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Mark E. Smith (1957–2018)

Lead singer and lyricist of British punk/new wave band The Fall. A former office worker, Smith formed The Fall in 1977, although their commercial peak came in the late '80s and early '90s. They have influenced many bands, most notably Pavement, and are famous for being Radio 1 DJ John Peel's favourite band, for their strong work ethic (21 albums ... See full bio »


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 2015 The Preppie Connection (writer: "Totally Wired")
 2015 High-Rise (writer: "Industrial Estate")
 2014 Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit) (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Eighties (2014) ... (writer: "New Big Prinz" - uncredited)
 2009 Being Human (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ghost Town (2009) ... (writer: "High Tension Line" - uncredited)
 2008 They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop (TV Movie) (writer: "Lay of the Land")
 2008 Ideal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Past (2008) ... (writer: "Behind the Counter" - uncredited)
 2007 Skins (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tony (2007) ... (writer: "Totally Wired" - uncredited)
 2002 24 Hour Party People (writer: "Rowche Rumble" - as Mark Smith)
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs (writer: "Hip Priest" (1981) - as M.E. Smith)
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I was really into Gary Glitter, and I used to get bad mouthed for it. It was like "You've got to be into David Bowie or Yes - Gary Glitter's just tripe". And I was going "It's fuckin' great. It's avant-garde". Well, two drummers and all that - it was really percussive. It was the only decent thing around. See more »


He was portrayed by Sam Riley in 24 Hour Party People (2002).

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