Dick Strawbridge

Dick Strawbridge is an engineer-inventor, sustainability expert, TV presenter and the owner of arguably the finest moustache in show business. A U.K. army veteran and a man of many interests, he's well known for his popular BBC series on sustainable living and eco-technology, "It's Not Easy Being Green," and numerous engineering series including National Geographic Channel's "Planet Mechanics." Strawbridge was born in Burma and was raised and educated in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. In 1978, he joined the army and completed his degree in electrical engineering. Over the next 20 years, he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before leaving the army. His family eventually persuaded him to audition for "Scrapheap Challenge" on Channel 4 in the U.K. His leadership abilities, personality and engineering skills secured him the job — first as a team captain, then as a judge and finally as a presenter. When not in the U.S., Strawbridge and his family live in France, where they are renovating their home: a castle, complete with a moat.

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Cast Credits

Escape to the Chateau: DIY (2018)
Starring as Dick Strawbridge (20 episodes)
Trainspotting Live (2016)
Starring as Presenter (3 episodes)
Escape to the Chateau (2016)
Starring as Dick Strawbridge (5 episodes)
Dirty Rotten Survival (2015)
Starring as Dick Strawbridge (10 episodes)
The Hungry Sailors (2012)
Starring as Dick Strawbridge (50 episodes)
Pointless Celebrities (2011)
Guest starring as Dick Strawbridge
  • Episode 6x19: Experts (Oct 11, 2014)
Coast (2005)
Starring as Presenter
Scrapheap Challenge (1998)
Starring as Presenter