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Pete Doherty

Biography

Vocalist and frontman for the rock-band The Libertines and who also also founded the indie group Babyshambles. When he was eleven, Doherty used playing acoustic guitar. He later went to Queen Mary University in London to review English books. He also writes poetry and released The Books of Albion: The Gathered Writings of Peter Doherty. He once was involved to model Kate Moss. He includes a child called Astile and a child called Aisling. He was good friends with vocalist Amy Winehouse.

Quick Facts


Full Name Pete Doherty
Date Of Birth March 12, 1979
Place Of Birth Hexham, England
Height 1.88 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education Queen Mary University of London, University of London
Nationality English
Children Astile Doherty, Aisling Doherty
Parents Jacqueline Michels, Peter John Doherty
Siblings Amy Jo Doherty, Emily Doherty
Partner Katia de Vidas, Katia de Vidas
Awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Gairdner Foundation International Award, Fellow of the Royal Society, Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize
Music Groups The Libertines, Babyshambles
Nominations NME Award for Villain of the Year, NME Award for Worst Dressed, NME Award for Best Dressed, NME Award for Greatest Music Moment of the Year
Movies Confession of a Child of the Century, Who the Hell Is Pete Doherty?, Rock And Roll Fuck 'n' Lovely, The Wrong Ferarri, The Libertines, The Second Coming Volume 1, Babyshambles: Up the Shambles: Live in Manchester
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#Fact
1Studied English at Oxford University, but dropped out after his first year and began hanging out with Carl Barât, a friend of his sister and the guitarist for their future band, The Libertines.
2He has a son named Astile Louis Doherty (b. 2003) with singer Lisa Moorish.
3Kate Moss separated from him again in July 2007.
4Good friends with Amy Winehouse.
5Has a son, Astile, with his former girlfriend Lisa Moorish.
6Former drummer for his band Babyshambles was model Irina Lazareanu, who was briefly his fiancée in October 2007.
7Engaged again to Kate Moss (October 2006).
8His last name is pronounced "dock-erty".
9Was voted #2 in a poll by "NME" magazine depicting "50 of rock's greatest heroes" just behind Kurt Cobain (May 2006).
10His favorite films mostly are British movies of the 1960s and 1970s such as Billy Liar (1963), Poor Cow (1967) or O Lucky Man! (1973).
11His favorite books are "1984" by George Orwell, "Brighton Rock" by Graham Greene, "Flowers of Evil" by Charles Baudelaire and the works of Oscar Wilde.
12As his father Peter was major in the British Army, he lived at different places in Britain and Germany along with his mother Jaqueline and his sisters Amy Jo and Emily. Pete is the second of three children.
13His drug problems and his frequent court appearances provide a constant source of material for the tabloid press worldwide (2006).
14Supports Queens Park Ranagers.
15Good friends with the poet Wolfman
16Ranked #2 in Vogue's list of "Best Dressed Personalities in 2005 (male)", while his former fiancée Kate Moss topped the womens' list (29 December 2005).
17Engaged to top model Kate Moss (2005).
18Has been the front man of the new formed band Babyshambles since 2004.
19Co-founder and co-front man of punk band The Libertines until 2004.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Jobs2015writer: "Don't Look Back Into the Sun" - as Peter Doherty
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Svengali2013writer: "Can't Stand Me Now"
Kill Your Darlings2013writer: "Don't Look Back Into the Sun"
Confession of a Child of the Century2012performer: "Birdcage"
The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders2011Documentary performer: "Anthem For Doomed Youth working title" / writer: "Anthem For Doomed Youth working title"
L'immortel2010writer: "Delivery" - as Peter Doherty
Mitte Ende August2009writer: "Albion"
The Inbetweeners2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Virgin Territory2007performer: "For Lovers"
Skins2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Children of Men2006writer: "Arbeit Macht Frei" - as Peter Doherty
SinchronicityTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Sólo Dios sabe2006writer: "Music When The Lights Go Out"
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005writer: "Sheepskin Tearaway"
The Long Weekend2005writer: "Don't Look Back Into The Sun" - as Peter Doherty
Gilmore Girls2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Wedding2003writer: "Time for Heroes"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind Peter Doherty2016Short Himself voice
The Second Coming2015Pete
Rock and Roll Fuck'n'Lovely2013Friend of Mik
Confession of a Child of the Century2012Octave

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quotidien2016TV SeriesHimself
T in the Park 20152015TV SeriesHimself
Amy2015/IIIDocumentaryHimself (as Peter Doherty)
Flags of the Old Regime2015ShortHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2009-2013TV Series documentaryThemselves / Himself
Chas & Dave: Last Orders2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinema 32012TV SeriesHimself
The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders2011DocumentaryHimself
Wild Thing2010DocumentaryHimself
Photo Sévices2009TV SeriesHimself
No disparen al pianista2009TV SeriesHimself
Taratata2009TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Arena2006TV Series documentary
VH1: All Access2006TV SeriesHimself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Unknown Hancock2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Newsnight2005TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2005TV SeriesHimself
Who the Hell Is Pete Doherty?2005DocumentaryHimself
Big Brother's Efourum2005TV SeriesHimself
Stalking Pete Doherty2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Orange Playlist2005TV SeriesHimself
CD:UK2005TV SeriesHimself
NME Awards 20042004TV MovieHimself
Six O'Clock News1997TV SeriesHimself - Oasis Fan

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salut les geeks2011TV SeriesHimself
The Fame Review 20062006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Loops!2006TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2005TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)

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#Quote
1Even if I'm feeling blank or not particularly feeling happy or sad, suddenly a song will come out and it'll suddenly occur to me that's how I really feel. It's better than any therapy or any conversation. You just hit something on the head and it captures a mood. Like Well I Wonder by The Smiths, I used to put that on, especially the 7-inch where you'd hear all the crackles and then the drumbeat.
2[When asked if it is annoying when strangers approach him and talk to him with concern about his drug problem] Yeah it can be annoying if you're in quite a good mood and people are asking you 'Pete, Pete, what are you gonna do?' and you're thinking 'I dunno, I might have an ice-cream, watch the telly...'

#Trademark
1Trilby hat

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