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Nick Cave is a man of many talents. Musician. Songwriter. Screenwriter. Novelist. Actor. The Australian was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1957, and would go onto form the alternative rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who have since successfully released a string of hit albums. In film, Nick has starred in two films with Brad Pitt: Johnny ... See full bio »
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 2018 One Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2018) ... (writer: "Into My Arms" - uncredited)
  Peaky Blinders (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes, 2013 - 2017) (performer - 3 episodes, 2013) (arranger - 1 episode, 2017)
- The Company (2017) ... (writer: "Red Right Hand" - uncredited)
- The Duel (2017) ... (writer: "Red Right Hand" - uncredited)
- Dangerous (2017) ... (arranger: "Stagger Lee" - uncredited)
- Heathens (2017) ... (writer: "The Mercy Seat" - uncredited)
- The Noose (2017) ... (writer: "Red Right Hand" - uncredited)
 2017 Tin Star (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Exposure (2017) ... (writer: "O Children " - uncredited)
 2017 Wonderstruck (performer: "Mama's Room") / (writer: "Mama's Room")
 2016-2017 The Grand Tour (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- [censored] to [censored] (2017) ... (writer: "Heathen Child" - uncredited)
- The Holy Trinity (2016) ... (writer: "Hyper Worm Tamer (Unkle Remix)" - uncredited)
 2017 Wind River (performer: "First Journey " - uncredited) / (writer: "First Journey " - uncredited)
  Mars (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2016) (writer - 3 episodes, 2016)
- Darkest Days (2016) ... (performer: "Srey Leak") / (writer: "Srey Leak")
- Grounded (2016) ... (performer: "Srey Leak", "Micro Sucker") / (writer: "Srey Leak", "Micro Sucker")
- Novo Mundo (2016) ... (performer: "Brain Retractor") / (writer: "Brain Retractor")
 2016 Damned (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... (writer: "People Ain't No Good")
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... (writer: "People Ain't No Good")
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (writer: "People Ain't No Good")
 2016 Les beaux jours d'Aranjuez (performer: "Into My Arms") / (writer: "Into My Arms")
 2016 The Betrayal (Short) (performer: "Martha's Dream") / (writer: "Martha's Dream" - as N. Cave)
 2016 The Other Side of the Lake (writer: "And no more shall we part")
 2016 Free State of Jones (writer: "What Must Be Done")
 2016 Animal Kingdom (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Stay Close, Stick Together (2016) ... (performer: "Money and Run" - uncredited)
 2016/II Hell or High Water (performer: "Comancheria" - uncredited)
 2016 La danseuse (performer: "Destined For Great Things", "Song For Bob", "Moving On") / (writer: "Destined For Great Things", "Song For Bob", "Moving On")
 2016 World Grand Prix (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2016: Day Six - Part 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Red Right Hand" - uncredited)
 2015 American Horror Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Room 33 (2015) ... (writer: "Jack the Ripper" - uncredited)
 2015 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Magician's Apprentice (2015) ... (writer: "The Weeping Song" - uncredited)
 2015 Sky (writer: "Push the Sky Away")
 2015 StalkHer (writer: "Red Right Hand" - as Cave)
 2015 Downriver (writer: "The Weeping Song")
 2015 20 Moments That Rocked Pop (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow" - uncredited)
 2015 Slash 3 (writer: "Red Right Hand")
  True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Western Book of the Dead (2015) ... (performer: "All the Gold in California")
- Who Goes There (2014) ... (lyrics: "Honey Bee (Let's Fly to Mars)")
 2015/I Too Late (writer: "Nobody's Baby Now" - as Nicholas Edward Cave)
 2015 Marguerite et Julien (writer: "Song For Bob")
 2015 Mustang (performer: "Home", "Moving On", "The Mother") / (writer: "Home", "The Mother") / (writer: "Moving On" - as N. Cave)
 2015 The Lobster (writer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow")
 2015 Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk! (writer: "Big Jesus Trash Can")
  Black Sails (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (producer - 1 episode, 2015)
- XVII. (2015) ... (performer: "Avalanche") / (producer: "Avalanche")
  Upper Middle Bogan (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Jules in the Crown (2014) ... (performer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow') / (writer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow") / (writer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow' - as N. Cave)
 2014/I An Open Secret (Documentary) (writer: "Lovely Creature")
 2014 CopStories (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Oh Gott! (2014) ... (performer: "The Ship Song")
  An Bronntanas (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Filleann an Deoraí (Return of the Exile) (2014) ... (performer: "Into Your Arms") / (writer: "Into Your Arms")
 2014 Time Out of Mind (writer: "Higgs Boson Blues")
 2014 Slash 2 (writer: "Red Right Hand")
 2014 20,000 Days on Earth (Documentary) (performer: "Give Us a Kiss") / (writer: "Animal X", "Give Us a Kiss", "Higgs Boson Blues", "Push the Sky Away", "Stagger Lee", "Jubilee Street")
 2014 Melanie (Video short) (performer: "O Children") / (writer: "O Children")
 2013 The Bridge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Take the Ride, Pay the Toll (2013) ... (writer: "Push the Sky Away" - uncredited)
 2013/I Slash (writer: "Red Right Hand")
 2013/I About Time (writer: "Into My Arms")
 2013 The German Doctor (performer: "Sea Above, Sky Below")
 2013 The English Teacher (writer: "People Ain't No Good")
 2012/I Wakey Wakey (writer: "Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)")
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow")
 2012 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spirit Child (2012) ... (writer: "O Children")
 2012 Jack Irish: Bad Debts (TV Movie) (writer: "Red Right Hand" - as Cave)
 2012 Jack Irish: Black Tide (TV Movie) (writer: "Red Right Hand" - as Cave)
 2012 Lawless ("Burnin' Hell") / (performer: "Fire and Brimstone", "Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do", "End Crawl") / (writer: "Fire in the Blood", "Cosmonaut", "Hymn", "End Crawl")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Amor (2012) ... (performer: "Straight to You")
 2012 West of Memphis (Documentary) (performer: "West of Memphis Score Suite", "1994", "Investigation", "Vincent Di Maio", "Eyewitness") / (writer: "Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 9 [Score]", "West of Memphis Score Suite", "1994", "Investigation", "Vincent Di Maio", "Eyewitness", "Groundswell", "Alford Plea", "Scene of the Crime", "The Interview", "Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 16 [Score]", "Arkansas Supreme Court Decision")
 2011 Need for Speed: The Run (Video Game) (performer: "MONEY AND RUN") / (writer: "MONEY AND RUN")
 2011 Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard (Documentary) (writer: "She's Hit", "Roman, Roman", "1978 Demo", "The Hair Shirt", "A Catholic Skin", "King Ink", "The Friend Catcher", "Deep in the Woods", "Nick The Stripper", "Fears of Gun", "Dead Joe", "Jennifer's Veil" - as N. Cave)
  Fresh Meat (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (lyrics: "Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars)" - uncredited)
 2011 Luther (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2011) ... (writer: "Palaces of Montezuma")
 2011 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- She's Not There (2011) ... (performer: "She's Not There")
 2011 Días de gracia (performer: "Wrong Bust", "Here's A Little Jolt For You", "Bronco", "Destiny", "Days of Grace") / (writer: "Wrong Bust", "Here's A Little Jolt For You", "Bronco", "Destiny", "Days of Grace")
 2011 Doctors (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Elsewhere (2011) ... (performer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow" - uncredited)
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #2.174 (2010) ... (lyrics: "Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man") / (music: "Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man")
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (writer: "O Children")
 2010 Lowdown (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Project Runaway (2010) ... (writer: "There She Goes, My Beautiful World" - as N. Cave)
- Who's Your Baddy? (2010) ... (writer: "There She Goes, My Beautiful World" - as N. Cave)
- A Lavish Swinger (2010) ... (writer: "There She Goes, My Beautiful World" - as N. Cave)
- Cooper Scooper (2010) ... (writer: "There She Goes, My Beautiful World" - as N. Cave)
- Hart of Darkness (2010) ... (writer: "There She Goes, My Beautiful World" - as N. Cave)
 2010 Alan Wake (Video Game) (writer: "Up Jumped The Devil" - as Nicolas Cave)
 2009 Shadows and Silhouettes (Short) ("Song for Jesse")
  Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Wesley Clovis (2009) ... (performer: "The Mercy Seat" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Mercy Seat" - uncredited)
 2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (writer: "Red Right Hand")
 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story (Documentary) (lyrics: "Moving On") / (music: "Moving On")
 2009 Lokakuun valoa (TV Movie) (writer: "Six Strings That Drew Blood")
 2009 Sin Nombre (writer: "SONG FOR BOB", "LAST RIDE BACK TO KC")
 2008 Bank Bang (performer: "We Came Along This Road") / (writer: "We Came Along This Road")
 2008 Californication (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La Ronde (2008) ... (writer: "Moonland" - uncredited)
 2008 Palermo Shooting (writer: "Dream (Song for Finn)", "Song for Frank")
 2007 Istories apo tin apenanti ohthi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Daneikos efialtis (2007) ... ("Weeping Song")
 2007 Autumn Ball (writer: "Spell")
 2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (arranger: "The Ballad of Jesse James") / (performer: "The Ballad of Jesse James")
 2007 Traveler (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Retreat (2007) ... (writer: "Easy Money")
 2006 Ficció (writer: "Are You The One (I've Been Waiting For)", "Nature Boy", "Love Letter")
 2006 Deliver Us from Evil (Documentary) (performer: "Time Jesum Transeuntum et Non Revertentum") / (writer: "Time Jesum Transeuntum et Non Revertentum")
 2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Topp 4 - Duetten (2006) ... (writer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow")
 2005 Kylie 'Showgirl': The Greatest Hits Tour (Video) (writer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow")
 2005 The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (Video documentary) (writer: "Straight To You")
 2005 The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer (Video documentary) (writer: "Into My Arms")
 2005 The Proposition (arranger: "There Is a Happy Land" (1850)) / (lyrics: "Danny Boy") / (performer: "The Rider Song") / (writer: "The Rider Song")
 2005 Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (Documentary) (performer: "I'm Your Man", "Suzanne")
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes (writer: "Little Water Song")
 2005 Mouth to Mouth (writer: "The Hair Shirt")
 2004 Peaches (performer: "Bring It On") / (writer: "Bring It On")
 2004 Shrek 2 (writer: "People Ain't No Good")
 2004 Burning Annie (writer: "Into My Arms" - as Nicholas Edward Cave)
 2004 Hellboy (writer: "Red Right Hand")
 2004 I Pass for Human (lyrics: "6 Inch Gold Blade")
 2004 The L Word (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Luck, Next Time (2004) ... (performer: "Into My Arms")
 2003 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Trügerische Hoffnung (2003) ... (performer: "Where The Wild Roses Grow")
 2003 Liquid Assets (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kylie's Millions (2003) ... (writer: "Where the Wild Roses Grow" - uncredited)
 2003 Rembrandt (performer: "Disco 2002") / (producer: "Disco 2002")
 2001 Winged Migration (Documentary) (performer: "To Be By Your Side") / (writer: "To Be By Your Side")
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (performer: "The Mercy Seat" (2000 live version), "The Mercy Seat") / (writer: "The Mercy Seat" (2000 live version), "The Mercy Seat", "Into My Arms")
 2001 If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story (Documentary) (performer: "What a Wonderful World")
 2001 Intimacy (performer: "In the Ghetto" (1967))
 2000 Chopper (writer: "Release the Bats" - as Cave)
 2000 A Many Splintered Thing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2000) ... (performer: "What a Wonderful World")
 2000 On the Beach (TV Movie) (writer: "Into My Arms")
 2000 Kevin & Perry Go Large (writer: "Release The Bats")
 2000 Det nya landet (TV Movie) (writer: "Deanna")
 2000 Scream 3 (writer: "Red Right Hand 2" - as Cave)
 2000 Hamlet (writer: "Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)")
 1999 Telmisseomding (writer: "Red Right Hand")
 1999 Soft Fruit (writer: "The Weeping Song")
 1999 The Runner (writer: " (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For", "People Ain't No Good")
 1998 The Acid House (performer: "Sweetest Embrace") / (writer: "Sweetest Embrace")
 1998 The X Files (performer: "Red Right Hand") / (writer: "Red Right Hand")
 1998 Zero Effect (writer: "Into My Arms")
 1997 The Great Hunger: The Life and Songs of Shane MacGowan (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "A Rainy Night in Soho")
 1997 Scream 2 (writer: "Red Right Hand" - as Cave)
 1997 Docteur Chance (performer: "Stranger than Kindness")
 1997 True Love and Chaos (writer: "The Ship Song", "Let Love In")
 1996 Scream (writer: "Red Right Hand")
 1996 Box of Moon Light (writer: "Red Right Hand")
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 12 October 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Where The Wild Roses Grow")
- Episode dated 5 October 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Where The Wild Roses Grow")
 1995 Batman Forever (performer: "There Is a Light") / (writer: "There Is a Light")
 1994 Dumb and Dumber (writer: "Red Right Hand")
 1993 Faraway, So Close! (performer: "Faraway, So Close!", "Cassiel's Song") / (writer: "Faraway, So Close!", "Cassiel's Song")
 1992 Another Girl Another Planet (lyrics: "The Mercy Seat") / (music: "The Mercy Seat") / (performer: "The Mercy Seat")
 1992 Anita (writer: "THE SHIP SONG")
 1992 Gas, Food Lodging (writer: "Lament")
 1991 Until the End of the World (writer: "(I'll Love You) Till the End of the World")
 1990 The Freshman (writer: "FROM HER TO ETERNITY")
 1988 Dandy (Documentary) (writer: "Tupelo", "City of Refuge", "Moon Is In the gutter", "Knockin' on Joe", "A Box for Black Paul", "Mutiny in Heaven")
 1987 Näkyvästä todellisuudesta: Stefan Bremerin yön kuvia (Documentary short) (performer: "The Carny", "Jacks Shadow")
 1987 Wings of Desire (writer: "The Carny", "From Her to Eternity")
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[on working with Warren Ellis of 'The Bad Seeds'] I think I bring out something in Warren that he doesn't get on his own, and the same for me. I know that because of the difficulty that has always been for me to write songs. The process is very lonely. It was similar for music because I could never really tell, playing the chords on the piano, if the song was going to be great or just dead in the... See more »


Was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Officer in the General Division in the 2017 Australia Day honors for distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, songwriter, author and actor, both nationally and internationally, and as a major contributor to Australian music culture and heritage. See more »


Often covers old ballads and blues songs See more »

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