Actor and Adventurer Charley Boorman 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, which saw him 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. Charley has a passion for motorbikes, and spent much of his childhood in Ireland riding motorcross. From 1998 to 2002, he ran a British motorcycle team with Ewan McGregor, winning the Superstock Series with David Jeffries.
Following these adventures, Charley went solo, travelling overland for the BBC series Charley Boorman: Wicklow to Sydney By Any Means, in which he travelled by any means of transport appropriate to the country, from his hometown of Wicklow in Ireland to Sydney, Australia. This was followed by a second series, Charley Boorman: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means. He has also been involved with African Adventures, a series of commercial 17-day BMW motorcycle trips across Africa.
As an actor, Charley's on-screen career began at an early age: his first film role was as Jon Voight's son in Deliverance, 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.
In February 2014, Charley presented Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Awards at St. James's Palace, on behalf of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, as part of his support for Help For Heroes. He also actively supports the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
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