling salesman. He played the role of a public schoolboy Atkins in the radio adaptation of Jennings by Anthony Buckeridge. It was discontinued after his voice changed during his teens.
After working as a salesman, he joined Rotherham Advertiser as a trainee. He also worked for Rochdale Observer, Wolverhampton Express and Star, Lincolnshire, Shropshire Sta,r and the Associated Kent Newspapers. It was his grooming in Shropshire Star as a motor journalist writing about Fiats and Peugeots that put him on track to a successful motoring journalist career.
He started the Motoring Press Agency in 1984 along with another motoring journalist Jonathan Gill. The agency did road tests of vehicles and it was published in local newspapers and magazines. He has been writing for Top Gear since its inception in 1993. He is a regular columnist at the tabloid Sun and the broadsheet newspaper Sunday Times, apart from writing for Wheels section of the Toronto Star. He has also authored about 18 books.
He is known worldwide for his successful program in BBC TV titled Top Gear which was first telecast 27, October 1988. It was changed to a new format from 2002 onwards and it remained a popular program till 2015. The co-presenters were James May and Richard Hammond. It was rebroadcast in 100 countries around the world.He has also been successful in handling non-motoring themes in writing and in television. He excelled in the presentation of the UK version of The Robot Wars. His 30-minute talk show, Clarkson, featured leading politicians, musicians, and tv personalities.
He has appeared in a BBC series titled Who Do You Think You Are? in November 2004. In it, he traced back his family ancestors including his great-great-great grandfather John Kilner credited with the invention of Kilner Jar for preserving fruits. In 1997, he appeared in Room 101, a light-hearted comedy show. In this program, the guest lists the things they hate in life to be consigned to nothingness. For Clarkson, it was houseflies, caravans, the sitcom ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, among others.
His Top Gear show came to an end after he was sacked from BBC. But that did not deter Clarkson and his teammates James May and Richard Hammond to come up with The Grand Tour now shown in New Zealand at Amazon’s Prime Video. It has a per episode budget of £4.5 mn. The attractiveness of Clarkson is his unpredictability on screen, humor, and understanding of the viewer pulse. The new program has shoots done on exotic locations with crazy stunts and celebrity guests. It is aired from a different location each week.
Jeremy Clarkson Age
Jeremy Clarkson was born on 11 April 1960 in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Shirley Gabrielle Clarkson, a teacher, and Edward Grenville Clarkson, a travelling salesman.
Jeremy Clarkson Wife
Clarkson married Alexandra James in 1989, but she left him for one of his friends after six months. In May 1993, he married his manager, Frances Cain, daughter of VC recipient Robert Henry Cain, in Fulham. She was reported to have filed divorce proceedings in April 2014.
Jeremy Clarkson Family
Jeremy Clarkson was born to Shirley Gabrielle Clarkson, a teacher, and Edward Grenville Clarkson, a travelling salesman.
Jeremy Clarkson Net Worth
Clarkson has an estimated net worth of £30 million.
Jeremy Clarkson Twitter
What fucking moron decided that Constitution Hill AND St James’ should be closed at the same time?
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 9, 2018
Jeremy Clarkson Height
He stands at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m).
Jeremy Clarkson Books
- Jeremy Clarkson’s Motorworld
- Clarkson on Cars
- Clarkson’s Hot 100
- Planet Dagenham
- Born to be Riled
- Jeremy Clarkson on Ferrari
- The World According to Clarkson
- I Know You Got Soul
- And Another Thing…: The World According To Clarkson Volume 2
- Don’t Stop Me Now!!
- For Crying Out Loud!: The World According To Clarkson Volume 3
- Driven To Distraction
- How Hard Can It Be?: The World According To Clarkson Volume 4
- Round The Bend
- The Top Gear Years
- Is It Really Too Much To Ask?: The World According To Clarkson Volume 5
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong…
- As I was saying…: The World According To Clarkson Volume 6
Jeremy Clarkson Car Collection – Jeremy Clarkson Cars
Clarkson owns or 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
- Ford Focus
- Lamborghini Gallardo
- Volkswagen Golf GTI
- Volkswagen Scirocco 1
- Volkswagen Scirocco 2
- Land Rover Defender
- Ford Escort RS Cosworth
- McLaren 675LT
- Toyota Land Cruiser
Jeremy Clarkson Movies
- 1988–2000: Top Gear
- 1995–1996: Jeremy Clarkson’s Motorworld
- 1997: Jeremy Clarkson’s Extreme Machines
- 1998: Robot Wars
- 1998–2000: Clarkson
- 2000: Jeremy Clarkson’s Car Years
- 2001: Jeremy Clarkson’s Speed
- 2001: You Don’t Want to Do That
- 2002: Jeremy Clarkson: Meets the Neighbours
- 2002–2015: Top Gear
- 2003: The Victoria Cross: For Valour
- 2004: Inventions That Changed the World
- 2007: Jeremy Clarkson: The Greatest Raid of All Time
- 2014: PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster
- 2016–present: The Grand Tour
- 2018: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?