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Chesney Hawkes

Biography

British young heartthrob Chesney Hawkes scored among the U.K.’s biggest strikes in 1991 — the pop solitary “I Am the best,” which topped the graphs for five right weeks — and then vanish as quickly as he previously arrived. Delivered on Sept 22, 1971, Hawkes got the proper pedigree for present business. His dad, Len “Chip” Hawkes, performed bass for the Tremeloes, a ‘60s U.K. clothing that narrowly skipped the very best Ten in the us making use of their cover of “Silence Is certainly Golden,” while his mom, Carol Hawkes, was a United kingdom tv hostess and celebrity. With an abundance of industry cable connections at his removal, Hawkes produced his open public debut at 19 yrs . old, when he portrayed Pal Holly within the 1990 film Buddy’s Tune alongside the Who’s Roger Daltrey. The film was a flop, but its soundtrack became very popular in European countries, using the Nik Kershaw-penned “I Am the best” scaling the graphs and staying in the very best position for greater than a month. Afterwards that season, the track were able to crack the very best Ten in the us following its addition within the Michael J. Fox humor Doc Hollywood. Hawkes was struggling to follow the achievement of that initial single, nevertheless, and “I’m a guy Not really a Boy” became his last tune to crack the very best 40 in either nation. He released the record Have the Picture in 1993, but too little public interest confident him to go after acting rather. Hawkes landed many minor jobs, including ones within the 1995 rock and roll musical McGregor’s Snare and 1997’s Prince Valiant, and produced appearances on many reality Television shows in Britain. In 2001, he came back to music with “AVOID Baby Jane” — an individual he previously co-written with Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger — nonetheless it hardly scraped the U.K. graphs. While 2005’s “Another Great Mess” did somewhat better (peaking at amount 48 in Britain), Hawkes still taken care of his status being a one-hit wonder.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chesney Hawkes
Height 1.8 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Education Charters School
Nationality British
Spouse Kristina Hawkes
Children Casey George Hawkes
Parents Len Hawkes, Carol Dilworth
Siblings Keely Hawkes, Jodie Hawkes
Music Songs The One And Only, Secrets of the Heart, I'm a Man Not a Boy, A Crazy World Like This, Another Fine Mess, Nothing Serious, I'm Young, Feel So Alive, Torn in Half, It's Gonna Be Tough, Stay Away Baby Jane, Ordinary Girl, Black Or White People, Caught Up in Circles, Real Life Love, Fairweather Christian, Next Life, Say Mama, Every Little Tear, Missing You Already, John Lennon Lived Here, Help Me To Help Myself, The Family Way, Always Have, Always Will, Flashback Heroine, Tell Me Something I Don't Know, Let That Be Enough, Waiting for the Night, Almost You, One Of Those Days, Please Bring Me Down, Seven Of Sundays
Albums Get the Picture, Buddy's Song, Real Life Love, Another Fine Mess, The Very Best of Chesney Hawkes
Movies Buddy's Song, The All Star Impressions Show
TV Shows Buddy, The Games


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#Fact
1 His parents named him after Chesney Allen, of the Crazy Gang.
2 New single out Monday 23rd May called "Another Fine Mess". The CD also includes the singles "She's the one" and a brand new cut of "The One and Only" [May 2005]
3 He has a younger brother, Jodie, who is the drummer in his band and a younger sister, Keely Hawkes, who has her own band, "Transister".
4 He has two children, a boy, Casey, who was born in August 2001 and a girl, Jesse, born July 2003.
5 His father, Len Hawkes, was the lead singer of the 1960s rock band The Tremeloes. His mother, Carol Dilworth, used to be one of the hostesses on The Golden Shot (1967).
6 One-hit-wonder, with the song 'The One and Only', 1991.
7 Released an album on Chrysalis Records "The One And Only" in 1991


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Britain's Got Talent 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2015 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie 2014 performer: "The One and Only"
The World's Greatest Movie Songs: Top 50 2014 TV Movie performer: "The One and Only"
The Sublime and Beautiful 2014 writer: "Always Have, Always Will"
Cedar Cove 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game performer: "The One And Only"
Source Code 2011 performer: "The One and Only"
Total Wipeout 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Moon 2009 performer: "One and Only"
Park 2006 writer: "Jane Doe"
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture 2005 performer: "The One and Only"
Jawbreaker 1999 writer: "Almost You"
The Night We Never Met 1993 performer: "Missing You Already" / writer: "Missing You Already"
Doc Hollywood 1991 performer: "THE ONE AND ONLY"
Midnight Caller TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1991 music - 1 episode, 1991

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Panto the Series 2008 TV Movie Dick
Prince Valiant 1997 Stable Boy
The Bill 1991 TV Series Colin
Buddy's Song 1991 Buddy

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Porn Again 2017 TV Mini-Series post-production

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2005-2016 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Masterchef 2015 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist / Guest Panelist
Weekend 2014 TV Series Himself
The Spa 2013 TV Series Himself
Panto! 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s 2012 TV Special Himself
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Himself
Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2011 TV Series Himself
80s Rewind Festival 2010 2011 TV Movie Himself
The All Star Impressions Show 2009 TV Movie Himself / Prince William of Wales
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2009 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Big Brother 2009 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2008 TV Series Himself
Britain's Got More Talent 2008 TV Series Himself
Totally Jodie Marsh: Who'll Take Her Up the Aisle? 2007 TV Series Himself
The Games 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Hit Me Baby 1 More Time 2005 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2005 TV Series Himself
The Weakest Link 2004 TV Series Himself
25 Years of Smash Hits 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Das ZDF-Sommerhitfestival 2000 TV Series Himself
The Word 1991-1994 TV Series Himself
The O-Zone 1993 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1991 TV Series Himself
Artifax 1991 TV Series Himself
Going Live! 1991 TV Series Himself
Motormouth 1991 TV Series Himself
Rockopop 1991 TV Series
Wogan 1989-1991 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Himself
The World's Greatest Movie Songs: Top 50 2014 TV Movie Himself

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#Quote
1 [on his nickname "Ox"] I was on a stag weekend in Portugal and all of us boys were kind of huddled around the hotel reception giving our passports in, and it was like "Mr Jones, Mr Richardson" and then he said "Mr Ox". It was just his Portuguese accent and it just stuck.


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