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Phil Collins

While other major artists trudge painfully through a handful of over promoted releases each decade; this drummer/actor/singer/producer has been constantly active in all manner of contradictory and unlikely projects.  His history with Genesis is well documented from their art-house beginnings to multi-platinum status as the band grew up, lost Steve Hackett and then Peter Gabriel and ended up making videos with tongues firmly in their cheeks.  Collins launched his solo career twenty nine years ago with “Face Value” (‘81), followed by “Hello, I Must Be Going” (’82), “No Jacket Required” (’85), “…But Seriously” (’89), “Both Sides” (’93), “Dance Into The Light” (’96) and “Testify” (‘02) picking up numerous awards including 7 Grammy’s, 2 Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe for “Two Hearts”.  After leaving Genesis in 1996 he released a “Hits” album in 1998.  Between Phil’s solo and Genesis recordings and excluding his other activities, Phil has sold over 200 million records. His acting CV reveals that he first trod the boards at 14 when he took the role of the Artful Dodger in a West End production of “Oliver”.  He also made childhood cameos in the Beatles “A Hard Days Night” (‘64) and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (’69).  Since then he’s starred with Julie Walters in “Buster” (’88), took the lead role as the arch-villain in “Frauds” (’92), made a brief appearance in Spielberg’s “Hook” (’92) and played the Greek owner of a chain of gay bath houses in “And The Band Played On” (’92).  In addition to this Phil “The Spiv” turned up in a 1985 episode of Miami Vice and four years later he took the part of Uncle Ernie in The Who’s rock opera “Tommy”. He has written songs for the Disney Feature’s “Tarzan” and “Brother Bear”.  “You’ll Be In My Heart” from “Tarzan” won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Song Written For A Film”.  This song, in addition to the soundtrack was also nominated in the Grammys and won for “Best Original Song In A Movie”.  Phil also won an Oscar for the same song in March 2000. 

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Jan 30, 1951 In London - England - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Series One Night Only 2016
Known For
Poster of Classic Albums
Poster of You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night'
Poster of Genesis Live at Knebworth 1992
Poster of Genesis: Live At Belgium TV Studio - PopShop'72
Series One Night Only Unknown 2016
Movie 808 Himself 2015-03-30
Movie Genesis: Together and Apart Himself 2014-10-04
Movie DTS Blu-Ray Music Demo Disc 1 2013-01-01
Movie Genesis: Behind the Music and in Their Own Words 2012-03-19
Movie Phil Collins: Going Back - Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC Lead Vocals 2010-10-28
Movie The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story Himself 2010-06-15
Movie The Best British Rock Concert Of All Time: Live At Knebworth Himself 2010-06-20
Series Ich Tarzan, Du Jane! Unknown 2008-02-29
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie Genesis: Live in London Himself 2008-05-19
Movie Genesis: Come Rain or Shine himself 2008-05-20
Movie Genesis - Live in Dusseldorf himself - Vocals, Drums 2007-06-26
Movie Genesis: When in Rome 2007 Himself - Vocals & Drums 2007-07-14
Series Classic Albums Unknown 2006-01-27
Movie Eric Clapton - Live at Montreux 1986 2006-09-19
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Genesis - The Video Show Himself 2005-06-17
Movie Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 2004-07-07
Movie Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour 2004-06-15
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself 2004-11-15
Movie The Jungle Book 2 Lucky (voice) 2003-02-07
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace Himself 2002-06-03
Movie Genesis - The Genesis Songbook Himself 2001-09-25
Movie Classic Albums: Phil Collins - Face Value Himself 1999-10-21
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris Himself 1997-12-08
Movie Music for Montserrat 1997-09-15
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Host 1995-01-01
Movie Balto Muk and Luk (voice) 1995-12-22
Series Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
Movie Phil Collins - The Making of MTV Unplugged 1994 himself 1994-08-30
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Movie Phil Collins - MTV Unplugged 1994 himself 1994-08-30
Movie The Clearing 1993-01-01
Movie Frauds Roland Copping 1993-06-04
Series Live & Kicking Unknown 1993-10-02
Movie And the Band Played On Eddi Papasano 1993-09-11
Movie Genesis Live at Knebworth 1992 himself 1992-08-02
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper Himself 1992-06-14
Movie Genesis - A Midsummer Night's Dance himself 1992-08-02
Movie Genesis: The Way We Walk himself - Vocals, Drums 1992-11-07
Movie Eric Clapton: 24 Nights Tambourine 1991-01-01
Movie Hook Inspector Good 1991-12-11
Movie Genesis: We Can't Dance Himself 1991-11-11
Movie The Cream of Eric Clapton Self 1990-01-23
Movie Phil Collins: Serious Hits Live Vocals / Piano / Drums 1990-07-15
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Movie Genesis: Invisible Touch Tour HImself 1988-06-09
Movie Buster Buster Edwards 1988-09-16
Movie The Return of Bruno Himself 1987-02-17
Movie Genesis - Live at Wembley Stadium Himself - Vocals, Drums 1987-07-03
Movie B.B. King & Friends Him Self 1987-04-14
Movie Genesis: Invisible Touch Himself 1986-06-01
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie Phil Collins: No Jacket Required 1985-09-01
Movie Genesis - The MAMA Tour Himself - Vocals, Drums 1984-02-26
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Genesis: Genesis Himself 1983-11-03
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982-09-23
Movie Genesis: Abacab Drums, Vocals 1981-09-14
Movie Genesis: Three Sides Live himself - Vocals, Drums 1981-11-28
Movie Genesis: Duke Unknown 1980-03-20
Movie Genesis: And Then There Were Three 1978-03-23
Movie Genesis - In Concert Himself - Vocals & Drums 1977-01-31
Movie Genesis - Seconds Out himself 1977-03-19
Movie Genesis: A Trick of the Tail Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Backing Vocals 1976-02-02
Movie Genesis: Wind & Wuthering 1976-12-23
Movie Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 1974-11-18
Movie Genesis: Selling England by the Pound Unknown 1973-09-01
Movie Genesis - Live at Bataclan himself - Drums, Vocals 1973-01-10
Movie Genesis - Live at Shepperton Himself - Drums, Vocals 1973-10-31
Movie Genesis: Live At Belgium TV Studio - PopShop'72 Himself 1972-03-01
Movie Genesis: Foxtrot 1972-10-01
Series The Two Ronnies Unknown 1971-04-10
Movie Genesis: Nursery Cryme Unknown 1971-11-12
Movie Calamity the Cow 1967-01-01
Series R3 Unknown 1964-11-20
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 1964-01-01
Movie A Hard Day's Night Necktie wearing fan 1964-07-06
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18