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Phil Oakey

Born and bred in Sheffield, Phil co-founded the group "The Human League" in 1977. The groups first single "Being Boiled" was released in 1978 (but would have to wait 4 years before hitting the UK singles chart). October 1979 saw the release of their first album, "Reproduction", complete with a somewhat distasteful album cover. One year later, the ... See full bio »

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 2019 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 July 2019 (2019) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2019 Golden Youth (writer: "Seconds")
 2018 Escape at Dannemora (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 1 (2018) ... (writer: "Mirror Man" - uncredited)
 2018 GLOW (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rosalie (2018) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2015-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jared Leto/Nicole Richie/Tyler, The Creator (2017) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
- Ryan Reynolds/Terrence Howard/Kelly Clarkson (2015) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2017/I The Layover (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2017 The Meyerowitz Stories (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
  Car Share (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #2.4 (2017) ... (performer: "Together in Electric Dreams") / (writer: "Together in Electric Dreams")
 2016-2017 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles (2017) ... (writer: "(Keep Feeling) Fascination")
- "Mickey" by Tony Basil (2016) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2017 Inside No. 9 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Empty Orchestra (2017) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2016 Go for It (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Special (2016) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2016 Lorraine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 October 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jay Aston (2016) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2016 Match of the Day: Euro 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wales vs. Slovakia (2016) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2016 American Horror Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Battle Royale (2016) ... (writer: "Seconds" - uncredited)
 2015 Master of None (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hot Ticket (2015) ... (writer: "Love Action (I Believe in Love)")
 2015 The New Kid (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2015 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Being Boiled (Holiday '80 version)")
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- En la escalera mecánica (2014) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Please Like Me (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sausage Sizzle (2014) ... (writer: "Together in Electric Dream" - as Philip Oakey)
 2014 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Up Helly Aa (2014) ... (writer: "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" - uncredited)
 2014 Walking on Sunshine (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
  Doctors (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (performer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Electric Dreams (2014) ... (performer: "Together in Electric Dreams" - uncredited) / (writer: "Together in Electric Dreams" - uncredited)
- Forever Young (2013) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2013 We are the Best! (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2013 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La tentación está arriba (2013) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2012 Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2001-2012 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 3 July 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me?" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 26 August 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 21 February 2003 (2003) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 28 June 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 3 May 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2012 Lollipop Chainsaw (Video Game) (writer: "Empire State Human" - as Philip Oakey)
 2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakey)
 2011 Dreams of a Life (Documentary) (writer: "The Things That Dreams Are Made of" - as Philip Oakey)
 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's One-Shot Parody Special (TV Movie) (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (lyrics: "Together in Electric Dreams" - uncredited) / (performer: "Together in Electric Dreams" - uncredited)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: " (Keep Feeling) Fascination" - uncredited)
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blame It on the Alcohol (2011) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2010 Luther (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2010 Worried About the Boy (TV Movie) (writer: "Empire State Human")
 2010/I Cyrus (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2009 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spies Reminiscent of Us (2009) ... (writer: "Fascination" - uncredited)
 2009 The Year I Became a Liar (writer: "Don't you want me [Trailer]", "Hard Times")
 2009 Welcome to the 80's (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Synthiepop und New Romantic (2009) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me", "The Path of Least Resistance")
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All In (2009) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakey)
 2008 Lost Islands (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2008 Faintheart (writer: "Don't You Want Me Baby")
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan (writer: "(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Groove Collision TMC Mix)" - as Philip Oakey)
 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me Baby" - uncredited)
 2007 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joyce and Sharon Monroe (2007) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thick as Thieves (2007) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2007 Star Stories (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Church of Scientology Presents... Being Tom Cruise: Why Scientology Isn't in Any Way Mental (2007) ... (writer: "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" - uncredited)
 2007 Ocean's Thirteen (writer: "Don't You Want Me" (1981) - as Philip Oakey)
 2007 Son of Rambow (writer: "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" - as Oakey)
 2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol (Video Game) (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakey)
 2006 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- George Michael: I'm Your Man (2006) ... (writer: "Shoot The Dog")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) ("Together In Electric Dreams", uncredited) / (writer: "Together In Electric Dreams", "Love Action (I Believe in Love)" - uncredited)
 2006 Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (Documentary) (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakley)
 2005 I Love the 80's 3-D (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1982 (2005) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2005 Fever Pitch (writer: " (Keep Feeling) Fascination" (1983) - as Philip Oakey)
 2004 The Mighty Boosh (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Electro (2004) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2003 Play It Loud! (writer: "Being Boiled")
 2003 Murphy's Law (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reunion (2003) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 2002 Will & Grace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Marry Me a Little More (2002) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakey, uncredited)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" - uncredited)
 2002 George Michael: Shoot the Dog (Video short) (writer: "Shoot the Dog")
 2002 Cherish (writer: "Don't You Want Me", "Fascination" - as Oakey)
 2002 XX/XY (writer: "Don't You Want Me Baby")
 2001 Made in Sheffield (Documentary) (writer: "Being Boiled", "Circus of Death", "Empire State Human", "Don't You Want Me")
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2000 Night Fever (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.5 (2000) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 2000 The Low Down (writer: - as Philip Oakey) / (writer: "Love Action (I Believe in Love)")
 2000 God, the Devil and Bob (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bob Gets Greedy (2000) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me?")
 2000 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.6 (2000) ... (writer: "Love Action (I Believe in Love)")
 1999 The King of Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I, Candy (1999) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 1999 Playing the Field (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (1999) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 1996 The Bob Downe Special! (TV Special) (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 1981-1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 15 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Tell Me When")
- Episode dated 26 October 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me (Remix)")
- Episode dated 19 January 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Tell Me When")
- Episode #32.1 (1995) ... (writer: "Tell Me When")
- Episode dated 22 December 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "Tell Me When")
 1992-1995 What's Up Doc? (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #3.27 (1995) ... (writer: "One Man in My Heart")
- Episode #3.18 (1995) ... (writer: "Tell Me When")
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 1989 Valentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Addio Valentina (1989) ... (writer: "Things That Dreams Are Made Of")
 1989 Longtime Companion (writer: "Things That Dreams Are Made Of" - as Philip Oakley)
 1984 The Wild Life (writer: "Mirror Man")
 1984 Electric Dreams (lyrics: "Together In Electric Dreams") / (performer: "Together In Electric Dreams")
 1982 Prisoner: Cell Block H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.289 (1982) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me")
 1982 Remembrance (writer: "Things That Dreams Are Made Of" - uncredited)
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1982)
- Teachers (1982) ... (lyrics: "Don't You Want Me") / (music: "Don't You Want Me")
 1982 The Last American Virgin (writer: "Love Action (I Believe in Love)")
 1982 Iltatähti (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 January 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "Open Your Heart")
 1981 The Human League: Don't You Want Me (Video short) (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - as Philip Oakey)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Duet with Giorgio Moroder: "Together in Electric Dreams", used in the movie _Electric Dreams" (1984)_. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Human League | Human League | Philip Oakey
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Personal Quote:

We couldn't possibly have done what we did without punk. Until then, the bands that we really liked, the Curved Airs and the Yeses and the Genesises, they were skilled musicians, they were people who'd read the Bert Weedon songbook for eight years. And punk came along, The Clash, Sex Pistols, but the point was that they just went out and did it. They learned how to do it, they were on a stage ... See more »

Trivia:

The Human League won the 2004 Q Innovation and Sound Award. See more »

Star Sign:

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