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Richard Ashcroft was born on September 11, 1971 in Billinge, Lancashire, England. He has been married to Kate Radley since 1995. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

The Adjustment Bureau
(2011)
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions Soundtrack
(1999)
The Beach
The Beach Soundtrack
(2000)
The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door Soundtrack
(2004)

Filmography

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  Acció política (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode #1.26 (2016) ... (performer: "This Is How It Feels") / (writer: "This Is How It Feels")
  C à vous (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "This Is How It Feels") / (writer: "This Is How It Feels")
 2015 Live Forever! 90's Britpop (TV Movie) (writer: "The Drugs Don't Work")
 2015 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Voodoo (2015) ... (writer: "Lucky Man" - uncredited)
- Rewind (2015) ... (writer: "Sonnet" - uncredited)
 2015 The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Lucky Man" - uncredited)
 2015 Paula Radcliffe: The Marathon and Me (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "History" - uncredited)
 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: Wer singt für Österreich? (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
 2014 Rugby League: Four Nations (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Australia v England (2014) ... (writer: "This Time" - uncredited)
 2014 Rugby League: Challenge Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Quarter-Final: Wigan vs. Castleford (2014) ... (writer: "Space and Time" - uncredited)
 2014 Super League Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #16.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Bittersweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2014 PianOwned (TV Series short) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lucky Man - The Verve (2014) ... (writer: "Lucky Man")
- Sonnet - The Verve (2014) ... (writer: "Sonnet")
 2013 Rugby League World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final: New Zealand v Australia (2013) ... (writer: "History" - uncredited)
 2013 Smash (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Surprise Party (2013) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2012 The Richest Songs in the World (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2011 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Second to Last (2011) ... (performer: "Running Away" - uncredited)
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.45 (2011) ... (performer: "Are You Ready?") / (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony", "Are You Ready?")
 2011 The Adjustment Bureau (lyrics: "Are You Ready?") / (music: "Are You Ready?") / (performer: "Future's Bright", "Are You Ready?") / (writer: "Future's Bright")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2009 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Lonely Soul" - uncredited)
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 1990s (2009) ... (writer: "Bittersweet Symphony")
  Rage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Rage Wild Card Special III (2009) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers") / (writer: "A Song for the Lovers")
 2008 Marley & Me (writer: "Rather Be", "Lucky Man" - as Richard Paul Ashcroft)
 2008 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.43 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.41 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2008 The Favorite (TV Series) (lyrics: "Love Is Noise")
 2008 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6813 (2008) ... (writer: "The Drugs Don't Work")
  The Choir: Boys Don't Sing (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2008) (music - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... (lyrics: "The Drugs Don't Work" - uncredited) / (music: "The Drugs Don't Work" - uncredited)
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- That '90s Show (2008) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2007 Hans im Glück (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
 2006 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... (performer: "Break The Night With Colour")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Episode dated 8 January 2006 (2006) ... (performer: "Break the Night with Colour") / (writer: "Break the Night with Colour")
  Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Episode #9.15 (2005) ... (performer: "Break the Night with Colour (Live)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Break the Night with Colour (Live)" - uncredited)
 2005 Danger: Mother-in-Law! (TV Movie) (writer: "Lucky Man")
 2005 The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer (Video documentary) (performer: "A Song For The Lovers") / (writer: "A Song For The Lovers")
 2004 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 5 (2004) ... (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2004 The Girl Next Door (writer: "LUCKY MAN")
 2003 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Touch Move (2003) ... (performer: "God in the Numbers")
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video) (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
  Headliners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Richard Ashcroft (2002) ... (performer: "Check the Meaning", "A Song for the Lovers", "Science of Silence", "But It in Bottles", "The Drugs Don't Work") / (writer: "Check the Meaning", "A Song for the Lovers", "Science of Silence", "But It in Bottles", "The Drugs Don't Work")
  Daria (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Camp Fear (2001) ... (performer: "Money to Burn")
- Through a Lens Darkly (1999) ... (writer: "Sonnet")
  EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Episode dated 29 January 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited) / (writer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 January 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 8 January 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited)
 2000 Verbotene Liebe (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1414 (2000) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2000 Roswell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Skin and Bones (2000) ... (performer: "Brave New World")
  CD:UK (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Episode dated 2 September 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)") / (writer: "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)")
 2000/I The Beach (writer: "Lonely Soul")
 1999 The Verve: The Video 96 - 98 (Video) (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony (Radio Edit)", "Bitter Sweet Symphony (Live at Haigh Hall)") / (performer: "The Drugs Don't Work (Acoustic)") / (writer: "The Drugs Don't Work (Acoustic)", "Space and Time (Live Rehearsal)", "Velvet Morning (Instrumental)", "The Drugs Don't Work (Radio Edit)", "Lucky Man", "Sonnet (Live at Haigh Hall)", "Velvet Morning (Live at Haigh Hall)")
 1999 Cruel Intentions (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony") / (performer: "Bittersweet Symphony")
 1998 The Acid House (writer: "On Your Own")
 1997 The Verve: Bitter Sweet Symphony (Video short) (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
 1997 Nowhere (writer: "Grey Skies")
 1995 The Doom Generation (writer: "Already There")
 1993 Quelli che... il calcio (TV Series) (lyrics: "Love Is Noise")
 1993 Sliver ("Star Sail")
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7 Interviews | 10 Articles | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Verve | Verve

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I think a lot of music out there, a lot of lyrics, a lot of stuff we hear, it doesn't seem to relate to me, it doesn't seem to mirror the world that I'm living in. Now, pure escapism is fantastic, part and parcel of the entertainment industry is to escape, but not all the time. You don't want to escape to the point where you're deluded about the planet we're on right now. I think it's part of my ... See more »

Trivia:

Became famous in the 1990s as the lead singer and songwriter of British rock band, The Verve, whose album "Urban Hymns" was one of the most successful of the decade. It later won the 2007 Q Classic Album Award. See more »

Trademark:

Defined cheekbones See more »

Nickname:

Mad Richard

Star Sign:

Virgo

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