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Ed Stafford

Explorer and TV Presenter

Ed Stafford is the Guinness World Record-holding first man to walk the Amazon. Sir Ranulph Fiennes described the former British Army captain’s expedition as being “truly extraordinary… in the top league of expeditions past and present.”

He was made European Adventurer of the Year 2011 and is a key face of adventure on Discovery Channel with series including Naked and Marooned, Marooned with Ed Stafford, and Into the Unknown with Ed Stafford. Last year viewing figures were 95 million viewers worldwide.

A former British Army captain, Ed filmed and blogged his deadly journey and engaged followers all over the world for almost two and a half years. His epic adventure made headline news, featuring in over 900 articles and on every major news channel in the UK and United States. Ed’s mission was complete; his tale of true grit, bravery and determination to succeed against all odds has led to him being described by The Daily Mail as, “Britain’s most intrepid hero since Scott of the Antarctic,” and “A true hero” by The Times.
Ed’s footage was made into a Discovery Channel documentary and was sold to over 100 countries. His best-selling book, ‘Walking the Amazon’, has been translated into Mandarin, Ukranian, Polish and Spanish as well as being sold to the USA. He has also written two further books.
Post Walking the Amazon Ed has gone on to film seven survival series for Discovery Channel. The first, Naked and Marooned [aka Naked Castaway in the USA], involved him being stranded naked on an uninhabited island for 60 days with no food, water, or tools of any kind to help him survive. He was not even allowed to take any clothes and the concept was then developed into the runaway hit series, Naked and Afraid. With exceptional viewing figures Ed then hosted several series’ for Discovery Networks International.
Ed uses his adventures to inspire adults and kids alike to get outside and take some risks. In a world with increasing cases of mental health issues and a general feeling of disconnect, Ed believes passionately that adventures can be catalysts for personal growth and development. Situations where you don’t have all the answers force us to come up with new solutions and new ways of looking at the world, and they are a great antidote to the apathy of the modern, screen-addicted society.
Ed is an ambassador for Land Rover, the Scouts, and the Youth Adventure Trust.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2019
Production (role):
60 Days on the Street (Presenter)
Company:
Boundless for Channel 4
Date: 2019
Production (role):
Ed Stafford: First Man Out (Presenter)
Company:
Discovery Channel
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Left for Dead (Presenter)
Company:
Betty TV for Discovery Channel
Date: 2017
Production (role):
How to Be Epic @ Everything (Presenter)
Company:
BBC in House for CBBC
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Bett Education Show (Contributor)
Company:
Discovery Channel
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Touching The Void (co-presenter)
Company:
BBC in House for BBC4
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Ed Stafford: Into the Unknown (Presenter)
Company:
Keo Films for Discovery
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Marooned (Presenter)
Company:
Discovery in house for Discovery
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Ed Stafford: Naked And Marooned (Presenter)
Company:
Discovery in house for Discovery
AWARDS
Date: 2020
Production (role):
Silver Award for Entertainment Programme 'Ed Stafford: First Man Out'
Company:
New York Festival TV & Film Awards
Date: 2020
Production (role):
Bronze Award for Craft Programe 'Ed Stafford: First Man Out'
Company:
New York Festival TV & Film Awards
Date: 2020
Production (role):
Silver Award for Entertainment Programme 'Ed Stafford: Man Woman Child Wild'
Company:
New York Festival TV & Film Awards

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): 60 Days on the Street (Presenter)
    Company: Boundless for Channel 4
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): Ed Stafford: First Man Out (Presenter)
    Company: Discovery Channel
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Left for Dead (Presenter)
    Company: Betty TV for Discovery Channel
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): How to Be Epic @ Everything (Presenter)
    Company: BBC in House for CBBC
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Bett Education Show (Contributor)
    Company: Discovery Channel
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Touching The Void (co-presenter)
    Company: BBC in House for BBC4
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Ed Stafford: Into the Unknown (Presenter)
    Company: Keo Films for Discovery
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Marooned (Presenter)
    Company: Discovery in house for Discovery
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Ed Stafford: Naked And Marooned (Presenter)
    Company: Discovery in house for Discovery
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): Silver Award for Entertainment Programme 'Ed Stafford: First Man Out'
    Company: New York Festival TV & Film Awards
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): Bronze Award for Craft Programe 'Ed Stafford: First Man Out'
    Company: New York Festival TV & Film Awards
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): Silver Award for Entertainment Programme 'Ed Stafford: Man Woman Child Wild'
    Company: New York Festival TV & Film Awards
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