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Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler recorded his first single at age 16, but it was never released, He started the band Dire Straits in 1977, they were signed to Vertigo Records in 1978 and recorded the album "Dire Straits", which featured their first major hit single, "Sultans of Swing". Their follow-up albums include "Communique" (1979), "Making Movies" (1980) (... See full bio »
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 2012-2014 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 3 (2014) ... (writer: "Romeo and Juliet")
- Live Show 4 (2012) ... (writer: "Romeo and Juliet")
 2012 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- There's Something I Need to Tell You... (2012) ... (writer: "Water of Love" - uncredited)
 2012/I Shell (writer: "Walk of Life" - as Knopfler)
 2012 Argo (writer: "Sultans of Swing")
 2010-2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Bon rotllo (2012) ... (writer: "Walk of Life")
- L'Empordà (2010) ... (writer: "Money for Nothing")
 2012 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.14 (2012) ... (writer: "Private Dancer")
 2011 Generació D (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Money for Nothing")
 2011 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (writer: "Private Dancer")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.32 (2010) ... (writer: "Skateaway")
 2007-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "Money For Nothing")
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "Money For Nothing" - uncredited)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (writer: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
- Amazing Moments in Music (2007) ... (writer: "Money For Nothing")
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #10.7 (2010) ... (writer: "Private Dancer")
- Episode #10.4 (2010) ... (writer: "Romeo and Juliet" - uncredited)
 2010 Numb3rs (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Scratch (2010) ... (music: "Money for Nothing" - uncredited)
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teacher (2009) ... (writer: "Money for Nothing")
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 1980s (2009) ... (writer: "Money for Nothing")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (writer: "Sultans of Swing")
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charts, Clips und Kommerz (2009) ... (writer: "Money For Nothing")
 2008-2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #5.20 (2009) ... (writer: "Sultans of Swing")
- Episode #5.9 (2009) ... (writer: "Walk of Life")
- Episode #5.4 (2009) ... (writer: "Private Dancer")
- Episode #2.3 (2008) ... (writer: "Sultans of Swing")
 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (writer: "Private Dancer")
 2008 What Just Happened (writer: "Brothers in Arms")
 2007 Brooklyn Rules (writer: "Walk Of Life")
 2007 Hot Fuzz (writer: "Romeo and Juliet")
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ice Cream of Margie: With the Light Blue Hair (2006) ... (writer: "Money for Nothing" - as Kopfler)
 2006 The Benchwarmers (writer: "Walk of Life")
 2006 Two Tickets to Paradise (writer: "Walk of Life", "Your Latest Trick")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Y2K (2006) ... (writer: "Money For Nothing")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Toldot (2006) ... (writer: "News", "Follow Me Home", "Single Handed Sailor", "Where Do You Think You're Going?")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Patmos (2006) ... (writer: "Private Investigations" - uncredited)
 2005 Rumor Has It... (writer: "Are We In Trouble Now")
 2005 A Tribute to the King (Video documentary) (performer: "Blue Moon Of Kentucky", "Baby Let's Play House")
 2005 The Jeff Healey Band: Live at Montreux 1999 (Video documentary) (writer: "I Think I Love You too Much")
 2005 Venla 2004 (TV Special) (writer: "Walk of Life" - as M.Knopfler)
 2004 Tooth (writer: "Money for Nothing" - as Kopfler)
 2003 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (Video) (writer: "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies")
 2001 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2001) ... (performer: "Rock 'N' Roll Ruby")
 2001 Spy Game (writer: "Brothers in Arms")
 2001 Bandits (performer: "Rudiger" (1996)) / (writer: "Rudiger" (1996))
 2001 Roswell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Busted (2001) ... (performer: "The Last Laugh")
 2001 America's Sweethearts (performer: "Gravy Train") / (writer: "Gravy Train")
 2001 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (Video short) (writer: "Private Dancer" - uncredited)
 2000 Super Speedway (Documentary) (writer: "Once Upon a Time in the West")
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short) (lyrics: "Get Busy", "The Other Side of the Moon") / (music: "Get Busy", "The Other Side of the Moon") / (performer: "Get Busy")
 1999 Komodo ("Sultans of Swing")
 1999 Virtual Sexuality (writer: "Private Dancer")
 1999 200 Cigarettes ("Romeo & Juliet")
 1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (writer: "Relax")
 1998 Around the Fire (writer: "Water of Love")
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "Romeo & Juliet")
 1994-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- 9&vierzig (1998) ... (writer: "Walk Of Life" - uncredited)
- Unplugged (42) (1997) ... (writer: "Walk of Life" - uncredited)
- Variation 18 (1994) ... (writer: "Walk Of Life" - uncredited)
 1997 Wag the Dog (performer: "WAG THE DOG!") / (writer: "WAG THE DOG!")
 1997 The Weird Al Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Al Gets Robbed (1997) ... (writer: "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" - uncredited)
 1997 Due South (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Coulda Been a Defendant (1997) ... (writer: "Brothers in Arms")
 1997 Metroland (writer: "Sultans Of Swing")
 1996 Michael (performer: "Sweet Dreams" (1955))
 1996 Alle haben geschwiegen (TV Movie) (writer: "Private Dancer")
 1996 Twister (performer: "Darling Pretty") / (writer: "Darling Pretty")
 1995 Empire Records (writer: "Romeo & Juliet")
 1995 Desperado (writer: "Six Blade Knife")
 1992 Ringside (Documentary) (writer: "Money For Nothing")
 1992 Civvies (TV Series) (writer: "Brothers In Arms")
 1991 Missing Danes (TV Series documentary) (performer: "Irish Boy") / (writer: "Irish Boy")
 1990 Cool It (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cool It Special (1990) ... (writer: "Money For Nothing" - uncredited)
 1990 The Cream of Eric Clapton (Video documentary) (performer: "Wonderful Tonight")
 1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn (performer: "Tennessee Waltz", "O! My Papa")
 1989 UHF ("THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT") / (writer: "MONEY FOR NOTHING / BEVERLY HILLBILLIES")
 1989 Beppie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jaloezie (1989) ... (writer: "Private Dancer")
 1988 The Prince's Trust Rock Gala (Documentary) (performer: "Money For Nothing", "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That", "Layla", "With a Little Help from my Friends") / (writer: "Money For Nothing")
 1987 The Princess Bride (writer: "Morning Ride", "The Friends Song", "Guide My Sword", "A Happy Ending", "I Will Never Love Again", "Florin Dance")
 1987 The New Statesman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happiness Is a Warm Gun (1987) ... (writer: "Money For Nothing" - uncredited)
 1985-1987 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Knock, Knock... Who's There? (1987) ... (writer: "Ride Across The River" - uncredited)
- Out Where the Buses Don't Run (1985) ... (writer: "Brothers In Arms" - uncredited)
 1986 The Color of Money (performer: "Two Brothers And A Stranger") / (writer: "Two Brothers And A Stranger")
 1986 Maricela (TV Movie) (writer: "Walk of Life")
 1986 SpaceCamp ("Walk of Life", "So Far Away")
 1986 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- W.S.O.A. (1986) ... (writer: "I Want My MTV")
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hard Travelling (1986) ... (writer: "Brothers In Arms" - uncredited)
 1986 Lucas (writer: "Walk Of Life")
 1986 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... ("Walk of Life")
 1985 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.84 (1985) ... (writer: "Sultans Of Swing" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.72 (1985) ... (writer: "Sultans Of Swing" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.70 (1985) ... (writer: "Romeo and Juliet" - uncredited)
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Money for Nothing", "Sultans of Swing")
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Female of the Species (1985) ... (writer: "Private Dancer")
 1984 Motel (TV Series) (writer: "Telegraph Road")
 1983 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series) (performer: "Why Aye Man") / (writer: "Why Aye Man")
 1983 Local Hero ("Local Hero") / (arranger: "The Mist Covered Mountains") / (performer: "The Rocks and the Water", "Wild Theme", "Freeway Flyer", "The Way it Always Starts", "Whistle Theme", "Smooching", "Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero") / (writer: "The Rocks and the Water", "Wild Theme", "Freeway Flyer", "Boomtown (Variation Louis' Favourite)", "The Way it Always Starts", "The Rocks and the Thunder", "The Ceilidh and the Northern Lights", "The Ceilidh: Louis' Favourite/Billy's Tune", "Whistle Theme", "Smooching", "Stargazer", "Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero")
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman (writer: "Tunnel of Love" (1980) - as M. Knopfler)
 1981 Wu ting (writer: "Sultans of Swing")
 1980 Amorevolmente (writer: "WALK OF LIFE")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "The Ragpicker's Dream" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Notting Hillbillies | Dire Straits

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You should never think it's easy. It doesn't matter how good you are. See more »

Trivia:

He plays guitars, built to his specifications by Pensa-Suhr. He also plays a 1936 National, and various Shecter Strats. See more »

Trademark:

Plays the electric guitar with fingers unlike most guitarists that prefer a pick See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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