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Paul Heaton

Paul Heaton is one of the most successful and acclaimed British pop songwriters to have emerged from the 1980s. His ability to write catchy tunes with lyrics that are both humorous and melancholic has earned him comparisons with Morrissey. He came to prominence in The Housemartins, who scored a number three hit in 1986 with "Happy Hour" and ... See full bio »

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Known For

The World's End Soundtrack
(2013)
Handsome Devil Soundtrack
(2016)
The Long Weekend Soundtrack
(2005)
Up 'n' Under Soundtrack
(1998)

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 2018 Holding Back the Years (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... (writer: "Perfect 10" - uncredited)
 2017 Cannonball (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (writer: "Five Get Over Excited" - uncredited)
 2016 Handsome Devil (writer: "Think for a Minute")
 2015 Scottish Mussel (as Heaton, "Dumb")
 2014 Sunday Brunch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.44 (2014) ... (performer: "Real Hope")
 2013 The World's End ("Old Red Eyes Is Back", "Happy Hour")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 2 (2012) ... (writer: "A Little Time")
 2010 This Is England '86 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (writer: "Happy Hour" - uncredited)
 2005 The Long Weekend (writer: "Build" - as Heaton)
 2005 We Could Be Kings (Video) (writer: "You Keep It All In" - uncredited)
 2001 Phoenix Nights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (writer: "Perfect 10" - uncredited)
 1997-1998 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Live Grand Final 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Rotterdam (or Anywhere)")
- Episode #9.12 (1998) ... (writer: "Rotterdam (or Anywhere)")
- Episode #8.1 (1997) ... (writer: "One Last Love Song")
 1998 Up 'n' Under (writer: "Good As Gold", "I'll Sail This Ship Alone" - as Heaton)
 1997 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 February 1997 (1997) ... (writer: "Rotterdam (or Anywhere)" - uncredited)
 1994-1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 November 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "Pretenders To The Throne")
- Episode dated 22 December 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "You Keep It All In")
 1992 Motormouth (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.29 (1992) ... (writer: "You Keep It All In")
 1989 Zwei Münchner in Hamburg (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Die Traumreise (1989) ... (writer: "Five Get Over Excited" - uncredited)
 1988 Bebê a Bordo (TV Series) (writer: "Build")
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Alternate Names:

The Beautiful South | Heaton/Rotheray | The Housemartins | Beautiful South
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Personal Quote:

I can't stop Cameron [David Cameron] liking one of my albums, but who can stop him and his mates destroying the NHS? See more »

Trivia:

Singer-songwriter, famous as frontman for The Beautiful South and his long-running songwriting partnership with Dave Rotheray. See more »

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