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Guy Garvey

Guy Garvey was born on March 6, 1974 in the UK. He has been married to Rachael Stirling since June 3, 2016. See full bio »


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9 Songs Himself - Elbow
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 2016 Quantico (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yes (2016) ... (writer: "Mirrorball" - uncredited)
 2016 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Auditions 2 (2016) ... (writer: "One Day Like This" - uncredited)
 2015 Give a Pet a Home (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (lyrics: "One Day Like This" - uncredited)
 2015/I Man Up (writer: "What Time Do You Call This (Theme From Man Up)")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014) (music - 1 episode, 2014)
- Drew Barrymore/Giovanni Ribisi/Elbow (2014) ... (lyrics: "New York Morning") / (music: "New York Morning")
 2011 Showboaters (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (lyrics: "One Day Like This" - uncredited)
 2011 Kobresia: Sea Change (Short) (writer: "Some Riot")
 2011 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Unaccompanied Minor (2011) ... (writer: "Lippy Kids" - uncredited)
- I Will Survive (2011) ... (writer: "The Night Will Always Win" - uncredited)
 2010 The Possession of David O'Reilly (writer: "Grounds for Divorce" - as Garvey)
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #5.24 (2010) ... (performer: "One Day Like This" - uncredited) / (writer: "One Day Like This" - uncredited)
 2009 Doctor Who Confidential (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Is There Life on Mars? (2009) ... (writer: "Red" - uncredited)
 2009 Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley (Video short) (writer: "One Day Like This" - as Garvey)
 2009 Bestival 2009 (TV Movie) (writer: "Grounds For Divorce", "One Day Like This")
 2009 The Boys Are Back (writer: "The Fix")
 2009 Dare (writer: "Snooks (Progress Report)")
 2009 Echelon Conspiracy (writer: "Grounds For Divorce")
 2006 Southland Tales (writer: "Forget Myself" - as Guy Edward John Garvey)
 2004 Rory O'Shea Was Here (writer: "Beat for Two")
 2004 9 Songs (performer: "Fallen Angel" (Live)) / (writer: "Fallen Angel" (Live), "I've Got Your Number")
 2003 Nemesis Game (writer: "Red")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 ... ("Cariad", uncredited)
 2002 Searching for Debra Winger (Documentary) ("Any Day Now")
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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on Peter Gabriel] I'm a huge fan: when I was growing up it was early Genesis and then his solo work. Singing along to it may have taught me how to write harmony. Mercy Street has so many happy memories attached to it. We used to go to visit my grandparents every Sunday and my mum let us choose the music in the car. My mum doesn't like abrasive stuff and it became a bit of thing, trying to find ... See more »


Elder brother of actor Marcus Garvey. See more »


Shaggy hair and beard



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