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Ian Curtis (I) (1956–1980)

Ian Curtis was born in Old Trafford, Manchester, at the Memorial Hospital. He grew up listening to The Who and The Rolling Stones, and other heroes of his teenage years included David Bowie, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and James Dean. He especially liked musicians whose lyrics spoke of death, or those who had died at their peak... See full bio »

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 2016/I Gold (writer: "Atmosphere")
 2016 Stranger Things (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Four: The Body (2016) ... (writer: "Atmosphere")
 2016 Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (writer: "Ceremony", "Atmosphere")
 2015 Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Into the Mainstream (2015) ... (writer: "Disorder" - uncredited)
 2015 Califórnia (writer: "Transmission", "Ceremony")
 2015 American Horror Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Checking In (2015) ... (writer: "The Eternal" - uncredited)
 2015 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kali (2015) ... (writer: "She's Lost Control" - uncredited)
 2015 What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Short) (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - as Curtis)
 2015 Gotham (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Fearsome Dr. Crane (2015) ... (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 2014 The Equalizer (writer: "New Dawn Fades")
 2014 The Face of an Angel (writer: "Atmosphere")
 2014 Styria (writer: "Means to an End" - as Ian Kevin Curtis)
 2014 Eshche odin god (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - as Curtis I. K.)
 2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jump Ball (2014) ... (writer: "Isolation" - uncredited)
 2013 Trap for Cinderella (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - as Curtis)
 2013 Reason to Kill (Short) (writer: "New Dawn Fades")
 2012 Girls Against Boys (writer: "She's Lost Control")
 2012 Anton Corbijn Inside Out (Documentary) (writer: "Atmosphere", "Disorder" - as Curtis)
 2012 ACAB - All Cops Are Bastards (writer: "New Dawn Fades")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Desamor (2012) ... (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 28 October 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 12 April 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - uncredited)
 2011 Les géants (writer: "No Love Lost")
 2010 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... (writer: "Twenty Four Hours")
 2010 One Night Stand (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ballad of Rikki Rash (2010) ... (writer: "Love Will Tear us Apart")
 2010/I The Trip (writer: "Atmosphere" - as Curtis)
 2010 Happiness Runs (writer: "Atmosphere" - as Ian Kevin Curtis)
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Performer (2009) ... (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 2009 The Time Traveler's Wife (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 2009 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Atmosphere" - as Ian Kevin Curtis)
 2009 Skins (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Effy (2009) ... (writer: "She's Lost Control")
 2009 Awaydays (writer: "Insight", "24 Hours", "Decades" (uncredited))
 2008 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Escape from Pearl Bailey (2008) ... (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 2008 While She Was Out (writer: "Day Of The Lords")
 2008 They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop (TV Movie) (writer: "She's Lost Control")
 2008 Pigerne mod drengene (TV Series) (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 2007 Joy Division (Documentary) (writer: "Decades", "Exercise One", "You're No Good For Me", "At a Later Date", "No Love Lost", "Digital", "Shadowplay", "Interlude", "Interzone", "Insight", "New Dawn Fades", "Disorder", "I Remember Nothing", "She's Lost Control", "Transmission", "Wilderness", "These Days", "Dead Souls", "Atmosphere", "Autosuggestion", "Day of the Lords", "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Atrocity Exhibition", "Heart and Soul", "Eternal", "Isolation" - as Curtis)
 2007 Control ("No Love Lost", "Leaders of Men", "Digital", "Transmission", "Insight", "She's Lost Control", "Candidate", "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Isolation", "Dead Souls", "Disorder", "Atmosphere", "Shadowplay")
 2007 The Signal (writer: "Atmosphere" - as Ian Kevin Curtis)
 2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Six Days: Part 2 (2007) ... (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 2006 Reprise (writer: "New Dawn Fades")
 2006 Marie Antoinette (writer: "Ceremony")
 2006 Red Road (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - as Curtis)
 2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 2005 NotNa (Documentary short) (writer: "Atmosphere")
 2005 The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (Video documentary) (writer: "Atmosphere")
 2005 House of Wax (writer: "New Dawn Fades")
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Warsaw")
 2003 Nathalie... (writer: "Atmosphere" - as I.K Curtis)
 2002 24 Hour Party People (writer: "Digital", "She's Lost Control", "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Transmission", "Atmosphere")
 2001 Lawless Heart (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (1980))
 2001 Series 7: The Contenders (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 2001 Donnie Darko (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 1999 With or Without You (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
 1996 The Crow: City of Angels (writer: "In a Lonely Place" - as I. Curtis)
 1995 Heat (writer: "New Dawn Fades")
 1994 The Crow (writer: "Dead Souls")
 1984 Screen Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unfair Exchanges (1984) ... (writer: "Transmission")
 1981 The Uppercrust (writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart")
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All my lyrics are open to interpretation by the individual and imply many different meanings, therefore their relevance is purely subjective.


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