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Tony Wilson

Biography

Journalist and entertainer who all worked almost exclusively with big systems like Granada Tv as well as the BBC and was referred to as Mr. Manchester. He matriculated in the School of Cambridge, where he majored in British. Furthermore to his journalistic successes, he was also among the five founders of Stock Records, an archive label based away from Britain. He previously two children along with his second wife, Hilary, called Oliver and Isabel. He once offered as the supervisor of Joy Department, a band where Ian Curtis was the lead vocalist.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tony Wilson
Date Of Birth February 20, 1950
Died August 10, 2007, Withington, Manchester, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth England
Profession Journalist
Education University of Cambridge, Jesus College, Cambridge
Nationality English, British
Spouse Lindsay Reade
Children Oliver Wilson, Isabel Wilson
Parents Doris Knupfer, Sydney Wilson
Movies 24 Hour Party People, Pray for the Wildcats, Happy Mondays: Call the Cops
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#Fact
1Is portrayed by Craig Parkinson in Control (2007).
2Posthumous winner of the 2007 Q Hero Award.
3He attended De La Salle Christian Brothers' School, and studied English at Cambridge.
4He was also active in local politics. He was the main presenter of the BBC politics show "North West".
5Longtime partner of Yvette Livesey, who directs the annual 'In The City' international pop music convention in Manchester.
6Is portrayed by Steve Coogan in 24 Hour Party People (2002).
7Founded the famous Hacienda night club.
8One of the five co-founders of Factory Records.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story2005TV Interviewer (as Anthony H. Wilson)
24 Hour Party People2002Studio Director (as Anthony H. Wilson)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Order: Pumped Full of Drugs - Live in Tokyo1985Video documentary as Anthony Wilson

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Control2007co-producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
24 Hour Party People2002special consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joy Division2007Documentary in memory of
24 Hour Party People2002special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn2009Documentary
The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead - A Classic Album Under Review2008Video documentary
Factory: Manchester from Joy Division to Happy Mondays2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Anthony H. Wilson)
Joy Division2007DocumentaryHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Heaven and Earth Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2006TV SeriesHimself - Interview
Manchester Passion2006TV MovieHimself (as Anthony Wilson)
Behind the Scenes: Agatha Christie's Poirot2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice, as Anthony Wilson)
The 100 Greatest Pop Videos2005TV MovieHimself
The Weakest Link2005TV SeriesHimself
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Anthony Wilson)
Forty Years of Fuck2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHimself
50 Terrible Predictions2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Anthony Wilson)
The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - TV Presenter
Banned in the UK2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Farewell Karen2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2004TV SeriesGuest Panelist
The Keith Barret Show2004TV SeriesHimself
It's My Life2004TV SeriesHimself
Coronation Street Special: Bad Girls2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice, as Anthony Wilson)
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Manager
Coronation Street: Secrets2003-2004TV Series documentaryNarrator
Coronation Street Special: When Karen Met Steve2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice, as Anthony Wilson)
Coronation Street Special: Tracy Barlow Exposed2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
Question Time2004TV SeriesHimself
Luxury2003Documentary shortHimself
Turn on Terry2003TV SeriesHimself - Regular Reviewer (as Anthony Wilson)
Coronation Street Special: Hillman Exposed2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice, as Anthony Wilson)
24 Hour Party People: Manchester the Movie2003Video shortHimself
Topranko!2002TV SeriesHimself - Host (as Anthony Wilson)
24 Hour Party People: The Factory Records Saga2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Alcohol Years2000DocumentaryHimself (as Anthony Wilson)
The Works2000TV Series documentaryPresenter
Searching for Roger Taylor2000DocumentaryHimself
Jo Whiley1998TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Stand and Deliver1997TV SeriesHimself - Host (1997)
From the Beatles to Oasis: Forty Years of Granada Pop1996TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Beatles: All Together Now1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Anthony H. Wilson)
New Order Story1993Video documentaryHimself
The Frontline1993Himself
Remote Control1991TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Quiz master
Juke Box Jury1990TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
The Other Side of Midnight1989TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
After Dark1987TV SeriesHimself - Discussion Leader
Rough Cut and Ready Dubbed1982DocumentaryHimself - Factory Records
World in Action1979-1980TV Series documentaryHimself - Reporter / Himself - Presenter
So It Goes1976-1977TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Factory Records
Do You Own the Dançefloor?2015DocumentaryHimself
Pop Gold2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Presenter, So It Goes & The Other Side of Midnight
He Wasn't Just the Fifth Member of Joy Division2014Video documentaryHimself
Upside Down: The Creation Records Story2010DocumentaryHimself
Joy Division: Under Review2006Video documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1Do it for yourself. Be your own customer. Ignore everybody. It was our basic philosophy, the philosophy behind all these sleeves and all the music was based on something Sid Vicious said. Sid Vicious was once asked, "When you make your music, do you think about the man in the street?" "No, I've met the man in the street. He's a ****." Think about that. (His advice for people starting in the music industry)
2Ian (Ian Curtis) had been the most mesmerising lead singer of his generation. I've always found that Ian's lyrics are very T.S. Eliot, from that same linguistic tradition. It's the same grammar, the same rhythm, the same natural feel of the language. About two months after he died, I remember Bono sitting on my desk and saying how sorry he was about Ian, how he was the greatest singer of our generation. 'Now he's gone,' he said, 'I'll do it in his place.'
3Of all the things I do in my life the most exciting thing I've ever done, and the thing I have most loved, is being part of a record company. The idea of working with brilliant young musicians, and being close to the center of popular culture, is just the biggest thrill in my life.
4I'm the one person in this industry who famously has never made any money.
5I used to say some people make money and some make history - which is very funny until you find you can't afford to keep yourself alive.
6I've never paid for private health-care because I'm a socialist. Now I find you can get tummy tucks and cosmetic surgery on the NHS but not the drugs I need to stay alive. It is a scandal.
7It's impossible to remember how dull the mid-seventies were. Anyone who claims that the mid-seventies were somehow interesting, in particular people who put together Old Grey Whistle Test (Whistle Test (1971)) compilations, should be shot, basically, because it was a dreary, dreary period of culture.
8Punk was one of those great musical revolutions that comes along every other generation that involves not only great music but involves a culture, a look, a politics with a small 'p'.


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