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Vangelis


Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well known for his Chariots of Fire (1981) and Blade Runner (1982) soundtracks or for the tracks used in the Cosmos (1980) television series. He has been involved in many musical collaborations, most famously with Jon Anderson. See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Collateral
Collateral Soundtrack
(2004)
Madagascar
Madagascar Soundtrack
(2005)
Bruce Almighty
Bruce Almighty Soundtrack
(2003)
Stranger Than Fiction
(2006)

Filmography

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 2016 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.5 (2016) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2014-2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Sting & Mylène Farmer/Eva Longoria (2015) ... (writer: "Theme from 'Chariots of Fire'" - uncredited)
- Jason Segel/Steve Harvey/Alicia Keys (2014) ... (writer: "Theme from 'Chariots of Fire'")
 2015/I Vacation (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
  Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- 2015: Auditions 3 (2015) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2014 While We're Young (performer: "RITUAL", "MY FACE IN THE RAIN", "LOVE THEME" (from tt0083658)) / (writer: "RITUAL", "MY FACE IN THE RAIN", "LOVE THEME" (from tt0083658))
 2014 Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie (writer: "Chariots Of Fire")
 2013 Brows Held High (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cloud Atlas: Part 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Score to Blade Runner")
 2013 A Horror Sci-Fi Picture: Director's Cut (Video short) (writer: "Conquest of Paradise")
 2013 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Happy Days #2 (2013) ... ("Neranzula")
 2013 The Legend of the Trifle (Video short) (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.187 (2012) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.44 (2008) ... (performer: "Conquest of Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Conquest of Paradise" - uncredited)
 2012 The Cinema Snob (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Goldengirl (2012) ... ("Chariots of Fire", uncredited)
 2012 London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (TV Special) (music: "Chariots of Fire")
 2012 Alien Replicant Ninja Legend Shindaiohmaru: Rise of an Elemental Assassin (Short) (arranger: "Blade Runner [End Titles]") / (performer: "Blade Runner [End Titles]") / (producer: "Blade Runner [End Titles]") / (writer: "Blade Runner [End Titles]")
 1999-2012 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Donna Summer (2012) ... (writer: "State of Independence")
- Episode dated 20 October 1999 (1999) ... (writer: "I'll Find My Way Home")
 2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.4 (2012) ... (writer: "Conquest of Paradise")
 2012 Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Short Story About Love (2012) ... (performer: "The Friends of Mr. Cairo")
 2011 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2011) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.39 (2011) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Rude Tube (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- Rude Zoo (2011) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
- Total Stunts (2010) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.31 (2011) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2011 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Go Big or Go Home (2011) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2010 Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Zeus and Roxanne (2010) ... (music: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
- Greatest Sporting Anthems (2010) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2010 The Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Average Rules (2010) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2009/I Old Dogs (performer: "Chariots Of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots Of Fire")
  Wir sind Kaiser (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #4.4 (2009) ... (performer: "Conquest of Paradise") / (writer: "Conquest of Paradise")
 2009 Chart show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Giati horis esena")
 2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.4 (2009) ... (writer: "One More Kiss, Dear")
  The Real Hustle (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #6.4 (2008) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2008 Genius Party Beyond (performer: "Blade Runner End Theme (excerpts)" ) / (writer: "Blade Runner End Theme (excerpts)" )
 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... ("I Hear You Now", uncredited)
 2007 Are We Done Yet? (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2007) ... (performer: "Chariots Of Fire" - uncredited)
 2007 Land der Berge (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Davos Is Davos, aber Mürzzuschlag is a wos! (2007) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2006 The Holiday (writer: "Chariots of Fire" (1981))
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction (performer: "La Petite Fille de la Mer" (1973)) / (writer: "La Petite Fille de la Mer" (1973))
 2005 Jon Anderson: Tour of the Universe (Video) (writer: "State Of Independence", "Change We Must")
 2005 Madagascar (performer: "Chariots Of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots Of Fire")
 2005 Three Times (writer: "Rain and Tears")
 2005 Kicking & Screaming (performer: "CHARIOTS OF FIRE") / (writer: "CHARIOTS OF FIRE")
 2004 Millions (performer: "La Petite Fille de la Mer") / (writer: "La Petite Fille de la Mer")
 2004 Collateral (performer: "Moxica & His Horse") / (writer: "Moxica & His Horse")
 2003 Bruce Almighty (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2003 Old School (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 ... ("Chariots of Fire", uncredited)
 2002 The Master of Disguise (writer: "Chariots Of Fire")
 2002 The J2 Project (Video short) (performer: "Damask Rose")
 2001 Copperfield: Tornado of Fire (TV Special) (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (producer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2000 The Pretenders: Greatest Hits (Video documentary) ("Spiritual High (State Of Independence)")
 2000 Love Is an Elephant (lyrics: "I agapi einai elefantas", "I monaxia oploforei", "Pare me", "Pseftika hadia", "Erotas einai")
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short) (music: "Chariots of Fire")
 1999 Black Milk (writer: "September", "Geronimo Yanka")
  Will & Grace (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Alley Cats (1999) ... (performer: "Chariots Of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots Of Fire" - uncredited)
 1998 From the Edge of the City (writer: "Den eisai tipota")
  Projekt X (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Warum sind die Kinder manchmal so schlimm in der Schule? (1998) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 1997 Good Burger (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
  Frau Pepi und die Buben (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... (performer: "Conquest of Paradise") / (writer: "Conquest of Paradise")
  The Nanny (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Lamb Chop's on the Menu (1995) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 1995 Two Minus One (Short) (writer: "One More Kiss, Dear")
  Monte Video (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Urlaub (1994) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Bassie en Adriaan en de reis vol verrassingen (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1994) (writer - 3 episodes, 1994)
- Een grote verrassing (1994) ... (performer: "Kinematic", "Other Side of Antarctica", "Theme from Antarctica") / (writer: "Kinematic", "Other Side of Antarctica", "Theme from Antarctica")
- Bassie als regenmaker (1994) ... (performer: "Theme from Antarctica") / (writer: "Theme from Antarctica")
- De 3e van 26 (1994) ... (performer: "Antarctic Echoes") / (writer: "Antarctic Echoes")
 1993 My Life (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 1992 Candyman (writer: "STATE OF INDEPENDENCE")
 1992 Single White Female (writer: "STATE OF INDEPENDENCE")
 1992 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Thanks for the Memories (1992) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Bassie en Adriaan en de geheimzinnige opdracht (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1992) (writer - 2 episodes, 1992)
- Onder water op een droge plaats (1992) ... (performer: "Life of Antarctica") / (writer: "Life of Antarctica")
- Op 42.195 meter (1992) ... (performer: "Memory of Antarctica", "Kinematic") / (writer: "Memory of Antarctica", "Kinematic")
 1991 Celeste (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (music: "12 O'Clock" - uncredited)
 1991 Married with Children (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All-Nite Security Dude (1991) ... (writer: "Chariots Of Fire")
 1991 The Challengers (TV Movie) (writer: "I'LL FIND MY WAY HOME", "ANTARCTICA - ECHOES")
 1988 The Legend of Wolf Lodge (music: "ONE MORE KISS DEAR")
 1988 The Third Solution (producer: "40 braves, menousis, moiroloi")
 1987 Someone to Watch Over Me (writer: "MEMORIES OF GREEN")
  Bassie en Adriaan en het geheim van de schatkaart (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- Het gestolen schilderij (1987) ... (performer: "Pulstar") / (writer: "Pulstar")
  100 years of automobile (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Geht es auch ohne? (1985) ... (performer: "Nucleogenesis (Part One)") / (writer: "Nucleogenesis (Part One)")
 1984 The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon (TV Special) (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (producer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 1983 The Jackals (performer: "Ballad") / (writer: "Ballad")
 1983 Track & Field (Video Game) (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 1983 Mr. Mom (performer: "Chariots Of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots Of Fire" - uncredited)
 1983 G (performer: "I'll Find My Way Home")
 1983 Donna Summer: A Hot Summer Night (TV Movie) (writer: "State of Independence")
 1982 The Year of Living Dangerously ("Excerpts of L'enfant")
  Bassie en Adriaan en de huilende professor (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1982) (writer - 2 episodes, 1982)
- De verwisseling (1982) ... (performer: "Spiral") / (writer: "Spiral")
- De schuilplaats van de professor (1982) ... (performer: "Spiral") / (writer: "Spiral")
 1982 Blade Runner (performer: "One More Kiss Dear" - uncredited) / (writer: "Love Theme", "Tales of the Future" - uncredited)
 1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Creation of Venus (1982) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 1980 - 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1980)
- Episode dated 21 January 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "I'll Find My Way Home")
- Episode dated 17 December 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "I'll Find My Way Home" - as Jon & Vangelis)
- Episode dated 28 May 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire")
- Episode dated 15 February 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "I Hear You Now")
- Episode dated 31 January 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "I Hear You Now")
 1981 Skintight (performer: "Pulstar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pulstar" - uncredited)
 1980 Whistle Test (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 December 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "I Hear Your Now")
  Cosmos (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 1980) (writer - 2 episodes, 1980)
- One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue (1980) ... (performer: "Heaven and Hell (Part One) - Movement 3", "Entends-tu les chiens aboyer? - Mvmt. 1", "Himalaya", "Alpha", "Comet 16" - uncredited) / (writer: "Heaven and Hell (Part One) - Movement 3", "Entends-tu les chiens aboyer? - Mvmt. 1", "Himalaya", "Alpha", "Comet 16" - uncredited)
- The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean (1980) ... (performer: "Heaven and Hell (Part One) - Movement 3", "Création du Monde", "Comet 16" - uncredited) / (writer: "Heaven and Hell (Part One) - Movement 3", "Création du Monde", "Comet 16" - uncredited)
 1979 Intikam kadini (performer: "Pulstar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pulstar" - uncredited)
 1978 'V': The Hot One (performer: "Pulstar" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pulstar" - uncredited)
 1968 Apollo Goes on Holiday (writer: "Excursion Song")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His composition "Hymne" (often incorrectly spelled "Hymn") from his 1979 album "Opera Sauvage," was used in the 1980s by the Ernest and Julio Gallo Wine Company as the theme for its television commercials. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Aphrodite's Child | also Vangelis Kalafatis | Vangiles Papathalnassiou | Vangelis Papathanasiou | Vangelis Papathanassiou | Jon and Vangelis
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Personal Quote:

"I function as a channel through which music emerges from the chaos of noise." - September, 1988, "Direct" liner notes. See more »

Trivia:

He has composed The Official FIFA World Cup 2002 Anthem. See more »

Trademark:

Electronic music in an orchestral style

Star Sign:

Aries

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