12 Jeremy Strong Facts

Here are ten facts about Jeremy Strong.

  • Jeremy Strong was born on 18th November 1949 in Eltham, London.
  • He was quite injury prone as a child. He once fell from a first floor window and banged his head and broke his arm. He also had to have stitches several times after crashing his bicycle and falling out trees.

  • He didn’t really enjoy his lessons at primary school, and he hated having to do country dancing. He liked playtimes and lunchtimes.
  • Jeremy Strong studied English at York University, and went on to become a teacher in a primary school.
  • For a while he wrote and published books during the school holidays, but in 1991 he decided to become a full-time writer.
  • His nickname is Jay.
  • Jeremy Strong has published more than 70 books, including I Am Telling You They’re Aliens, My Mum’s Going to Explode, StuffThe Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog and Cartoon Kid.
  • There’s A Viking in My Bed was turned into a BBC TV series.
  • He is currently married to Gillie Strong, and between them they have four children.
  • He enjoys meeting his fans in schools and book festivals.
  • Jeremy Strong works in a shed in his garden. It’s set up with a large desk, his computer an armchair, a fridge and a music system.
  • When he was at university, he used to work at a doughnut factory during the holidays.

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