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Richard Ashcroft (II)


Richard Ashcroft was born on September 11, 1971 in Billinge, Lancashire, England. He has been married to Kate Radley since 1995. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

The Adjustment Bureau
(2011)
The Beach
The Beach Soundtrack
(2000)
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions Soundtrack
(1999)
The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door Soundtrack
(2004)

Filmography

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 2018 Richard Ashcroft: Surprised by the Joy (Video short) (performer: "Surprised by the Joy") / (writer: "Surprised by the Joy")
 2018 It's Not Just Cricket (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Drugs Don't Work" - uncredited)
 2018 BBC News at Ten O'Clock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 May 2018 (2018) ... (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
  Hoy nos toca (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode dated 14 December 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers") / (writer: "A Song for the Lovers")
  Live from Abbey Road Classics (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Stereophonics & Richard Ashcroft (2017) ... (performer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony") / (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jared Leto/Nicole Richie/Tyler, The Creator (2017) ... (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
 2017 Richard Osman's House of Games (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (writer: "The Drugs Don't Work" - uncredited)
 2016-2017 ITV Sport: International Football (TV Series) (lyrics - 5 episodes)
- Highlights: France vs. England (2017) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
- France vs. England (2017) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
- Germany vs. England (2017) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
- Highlights: England vs. Spain (2016) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
- England vs. Spain (2016) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
 2017 Final Score (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 April 2017 (2017) ... (lyrics: "Love Is Noise" - uncredited)
 2017 Granada Reports (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- 30 March 2017: Evening Bulletin (2017) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
- 30 March 2017: Nightly Bulletin (2017) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
 2016 Lovesick (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Emma (2016) ... (performer: "Picture of You")
 2016 European Qualifiers: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TV Series) (lyrics - 3 episodes)
- Slovenia vs. England (2016) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
- England vs. Malta (2016) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
- Slovakia vs. England (2016) ... (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
  Acció política (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode #1.26 (2016) ... (performer: "This Is How It Feels") / (writer: "This Is How It Feels")
  C à vous (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "This Is How It Feels") / (writer: "This Is How It Feels")
 2016 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (2016) ... (writer: "Lucky Man" - uncredited)
 2015 Live Forever! 90's Britpop (TV Movie) (writer: "The Drugs Don't Work")
 2013-2015 My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Voodoo (2015) ... (writer: "Lucky Man" - uncredited)
- Rewind (2015) ... (writer: "Sonnet" - uncredited)
- Alarm (2014) ... (writer: "Life's An Ocean" - uncredited)
- Big Wide World (2013) ... (writer: "So It Goes" - uncredited)
 2015 The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Lucky Man" - uncredited)
 2015 Paula Radcliffe: The Marathon and Me (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "History" - uncredited)
 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: Wer singt für Österreich? (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
 2014 Rugby League: Four Nations (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Australia v England (2014) ... (writer: "This Time" - uncredited)
 2014 Rugby League: Challenge Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Quarter-Final: Wigan vs. Castleford (2014) ... (writer: "Space and Time" - uncredited)
 2014 BBC Super League Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #16.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Bittersweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2014 PianOwned (TV Series short) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lucky Man - The Verve (2014) ... (writer: "Lucky Man")
- Sonnet - The Verve (2014) ... (writer: "Sonnet")
 2013 Rugby League World Cup (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final: New Zealand v Australia (2013) ... (writer: "History" - uncredited)
 2013 Smash (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Surprise Party (2013) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2012 The Richest Songs in the World (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2012 Person of Interest (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Matsya Nyaya (2012) ... (performer: "Lonely Soul")
 2012 Silent Witness (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- And Then I Fell in Love: Part 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
  Entourage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Second to Last (2011) ... (performer: "Running Away" - uncredited) / (writer: "Running Away" - uncredited)
- Drive (2009) ... (writer: "Lucky Man" - uncredited)
 2011 Japan Disaster Benefit (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Lucky Man") / (writer: "Lucky Man")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.45 (2011) ... (performer: "Are You Ready?") / (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony", "Are You Ready?")
 2011 The Adjustment Bureau (lyrics: "Are You Ready?") / (music: "Are You Ready?") / (performer: "Future's Bright", "Are You Ready?") / (writer: "Future's Bright")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2009 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Lonely Soul" - uncredited)
 2009 Electric Dreams (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The 1990s (2009) ... (writer: "Bittersweet Symphony")
  Rage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Rage Wild Card Special III (2009) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers") / (writer: "A Song for the Lovers")
 2008 Marley & Me (writer: "Rather Be", "Lucky Man" - as Richard Paul Ashcroft)
 2008 MTV Two Takeover (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Oasis: Noel and Gem (2008) ... (lyrics: "Love Is Noise")
 2008 Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Die 43. Sendung: Niki Lauda & Sonya Kraus (2008) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
- Die 41. Sendung: Hans Krankl & Uwe Westphal (2008) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2008 A Favorita (TV Series) (lyrics: "Love Is Noise")
 2008 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6813 (2008) ... (writer: "The Drugs Don't Work")
  The Choir: Boys Don't Sing (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2008) (music - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... (lyrics: "The Drugs Don't Work" - uncredited) / (music: "The Drugs Don't Work" - uncredited)
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That '90s Show (2008) ... (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2007 Hans im Glück (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony")
 2007 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Performance: Britpop (2007) ... (writer: "Bittersweet Symphony")
  Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... (performer: "Break The Night With Colour") / (writer: "Break The Night With Colour")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Episode dated 8 January 2006 (2006) ... (performer: "Break the Night with Colour") / (writer: "Break the Night with Colour")
- Episode dated 23 June 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "Money To Burn")
  Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Episode #9.15 (2005) ... (performer: "Break the Night with Colour (Live)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Break the Night with Colour (Live)" - uncredited)
 2005 Vorsicht Schwiegermutter! (TV Movie) (writer: "Lucky Man")
 2005 The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer (Video documentary) (performer: "A Song For The Lovers") / (writer: "A Song For The Lovers")
 2004 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 5 (2004) ... (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
  Skeppsholmen (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2004) (music - 1 episode, 2004)
- Episode #4.7 (2004) ... (lyrics: "Lucky Man") / (music: "Lucky Man")
 2004 The Girl Next Door (writer: "LUCKY MAN")
  Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Sleepless in Peckham...! (2003) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited) / (writer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited)
 2003 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Touch Move (2003) ... (performer: "God in the Numbers")
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video) (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
  Headliners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Richard Ashcroft (2002) ... (performer: "Check the Meaning", "A Song for the Lovers", "Science of Silence", "But It in Bottles", "The Drugs Don't Work") / (writer: "Check the Meaning", "A Song for the Lovers", "Science of Silence", "But It in Bottles", "The Drugs Don't Work")
 2001 CKY Documentary (Video documentary short) (performer: "A Song for the Lovers") / (writer: "A Song for the Lovers")
  Daria (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2001) (performer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Camp Fear (2001) ... (performer: "Money to Burn") / (writer: "Money to Burn")
- Through a Lens Darkly (1999) ... (writer: "Sonnet")
  EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2001) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Episode dated 29 January 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited) / (writer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 15 January 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 8 January 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "A Song for the Lovers" - uncredited)
 2000 Verbotene Liebe (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1414 (2000) ... (lyrics: "Bitter Sweet Symphony" - uncredited)
 2000 Cover Stories: A History of Record Sleeve Design in the North-West (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... (writer: "A Northern Soul" - uncredited)
  Roswell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Skin and Bones (2000) ... (performer: "Brave New World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Brave New World" - uncredited)
  CD:UK (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- Episode dated 2 September 2000 (2000) ... (performer: "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)") / (writer: "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)")
 2000 Richard Ashcroft: A Song for the Lovers (Video short) (performer: "A Song for the Lovers")
 2000/I The Beach (writer: "Lonely Soul")
 1999 Undressed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ex-Files (1999) ... (writer: "Lucky Man")
 1999 The Verve: The Video 96 - 98 (Video) (performer: "The Drugs Don't Work (Acoustic)") / (writer: "The Drugs Don't Work (Acoustic)", "Catching the Butterfly", "Space and Time (Live Rehearsal)", "The Rolling People", "Come On", "Bitter Sweet Symphony (Radio Edit)", "Velvet Morning (Instrumental)", "Stormy Clouds (Live)", "The Drugs Don't Work (Radio Edit)", "Lucky Man", "Stamped", "On Your Own (Live)", "Life's An Ocean (Live)", "Come On (Live)", "Brainstorm Interlude", "Sonnet (Live at Haigh Hall)", "Velvet Morning (Live at Haigh Hall)", "Bitter Sweet Symphony (Live at Haigh Hall)", "MSG", "Neon Wilderness")
 1999 Cruel Intentions (lyrics: "Bittersweet Symphony") / (performer: "Bittersweet Symphony")
 1998 The Acid House (writer: "On Your Own")
 1998 Era Uma Vez... (TV Series) (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
 1997 The Verve: Bitter Sweet Symphony (Video short) (writer: "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
 1997 Nowhere (writer: "Grey Skies")
 1996 Pure Oasis (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "This Is Music" - uncredited)
 1995 The Doom Generation (writer: "Already There")
 1993 Quelli che... il calcio (TV Series) (lyrics: "Love Is Noise")
 1993 Sliver ("Star Sail")
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We live in an age where if you've not posted something on social media in an hour, you potentially feel that your fame or your place and position is already dwindling. See more »

Trivia:

First child, Sonny Ashcroft, born March 23 2000 with Radley. See more »

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Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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