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He was born to Brian and Jo Clayton. His siblings are Sarah Jane and Sebastian Clayton - who maintains a website for him. Adam lived in Kenya for a short time when he was around two years old. He moved to Ireland when he was five. His father was a pilot for the airlines. Adam's mother was friends with Edge's mother. Adam was sent to boarding ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible Soundtrack
(1996)
Click
Click Soundtrack
(2006)
About a Boy
About a Boy Soundtrack
(2002)
U2: Rattle and Hum
(1988)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (84 credits)
 2019 Pigeon Impossible (performer: "Theme From Mission: Impossible") (announced)
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
 2003-2017 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #5.12 (2017) ... (writer: "One")
- Episode #4.13 (2005) ... (writer: "Vertigo")
- Episode #3.8 (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #2.23 (2003) ... (writer: "Electrical Storm")
 2016 Superstar Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- OPM Duets (2016) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Channing Tatum/Mo Rocca/X Ambassadors (2015) ... (music: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - uncredited)
- U2 (2015) ... (music: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (uncredited), "Desire" (uncredited), "Beautiful Day", "Song for Someone")
- Benedict Cumberbatch/Allison Williams/(Not) U2 (2014) ... (music: "Desire" - uncredited)
- Will Smith/U2 (2014) ... (writer: "Invisible")
 2014 The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Ordinary Love") / (performer: "Ordinary Love")
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Week 6: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited) / (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2013 The Bachelor Weekend (writer: "One" - as Clayton)
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (writer: "Ordinary Love")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (2013) ... (writer: "One")
 2013 The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Super Power (2013) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name" - uncredited)
- Lift Off (2013) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #21.49 (2012) ... (music: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.48 (2012) ... (music: "Beautiful Day")
- Episode #19.76 (2011) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2007-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Live Show 9 (2012) ... (writer: "One" - uncredited)
- Live Results Show 6 (2012) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
- Auditions 4 (2007) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (writer: "When Love Comes to Town")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2012 Anton Corbijn Inside Out (Documentary) (writer: "Beatiful Day" - as Clayton)
 2011 The Lady (lyrics: "Slug") / (music: "Slug")
 2011 Idool 2011 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 4 - In Symphony (2011) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "Out of Control")
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 5. Live Show (2010) ... (writer: "One")
 2010 The Runway (writer: "Electric Co")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jessica Biel/Lee DeWyze (2010) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day" - uncredited)
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Megan Fox/U2 (2009) ... (music: "Breathe", "Moment of Surrender", "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" - uncredited)
 2007-2009 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 4: Unplugged (2009) ... (writer: "One")
- Top 24: Top 12 Boys (2007) ... (writer: "One")
 2006-2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 4. Mottoshow - Greatest Hits (2008) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Finale (2006) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2008 Nim's Island (writer: "Beautiful Day" (2000))
 2008 Waveriders (Documentary) (writer: "SILVER AND GOLD")
 2002-2007 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Liveshow #2 - 80's (2007) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Liveshow #10 - Keuzes (2006) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Liveshow #1 - Mijn Idol (2004) ... (writer: "Angel of Harlem")
- Workshop #2 (2002) ... (writer: "One")
 2007 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (writer: "One")
 2003-2007 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Top 12 Performance: Idol's Choice (2007) ... (writer: "Vertigo")
- Semi-Finals: Verdict #2/Group Three Performance (2007) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Semi-Finals: Verdict #1/Group Two Performance (2007) ... (writer: "One")
- Top 12 Performance Show: Idol's Choice (2006) ... (writer: "With or Without You", "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Top 24 Group 1 Performance Show: Guys (2006) ... (writer: "Vertigo")
 2007 Idool 2007 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grote Liveshow 8 - Rock (2007) ... (writer: "One")
 2007 Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (Video) (writer: "Where the street have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)")
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Druhé semifinále: Kluci (2006) ... (writer: "One")
 2004-2006 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Kvalprogram 4 (2006) ... (writer: "One")
- Kärlek (2005) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Rock (2005) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
- List-ettor (2004) ... (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 2006 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Songs of All Time (2006) ... (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
  Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Everybody Hates Mako (2006) ... (performer: " (Theme from) Mission Impossible" - uncredited) / (writer: " (Theme from) Mission Impossible" - uncredited)
 2006 Die Pathologin - Im Namen der Toten (TV Movie) (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2006 Click (music: "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)" (1991))
 2006 Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)")
 2003-2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Topp 4 - Duetten (2006) ... (writer: "One")
- Topp 7 - 80-tallet (2006) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Topp 40 #5 (2006) ... (writer: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
- Topp 3 - Dommerne bestemmer (2005) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Topp 6 - VG-Lista Topp 20 (2004) ... (writer: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- VaYechi (2006) ... (writer: "Always Forever Now")
 2005 Elizabethtown (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)" (1984))
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What You See Is What You See (2005) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2004 Slovensko hladá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tretí semifinále (2004) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 2004 Idool 2004 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 4 - Filmmuziek (2004) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2004 The Flynns' Journey to Ireland (Documentary) (writer: "Bad")
 2003-2004 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Top 3 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
- Top 9 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
- Last Group (2003) ... (writer: "One")
 2004 New Zealand Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 2 Showdown (2004) ... (writer: "One")
- Top 3 Performance Show: 80's Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Angel of Harlem")
 2003-2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Idol Finale (2004) ... (writer: "Beautiful Day")
- Top 5 - Live Band (2004) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2004 Idol stjörnuleit (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2004) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2003) ... (writer: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1: Your Pop Idol (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 2003 Headrush (writer: "Your Blue Room" - as Clayton)
 2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Beautiful Day")
 2003 Conspiracy of Silence (writer: "All I Want Is You" - as Clayton)
 2003 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heaven and Hell Special (2003) ... (writer: "Gloria")
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 2 - Jaren 80 (2003) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 2002 About a Boy (as Clayton, "Zoo Station")
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "Miss Sarajevo")
 1999 Kung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure (Short) (performer: "Theme From 'Mission Impossible'")
 1999 Unter uns: Die Highlights (TV Movie) (performer: "Theme From Mission Impossible")
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trash of the Titans (1998) ... (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 1997 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 (TV Special) (writer: "Mofo" - uncredited)
 1997 The Blackout (writer: "MIAMI")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1995) (performer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Episode dated 30 May 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "Mission: Impossible")
- Episode dated 30 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Miss Sarajevo")
- Episode dated 23 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Miss Sarajevo")
- Episode dated 20 July 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me")
 1996 Mission: Impossible (performer: "Theme From Mission: Impossible")
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
- Episode #6.4 (1995) ... (writer: "With or Without You")
 1995 Kids (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
 1994 Ready to Wear (writer: "Lemon (Perfecto Mix)")
 1994 Camilla (performer: "Jolie Louise")
 1994 Milk Money ("Some Days Are Better Than Others")
 1994 Blown Away (writer: "With or Without You", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For")
 1994 Reality Bites (writer: "All I Want is You")
 1992-1993 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Fatal Extraction (1993) ... (writer: "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" - uncredited)
- Mother Nature's Son (1992) ... (writer: "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" - uncredited)
 1993 Fearless (writer: "WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Operation Double 007 (1993) ... (writer: "New Year's Day")
 1993 The Heartbreak Kid (writer: "One" - as Clayton)
 1993 Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey (writer: "Where the Streets Have No Name")
 1992 Gladiator (writer: "Pride (In the Name of Love)")
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Desire")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (music: "Bad") / (writer: "Sunday Bloody Sunday")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lombard (1985) ... (writer: "Wire" - uncredited)
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Out to Lunch (1981) ... (writer: "I Will Follow")
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Show Show Self (98 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

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Other Works:

Music video for Mary J. Blige: "One"

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Adam | U2

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't think rock 'n' roll is necessarily a young man's game. See more »

Trivia:

Despite his recent disengagement with ex-fiancée Naomi Campbell, he still remains good friends with her, and she continues to be one of the group's biggest fans. See more »

Trademark:

His glasses

Nickname:

Madam Clayton See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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