Ian Dury (1942–2000)


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Ian Dury had to face polio at the age of 7, and consequently a string of institutions over the next few years. He joined The Walthamstow College of Art at 17, and from 1966-73 he worked as an art teacher in different schools. It was in the middle of this period he started his musical career with a band called Kilburn & The High Roads. The band - ... See full bio »

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(age 57) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Judge Dredd Geiger
(1995)
Real Genius Soundtrack
(1985)
The Fan Soundtrack
(1996)
(2008)

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  You Are What You Wear (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2020) (writer - 1 episode, 2020)
- Episode #1.3 (2020) ... (performer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited)
  Dublin Murders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... (performer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited)
  The Deuce (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- We're All Beasts (2018) ... (performer: "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll") / (writer: "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll")
  Granada Reports (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- 29 June 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) ... (performer: "Reasons to Be Cheerful Part 3" - uncredited) / (writer: "Reasons to Be Cheerful Part 3" - uncredited)
  Dolezal Backstage (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
 2015 Len and Company (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
  Pop Gold (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Hellraisers (2015) ... (performer: "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll (Live)") / (writer: "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll (Live)")
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (performer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick")
 2013 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "What a Waste") / (writer: "What a Waste")
 2012 The Joy of the Single (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited)
 2012 Jools Holland: London Calling (Documentary) (performer: "Oranges and Lemons Again") / (writer: "Oranges and Lemons Again")
  London Calling (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Fuck Art Let's Dance (2012) ... (performer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick")
 2012 Not Suitable for Children (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
  White Heat (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Personal is Political (2012) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited)
 2011 The Hard Times of RJ Berger (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Saving Dick (2011) ... (writer: "Number One" - uncredited)
  The Legend of Dick and Dom (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- The Loopy Tribe (2011) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited)
 2010 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lunatik #1 (2010) ... (writer: "Number One")
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #5.20 (2010) ... (performer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick")
 2010 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (writer: "Billericay Dickie", "If I Was a Woman", "Blackmail Man", "Wake Up and Make Love with Me", "My Old Man", "What a Waste", "Sex & Drugs and Rock & Roll", "Sweet Gene Vincent", "Blockheads", "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick", "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards", "Plaistow Patricia", "This Is What We Find", "Friends", "Spasticus Autisticus", "Reasons to Be Cheerful Pt. 3")
 2009 Skellig: The Owl Man (TV Movie) (writer: "Reasons to be Cheerful Part 3")
 2008 What Happens in Vegas (performer: "One Love") / (writer: "One Love")
 2007 If It Ain't Stiff (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Sweet Gene Vincent") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick", "Sweet Gene Vincent", "Blockheads", "Sex & Drugs and Rock & Roll")
 2006 Confetti (performer: "One Love") / (writer: "One Love")
 2006 The Gigolos (performer: "Clevor Trever") / (writer: "Clevor Trever")
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Tooth and Claw (2006) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
 2005 The Truth About Love (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
 2004 The Calcium Kid ("Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll") / (performer: "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll")
 2003 Keen Eddie (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Horse Heir (2003) ... (performer: "Wake Up and Make Love with Me" - uncredited)
 2002 I'm Alan Partridge (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Alan Wide Shut (2002) ... (writer: "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" - uncredited)
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rythym Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rythym Stick")
  Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- 75th Edition (1998) ... (performer: "Mash It Up Harry", "Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll", "Jack Shit George") / (writer: "Mash It Up Harry", "Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll", "Jack Shit George")
 1996 Alles nur Tarnung (performer: "Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll") / (writer: "Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll")
 1996 The Fan (writer: "What's Goin Down")
 1990 After Midnight (performer: "Bye Bye Dublin") / (writer: "We Used To Do The Birdland", "The Quick Quick Slow", "Bye Bye Dublin")
 1988 Brennende Betten (performer: "Burning Beds Salsa")
 1985 Now That's What I Call Music 6 (Video) (performer: "Profoundly in Love With Pandora") / (writer: "Profoundly in Love With Pandora")
 1985 The Supergrass (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
 1985 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ (TV Series) (performer: "Profoundly In Love With Pandora") / (writer: "Profoundly In Love With Pandora")
 1985 Real Genius (writer: "Number One")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 10 episodes, 1978 - 1980) (writer - 10 episodes, 1978 - 1980)
- Episode #17.35 (1980) ... (performer: "I Want to be Straight") / (writer: "I Want to be Straight")
- Episode #17.33 (1980) ... (performer: "I Want to Be Straight") / (writer: "I Want to Be Straight")
- Top of the Pops '79: Part 1 (1979) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
- Episode #16.32 (1979) ... (performer: "Reasons to Be Cheerful (Part 3)") / (writer: "Reasons to Be Cheerful (Part 3)")
- Episode #16.4 (1979) ... (performer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick") / (writer: "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick")
 1979 Radio On (performer: "Sweet Gene Vincent") / (writer: "Sweet Gene Vincent")
 1979 Doing Time (performer: "HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK" - uncredited) / (writer: "HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Leader of the band The Blockheads See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Ian Dury And The Blockheads | Ian Dury and The Blockheads | Ian Dury and the Blockheads | Kilburn & The High Roads

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

I can't stand his music. I said no straight off. I hate Andrew Lloyd Webber. He's a wanker, isn't he? Every time I hear 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' I feel sick, it's so bad. He got Richard Stilgoe to do the lyrics in the end, who's not as good as me. He made millions out of it. He's crap, but he did ask the top man first! (On his refusal to write the libretto for the musical "Cats") See more »

Trivia:

UNICEF goodwill ambassador. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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