Damon Albarn

As the frontman of the legendary English rock group Blur, chief songwriter of the award-winning faux band Gorillaz, respected solo artist, and prolific soundtrack contributor to numerous blockbuster films, there's no ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1968 in Whitechapel, London, City of, GB

Filmography

Music (34)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

("Parklife") (Song)

The Big Short 2015 (Movie)

("Feel Good Inc.") (Song)

G.B.F. 2014 (Movie)

("Girls And Boys") (Song)

Lucy 2014 (Movie)

("Sister Rust") (Song)

Lucy 2014 (Movie)

("Sister Rust") (Song Performer)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Dredd 3D 2012 (Movie)

("Jubilee (Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around)") (Song)

Fair Game 2010 (Movie)

("Clint Eastwood") (Song)

The Karate Kid 2010 (Movie)

("Dirty Harry (Schtung Chinese New Year Remix)") (Song)

Cloverfield 2008 (Movie)

("19-2000") (Song)

Henry Poole Is Here 2008 (Movie)

("Song 2") (Song)

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

("Song 2") (Song)

Nancy Drew 2007 (Movie)

("Dare") (Song)

Perfect Stranger 2007 (Movie)

("Feel Good Inc.") (Song)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

("Tender") (Song)

The Good Night 2007 (Movie)

("Universal") (Song)

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker 2006 (Movie)

("Feel Good Inc.") (Song)

Virgin Territory 2006 (Movie)

("Tender") (Song)

101 Reykjavik 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

101 Reykjavik 2001 (Movie)

("Lola") (Song Performer)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

("Song 2") (Song)

Fast Food 2000 (Movie)

("SMDU") (Song)

Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Ordinary Decent Criminal 2000 (Movie)

("Special Brew" "Come together" "Film Ballad") (Song Performer)

Cruel Intentions 1999 (Movie)

("Coffee & TV") (Song)

Ravenous 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Ravenous 1999 (Movie)

additonal sequence orchestrations Girling, Tom (Original Music)

Rogue Trader 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

("She's so High") (Song)

Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 (Movie)

("MOR") (Song)

Trainspotting 1996 (Movie)

("Sing") (Song)

Trainspotting 1996 (Movie)

(Song Performer)
Actor (6)

Bananaz 2015 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

No Distance Left To Run 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

Face 1997 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

Biography

As the frontman of the legendary English rock group Blur, chief songwriter of the award-winning faux band Gorillaz, respected solo artist, and prolific soundtrack contributor to numerous blockbuster films, there's no limit to the amount of success Damon Albarn had through his various musical ventures. A native of London, Albarn burst onto the scene in the early 1990s as the frontman of Blur, a well-respected British rock band that rivaled Oasis in terms of its soaring popularity. Blur released several well-received albums throughout the decade, but by the latter part of the '90s, tensions within the band forced Albarn to pursue other projects, including his self-described "virtual band," Gorillaz, as well as work on the soundtracks of dozens of films, most notably Danny Boyle's hallucinogenic "Trainspotting" (1996), Richard Kelly's "Southland Tales" (2006), and the action remake "Dredd" (2012). Blur's monumental success both in Britain and abroad may be what Albarn is most remembered for, but Damon Albarn was one of the most versatile and multi-talented British musicians of his generation.

EDUCATION

Goldsmith's College

1988
Met the future members of Blur while taking a part-time music course.

East 15 Acting School

Milestones

2012

Contributed to the soundtrack of "Dredd"

2008

Contributed to the soundtrack of "Cloverfield"

2001

Release of self-titled debut album with Gorillaz

1999

Scored "Ravenous"

1996

Contributed to the soundtrack of "Trainspotting"

1991

Release of debut ablum with Blur, <i>Leisure</i>

Bonus Trivia

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Albarn's band Gorillaz has been cited by Guinness Book of World Record as the Most Successful Virtual Band.

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Albarn grew up in a bohemian household that moved around a lot, staying a brief period in Turkey.

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His band Blur was one of the top British rock groups of the 90s, next to only Oasis.

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