Elvis Costello

Though singer-songwriter Elvis Costello rose to fame during the English punk movement in the 1970s, he surpassed the limitations of the genre through his fascination for other musical styles, from American country and ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1954 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (57)

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

3rd Rock From the Sun 1989 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Austin City Limits 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV Unplugged 1989 - 1998, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... 1989 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

My Night at the Grammys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Delirious 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

All We Are Saying 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Your Work 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

Musical Performer (Actor)

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Prison Song 2001 (Movie)

Public Defender (Actor)

The Irish Gala 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sans plomb 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sessions at West 54th 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Bacharach: One Amazing Night 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Spice World 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Burt Bacharach: This Is Now 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Punk 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Juliet Letters 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Montreux Music Festival 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black & White Night 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Straight to Hell 1987 (Movie)

Hives--The Butler (Actor)

Americathon 1979 (Movie)

Earl Manchester (Actor)

Concert For Kampuchea 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (TV Show)

Actor

Brian Wilson: Imagination (TV Show)

Actor

Poliwood (TV Show)

Actor

Woodstock 99 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (54)

One Day 2011 (Movie)

"Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution)" (Song Performer)

One Day 2011 (Movie)

"Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution)" (Song)

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

("Pump It Up") (Song)

Weeds 1989 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Song Performer

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

("Sitting") (Song Performer)

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

("Human Hands") (Song)

Delirious 2007 (Movie)

("I'm Not Angry") (Song Performer)

Delirious 2007 (Movie)

("I'm Not Angry") (Song)

2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

Love and Other Disasters 2006 (Movie)

("She") (Song Performer)

One Bright Shining Moment 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Misbehave") (Song Performer)

New York Minute 2004 (Movie)

("Tear Off Your Own Head") (Song)

The Shape of Things 2003 (Movie)

Songs (Song)

The Shape of Things 2003 (Movie)

("Lover's Walk") (Song Performer)

Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer

A History of Britain 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Adaptation 2002 (Movie)

("Alison") (Song Performer)

Adaptation 2002 (Movie)

("Alison") (Song)

Maybe Baby 2001 (Movie)

("Pump It Up") (Song Performer)

Oliver Twist 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

When Brendan Met Trudy 2001 (Movie)

("Watching the Detectives") (Song Performer)

When Brendan Met Trudy 2001 (Movie)

("Watching the Detectives") (Song)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

("Shipbuilding") (Song Performer)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

("Shipbuilding") (Song)

Loser 2000 (Movie)

("Welcome to the Working Week") (Song Performer)

Loser 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Sans plomb 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

("You Stole My Bell") (Song Performer)

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

("Oliver's Army") (Song)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

("(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding" "Oliver's Army") (Song Performer)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

song producer & performer("I'll Never Fall In Love Again") (Song)

Metroland 1999 (Movie)

("Alison") (Song Performer)

Metroland 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

("She") (Song Performer)

The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

("My Mood Swings") (Song Performer)

The Irish in America: Long Journey Home 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Rugrats Movie 1998 (Movie)

("I Throw My Toys Around") (Song Performer)

The Rugrats Movie 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Zero Effect 1998 (Movie)

("Mystery Dance") (Song Performer)

Zero Effect 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

More Secrets of the X-Files 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Georgia 1995 (Movie)

("Almost Blues") (Song)

PCU 1994 (Movie)

("Pump it Up") (Song)

The Family 1993 (Movie)

end title music (Music)

Let's Get Lost 1989 (Movie)

("Almost Blue") (Song)

The Courier 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

("Accidents Will Happen") (Song Performer)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

("Accidents Will Happen") (Song)

Party, Party 1981 (Movie)

("Party Girl") (Song Performer)

Party, Party 1981 (Movie)

("Party Girl") (Song)

Americathon 1979 (Movie)

("Crawling to the USA") (Song)

Biography

Though singer-songwriter Elvis Costello rose to fame during the English punk movement in the 1970s, he surpassed the limitations of the genre through his fascination for other musical styles, from American country and blues to reggae, jazz and classical composition, as well as his highly literate, often biting lyrics. Costello's early work with his crack backing band, the Attractions, bristled with passion and venom on songs like "Oliver's Army," "Watching the Detectives" and "Pump It Up," but he also showed an exceptional capacity for quieter material, displaying a jazzman's delivery on songs like "Alison" and "Almost Blue." Costello's fortunes rose and fell during the 1980s and 1990s as he explored various genres and sounds, but by the new millennium, his body of work was so vast and his adventurous spirit so well-loved that his experiments were welcomed by a dedicated audience of listeners. To that end, he released albums of country, folk, jazz and even orchestral works, while still remaining true to his rock-n-roll roots, all of which underscored his status as one of popular music's most accomplished and protean talents.

Relationships

Frank James

Son
twin of Dexter born December 6, 2006 mother, Diana Krall

Diana Krall Song Performer

Wife
married December 6, 2003 at Elton John's castle outside of London

Dexter Lorcan

Son
twin of Frank born December 6, 2006 mother, Diana Krall

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