Alex James Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Nov 06, 2023 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Aug 29, 2022
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About Alex James

AlexJames is a musician, food writer, cheesemaker, and journalist.

Alex is of British nationality. Currently, he lives in Oxfordshire, South East of England.

Alex runs a 200-acre farm that produces award-winning cheeses that include 'Blue Monday', 'Farleigh Wallop', 'Good Queen Maude', 'Goddess', and 'Little Wallop'.

He worked with music groups, namely 'Blur', 'Me Me Me', 'Fat Les', and 'WigWam'. At present, he lives in Kingham, located in Oxfordshire.

Alex James Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Alex James’ net worth?

As per income reports, the net worth of Alex James is estimated to be around $25 million.

How much does Alex James earn per year?

The annual income of Alex James is unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Alex James?

Alex James stands tall at 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old is Alex James?

Alex James was born in 1968 and is 53 years old as of July 2022.

Childhood And Education

Alex James was born on November 21, 1968. His place of birth is Boscombe, Bournemouth, located in England. His father is Jason James, and he served as a sales director of a compactor manufacturing company. His mother is Kelly James.

He was raised along with his sister named, Deborah James.

For his early education, he joined Bournemouth School and started to play in bands. Later, in 1988, he attended Goldsmiths College to learn French, where he met his future bandmate, Graham Coxon.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Alex James’ partner?

Alex James met a music video producer named Claire Neate in 2002. Later, in April 2003, they married in Cheltenham, South West England.

The couple is blessed with five children, namely Geronimo James (February 16, 2004), twin boys Galileo James and Artemis James (April 28, 2006), Sable James (August 28, 2008), and Beatrix James.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In 1989, Alex James, in collaboration with his bandmates, namely Graham Coxon, Rowntree, and Albran, formed a new band called Seymour, later named the band Blur.

In 2009, the band re.Blur welcomed back their bandmate Coxon and performed at several venues, including Hyde Park, T in the Park, Glastonbury Festival, Oxegen, Essex Museum, Goldsmiths College, and many more in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Alex James grabbed the attention for his performance at the closing ceremony of the 2012 summer Olympics at Hyde Park. The following year, the Blur band gave concerts at the Primavera Sound Festival (Spain and Portuguese), Rock Werchter (Belgium), and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (United States).

He worked on several music videos that include 'She's So High' (1990), 'There's No Other Way - UK Version' (1991), 'Popscene' (1992), 'Sunday Sunday' (1993), 'Blur And Francoise Hardy: To The End' (1994), 'The Universal' (1995), 'Charmless Man' (1996), 'On Your Own (1997), 'Fat Les: Naughty Christmas' (1998), 'No Distance Left To Run' (1999), 'Music Is My Radar' (2000), 'Crazy Beat Version 1' (2003), 'Crazy Beat Version 2' (2003), 'Under The Westway' (2012), 'There Are Too Many of Us' (2015), 'Ong Ong' (2015).

He served as a songwriter for television series, including 'Rockpalast' (1993), 'Beavis And Butt Head' (1994-1995), 'The White Room' (1995), 'Nine O' Clock News' (1995), 'The Simpsons' (1999), 'Daria' (1997 to 2000), 'Top of the Pops' (1994-2000), 'The Coroner' (2016), 'BetVictor Welsh Open' (2017), 'Catastrophe' (2017), 'Derry Girls' (2018), 'Doctors' (2018), 'Granada Reports' (2018), 'Good Morning Britain' (2017-2019), '1994' (2019), 'Kay Burley' (2021), 'Ted Lasso' (2021), and many more.

He served as a food writer for several British Newspapers, namely 'The Sun', which had a weekly column titled 'Alex James On All Things Food' and a regular column titled 'Mucking In'. He writes for several magazines that include 'The Times', 'The Independent', 'Esquire Magazine', 'The Sunday Times', 'The Idler', 'Q Magazine', 'The Observer', and 'The Spectator'.

His love for cheesemaking moved to Kingham (Oxfordshire), where he bought a farmhouse and cheese farm with a total area of 200 acres (80 ha). This huge cheese farm produces a wide range of award-winning cheeses that include 'Blue Monday', 'Farleigh Wallop' (goats cheese), 'Good Queen Maude', 'Goddess', and 'Little Wallop'.

Charity Work

In 2017, Alex donated a pair of shoes for a celebrity shoe auction. The shoe, Black Hunters Wellington boots, was of UK size 12.

What awards has Alex James won?

In 2008, Alex James received the British Cheese Award for his cheese production Farleigh Wallop.

In 2010, he received an honorary doctor of arts degree from Bournemouth University.

Alex James’ Hobbies And Interests

He loves to play music, write songs, and make cheese.

Other Interesting Alex James Facts And Trivia

  • Did you know the birth name of Alex James is Steven Alexander James?
  • Born on November 21, he holds the zodiac sign of Scorpio.
  • Alex mentions that he got inspired after watching the Beatles' film Help!' in 1980. He was so inspired that he bought a guitar and a Beatles songbook and never looked back.
  • Initially, Alex was invited by Coxon to serve as a bass player, which he was not good at. But later, he excelled as a bass player in their band.
  • He collaborated with Justin Welch, Charlie Bloor, and Stephen Duffy to release one single titled 'Hanging Around'.
  • His autobiography titled 'Bit Of A Blur' showcases his experience with the Blur band. It was released by an American publishing company named Little, Brown, and Company in June 2007.
  • Later, in September 2011, he released a follow-up titled 'All Cheeses Great And Small: A Life Less Blurry', sharing his experience of becoming a cheesemaker from a rockstar.
  • In 2007, he appeared on the BBC Radio 4 program titled 'On Your Farm'. He also hosts 'Alex James's Date Night' program on Classic FM Music.
  • In August 2008, he participated in reality TV series 'Maestro', aired on BBC Two. However, he got eliminated in the fourth episode.
  • He collaborated with Sophie Ellis-Bextor for her solo debut titled 'Read My Lips'.
  • In 2011, he welcomed the public to attend his food and music festival Alex James Presents Harvest.
  • Alex James joined Twitter in April 2011 with the username 'alexjameshq'. His Twitter account has over 1,023 posts and gained over 963,000 followers as of July 2022.
  • He holds an Instagram account with the username 'alexjameshq'. As of July 2022, his Instagram account has over 526 posts and gained over 49,000 followers. 

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