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Ian Astbury


Ian Astbury was born on May 14, 1962 in Heswall, Cheshire, England as Ian Robert Astbury. He has been married to Aimee Nash since March 26, 2012. He was previously married to Heatherlyn Campbell. See full bio »
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Known For

Layer Cake
Layer Cake Soundtrack
(2004)
The Basketball Diaries
(1995)
Small Soldiers
Small Soldiers Soundtrack
(1998)
Less Than Zero
Less Than Zero Soundtrack
(1987)

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  Rage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Ian Astbury Guest Programs Rage (2014) ... (performer: "Kick out the Jams" (Live)) / (writer: "Wild Flower", "Honey from a Knife", "For the Animals", "Star", "The Witch", "Wild Hearted Son", "Sweet Soul Sister", "Fire Woman", "Revolution", "Love Removal Machine", "She Sells Sanctuary", "Elemental Light" (Salem Remix))
- Grinspoon Guest Program Rage (2002) ... (writer: "Love Removal Machine")
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (writer: "Rain" - as Ian Robert Astbury)
 2013 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (2013) ... (writer: "Fire Woman")
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as Ian Robert Astbury)
 2012/I The Raven (writer: "Burn My Shadow")
 2011 Person of Interest (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Number Crunch (2011) ... (performer: "When Things Explode")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2011 Semi-Final (2011) ... (writer: "Burn My Shadow" - uncredited)
 2010 One Night Stand (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paul's Birthday Present (2010) ... (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Qualifying (2010) ... (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - uncredited)
- The European Grand Prix: Qualifying (2010) ... (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - uncredited)
 2010 Bones (writer: "Ciao Baby")
 2010 Repo Men (writer: "Burn My Shadow")
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "Love Removal Machine")
 2008 Tough Talk (Short) (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "Love Removal Machine")
 2006 You, Me and Dupree (writer: "Love Removal Machine" - as Ian Robert Astbury)
 2005 The Business (writer: "Wild Flower")
 2004 Ocean's Twelve (writer: "The Phoenix" - uncredited)
 2004 Layer Cake (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary")
 2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Video Game) (writer: "Bad Fun" - as Ian Robert Astbury)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as I. Astbury)
 2002 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (Documentary) (writer: "Big Neon Glitter")
 2002/I Crossroads (writer: "Rise")
 2001 Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 (Video Game) (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary")
 2001 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (Video Game) (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary")
 2000 VH1 Storytellers (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Doors: A Celebration (2000) ... (performer: "Whiskey Bar", "Back Door Man", "Wild Child")
 1998 Free Enterprise (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" (Long Version))
 1998 Small Soldiers (writer: "Love Removal Machine")
 1995 The Basketball Diaries (writer: "Star")
 1994 With Honors (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as Ian Robert Astbury)
 1992 Singles (writer: "She Sells Sanctuary" - as Ian Robert Astbury)
 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (writer: "ZAP CITY")
 1992 Cool World ("The Witch")
 1987 Less Than Zero (lyrics: "Li'l Devil" - as Ian Robert Astbury) / (music: "Li'l Devil" - as Ian Robert Astbury)
 1987 White Water Summer (writer: "Aphrodisiac Jacket")
 1987 The Cult: Live in Rome (TV Movie) (writer: "Nirvana", "Wild Flower", "Lil' Devil", "Memphis Hip Shake", "Horse Nation", "The Phoenix", "She Sells Sanctuary", "Love Removal Machine", "Revolution")
 1986 Out of Bounds (writer: "ELECTRIC OCEAN")
 1986 The Cult: Live in Milan (TV Movie) (writer: "Nirvana", "Spiritwalker", "The Phoenix")
 1985 Now That's What I Call Music 6 (Video) (writer: "Revolution")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1993, he and guitarist Billy Duffy filmed a video for The Cult's single "The Witch" based on the film "Easy Rider". In 1996, he released a song on "Holy Barbarians" record called "Magick Christian" which was based on the film of the same title. In 2001 the video for The Cult's single "Rise" was based on the film "Crouching ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Cult

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

Albums are dead, the format is dead. iTunes has destroyed the whole idea of an album. It was a crucial part of the music industry between the 1970s and the 1990s, but it's been over for years now. It's simply an old format, it's just not up to date - and that's that. See more »

Trivia:

Usually plays tambourine (for percussion) in addition to singing, and throws his tambourines out into the audience throughout The Cult's concerts. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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