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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 April 1970Dublin, Ireland
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Glen Hansard was born on April 21, 1970 in Dublin, Ireland.

Trivia (11)

Formed popular Irish rock band, The Frames, in 1991, whose last release was "The Cost" in 2007.
His 2003 album, "Set List", made #1 on the Irish Charts.
Performed at Witnness, Ozegen and Lisdoonvarna Festivals in Ireland with his band, The Frames.
Cousin of U.S. actor Joe Hansard.
(Feb. 24, 2008) When he and Markéta Irglová won the Oscar for Best Song "Falling Slowly" from Once (2007), the statuettes were presented to them by John Travolta.
Son of Catherine Hansard who was seated next to Glen at the Academy Awards when he won an Oscar for Best Song "Falling Slowly" from the movie Once (2007).
First Irishman to win an Oscar for Best Song.
He refers to his three main influences as his "Holy Trinity": Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison.
Was offered a shot at the part of Rorschach in Watchmen (2009) but had to bow out due to the fanfare surrounding his Oscar nomination (and ultimate win) for song "Falling Slowly" from Once (2007).
The single, 'Fake', has just left the Irish charts and a new studio album should be on the way after the phenomenal success of the live album, "Set List". [November 2003]
The latest album from The Frames is called "The Cost" and was released in 2006 on Plateau Records. [January 2008]

Personal Quotes (4)

It's a new personality to try on or a new set of clothes to try on. Everything you've been is basically over. ... Sometimes it feels more comfortable having potential rather than having accreditation.
If the sentiment becomes your focus, then the music becomes secondary.
I'm really interested in timeliness. Whether in music, art or fashion. I like the idea of not being able to tell what era something is from.
There's a famous saying: God surely gave us the potato blight, but the British gave us a famine. There was fish in the sea, there was beef in the fields, but we ate the potatoes.

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