British music stars born in 1961

Here are 50 famous musicians from United Kingdom were born in 1961:

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais (June 25, 1961 Reading-) also known as Ricky Dene Gervais or Seona Dancing is a British author, comedian, actor, television director, television producer, screenwriter, writer, film director, film producer, disc jockey, presenter, musician and voice actor.

His discography includes: Equality Street and If You Don't Know Me By Now.

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Tim Roth

Tim Roth (May 14, 1961 Dulwich-) otherwise known as Timothy Simon Smith, Simon Timothy Roth, Simon Timothy "Tim" Roth or Tim is a British actor, television producer and film director. He has three children, Jack Roth, Timothy Hunter Roth and Michael Cormac Roth.

Roth began his career in the late 1970s, and gained fame for his roles in films such as "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover", "Reservoir Dogs", "Pulp Fiction", and "Rob Roy". He has also appeared in several television series, including "Lie to Me" and "Tin Star". In addition to acting, Roth has also directed several films, including "The War Zone" and "Broken". He has been nominated for numerous awards throughout his career, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Rob Roy". Roth is a supporter of various charitable organizations, including UNICEF and PETA.

Roth's acting career began when he joined the theatre company The Madeley Court Players in the mid-1970s. He later trained at London's prestigious Camberwell College of Arts before pursuing a career in acting full-time. Throughout his career, he has worked with notable directors including Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, and Francis Ford Coppola.

In addition to his successful acting career, Roth has also made a name for himself as a director. His feature film directorial debut, "The War Zone", premiered at Cannes in 1999 and received critical acclaim for its intense and uncompromising portrayal of sexual abuse within a family. His second film as director, "Broken", premiered at Cannes in 2012 and was similarly lauded for its sensitive and nuanced portrayal of a young girl's coming-of-age in a dysfunctional family.

Roth remains active in acting and directing, and his versatility has allowed him to tackle a wide range of roles and genres. In recent years, he has appeared in films such as "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and "Chronic", as well as the TV series "Rillington Place" and "Tin Star".

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Ricky Wilde

Ricky Wilde (November 6, 1961-) otherwise known as Wilde, Ricki or Richard James Reginald Steven Smith is a British actor and film director.

His albums: I Am an Astronaut and Teen Wave.

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Marc Riley

Marc Riley (July 10, 1961 Manchester-) also known as Riley, Marc is a British singer and guitarist.

Marc Riley is also a radio DJ, best known for his work on BBC Radio 6 Music. He first gained fame as the guitarist for the post-punk band The Fall from 1979 to 1983. After leaving the band, he formed the group The Creepers and released four albums throughout the 1980s. In addition to his music career, Riley has made numerous television and film appearances, including in the British TV shows Coronation Street and Emmerdale, as well as in the popular film Trainspotting. He has been with BBC Radio since 2004, hosting various shows such as The Marc Riley Show, and is noted for his championing of new and alternative music.

Before he became a musician, Marc Riley was a student at King's School, Macclesfield, where he met fellow future musician and collaborator Mark E. Smith. The two later formed The Fall, which became one of the most influential post-punk bands of all time. After leaving The Fall, Riley formed The Creepers, who were known for their jangly guitar pop sound, and were popular in the UK indie music scene of the 1980s.

In addition to his music career, Riley has also worked as a music journalist, contributing to publications such as NME and Mojo. His broadcasting career began in the 1990s, when he presented the music TV show The O Zone, as well as hosting shows on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 5 Live. In 2004, he joined BBC Radio 6 Music, where he has become a beloved figure among music fans, particularly for his irreverent humor and support for emerging artists. He has won several awards for his radio work, including three Sony Radio Academy Awards.

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Clive Nolan

Clive Nolan (June 30, 1961 United Kingdom-) also known as Nolan, Clive is a British musician, record producer, songwriter and singer.

His albums: Skeletons in the Cupboard, Volume 1, Conflicts, Jabberwocky and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Genres he performed: Progressive rock.

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Neil Fox

Neil Fox (June 12, 1961 Harrow, London-) a.k.a. Neil Andrew Howe Fox, Dr. Fox, Foxy, Fox, Dr, Dr Fox, Dr.Fox or Dr Neil Fox is a British presenter and actor. He has three children, Scarlett Fox, Jack Presley Roy Fox and Martha Fox.

His albums include Mix 'o' Matic.

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Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough (November 22, 1961 Heswall-) also known as Hough, Stephen is a British pianist.

Discography: Brahms: String Quartet Op. 51, No. 2, Piano Quintet Op. 34, My Favorite Things: Virtuoso Encores, New York Variations, Piano Music by Federico Mompou, Cello Sonatas, Music for Piano and Wind Quintet, , Piano Concerto in B minor, op. 89 / Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 85, The Complete Waltzes and In the Shadow of War: Schelomo / The Loneliest Wilderness / Oration. Genres he performed include Classical music.

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Danny Rampling

Danny Rampling (July 15, 1961 Streatham-) a.k.a. Rampling, Danny is a British disc jockey and record producer.

His albums include Autentico Ibiza, Love Groove Dance Party, Volumes 5 & 6, Ministry Presents: Superstar DJs: Danny Rampling, Decade of Dance, Love Groove Dance Party, Volumes 1 & 2, Love Groove Dance Party, Volumes 3 & 4, In the Mix, Volume One, Break For Love, Love Groove Dance Party and Break for Love. Genres he performed include House music, Balearic beat, Progressive house and Trance music.

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Robert Marlow

Robert Marlow (October 21, 1961 Basildon-) also known as Marlow, Robert is a British singer.

His albums: The Peter Pan Effect and Claudette. Genres he performed include Synthpop, Electro, Techno, New Wave and Electropop.

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Jeremy Summerly

Jeremy Summerly (February 28, 1961-) a.k.a. Summerly, Jeremy is a British , .

His discography includes: The Best of Tallis, Mass for Four Voices / Motets, Lamentations, Spem in alium / Missa Salve intemerata (Oxford Camerata feat. conductor: Jeremy Summerly), Missa Caput / Salve Regina, Renaissance Masterpieces, Masses, , Missa Papae Marcelli / Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly) and Coronation Anthems & Silete Venti.

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Pato Banton & The Reggae Revolution

Pato Banton & The Reggae Revolution (January 28, 1961 London-) also known as Banton Pato, Pato Banton and the Reggae Revolution, Pato Banton & The Reggae Revolution or Banton, Pato is a British , .

His albums include Never Give In, Visions of the World, Recaptured, Wize Up! (No Compromize), Live & Kickin All Over America, Universal Love, Collections, Stay Positive, Ao Vivo no Brazil and Life Is a Miracle. Genres: Reggae.

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Graham McPherson

Graham McPherson (January 13, 1961 Hastings-) also known as Suggs, The Singing Teeth, Lord Suggs or Chaos Robert is a British musician, actor, tv personality, disc jockey, radio personality, author and record producer. He has two children, Scarlett McPherson and Viva McPherson.

His albums: Camden Town, I'm Only Sleeping, The Christmas EP, No More Alcohol, The Lone Ranger, The Three Pyramids Club, Cecilia, I'm Only Sleeping / Off on Holiday and The Platinum Collection. Genres he performed: Pop music, Ska and New Wave.

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Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott (July 4, 1961 Cambridge-) also known as Lord British or Richard 'Lord British' Garriott is a British programmer, game designer, astronaut, video game development, entrepreneur and designer. He has one child, Kinga Garriot.

His albums include and .

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Frank Bruno

Frank Bruno (November 16, 1961 Hammersmith-) otherwise known as Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno, Franklin Roy Bruno, "Frank" Bruno, Franklyn Roy Bruno or Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno MBE is a British professional boxer. His children are called Rachel Bruno, Nicola Bruno, Franklyn Bruno and Freya Bruno.

His discography includes: Eye of the Tiger.

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Maxi Priest

Maxi Priest (June 10, 1961 Lewisham-) otherwise known as Max Elliot, Priest, Maxi or Max Elliott is a British singer and songwriter.

His most recognized albums: A Collection, Watching the World Go By, The Best of Maxi Priest, That Girl, Peace Throughout the World, Man With the Fun, Fe Real, Combination, Best of Me and 2 the Max. Genres he performed: Reggae, Lovers rock and Reggae fusion.

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Sal Solo

Sal Solo (September 5, 1961 London-) also known as Solo, Sal is a British singer and musician.

Discography: Look at Christ, Anno Domini - A Mass for The New Millennium, Heart & Soul, I Worship and Pilgrimage, The Gospel Best Of Sal Solo. Genres he performed: New Wave and Post-punk.

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Morgan King

Morgan King (March 28, 1961 London-) also known as King, Morgan is a British disc jockey, musician, writer and record producer.

Genres: House music, Ambient music, Electronica, Electronic dance music and Alternative rock.

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Denise Gyngell

Denise Gyngell (August 30, 1961 Porth-) a.k.a. Gyngell, Denise is a British , .

Denise Gyngell is a British actress best known for her roles in popular TV shows and films. She has appeared in various TV dramas such as "The Bill", "Holby City", "Doctors", and "Casualty". Some of her notable film credits include "The Krays" and "Nil by Mouth". Denise began her career in the entertainment industry in the early 1980s and has been an active performer since then. Alongside her acting career, she has also worked as a radio presenter, voice-over artist, and drama teacher. Denise is married to the renowned TV producer and journalist, Jon Snow.

She was born in Porth, a small town in South Wales, on August 30th, 1961. Denise grew up in a working-class family and went to a local school in Porth. She took an interest in acting from a young age and started her theatrical training at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

After completing her training, Denise moved to London to pursue her acting career. She started out performing in various theatre productions before moving on to TV and film. Besides her work in TV dramas and films, Denise has also made appearances in commercials and music videos.

Denise Gyngell has won critical acclaim for her performances in numerous productions. She was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Nil by Mouth". She has also been critically acclaimed for her stage performances in productions such as "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs".

In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Denise Gyngell is actively involved in charity work. She has supported various causes such as preventing domestic violence and helping disadvantaged children. Denise and her husband Jon Snow are committed to environmental issues and are members of the Green Party.

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Boff Whalley

Boff Whalley (January 1, 1961 Burnley-) also known as Boffo, Allan Mark Whalley or Allan Whalley is a British musician.

He is best known as the guitarist for the anarchist punk rock band Chumbawamba, which he co-founded in 1982. Whalley was with Chumbawamba throughout their entire career, contributing to their biggest hit "Tubthumping" and their politically charged albums like "Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records" and "The Boy Bands Have Won". Aside from his work in Chumbawamba, Whalley has also been involved with various musical projects such as Commoners Choir and The Hallelujah Trails. Additionally, he is an accomplished author, having written books on running and music.

Boff Whalley was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, and grew up in a large working-class family. He started playing guitar in his teens and became involved in the punk rock scene in the north of England during the late 1970s. In 1982, he co-founded the band Chumbawamba with a group of like-minded musicians. The band's early material focused on anarchist and left-wing politics, and they quickly gained a reputation as a fiercely independent and uncompromising act.

Over the years, Whalley played a key role in shaping Chumbawamba's sound and ethos. He contributed vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele, and various other instruments to the band's recordings and live shows. He also helped to write many of their most memorable songs, including "Amnesia", "One Way or the Other", and "On eBay".

In addition to his work with Chumbawamba, Whalley has pursued a diverse range of musical projects. He formed the acoustic duo The Hallelujah Trails with former Chumbawamba member Lou Watts, and played in the improvisational group Hooray for Everything. He also founded the Commoners Choir, a large community choir that focuses on political themes and performs at protests and rallies.

Outside of music, Whalley is a passionate runner and has written several books on the subject. He's also written about the intersection of music and politics, including a memoir of his time in Chumbawamba called "Footnote: A Memoir".

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Christine Collister

Christine Collister (December 28, 1961 Douglas-) also known as Collister, Christine is a British singer, musician, record producer and songwriter.

Her albums include Blue Aconite, Songbird, The Dark Gift of Time, Hell Bent Heaven Bound II: Money the £inal £rontier, Christine Collister Live, A Change in the Weather, Mischief, Love Is a Strange Hotel and Home and Away. Genres she performed include Blues, Folk music and Jazz.

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Boy George

Boy George (June 14, 1961 Bexley-) also known as George Alan O'Dowd, Angela Dust, George O'Dowd, boy_george or Culture Club is a British singer-songwriter, disc jockey, fashion designer, performer, photographer and record producer.

His discography includes: U Can Never B2 Straight, The Martyr Mantras, The Devil in Sister George, The Crying Game, Love Is Leaving - Mixes, Funtime, Classic Masters, Essential Mix, Cheapness and Beauty and At Worst… The Best of Boy George and Culture Club. Genres he performed include Pop music, Rock music, Reggae, Electronica, Indian classical music, Contemporary Christian music, House music, Soul music, Dance music, New Wave, Soft rock and Disco.

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Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale (January 12, 1961 Penang-) also known as Simon Russell-Beale or Simon Russell Beale, CBE is a British actor and historian.

He is considered one of the finest stage actors of his generation, having won several awards for his work in theater productions. Beale is a graduate of Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University and went on to receive his training as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He has performed in a wide range of plays by William Shakespeare, Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, and Tom Stoppard, among others.

Besides his extensive stage work, Beale has also appeared in several films and television series, including the movies "The Deep Blue Sea" and "My Week with Marilyn", and the TV shows "Spooks" and "Penny Dreadful". In addition to his acting career, Beale is a noted historian, having written and presented several documentaries on subjects such as the Roman Empire and the history of British theater.

Beale has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his contributions to the arts and was appointed as the National Theatre's fourth artistic director in 2019.

Aside from his impressive career in acting and history, Simon Russell Beale has also lent his voice to numerous audiobooks, most notably the works of Charles Dickens, for which he has received critical acclaim. He has also been involved in numerous productions for BBC Radio, providing voiceovers for documentaries and dramas. In addition, Beale is a frequent guest on various talk shows, sharing his thoughts and insights on the arts and culture. In his personal life, Beale is married with two children and is a keen supporter of various charities, including the Children in Crisis foundation and the Terrence Higgins Trust. He is highly regarded by his fellow actors and directors for his professionalism and dedication to his craft, and continues to be a major force in British theater and entertainment.

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Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole (January 31, 1961 Buxton-) also known as Llyod Cole or Cole, Lloyd is a British singer.

Related albums: Lloyd Cole, Don't Get Weird on Me, Babe, Bad Vibes, Love Story, Another Story, Etc., Music in a Foreign Language, Plastic Wood, Antidepressant and Baby. Genres: Rock music, Indie pop and Pop music.

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Will Self

Will Self (September 26, 1961 London-) also known as William Woodard Self, Will, Self, Will or William Woodard "Will" Self is a British writer, novelist, journalist, author, screenwriter and tv personality. He has four children, Alexis Self, Madeleine Self, Ivan Self and Luther Self.

Self graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, where he studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He later went on to work as a cartoonist for The New Statesman and became a columnist for The Observer. Self has published numerous novels, including "Umbrella", which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012. He has also written several collections of short stories, essays, and non-fiction books. In addition to his literary work, Self has appeared on various British television shows, including "Have I Got News For You" and "Newsnight Review". He is known for his distinctive style of writing, which often features complex sentence structures and dark humor. Self has been open about his struggles with drug addiction and has written about his experiences in his work.

Self's first novel, "Cock and Bull", was published in 1992 and was followed by "My Idea of Fun" in 1993, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award. His novel "The Book of Dave" was shortlisted for the 2006 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and his novel "Shark" was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction in 2015.

Self has also taught creative writing at Brunel University and was appointed Professor of Contemporary Thought at Brunel in 2016. He has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's "A Point of View" since 2011, where he offers his views on a range of contemporary issues.

In addition to his writing and media work, Self is also known for his outspoken political views. He has been a vocal critic of the UK's Conservative government and has been a supporter of the Labour Party. He has also been a prominent campaigner for drug law reform and has argued for the legalization of cannabis.

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Jonathan Coe

Jonathan Coe (August 19, 1961 Bromsgrove-) also known as Jonathan Coe is a British author and novelist.

Discography: .

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Harry Gregson-Williams

Harry Gregson-Williams (December 13, 1961 Chichester-) also known as Harry Gregson Williams is a British composer, conductor, film score composer, orchestrator, record producer and film producer. He has one child, Ben Gregson-Williams.

His albums include The Borrowers, The Replacement Killers, The Tigger Movie, Phone Booth, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, The Rundown, Man on Fire, Shrek 2, Kingdom of Heaven and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Genres he performed include Film score and Video game music.

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Tina May

Tina May (March 30, 1961 Gloucester-) also known as May, Tina is a British singer.

Her albums: Live in Paris, It Ain't Necessarily So, Early May, Change of Sky, Time Will Tell, Jazz Piquant, Never Let Me Go, Tina May Sings the Ray Bryant Song Book, I'll Take Romance and I Never Told You. Genres she performed include Jazz.

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Roland Gift

Roland Gift (May 28, 1961 Birmingham-) also known as Roland Lee Gift is a British singer, musician and actor.

Discography: Roland Gift.

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Mark White

Mark White (April 1, 1961 Sheffield-) also known as Mark Andrew White or ABC is a British musician.

Genres he performed include New Wave and Rock music.

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Jane Leeves

Jane Leeves (April 18, 1961 Ilford-) also known as Amanda Jane Leeves, Jane Elizabeth Leeves, Jane Leaves or The Overtones is a British actor, dancer, comedian, voice actor and model. She has two children, Finn William Leeves Coben and Isabella Kathryn Coben.

Leeves is best known for her portrayal of Daphne Moon on the popular television show "Frasier" from 1993 to 2004. Before landing the role on "Frasier," she appeared on several British television shows including "The Benny Hill Show" and "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life." In addition to her acting career, Leeves is also a trained dancer and has performed in several Broadway and West End productions, including "Cabaret" and "The Sound of Music." She has also lent her voice to several animated characters, including Joy in the hit Pixar film "Inside Out." In recent years, Leeves has had recurring roles on shows such as "Desperate Housewives," "Hot in Cleveland," and "The Resident."

Leeves grew up in a working-class family in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England. As a child, she was passionate about dancing and started taking ballet classes at the age of three. She later trained at London's Bush Davies School of Dance and Drama, where she studied ballet, jazz, and tap dancing.

After completing her training, Leeves worked as a model and appeared in several television commercials before transitioning to acting. Her breakout role came in the 1980s when she played Bluebottle in the BBC sitcom "The Young Ones."

In addition to her work in television and theater, Leeves has also appeared in several films, including "To Live and Die in L.A.," "Music of the Heart," and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." She has also made guest appearances on numerous TV shows, including "Seinfeld," "Caroline in the City," and "Murphy Brown."

Leeves has received several award nominations throughout her career, including two Emmy nominations for her role on "Frasier." She is also a dedicated philanthropist and has worked with several charities, including Dress for Success, an organization that provides professional attire and career development for women in need.

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Nick Beggs

Nick Beggs (December 15, 1961 Winslow-) also known as Beggs, Nick or Nicholas Beggs is a British musician, songwriter and audio engineer.

His albums: Stick Insect.

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David Sawer

David Sawer (September 14, 1961 Stockport-) also known as Sawer, David is a British composer.

His albums include From Morning to Midnight.

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John Eacott

John Eacott (December 19, 1961-) a.k.a. Eacott, John is a British film score composer, composer and teacher.

He was born in Bristol, England and grew up in a family of musicians. Eacott began his career as a composer in the late 1980s and has worked on a wide range of film and television projects, as well as composing music for live events and performances. He has also taught music composition and related subjects at various institutions across the UK. Some of Eacott's most notable works in film include the scores for "Leviathan" (2012), "The Seasons" (2016) and "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (2019). In addition to his film work, Eacott has composed music for theatre productions, dance performances and art installations. He continues to be an active composer and performer, and is highly regarded within the British music scene.

Eacott's interest in music composition began at a young age, as he received piano and trumpet lessons from his parents who were both professional musicians. He later attended the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied composition and conducting. After completing his studies, he worked as a freelance composer and conductor, and subsequently became a lecturer in music composition at the University of Oxford.

In addition to his film work and teaching, Eacott is also known for his collaborations with renowned artists in other fields. He has worked with the Royal Ballet, the English National Ballet, and the National Theatre, among others, to create original music that enhances the overall production.

Throughout his career, Eacott has been the recipient of several awards and honors for his contributions to the music industry. He was awarded the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for Best Original Score for his work on "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (2019).

Eacott remains an active composer and performer, and is highly regarded by his peers and students for his dedication to the art of music composition.

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Curt Smith

Curt Smith (June 24, 1961 Bath-) a.k.a. Smith, Curt, Smigger or Tears For Fears is a British songwriter, musician, record producer, singer, composer, television producer, actor and film score composer. He has two children, Diva Smith and Wilder Smith.

His albums include Aeroplane, Halfway, Pleased, Soul on Board, All Is Love and Deceptively Heavy. His related genres: Pop rock, Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music, Mod revival and Post-punk.

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Keren Woodward

Keren Woodward (April 2, 1961 Bristol-) also known as Woodward, Keren or Keren Jane Woodward is a British singer and songwriter. She has one child, Thomas.

Genres: Pop music and New Wave.

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Keith Mullin

Keith Mullin (March 7, 1961 Bootle-) is a British guitarist.

He is best known as the founder and lead guitarist of the British rock band, The House of Love. Mullin formed the band in 1986 after he left his previous band, A Witness. The House of Love gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s with hits such as "Shine On" and "Christine." Mullin's guitar work on these songs was praised by critics and helped establish The House of Love as one of the most influential bands of the era. Throughout the band's many lineup changes, Mullin remained a constant, contributing to all of The House of Love's albums. In addition to his work with The House of Love, Mullin has also collaborated with other musicians, and has released several solo albums showcasing his guitar playing and songwriting abilities.

Furthermore, Keith Mullin's musical career started at a young age when he learned to play guitar and write music. Before forming The House of Love, he played in various Liverpool-based bands. Mullin's guitar playing style, which is characterized by jangly and atmospheric soundscapes, has been influential to many indie rock musicians. Besides music, Mullin is also an accomplished painter and has exhibited his art in galleries across the UK. In recent years, he has been involved in reissues of The House of Love's classic albums, including remastered versions and deluxe box sets. Despite the band's tumultuous history, Mullin remains committed to keeping The House of Love's legacy alive and active in the music industry.

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The Edge

The Edge (August 8, 1961 Barking-) also known as David Howell Evans or Edge is a British musician, songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player, film score composer and activist. His children are Hollie Evans, Sian Evans, Blue Angel Evans, Levi Evans and Arran Evans.

His most recognized albums: Captive, Heroine, Snake Charmer and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Genres he performed include Rock music, Post-punk and Alternative rock.

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Charles Hart

Charles Hart (June 3, 1961 London-) also known as Hart, Charles is a British lyricist, songwriter and musician.

Throughout his career, Charles Hart has written numerous songs and lyrics for popular stage productions including The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, The Kissing-Dance, and Love Never Dies. He has also worked in film, collaborating with Andrew Lloyd Webber on the soundtrack for The Phantom of the Opera film adaptation. Hart began his career as an actor before transitioning into songwriting in the 1980s. In addition to his work in theater, Hart has also written songs for artists such as Barbra Streisand and Cliff Richard, and has won several awards for his contributions to the performing arts.

Aside from his successful songwriting career, Charles Hart is also a dedicated instructor of the craft, teaching at various institutions including the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Oxford. In the early 2000s, he also served as the chairman of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. In 2019, Hart published his first novel, "The Mistresses of Cliveden," a historical fiction based on the true events of the infamous Cliveden House scandal of the 1960s. He continues to write and work on various projects in the entertainment industry to this day.

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Edward Lambton

Edward Lambton (October 19, 1961-) also known as Ned Durham, Ned Lambton, The Rt. Hon. Edward Lambton, 7th Earl of Durham, Viscount Lambton or Lord Durham is a British musician. He has two children, Lady Stella Lambton and Frederick Lambton.

Edward Lambton was born on October 19, 1961, in Grosvenor Square, London. He is the eldest son of Antony Lambton, 6th Earl of Durham, and Beatrix Frances, Countess of Durham. Edward inherited the Earldom of Durham when his father passed away in 2006.

Apart from his aristocratic background, Edward is also known for his musical talent. He founded the band "The Durham Ox" in the 1980s, where he served as the lead vocalist and guitarist. The band enjoyed moderate success in the UK's indie scene, and they released several albums and singles.

Aside from his music career, Edward has also been involved in the British political scene. He was a Member of Parliament from 1992 to 1997, representing the constituency of South-West Norfolk as a member of the Conservative Party. He later resigned from politics and focused on his musical pursuits.

Currently, Edward is known for his philanthropy work. He is actively involved in several charitable organizations that focus on environmental conservation, wildlife preservation, and social welfare. Edward is also an advocate for mental health awareness and has been active in promoting mental health programs in the UK.

In addition to his musical and philanthropic pursuits, Edward Lambton is also an accomplished writer. He has published several books that cover a range of topics, including his experiences in politics, music, and aristocratic life. The titles of some of his books include "Singing in the Wilderness," "A Passion for Life," and "The Aristocrat." Edward is also known for his love of nature and the outdoors. He spends a lot of his free time hiking, birdwatching, and exploring different parts of the world. He has even written a book about his experiences hiking in the Alps. Despite his aristocratic background, Edward is known for being down-to-earth and approachable. He is often seen at charity events and is always willing to lend his support to worthy causes. He is respected and admired both for his musical talent and his philanthropy work, and he continues to leave a positive impact on the world.

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Brian Conley

Brian Conley (August 7, 1961 Paddington-) a.k.a. Brian Paul Conley or Brian Connelly is a British presenter, singer, comedian and actor. He has two children, Lucy Conley and Amy Conley.

Discography: Let the Good Times Roll.

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Sara Dallin

Sara Dallin (December 17, 1961 Bristol-) also known as Sarah Elizabeth Dallin or Dallin, Sarah Elizabeth is a British singer, musician and bassist.

Genres: Pop music and New Wave.

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Roland Orzabal

Roland Orzabal (August 22, 1961 Havant-) also known as Orzabal, Roland, Raoul Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana or Roland Jaime Orzabal de la Quintana is a British singer, musician, record producer, guitarist, songwriter, composer and writer. His children are Raoul Orzabal and Pascal Orzabal.

His albums: Tomcats Screaming Outside and Low Life. Genres he performed: Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock, Post-punk, New Wave, Classic rock, Synthpop, Hard rock, Alternative rock and Mod revival.

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Harry Enfield

Harry Enfield (May 30, 1961 Horsham-) also known as Henry R. Enfield, Henry Richard Enfield or Henry Richard "Harry" Enfield is a British comedian, actor, screenwriter, television director and voice actor. His children are Archie Edward Enfield, Poppy Sophia Enfield and Nell Florence Enfield.

Enfield is best known for his work as a comedian and for creating and starring in the sketch comedy series "Harry Enfield and Chums", which aired on BBC One from 1994 to 1999. He is also well-known for his many memorable characters, including Kevin the Teenager, Loadsamoney, and The Slobs.

Aside from his work in comedy, Enfield has also had success as an actor, appearing in films such as "The Windsors" and "Bad Education Movie" and television shows such as "Skins", "Broadchurch", and "The Crown". He has also lent his voice to numerous animated projects, including "The Angry Birds Movie" and "Thunderbirds Are Go".

Enfield has won several awards throughout his career, including a BAFTA for Best Comedy Performance in 1991 for his work on "Harry Enfield's Television Programme" and a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Actor in 2002 for his role in "Celeb".

Enfield was born in Horsham, West Sussex, England, and grew up in the town of East Grinstead. He studied politics at the University of York before pursuing a career in comedy. Enfield's first television appearance was in 1985 on Channel 4's alternative comedy show "Saturday Live". He gained mainstream success as a regular on the television series "Spitting Image" and as a writer and performer on "Friday Night Live".Enfield's comedy often pokes fun at stereotypical British attitudes and personalities, and he has been credited with influencing a new wave of British comedians. In addition to his comedy work, Enfield has been involved in various charities, including the Princes Trust and Comic Relief. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting.

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Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle (April 1, 1961 Blackburn-) also known as Boyle, Susan, Susan Magdalane Boyle, SuBo or The Hairy Angel is a British singer, artist, actor, musician and music artist.

Her discography includes: I Dreamed a Dream, The Gift, Someone to Watch Over Me, Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage, Home For Christmas, I Dreamed a Dream, Perfect Day, I Know Him So Well and Hope. Genres she performed include Pop music, Classical music, Torch song, Rhythm and blues, Operatic pop and Crossover.

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Jimmy Somerville

Jimmy Somerville (June 22, 1961 Glasgow-) also known as Jimmy Sommerville, Somerville, Jimmy, James William Somerville, Bronski Beat, The Communards or Bronski Beat and Marc Almond is a British singer, songwriter and actor.

His most important albums: Dark Sky, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Dare to Love, Read My Lips, Why, You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real), Something to Live For, Home Again, The Singles Collection 1984-1990 and The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards. Genres he performed: Synthpop, Pop music, Hi-NRG, New Wave and Dance music.

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Mike Marlin

Mike Marlin (February 17, 1961 London-) is a British singer-songwriter.

His albums include Man on the Ground and Nearly Man. Genres he performed include Alternative rock.

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Simon Law

Simon Law (May 28, 1961 Luton-) is a British record producer, keyboard player, songwriter and musician.

He is best known as one half of the electronic music duo Soul II Soul, which he formed with Jazzie B in the late 1980s. Law also played a key role in producing some of the group's biggest hits, including "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" and "Keep on Movin'."

In addition to his work with Soul II Soul, Law has collaborated with a wide range of artists across various genres, including Chante Moore, Maxi Priest, and the late Whitney Houston. He has also released several solo albums, including "Look to the Sky" and "The Art of Sound."

Law has won numerous awards throughout his career, including a Grammy Award for his work on 2009's "Joined at the Hip" by the jazz duo Bob James and Kirk Whalum. He continues to be an active musician and producer in the music industry.

Law's musical talent was evident from a young age, and he began playing the piano at the age of six. In his teenage years, he became involved in the local music scene and played in several bands before forming Soul II Soul with Jazzie B in 1988. The duo's unique blend of soul, R&B, and dance music quickly gained popularity, and they went on to achieve international success.

In addition to his music career, Law has also worked as a composer for film and television, including the score for the BBC drama series "The Buddha of Suburbia." He has also been involved in the development of new talent, mentoring up-and-coming artists as well as teaching music production at the London College of Music.

Law is known for his attention to detail and his ability to blend different genres of music to create something entirely new. His work has influenced countless musicians and producers, and his legacy continues to be felt in the music industry today.

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Hugh Whitaker

Hugh Whitaker (May 18, 1961 Kingston upon Hull-) otherwise known as Whitaker, Hugh is a British drummer.

He is best known for his work as a member of the bands The Housemartins and The Beautiful South, both of which achieved significant success in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s. Whitaker played on many of the bands' biggest hits, including "Happy Hour", "Caravan of Love", and "Perfect 10". In addition to his work with these bands, Whitaker has also played with a variety of other artists over the years, including Billy Bragg, David Gedge, and David Gray. Outside of music, Whitaker is known for his love of cycling, and has even organized charity bike rides to raise money for various causes.

Whitaker began his musical career in the late 1970s, playing in a local Hull punk band called The Gargoyles. In the early 1980s, he joined The Housemartins as their drummer, helping to create the band's signature sound that blended pop, rock, and soul influences. The Housemartins achieved several top 10 hits in the UK, and their debut album "London 0 Hull 4" reached number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. After the band's breakup in 1988, Whitaker went on to join The Beautiful South, which was formed by former Housemartins members Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. The Beautiful South had huge success in the UK, with six top 10 albums and a string of hit singles, including "A Little Time", which spent 16 weeks in the UK top 10. Whitaker played with the band until they disbanded in 2007. Whitaker's drumming style has been described as energetic, inventive, and precise, and he is considered one of the most distinctive drummers of the British indie pop scene of the 1980s and 1990s.

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Anthony Wong

Anthony Wong (September 2, 1961 Hong Kong-) a.k.a. Wong Chau-Sang, Anthony Perry, Wong Chau Sang, Chau-Sang Wong, Qiusheng Huang, Antony Wong, Huang Qiusheng, Chow-Sun Wong, Yat, Chau-Sun Wong, Chau Sang Anthony Wong, Anthony Wong Chau-sang, Anthony Wong Chau Sang or Wong4 Cau1-sang1 is a British actor, screenwriter, film director, voice actor and television presenter. He has one child, Huang Yi Yi.

Anthony Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong, but he later moved to England to further his education. He graduated from Kingston Polytechnic School of Design in London with a degree in graphic design. However, he decided to pursue acting instead and returned to Hong Kong in the 1980s to begin his career in the entertainment industry.

He made his acting debut in 1985 with a small role in the film "Revenge of the Corpse". He went on to appear in numerous films and television shows throughout his career, including the critically acclaimed movie "Infernal Affairs" and its sequels. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his work, including a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor.

In addition to acting, Wong has also worked as a screenwriter and director. He wrote and directed the film "New Tenant" and co-wrote the screenplay for the film "The Way We Are". He has also provided voice acting for various animated films and television shows.

Wong is known for his versatile acting skills and his ability to portray a wide range of characters. He has played both villains and heroes in his films and has been praised for his ability to bring depth and complexity to his performances.

Outside of acting, Wong is actively involved in various charitable organizations and is a strong advocate for animal rights. He has also served as a judge for the Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant.

Wong's career has spanned over three decades and he has over 200 film and television credits to his name. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and has collaborated with renowned directors such as John Woo, Wong Kar-wai and Johnnie To.

In 1994, Wong won the Best Actor award at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards for his performance in the film "The Untold Story". He also received critical acclaim for his portrayal of a mentally disabled man in the film "The Way We Are", which earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Apart from his work in the entertainment industry, Wong is also a dedicated environmentalist and has actively supported various campaigns to raise awareness about environmental issues in Hong Kong. He has also been involved in promoting sustainable living through his involvement in eco-charitable events.

In recent years, Wong has continued to be an active presence in the industry and has expanded his repertoire to include web series and online content. Despite facing some controversies over the years, including his outspoken criticism of the Hong Kong government, Wong remains a beloved and respected figure in the industry and continues to inspire aspiring actors and filmmakers with his remarkable talent and dedication to his craft.

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Gillian Gilbert

Gillian Gilbert (January 27, 1961 Whalley Range, Manchester-) also known as Gilbert, Gillian, Gillian Lesley Gilbert, Lesley Gilbert, New Order or The Other Two is a British singer, keyboard player, musician, film score composer and guitarist. Her children are called Grace Morris and Tilly Morris.

Genres: Synthpop, Alternative rock, New Wave, Post-punk, Alternative dance and Electronica.

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