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Star of stage and screen from childhood Russell Grant is also possibly the most successful provider of astrological information in the world.
He is a regular contributor to ITV’s This Morning and provides content to companies from MSN to AOL and all the major mobile phone companies globally. He has nearly 80 best-sellers to his name and a website that has millions of visitors annually.
Although probably best known for his Astrology Russell began his career as an actor first appearing on TV at the age of 12 and has now appeared in over 30 musicals and pantomimes. Strictly Come Dancing in 2011 brought a return to the West End in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz in the starring role at the London Palladium and a major tour of Grease. He now devotes much of his time to the Russell Grant Academy of Showbiz in north Wales where he has directed Under Milk Wood, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a new musical Bliss!
Astrology started as a hobby but rapidly became much more due to the British Royal family. In 1978 on invitation from the Daily Mail he hosted “Stars In Your Life” a big feature of the Ideal Home Exhibition. Opened by Her Majesty, the Queen Mother accepted her chart and the photograph shot round the world and changed Russell’s life. Forever dubbed the Astrologer Royal he went on to be one of the six original presenters who launched BBC breakfast television in Britain in 1983 which led to a career on British television until this day. In 1995 his career on American television began as an anchor live from New York for Fox TV.