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Bob Geldof

Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, KBE, (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s alongside the punk rock movement. The band had hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time. He starred as Pink in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd The Wall. Geldof is widely recognised for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irish humanitarian Bono. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the fathers' rights movement.Geldof has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace", among numerous other awards and nominations. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Geldof, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Oct 5, 1951 In Dublin, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
37
First Appeared:
In the series This Is Your Life 1955-07-29
Latest Project:
Movie Postcards from the 48% 2018-07-06
Known For
Poster of London's Burning
Poster of A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats
Poster of Stranded: The Saints and the Birth of Punk
Poster of The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities
Filmography
Movie Postcards from the 48% Unknown 2018-07-06
Movie A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats Himself 2016-04-03
Movie London's Burning Bob Geldof 2016-08-13
Movie The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities Self 2015-03-13
Movie Stranded: The Saints and the Birth of Punk Self 2015-09-15
Movie Jools Holland: My Life in Music Himself 2012-01-01
Movie Bad Girl George 2012-11-28
Movie Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen Unknown 2012-12-07
Movie Ghost Blues: Rory Gallagher Self 2010-09-19
Movie Starsuckers himself 2009-09-30
Series Skavlan Guest 2009-01-16
Movie 8 Himself 2008-10-23
Movie I Am Bob Bob 2007-04-26
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Sketches of Frank Gehry Himself 2006-05-12
Movie New York Doll Unknown 2005-01-01
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition Himself 2004-09-20
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself 2004-11-15
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie The Old Fools Narrator 2002-11-29
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Spice World Bob 1998-01-22
Movie Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era Himself 1994-04-04
Movie The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Se stesso 1992-04-22
Movie Bernard and the Genie Himself 1992-12-13
Series Have I Got News for You Himself 1990-09-28
Movie Coast to Coast Himself - Scruffy Person (uncredited) 1987-01-04
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball Himself 1987-01-01
Movie Number One Unknown 1985-03-01
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie Pink Floyd: The Wall Pink 1982-07-14
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982-09-23
Series The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown 1981-12-24
Series An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29