Peter Doherty

A talented singer-songwriter whose personal demons eclipsed his art, Pete Doherty broke out alongside his friend Carl Bart with The Libertines. Powered by Doherty's potent songwriting, the band dazzled critics and fans ... Read more »
Born: 03/12/1979 in Northumberland, England, GB

Filmography

Music (5)

Steve Jobs 2015 (Movie)

("Don't Look Back Into The Sun") (Song)

Children of Men 2006 (Movie)

("Arbeit Macht Frei") (Song)

The Long Weekend 2006 (Movie)

("Don't Look Back Into The Sun") (Song)

Virgin Territory 2006 (Movie)

("For Lovers") (Song)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (Movie)

("Sheepskin Tearaway") (Song)
Actor (1)

Confession of a Child of the Century 2012 (Movie)

Octavian (Actor)

Biography

A talented singer-songwriter whose personal demons eclipsed his art, Pete Doherty broke out alongside his friend Carl Barât with The Libertines. Powered by Doherty's potent songwriting, the band dazzled critics and fans with songs like "Up the Bracket," "Time for Heroes" and "Can't Stand Me Now." While stepping out on his own to collaborate on hits like "For Lovers" with Wolfman and "Prangin' Out" with The Streets, Doherty's drug use and erratic behavior derailed The Libertines and he rebounded with a new group, Babyshambles. While dating and musically collaborating with supermodel Kate Moss, Doherty achieved major label success and critical praise with his band, charting the hit "F*** Forever." After splitting with Moss and a brief engagement to model Irina Lazareanu, Doherty went solo with the masterful Grace/Wastelands. Despite his musical gifts and acclaimed output, Doherty was best known worldwide for his frequent stints in prison, failed attempts at rehab, and seemingly death's-door photos of him strung out on heroin, crack and cocaine. When fellow troubled soul and addict Amy Winehouse died in 2011, many worried he might be next. Although critics noted exceptional beauty and talent in the music, writings and art he created, Pete Doherty struggled to ensure that his ultimate legacy would reflect his body of work and not just his painful-to-watch battles with substance abuse and jail time.

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Kate Moss Actor

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