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Jon English

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b Jonathan James British, 26 March 1949, Hampstead, London, Britain. Blessed with visual appearance, a good rock and roll tone of voice and all-round musical abilities, British has been mostly of the artists to execute in all types of mass media in his followed Australia. British emigrated to the united states in 1961, and four years afterwards joined his initial music group, Zenith. He originally received interest for his functionality as Judas, within the 1971 creation of Jesus Christ Superstar, although through the past due 60s he previously made a splash with Sebastian Hardie, a intensifying rock-band that later documented many interesting albums and supported renowned rocker Johnny O’Keefe. Furthermore, British occasionally filled up in as business lead vocalist with Duck (a short-lived music group that released one jazz-influenced record). His 1973 debut record indicated that his songwriting demonstrated promise. Intermittent documenting, which created such graph entries as ‘Convert The Web page’, ‘Hollywood Seven’ and ‘Phrases Are Not A sufficient amount of’, continuing between his stage and tv commitments. However, it had been his collaboration over the soundtrack of the tv screen series CONTRARY TO THE Wind, in past due 1978, that drew the eye of the wider market and a long time. Subsequently, he composed and produced the majority of his very own albums and continuing to create film and tv scores. British spent the past due 80s writing, together with UK/Australian manufacturer David Mackay, the rock and roll opera Paris, in line with the historic star of Troy. Through the 90s, British starred in the tv screen comedy ALTOGETHER Today and toured in his very own productions, Convert The Web page and Buskers And Angels.

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Full Name Jon English
Died March 9, 2016, Newcastle, Australia
Profession Actor, Singer, Writer, Film Score Composer
Education Cabramatta High School
Nationality English, Australian
Spouse Carmen Sora
Children Jessamine English, Julian English, Josephine English, Jonathan English
Parents Sidney English, Sheila English
Siblings Jeremy English, Janet English, Jill English
Awards Logie Award for Best New Talent in Australia
Music Songs Six Ribbons, Hollywood Seven, Turn the Page, Get Your Love Right, Josephine, Always the Busker, Words Are Not Enough, She Was Real, Every Time I Sing a Love Song, Same Old Feeling Again, Lay It All Down, Laughing at the Guru, Nights In Paradise, Hot Town, Walk Across the World, Carmilla, Lovin' Arms, Move Better in the Night, Sand Castles, Hail All Hail to the Revolution 12 Bore, Chained to the Middle, You Might Need Somebody, Jokers & Queens, Some People, Behind Blue Eyes, Hope It Turns Out Right, Down In Frisco, He Could Have Been a Dancer, Space Shanty, Wine Dark Sea, Against The Wind / Six Ribbons, Share the End
Albums Against the Wind, English History, Jokers and Queens, Beating the Boards, In Roads, Buskers and Angels, Six Ribbons - The Ultimate Collection, The Rock Show, Words Are Not Enough, Wine Dark Sea, Minutes to Midnight, It's All a Game, Calm Before the Storm, Dark Horses, Over There:Songs From America's Wars, Hollywood Seven, Some People, O.S.T. Uno a te, uno a me, uno a Raffaele, History, King of Everybody, The Best of Jon English, Modern English: 16 Great Hits, Black Label (Deluxe), Busking, The Best of Jon English (20th Anniversary album)
Nominations Logie Award for Most Popular Comedy Personality, Logie Award for Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Male Performer, Independent Spirit Awards for Best Original Score
Movies Touch and Go, Walk the Talk, All The Vermeers In New York, Opera Australia: The Pirates of Penzance, Frameup, Rembrandt Laughing
TV Shows All Together Now, Against the Wind, Number 96, Time Trackers


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#Fact
1 Came to fame in Australia in the stage musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the early 1970s.
2 He has appeared on stage in new versions of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas "The Pirates of Penzance", "The Mikado" and "H.M.S. Pinafore".


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Time Trackers 2008 TV Series Old Troy
Walk the Talk 2000 Phil Wehner
Pizza 2000 TV Series Actor
H.M.S. Pinafore 1997 TV Movie Dick Deadeye
The Mikado 1996 TV Movie Pooh-Bah
Ocean Girl 1996 TV Series Doug
The Pirates of Penzance 1994 TV Movie The Pirate King
All Together Now 1991-1993 TV Series Bobby Rivers
The Flying Doctors 1990 TV Series Pete Tindale
Sweet and Sour 1984 TV Series Mastering Engineer
Bellamy 1981 TV Series Reno
Touch and Go 1980 Frank Butterfield
Chopper Squad 1978 TV Series Macky
Against the Wind 1978 TV Mini-Series Jonathan Garrett
Homicide 1976 TV Series Gordon Haynes
Matlock Police 1975 TV Series Quinlan
Number 96 1972 TV Series Mr. Masters (1976)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Against the Wind TV Mini-Series music arranger - 13 episodes, 1978 music engineer - 13 episodes, 1978 music producer - 13 episodes, 1978 musician - 13 episodes, 1978

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Together Now 1991 TV Series 1 episode
Touch and Go 1980
Against the Wind 1978 TV Mini-Series 13 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RocKwiz 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Pirates of Penzance 1994 TV Movie performer: "Pour, O Pour The Pirate Sherry", "Oh, Better Far To Live And Die", "I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General"
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RocKwiz 2011 TV Series Himself
Countdown Spectacular 2006 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Spicks and Specks 2006 TV Series Himself
Last Man Standing 2005 TV Series Himself
All Star Squares 1999 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Breaking News 1995 TV Series Himself
Homicide... 30 Years On 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
Blankety Blanks 1977 TV Series Himself - Panellist
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973-1975 TV Series Himself
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series Himself
Jesus Christ Superstar 1972 TV Movie documentary Himself / Judas

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1979 Logie Logie Awards Best New Talent in Australia Against the Wind (1978)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 Logie Logie Awards Most Popular Light Entertainment/Comedy Male Performer All Together Now (1991)


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