Richard Blackwood Overview

Richard Blackwood (born Richard Clifford Blackwood, 15 May 1972, Clapham, London, England) is an English United Kingdom comedian, media personality, occasional actor and MC Master of Ceremonies . Blackwood was step-brother of model Naomi Campbell after his father was married to her mother for a time. He co-presents presenter a show on the London radio station Choice FM Choice FM London and guests as a disc jockey at various nightclubs.

Blackwood presented the UK version of Singled Out on Channel 5 Five (TV) and, in 1999, presented his own show called The Richard Blackwood Show, which was commercially and critically unsuccessful.

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 Junior Giscombe .
The 200,000+ selling hit single was written and produced by Lucas Secon (Pussycat Dolls, Jordin Sparks, Sugababes) and Mickey P.

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. In March 2007, he acted in the critically unsuccessful Bollywood film Don't Stop Dreaming. In 2005, Blackwood appeared in the critically maligned Princes of Comedii DVD release, his involvement being described as "desperate" by DVD Times reviewer Eamonn McCusker.

Blackwood is now a radio presenter for London station Choice FM. He is also currently appearing on stage in a critically acclaimed adaptation of Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He appears alongside Adrian Lester and James Earl Jones at the Ivor Novello Theatre in London.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 Will Smith.

He was banned from driving for one year in Feb 2010 for speeding.You'll Love to Hate This (2001)


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