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Chris Rea (I)


Chris Rea was born on March 4, 1951 in Middlesbrough, England as Christopher Anton Rea. He is married to Joan Lesley Allport. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Basic Instinct Soundtrack
(1992)
Parting Shots Harry Sterndale
(1998)
Beyond the Law Soundtrack
(1993)
Vacanze di Natale Soundtrack
(1983)

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 2019 Time of Our Lives (performer: "The Road To Hell (Part II)") / (writer: "The Road To Hell (Part II)")
 2018 Football's 47 Best Worst Songs (TV Special) (performer: "Let's Dance" (1997)) / (writer: "Let's Dance" (1997))
  Holding Back the Years (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... (performer: "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" - uncredited)
  Cannonball (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Christmas Cannonball (2017) ... (performer: "Driving Home for Christmas" - uncredited) / (writer: "Driving Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
  Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode dated 13 November 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "Driving Home for Christmas" - uncredited) / (writer: "Driving Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 2011 Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Driving Home for Christmas") / (writer: "Driving Home for Christmas")
 2011 Listy do M. (performer: "Driving Home for Christmas") / (writer: "Driving Home for Christmas")
 2001-2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 23 May 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "On the Beach" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 20 November 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "The Road to Hell" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 9 November 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "The Road to Hell" - uncredited)
 2010/I Locked In (performer: "Driving Home for Christmas" - as Christopher Anton Rea) / (writer: "Driving Home for Christmas")
  Gavin & Stacey (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Christmas Special 2008 (2008) ... (performer: "Driving Home for Christmas" - uncredited) / (writer: "Driving Home for Christmas" - uncredited)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" - uncredited)
 2005 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wildcards (2005) ... (writer: "Driving Home for Christmas")
 2004 Ihmisen kokoinen katastrofi (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Tell Me There's A Heaven") / (writer: "Tell Me There's A Heaven")
 2003 Devil's Gate ("Road To Hell")
 2003 Ein himmlischer Freund (TV Movie) (performer: "Driving Home for Christmas") / (writer: "Driving Home for Christmas")
 2003 Interaktiv (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- TV Allstars X-Mas Special (2003) ... (writer: "Driving Home for Christmas")
 2002 A Tribute to Leiber and Stoller (Video) (performer: "On Broadway")
  Blyustiteli poroka (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Pechalnyi sonet (2001) ... (performer: "Girl in a Sports Car" - as Kris Ri) / (writer: "Girl in a Sports Car" - as Kris Ri)
 2001 Speed (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Dancing Down the Stoney Road")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1978 - 2000) (performer - 2 episodes, 1978)
- Episode dated 16 June 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "On The Beach")
- Episode dated 9 June 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "On The Beach")
- Episode dated 11 February 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "Fool if You Think it's Over")
- Episode dated 28 January 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "Fool If You Think it's Over")
- Episode dated 26 October 1978 (1978) ... (performer: "Fool (If You Think it's Over)") / (writer: "Fool (If You Think it's Over)")
 1997 Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis (performer: "Let's Dance") / (writer: "Let's Dance")
  Where the Heart Is (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1997) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- Things Fall Apart (1997) ... (performer: "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" - uncredited)
 1993-1997 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #8.5 (1997) ... (writer: "Fool (If You Think It's Over)")
- Episode #4.8 (1993) ... (writer: "Let's Dance")
 1996 Der Schattenmann (TV Series) (performer: "The Road To Hell (Part II)") / (writer: "The Road To Hell (Part II)")
 1995 Der Mond scheint auch für Untermieter (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Neu im Job (1995) ... (performer: "Josephine" - uncredited)
 1994 Weihnachten mit Willy Wuff (TV Movie) (performer: "Driving Home for Christmas")
 1994 Camp Nowhere (writer: "WORKING ON IT")
 1993 Beyond the Law (performer: "Working on It", "The Road to Hell") / (writer: "Working on It", "The Road to Hell")
 1992 Leaving Normal (performer: "Heaven") / (writer: "Heaven")
 1992 Basic Instinct (performer: "Looking For The Summer") / (writer: "Looking For The Summer")
  Sjans (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992)
- Verleden tijd (1992) ... (performer: "Fool if you think it's over" - uncredited) / (writer: "Fool if you think it's over" - uncredited)
  Joking Apart (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- Pilot (1991) ... (performer: "Fool (if you think it's over)") / (writer: "Fool (if you think it's over)")
 1990 The Krays (writer: "Bittersweet")
 1990 Madhouse (performer: "Let's Dance") / (writer: "Let's Dance")
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Heat Wave (1989) ... (performer: "Working on It" - uncredited)
 1989 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Miami Squeeze (1989) ... (performer: "Working On It" - uncredited)
  Derrick (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Mord inklusive (1988) ... (performer: "On the beach") / (writer: "On the beach")
 1988 The Cat (performer: "Gonna Buy A Hat", "That Girl Of Mine" - as Chris Rhea) / (writer: "Gonna Buy A Hat", "That Girl Of Mine" - as Chris Rhea)
 1985 Acceptable Levels (writer: "Fool If You Think It's Over" - uncredited)
 1983 Vacanze di Natale (performer: "Nothing's happening by the sea") / (writer: "Nothing's happening by the sea")
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Personal Details

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I was late to the guitar. I didn't pick up the instrument 'til I was 21. Think about how much the likes of Mark Knopfler or Eric Clapton had done before I even started. See more »

Trivia:

Between 1978 and 2005, he spent 362 weeks on the British albums chart and 120 weeks on the singles chart. See more »

Trademark:

Writing songs about driving and the road See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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