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Name  Richard Blackwood
Albums  You'll Love to Hate This
Siblings  Naomi Campbell

Height  1.80 m
Role  Comedian
Children  Keaun Blackwood
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Birth name  Richard Clifford Blackwood
Born  15 May 1972 (age 43) London, England (1972-05-15)
Medium  Comedian, actor, rapper
Movies and TV shows  EastEnders, Anuvahood, The Guvnors, Don't Stop Dreaming
Similar People  Naomi Campbell, Letitia Dean, June Brown, Chucky Venn, Vas Blackwood
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Richard Clifford Blackwood (born 15 May 1972 in Clapham, London) is a British comedian, actor and rapper. He is currently playing Vincent Hubbard on the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

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Career

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Blackwood presented the hit UK version of Singled Out on mainstream television channel, Channel 5 and, in 1999, presented his own show called The Richard Blackwood Show. He was also a presenter on MTV television show, MTV Select with Donna Air.

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Blackwood scored a UK No. 3 hit single in 2000, with the song "Mama Who Da Man", based on Mama Used to Say by his uncle Junior. The 200,000+ selling hit single was written and produced by Lucas Secon (Pussycat Dolls, Jordin Sparks, Sugababes) and Mickey P. He later followed it up with a couple more singles, "1.2.3.4 Get with the Wicked" (No. 10) and "Someone There for Me" (No. 23) and released the ironically titled album You'll Love to Hate This (No. 10) in late 2000.

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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. During May 2003, Blackwood appeared in Channel 5's Celebrity Detox Camp, which involved him being filmed "pumping 18 litres of coffee solution through his anus into [his] stomach". In March 2007, he acted in the Bollywood smash-hit film Don't Stop Dreaming. In 2005, Blackwood appeared in Princes of Comedii DVD release.

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Blackwood was a presenter for the London radio station Choice FM and did some cover work on Capital FM

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In 2010, he played Brightie in the Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, alongside Adrian Lester and James Earl Jones at the Novello Theatre in London.

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In March 2011, he played the role of Russell - the Store Manager, in Anuvahood, starring Adam Deacon.

Also in 2011, he played the role of Donkey in the West End production of Shrek the Musical. The show opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 14 June 2011. He has starred alongside such performers as Amanda Holden, Nigel Lindsay, Nigel Harman, Kimberley Walsh and Neil McDermott.

Blackwood appeared with the rest of the Shrek cast on Britain's Got Talent for ITV on 31 May 2011. They performed "I'm a Believer".

On 17 January 2015, it was announced that Blackwood would be joining the cast of EastEnders as mysterious character Vincent Hubbard. He made his first appearance on 17 February 2015, and had many connections to different characters before actually appearing on the Square. He had previously been interviewed in a 2003 EastEnders documentary on the return of Den Watts.

Personal life

In a 2000 interview, Blackwood claimed that if he had not made it in show business he would have been "a graphic designer, designing buildings" (sic). He became the step-brother of supermodel Naomi Campbell when his father married her mother in the 1980s, until their divorce several years later.

Blackwood has said he once attempted suicide after filing for bankruptcy in 2003. He has a son, Keaun, born in January 2001.

Albums

  • You'll Love to Hate This (2000) UK No. 10
  • Singles

  • "Mama Who Da Man" (2000) UK No. 3
  • "1.2.3.4 Get with the Wicked" (feat. Deetah) (2000) UK No. 10
  • "Someone There for Me" (2000) UK No. 23
  • References

    Richard Blackwood Wikipedia


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