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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:
55
First Appeared:
Movie Postcards from the 48% 2018-07-06
Latest Project:
In the series This Is Your Life 1955-07-29
Known For
Poster of Jazzopen Stuttgart 2017 - Festival der Weltstars und Wunderkinder
Poster of Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen
Poster of The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink?
Poster of The Other Side of the Wall
Filmography
Movie Postcards from the 48%
Movie Jazzopen Stuttgart 2017 - Festival der Weltstars und Wunderkinder Unknown
Movie London's Burning Bob Geldof
Movie A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats Himself
Movie Stranded: The Saints and the Birth of Punk Self
Movie The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities Self
Movie Bob Geldof: The Moment Himself
Movie Nichts als die Wahrheit - 30 Jahre Die Toten Hosen
Movie Bad Girl George
Movie Jools Holland: My Life in Music Himself
Movie Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher Self
Movie Starsuckers himself
Series Skavlan Guest
Movie 8 Himself
Movie The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink? Himself
Series Seven Ages of Rock
Movie I Am Bob Bob
Series The One Show Unknown
Movie Sketches of Frank Gehry Himself
Movie Live 8 Himself
Movie 20 Years Ago Today - Live Aid Himself
Movie New York Doll
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? Himself
Movie Live Aid Himself
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition Himself
Series Grumpy Old Men Himself
Series V Graham Norton Unknown
Movie The Old Fools Narrator
Series Richard & Judy Unknown
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown
Movie Spice World Bob
Movie Diana & Me Self
Movie Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era Himself
Movie The Return of Spinal Tap Himself
Movie Pavarotti & Friends Himself
Series ECHO-Verleihung himself
Movie The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Himself
Movie Bernard and the Genie Himself
Series Schmidteinander Unknown
Series Have I Got News for You Himself
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball Himself
Movie Coast to Coast Himself - Scruffy Person (uncredited)
Movie Max Headroom's Giant Christmas Turkey Himself
Series ZDF-Fernsehgarten himself
Movie Live Aid
Movie Number One Harry 'Flash' Gordon
Movie We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself
Movie Pink Floyd: The Wall Pink
Series Wogan Himself
Movie The Other Side of the Wall Unknown
Series The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown
Series An Audience with... Himself
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung himself
Series This Is Your Life Unknown