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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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Oct 5, 1951 In Dublin, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Goldene Kamera Verleihung 1966-01-25
Latest Project:
Movie 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - The Story Of The Official Band Aid Video 2022
Known For
Poster of The World's Greatest Gigs
Poster of Spice World
Poster of DAS!
Poster of Wogan
Movie 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - The Story Of The Official Band Aid Video Himself 2022
Movie Citizens Of Boomtown: The Story of the Boomtown Rats Himself 2020-05-23
Movie Postcards from the 48% 2018-07-06
Movie Jazzopen Stuttgart 2017 - Festival der Weltstars und Wunderkinder 2017-10-12
Movie London's Burning Bob Geldof 2016-08-13
Movie A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats Himself 2016-04-03
Movie The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities Self 2015-03-13
Movie Bob Geldof - Berlin Live Singer 2015-06-10
Movie Stranded: The Saints and the Birth of Punk Self 2015-09-15
Movie Bob Geldof: The Moment Himself 2014-10-09
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: The Story of Rory Gallagher Self 2010-09-14
Series Skavlan Guest 2009-01-16
Movie Starsuckers himself 2009-09-30
Movie 8 Himself 2008-10-23
Movie The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink? Himself 2007-12-07
Movie I Am Bob Bob 2007-04-26
Series Seven Ages of Rock 2007-05-19
Movie Sketches of Frank Gehry Himself 2006-05-12
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie 20 Years Ago Today - Live Aid Himself 2005-07-13
Movie New York Doll Unknown 2005-01-01
Movie Live Aid Against All Odds Himself 2005-06-15
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Movie The World's Greatest Gigs Unknown 2005-11-09
Movie Live Aid Self 2004-11-16
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition Himself 2004-09-20
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? Himself 2004-12-09
Series Grumpy Old Men Himself 2003-10-10
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
Series Maybrit Illner himself 1999-10-21
Movie Diana & Me Self 1997-12-04
Movie Spice World Bob 1997-12-18
Movie Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era Himself 1994-04-04
Movie Bob Geldof - Geldof goes Goondiwindi Sänger 1993-11-26
Movie The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Himself 1992-04-22
Series ECHO-Verleihung himself 1992-05-18
Movie Pavarotti & Friends Himself 1992-09-27
Movie The Return of Spinal Tap Himself 1992-12-31
Series DAS! himself 1991-01-02
Movie Bernard and the Genie Himself 1991-11-23
Series Have I Got News for You Himself 1990-09-28
Series Schmidteinander Unknown 1990-12-16
Movie Coast to Coast Himself - Scruffy Person (uncredited) 1987-01-04
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball Himself 1987-01-01
Movie The Comic Relief Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live 1986-04-25
Series ZDF-Fernsehgarten Self 1986-06-29
Movie Max Headroom's Giant Christmas Turkey Himself 1986-12-26
Movie We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song 1985-01-28
Movie Number One Harry 'Flash' Gordon 1985-03-01
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie The Other Side of the Wall 1982-01-01
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 The Kenny Everett Video Show Unknown 1978-07-03
Movie Punk in London Self 1977-12-02
Series Plattenküche himself 1976-02-23
Series The Secret Policeman's Ball 1976-04-01
Series III nach neun himself 1974-11-19
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung himself 1966-01-25