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Phil Collins

While other major artists trudge painfully through a handful of over promoted releases each decade; this drummer/actor/singer/producer has been constantly active in all manner of contradictory and unlikely projects.  His history with Genesis is well documented from their art-house beginnings to multi-platinum status as the band grew up, lost Steve Hackett and then Peter Gabriel and ended up making videos with tongues firmly in their cheeks.  Collins launched his solo career twenty nine years ago with “Face Value” (‘81), followed by “Hello, I Must Be Going” (’82), “No Jacket Required” (’85), “…But Seriously” (’89), “Both Sides” (’93), “Dance Into The Light” (’96) and “Testify” (‘02) picking up numerous awards including 7 Grammy’s, 2 Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe for “Two Hearts”.  After leaving Genesis in 1996 he released a “Hits” album in 1998.  Between Phil’s solo and Genesis recordings and excluding his other activities, Phil has sold over 200 million records. His acting CV reveals that he first trod the boards at 14 when he took the role of the Artful Dodger in a West End production of “Oliver”.  He also made childhood cameos in the Beatles “A Hard Days Night” (‘64) and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (’69).  Since then he’s starred with Julie Walters in “Buster” (’88), took the lead role as the arch-villain in “Frauds” (’92), made a brief appearance in Spielberg’s “Hook” (’92) and played the Greek owner of a chain of gay bath houses in “And The Band Played On” (’92).  In addition to this Phil “The Spiv” turned up in a 1985 episode of Miami Vice and four years later he took the part of Uncle Ernie in The Who’s rock opera “Tommy”. He has written songs for the Disney Feature’s “Tarzan” and “Brother Bear”.  “You’ll Be In My Heart” from “Tarzan” won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Song Written For A Film”.  This song, in addition to the soundtrack was also nominated in the Grammys and won for “Best Original Song In A Movie”.  Phil also won an Oscar for the same song in March 2000. 


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Born:
Jan 30, 1951 In London - England - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the movie A Hard Day's Night 1964-07-06
Latest Project:
Movie 808 2015-03-30
Known For
Filmography
Movie 808 Himself 2015-03-30
Movie DTS Blu-Ray Music Demo Disc 1 2013-01-01
Movie The Best British Rock Concert Of All Time: Live At Knebworth Himself 2010-06-20
Movie The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story Himself 2010-06-15
Movie Prog Rock Britannia 2009-01-02
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie The Long Goodnight: A Film About Phil Collins Himself 2007-06-11
Movie Eric Clapton - Live at Montreux 1986 2006-09-19
Movie The Who: Tommy Live With Special Guests Himself 2006-06-05
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself 2004-11-15
Movie Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 2004-07-07
Movie Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour 2004-06-15
Movie John Martyn: Johnny Too Bad Himself 2004-01-01
Movie The Jungle Book 2 Lucky (voice) 2003-02-07
Movie Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace Himself 2002-06-03
Movie Music for Montserrat 1997-09-15
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Host 1995-01-01
Movie Balto Muk and Luk (voice) 1995-12-22
Movie Frauds Roland Copping 1993-09-17
Movie And the Band Played On Eddi Papasano 1993-09-11
Movie The Clearing 1993-01-01
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper Himself 1992-06-14
Movie Hook Inspector Good 1991-12-11
Movie Eric Clapton: 24 Nights Tambourine 1991-01-01
Movie Phil Collins: Serious Hits Live Vocals / Piano / Drums 1990-07-15
Movie The Cream of Eric Clapton Self 1990-01-23
Movie Mickey's 60th Birthday Himself 1988-11-13
Movie Buster Buster Edwards 1988-09-16
Movie B.B. King & Friends Him Self 1987-04-14
Movie The Return of Bruno Himself 1987-02-17
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie Phil Collins: No Ticket Required 1985-05-29
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982-09-23
Movie Calamity the Cow 1967-01-01
Movie A Hard Day's Night Necktie wearing fan 1964-07-06