Has just finished LONG WAY ROUND with Ewan McGregor which was a huge success with the book reaching number four in the bestsellers list
ADA IN THE JUNGLE
CASH IN HAND
The Lead Part
COUNTRY OF MY SKULL
HOPE AND GLORY
The Hit Man
THE EMERALD FOREST
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
THE SMILE OF THE TIGER
The Lead Part
Jean Claude Roy
WORLD WAR II
LONG WAY ROUND
THE FIRING SQUAD
TWO NUDES BATHING
Born in London in 1966, Charley grew up in Ireland, LA and the UK, spending much of his childhood riding motorcross cycles. Husband to Ollie with two daughters, Doone and Kinvara, he is very much a family man, and when he is not travelling the world, for which he spends six months of his year, he can be found at his home in Barnes, London.
Charley’s career on screen began at an early age with his first film role as Ed's Boy, Jon Voight's son in Deliverence, directed by his father John Boorman. He went on to star in films such as Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope And Glory and, more recently, Karaoke, The Serpent's Kiss and The Bunker. He has successfully been producing adventure travel documentaries for the BBC, SKY and National Geographic Channel since 2004. His first big adventure was the award winning series Long Way Round biking overland from London to New York with good friend Ewan McGregor. Following the success of this series McGregor and Boorman went on to star in Long Way Down, again travelling by motorbike, this time from John O’Groats to Cape Town.
More recently Charley has gone solo, traveling overland for BBC series Charley Boorman: Wicklow to Sydney By Any Means where he traveled by any means of transport appropriate to the country from his hometown of Wicklow in Ireland to Sydney, Australia. This was then followed by a second BBC series in 2009; Charley Boorman: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means.
Charley is often seen as perhaps ‘the adventure rider’; however his love of bikes and his riding skills bridge many aspects of the genre. He uses a bike every day as his daily transport in London, hail rain and snow, you’ll often see him crossing Hammersmith Bridge heading for another meeting. As of January 2015, Charley Boorman has been a Global Ambassador for infamous British brand, Land Rover. He is also an ambassador for Movember and UNICEF and also supports Help for Heroes, whilst more recently he's become a brand ambassador for Buffwear Clothing in addition to his long term ambassadorship with Bremont Watches.
Charley is a columnist for Australian Road Rider magazine and was a finalist on CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF 2014- he's also a great public speaker and we handle his appearances here at UA.
Charley Boorman returns with a brand-new adventure, travelling from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Japan...by any means! Using quad bikes, hovercrafts, wooden scooters, canoes, paragliders and of course his favourite mode of transport - motorbike - Charley travels through some of the most exotic and exciting countries in the world. Along the way he encounters fascinating people and tests his endurance to the limit. Packed with adventure, and written with Charley's trademark humour and enthusiasm, By Any Means 2: The Road to the End of the Earth will delight fans and new readers alike.
Charley Boorman is back on his bike exploring the world's second largest country - home to some of the most stunning and challenging terrain known to man.
Canada is a country of extremes, and Charley knows all about pushing the limits. He goes dirt biking in New Brunswick, dives through old shipwrecks in Tobermory and rides along Butch Cassidy's old Outlaw Trail. He also meets a fascinating mix of people on his journey. As he heads across Canada, he plays ice hockey with a legend of the game; spends a day as a Mountie cadet and nearly meets a ghost in Winnipeg . . .
Written with Charley's trademark enthusiasm and humour, Extreme Frontiers is fast-paced, hugely entertaining and packed with adventure (and rather a lot of mosquitoes).
Bikes have always been Charley's first love, but he also enjoys a challenge. So when the chance comes to travel across three continents 'by any means', he jumps right in. Grabbing whatever local transport he can get his hands on, Charley travels from his home town in County Wicklow all the way to Australia.
Following on from LONG WAY ROUND Charley Boorman is taking part in the Paris-Dakar race, arguably the most demanding motorbike race in the world.In 2004 Charley Boorman completed his astonishing round-the-world bike trip with his friend, Ewan McGregor. The journey left him exhausted, exhilarated and hungry for a new challenge. And what greater challenge than the Dakar rally?
After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa.
Long Way Round is the tale of a remarkable journey taken (on motorbike) by two men. The fact that those men are figures with notable film connections (Ewan McGregor is one of Britain’s most successful actors, Charley Boorman is the son of the celebrated director John Boorman) This epic trip is conveyed with real élan by its two authors, and there are arguments for preferring the written word over the image: while the latter may convey the exhilaration of the journey more directly.