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Matt Monro (1930–1985)

Matt Monro was born Terry Parsons in north London in 1930, to Alice and Frederick. He had three brothers, Arthur, Reg and Harry and a sister, Alice. It was a tough childhood, his father died when he was three and after his mother became ill, he was fostered out for two years. Leaving school at 14, he tried a succession of jobs without sticking at ... See full bio »

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The Italian Job
The Italian Job Soundtrack
From Paris with Love
From Russia with Love
The Quiller Memorandum


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 2016 Cuéntame (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- La boda de cristal (2016) ... (performer: "No puedo quitar mis ojos de tí (Can't Take My Eyes Off You)")
 2014/II Nightingale (performer: "The Good Life")
 2012 Everything or Nothing (Documentary) (performer: "From Russia With Love")
 2011 Rude Tube (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Extreme Rides (2011) ... (performer: "Born Free" - uncredited)
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The European Grand Prix: Qualifying (2010) ... (performer: "From Russia With Love" - uncredited)
 2010 From Paris with Love (performer: " They Long to Be - Close to You"))
 2009 ...Sings the Beatles (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Yesterday")
 2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (performer: "Put on a Happy Face")
 1997 Super Speedway (Documentary) (performer: "On Days Like These")
 1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (performer: "Born Free")
 1990 The Krays (performer: "Walk Away")
 1983 Lady Is a Tramp (TV Series) (performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Title theme))
 1980 The Sea Wolves (performer: "The Precious Moments")
 1978 Tomorrow Never Comes (performer: "Alone am I")
 1973 Three Giant Men (performer: "The Southern Star")
 1972 Tony Bennett at the Talk of the Town (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... (performer: "The Second Time Around", "Time After Time", "I Want to Be Happy")
 1970 Hoffman (performer: "If there ever Is a next time" - as Matt Monroe)
 1970 Satan's Harvest (performer: "Two People")
 1969 The Italian Job (performer: "On Days Like These")
 1969 The Southern Star (performer: "The Southern Star")
 1967 A Matter of Innocence (performer: "Pretty Polly")
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum (performer: Theme Song - "WEDNESDAY'S CHILD")
 1966 Born Free (performer: "Born Free" - uncredited)
 1965 Go Go Mania (performer: "Pop Gear", "Walk Away" (uncredited), "For Mamma" (uncredited))
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1964) ... (performer: "My Kind of Girl', "Walk Away")
 1964 The Eurovision Song Contest (TV Special) (performer: "I Love The Little Things")
 1964 A Song for Europe (TV Movie) (performer: "Choose", "Its Funny How You Know", "I've Got the Moon on My Side", "Ten Out of Ten", "Beautiful, Beautiful")
 1963 From Russia with Love ("From Russia with Love")
 1959 The Chaplin Revue (performer: "I'm Bound for Texas")
 1923 The Pilgrim (performer: "I'm Bound for Texas" (1971))
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for LAND ROVER ("Been anywhere interesting lately?") soundtrack song "Born Free".

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Matt Munro


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Former bus driver turned traditional pop singer, with a smooth baritone voice, was a major star in his native England for years, but only had a few hits in America, most notably "My Kind of Girl" (1961) and "Walk Away" (1965). He also guested on several U.S. variety shows during the balance of the 1960s, recording, in America, for Liberty and Capitol records. See more »


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