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Charley Boorman: English Adventurer

Charley Boorman: English  Adventurer

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“We did not go out with the intention to inspire anyone. It is lovely when people come up to me and say that because of you, they have gone on an incredible journey. I am pleased that people are getting out there and doing it.

“There are thousands of people who have done it before us, for example, Ted Simon’s who wrote the great novel Jupiter’s Travels. People are doing long trips and journeys right now and many more will follow suit, regardless if Ewan and I had done it or not. Maybe we have highlighted it a bit but, people have always been doing it.”

“People think that you always have to travel far for adventure but, here in Britain, we have so much going on in our backyard as well. Certainly, if two actors can do it, then anyone can,” he smiles.

Away from the television cameras and adventures, Charley spends most of his time with wife Olivia and their two children, Doone and Kinvara. He is also an Ambassador for UNICEF and President of Dyslexia Action, a cause Boorman is very passionate about, being Dyslexic himself.

He freely admits that he is always making and plotting plans for future trips but, the question on most people’s lips is when he will join forces again with McGregor to complete the Long Way trilogy.

“It is mostly down to timing. Ewan’s an incredibly busy A-list actor and that is his job first and foremost. He is on a roll at the moment. The Long Way trips take a good nine months out of your time through the preparation and the trip itself, that is a long commitment for Ewan. We have always spoken about doing the third trip Long Way Up, going through South America, we would love to do that. It is a matter of time as to when we are going to do it rather than if. We both feel that we are pretty young. It might happen in a couple of years and it is definitely on the cards.”

Charley Boorman’s book Extreme Frontiers, Racing Across Canada from Newfoundland to the Rockies is out now and it is published by Sphere. The television series will be available to purchase on DVD from January 2012 and you can find out more information by visiting: www.extremefrontiers.co.uk




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