Russell Brand cuts a smart figure as he makes a rare outing at The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour


Russell Brand cuts a stylish figure in a blue co-ord as he makes a rare outing at The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour

Russell Brand made a rare appearance public on Monday afternoon as he attended The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour. 

The comedian, 46, cut a dapper figure in a washed blue shirt which featured colourful space detailing on. 

He paired the number with a smart pair of matching trousers as he posed for cameras at the lavish venue. 

Smart: Russell Brand, 46, cut a dapper figure in a washed blue shirt as he made a rare appearance on Monday at The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour

Smart: Russell Brand, 46, cut a dapper figure in a washed blue shirt as he made a rare appearance on Monday at The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour

The former actor added a pop of colour to the ensemble by teaming the look with purple and yellow Nike trainers.

He seemed in high spirits as he hid behind a dark pair of sunglasses and accessorised with a long beaded necklace. 

The star opted for a large brown hat allowing his long brunette tresses cascade past his shoulders in natural curls.  

High spirits: Also at the event were actors Dominic West (left) and Mark Strong (right) who both dressed smart

High spirits: Also at the event were actors Dominic West (left) and Mark Strong (right) who both dressed smart 

Also at the event were actors Dominic West and Mark Strong as well as Game of Thrones star Nina Gold who looked sensation in a silk red shirt and white trousers

Russell – who is well-known for his Big Brother’s Big Mouth presenting gig – ditched Hollywood to live a wholesome life with his family.

Russell and his wife, TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher’s younger sister Laura, are understood to have recently taken ownership of the Crown Inn – a pub in Pishill, near Henley-on-Thames.

Nestled in the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside, the Grade II listed coaching house, which dates from the 16th Century – comes with a detached barn which can host weddings for up to 80 people.

Catching up: The starts seemed in high spirits as they caught up at the poetry event

Catching up: The starts seemed in high spirits as they caught up at the poetry event

The couple – who tied the knot in August 2017 – have found success in their other company, which specialises in TV production.

The couple shared a £1.4 million dividend in 2020, according to company accounts.

Despite famously calling for a ‘socialist egalitarian’ revolution during a Newsnight interview in 2015, Mr Brand has amassed a net worth of about £15 million thanks to his business interests and a string of luxury properties.

Russell quit alcohol and drugs in 2003, telling The Guardian in a 2013 interview: ‘My life has improved immeasurably. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships and generally a bright outlook.’

Stunning: Game of Thrones star Nina Gold (left) looked sensation in a silk red shirt and white trousers as she posed alongside Lucy Bevan who sported a pink jumpsuit

Stunning: Game of Thrones star Nina Gold (left) looked sensation in a silk red shirt and white trousers as she posed alongside Lucy Bevan who sported a pink jumpsuit

The actor successfully tackled his issues with Class A substances following more than a dozen brushes with the law, amongst them a high-profile arrest by the Metropolitan Police for stripping off during an anti-capitalist Mayday protest in London’s teeming Piccadilly Circus.

Then a precocious MTV reporter, he attracted further controversy by turning up for work dressed as al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, shortly after hard-line Islamic terrorists flew two passenger planes into the World Trade Centre.

Russell won wider international acclaim thanks to his role as highly-strung, drink and drug addled rock star Aldous Snow in 2010 comedy Get Him To The Greek.

But he admits the character, who aggressively snorts cocaine and suffers a fraught relationship with a vain, fame-seeking father mirrored his own back-story.

‘I was very lucky to work with (producer) Judd Apatow and they ransacked my life – I told them all about my life and my childhood,’ he explained in 2017. ‘Sometimes it was a bit weird – I remember doing it quite a lot of fake coke which was a bit triggering.’

However Russell insisted he has no desire to relive his excessive past, quipping: ‘F**k pleasure. And God knows I’ve tried.’

Private: Russell - who is well-known for his Big Brother's Big Mouth presenting gig - ditched Hollywood to live a wholesome life with his family

Private: Russell – who is well-known for his Big Brother’s Big Mouth presenting gig – ditched Hollywood to live a wholesome life with his family

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