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Bob Geldof est un Acteur et Musicien Irlandais né le 5 octobre 1951 à Dún Laoghaire (Irlande)

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof
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Nom de naissance Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof
Nationalité Irlande
Naissance 5 octobre 1951 (71 ans) à Dún Laoghaire (Irlande)
Récompenses Chevalier commandeur de l'ordre de l'Empire britannique, Peabody Awards

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, and starred in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd – The Wall as "Pink".

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 Irishman Bono. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the fathers' rights movement.

Geldof was appointed 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. In 2005 he received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.


Geldof's longtime girlfriend and eventual wife was Paula Yates. Yates was a rock journalist, and later presenter of the music show The Tube which ran from 1982 to 1987. She is known for her in-bed interviews on the show The Big Breakfast, from 1992. Geldof met Yates when she became an obsessed fan of The Boomtown Rats during the band's early days. They got together as a couple in 1976 when Yates flew to Paris to surprise him when the band was playing there.

Before they married, the couple had a daughter, Fifi Trixibelle Geldof, born 31 March 1983 (and while Geldof was still conducting an affair with the young Claire King). She was named Fifi after Bob's aunt Fifi, and Trixibelle because Yates wanted a belle in the family. After 10 years together, Geldof and Yates married in June 1986 in Las Vegas, with Simon Le Bon (of Duran Duran) acting as Geldof's best man. The couple later had two more daughters, Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof (known as Peaches Geldof) on 13 March 1989, and Little Pixie Geldof (known as Pixie Geldof) on 17 September 1990. Pixie is said to be named after a celebrity daughter character from the cartoon Celeb in the satirical magazine Private Eye, itself a lampoon of the names the Geldofs gave to their other children. Geldof has stated that his children find his music 'crap' and him an 'embarrassment'.

In February 1995, Yates left Geldof for Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, whom she had first met in 1985 when she interviewed him on The Tube. Geldof and Yates divorced in May 1996, and Yates moved in with Hutchence. Hutchence was found hanged in a hotel room on 22 November 1997. Geldof soon after went to court and obtained full custody of his own three daughters and has since become an outspoken advocate of fathers' rights. After Paula Yates's death from a drug and alcohol overdose in 2000, Geldof became the legal guardian of Tiger Lily Hutchence, believing it best that she be raised with her three half-sisters. In 2007, Geldof formally adopted her.

Regarding his Jewish ancestry, in an interview with the Manchester Jewish Telegraph, Geldof said “I was a quarter Catholic, a quarter Protestant, a quarter Jewish and a quarter nothing – the nothing won.”

Geldof currently resides in Battersea, south London with his second wife, French actress Jeanne Marine, and Tiger. He is also an atheist.

In 2014, Geldof hopes to become the first Irish person in space as he is set to be one of the first ever astronauts on the Space XC commercial service, a $100,000 per person flight.

On 7 April 2014, his daughter Peaches died at the age of 25. Geldof stated the family was "beyond pain" after he confirmed the news of her death. Geldof announced his engagement to Jeanne Marine, his partner of 18 years, on 1 May 2014, and they married in France on 28 April 2015.

According to The Sunday Times Rich List, Geldof was worth £32 million in 2012.

The Financial Times said in September 2012 that Geldof could face a large tax bill, after HM Revenue and Customs closed an investigation into investment vehicles used by wealthy individuals.

Ses meilleurs films

Pink Floyd : The Wall (1982)

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Filmographie de Bob Geldof (12 films)

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Mauvaise Fille, 1h48
Réalisé par Patrick Mille
Origine France
Genres Drame
Thèmes La grossesse, Maladie, Le cancer
Acteurs Izïa, Carole Bouquet, Bob Geldof, Joana Preiss, Arthur Dupont, Jacques Weber
Rôle Georges
Note52% 2.6049652.6049652.6049652.6049652.604965
Louise va avoir un enfant. Sa mère, en rémission d'une chimiothérapie, et son père, un chanteur de rock, reprennent contact avec elle.
Esquisses de Frank Gehry, 1h26
Réalisé par Sydney Pollack
Origine Allemagne
Genres Documentaire
Thèmes Documentaire sur l'architecture, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Acteurs Dennis Hopper, Edward Ruscha, Michael Eisner, Bob Geldof, Sydney Pollack, Julian Schnabel
Rôle Lui-même
Note71% 3.5956353.5956353.5956353.5956353.595635
Frank O. Gehry est un architecte californien à l'origine, entre autres, du musée Guggenheim à Bilbao ou de la Cinémathèque française.
Diana & Me
Diana & Me (1997)

Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique, Romance
Acteurs Toni Collette, Serena Gordon, Dominic West, John Simm, Victoria Longley, Marshall Napier
Rôle Self
Note52% 2.6214952.6214952.6214952.6214952.621495
An Australian named Diana travels to London to try to get a glimpse of her namesake, Princess Diana. Just as she is about to shake hands with the princess, she is pushed out of the way by a photographer. While she is furious with him at first, they slowly strike up a relationship.
Spice World, le film, 1h33
Réalisé par Bob Spiers
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Comédie, Fantasy, Aventure, Musical
Thèmes Film traitant du cinéma, Féminisme, La musique, Musique, Politique, Buddy movie
Acteurs Mel B, Richard E. Grant, Emma Bunton, Claire Rushbrook, Roger Moore, Melanie C
Rôle lui-même
Note36% 1.806991.806991.806991.806991.80699
Ce film "reconstitue", de manière romancée et humoristique, quelques jours dans la vie des Spice Girls avant leur premier concert au Royal Albert Hall. Les membres du célèbre groupe britannique y jouent leur propre rôle.
Coast to Coast
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame
Thèmes Transport, Road movie
Acteurs Lenny Henry, John Shea, Peter Vaughan, George Baker, Cherie Lunghi, Pete Postlethwaite
Rôle Himself - Scruffy Person (uncredited)
Note78% 3.902623.902623.902623.902623.90262
A story of two guys Ritchie Lee (Lenny Henry) and John Carloff (John Shea) who team up to start a mobile soul disco after converting an old ice cream van into what I would describe as the pope mobile with attitude things start to take a turn for the worse.
Pink Floyd : The Wall, 1h35
Réalisé par Alan Parker, Gerald Scarfe
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Musical
Thèmes Maladie, La musique, Psychologie, Le racisme, Sexualité, Musique, Folie, Politique
Acteurs Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, Eleanor David, Bob Hoskins, Michael Ensign, John Scott Martin
Rôle Pink
Note79% 3.999743.999743.999743.999743.99974
Sentant sa personnalité défaillir, Pink, une star du rock, se fabrique un mur protecteur derrière lequel il croit d'abord trouver refuge. Mais ce mur finit par l'étouffer et le pousse, seul et malheureux, jusqu'aux portes de la folie. Il passe alors en revue les éléments importants de sa vie ; la mort de son père à la guerre, sa mère trop protectrice et castratrice, les brimades de professeurs, puis l'échec de son mariage et la plongée dans la drogue, autant de briques dans le mur (Another Brick in the Wall), ou d'éléments qui en ont comblé les interstices (Empty Spaces). Cet examen de conscience le mène jusqu'à son autoprocès (The Trial).


L'Étrange Histoire d'Hubert, 1h28
Réalisé par Steve Barron
Origine Irlande
Genres Drame, Fantastique, Comédie, Fantasy
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Acteurs Imelda Staunton, Pete Postlethwaite, Frank Kelly, Ed Byrne, Geoffrey Palmer, Kerry Condon
Rôle Musicien
Note59% 2.9500752.9500752.9500752.9500752.950075
Hubert Flynn vit à Dublin, avec son épouse, Conchita. Il traîne les bars, dépensant le peu de revenus de la famille en bières, paris et jeux de cartes. Si cela ne suffisait pas, il délaisse de plus totalement sa famille. Un soir, après son habituel passage au pub, Hubert rentre chez lui et se transforme en… rat…