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Martyn Ware

Martyn Ware was born and raised in Sheffield. His first success was as a founding member of the popular British synth-pop group The Human League. He left after two albums which achieved cult success (and shortly before they released their definitive album Dare). He then went on to greater success when he founded Heaven 17, who released the popular ... See full bio »
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 2012 London Calling (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fuck Art Let's Dance (2012) ... (writer: "Penthouse and Pavement" (uncredited), "Temptation")
 2010 Worried About the Boy (TV Movie) (writer: "Empire State Human")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Penthouse and Pavement")
 2001 Made in Sheffield (Documentary) (writer: "Being Boiled", "Circus of Death", "Empire State Human", "The Future Tapes")
 2001 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Girl (2001) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 1996 Trainspotting (lyrics: "Temptation") / (music: "Temptation")
 1993 Sliver ("Penthouse and Pavement")
 1993 The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion (TV Special) (producer: "Dance Little Sister")
 1984 Electric Dreams (writer: "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry", "Chase Runner")
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Heaven 17

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1980 was the start of the video era. MTV had just started. We'd toured when we were in The Human League and later with Iggy Pop and we lost a lot of money doing it. We spent the money we'd have spent on touring on making good videos instead. We didn't want to become a rock 'n' roll cliché and spend all our time on the road. We had a more artistic view. See more »

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