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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 January 1956Salford, Manchester, England, UK
Birth NameBernard Dicken
Nickname Barney
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bernard Sumner was born on January 4, 1956 in Salford, Manchester, England as Bernard Dicken. He is married to Sarah. He was previously married to Sue.

Spouse (2)

Sue (1 October 1979 - 10 February 1988) (divorced) (1 child)
Sarah (? - present)

Trivia (5)

Founding member of English bands Joy Division, New Order and Electronic.
New Order won the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Video in 1988 for their song "True Faith".
New Order were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture. (16 November 2005).
Is portrayed by John Simm in 24 Hour Party People (2002).
Is portrayed by James Anthony Pearson in Control (2007).

Personal Quotes (1)

I think they (U2) were Joy Division fans. I have said some bitchy things about Bono since then, but the truth is, if I'm honest, I'm a little bit jealous of them. They were our peers, but things seemed to go smoothly for them, whereas things seemed to go disastrously wrong for us at every turn.

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