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Billy Bragg - the so-called 'Bard of Barking' - came to widespread attention as a sort of one-man Clash, busking around Britain, with a guitar and portable amp. Having briefly joined the Army, Bragg formed a punk band, Riff Raff, but it was not until he released his first mini-LP, "Life's a Riot" on the small Utility label, that he first troubled ... See full bio »

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Love & Other Drugs Soundtrack
(2010)
Paper Towns Soundtrack
(2015)
The Strangers Soundtrack
(2008)
Half Nelson Soundtrack
(2006)

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 2019 Mind the Gap (Documentary) (performer: "Which Side Are You On")
  Popular Voices at the BBC (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Truth Tellers at the BBC (2017) ... (performer: "Between the Wars") / (writer: "Between the Wars")
 2016/I Without Cheese (Short) (performer: "Tender Comrade") / (writer: "Tender Comrade")
 2016 Ray Donovan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fish and Bird (2016) ... (performer: "California Stars" - uncredited)
 2016 Antonia Bird: From EastEnders to Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Blake's Jerusalem")
 2016 New Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Reagan (2016) ... (performer: "California Stars")
 2016 The Hollars (performer: "Airline to Heaven")
 2015 Urban Hymn (performer: "I Keep Faith")
 2015 Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll? (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Island of No Return" - uncredited) / (writer: "Island of No Return" - uncredited)
 2015 Paper Towns (performer: "WALT WHITMAN'S NIECE") / (writer: "WALT WHITMAN'S NIECE")
 2014/III The Gambler (performer: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright")
 2014/I Pride (performer: "There Is Power in a Union") / (writer: "There Is Power in a Union")
 2014 Trophy Wife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Big 5-0 (2014) ... (performer: "California Stars" - uncredited)
 2013 Bad Words (performer: "Feed of Man")
 2013 Shed No Tears (music: "A New England") / (writer: "A New England")
 2012 Thanks for Sharing (performer: "Tender Comrade") / (writer: "Tender Comrade")
 2012 Drink 'Em Dry (Documentary) (performer: "There Is Power in a Union") / (writer: "There Is Power in a Union")
 2012 Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to Westfield (2012) ... (performer: "California Stars" - uncredited)
 2011 August (performer: "A New England") / (writer: "A New England")
 2010 Love & Other Drugs (performer: "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key") / (writer: "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key" - as Stephen William Bragg)
 2010 Made in Dagenham (writer: "Made In Dagenham")
 2010 House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lockdown (2010) ... (performer: "Birds and Ships" - uncredited)
 2010 180° South (Documentary) (performer: "Remember the Mountain Bed")
 2008 Religulous (Documentary) (performer: "Christ For President")
 2008 The Strangers (performer: "At My Window, Sad and Lonely")
 2008 War, Inc. (performer: "Blood of the Lamb")
 2007 Mama's Boy (performer: "The Busy Girl Buys Beauty", "She's Got a New Spell") / (writer: "The Busy Girl Buys Beauty", "She's Got a New Spell")
 2007 King of California (performer: "California Stars")
 2006 Half Nelson (performer: "A New England")
 2005 Leirskolen (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... (performer: "California Stars")
 2004 Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Documentary) (performer: "There Is Power In A Union") / (writer: "There Is Power In A Union")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 ... ("The Ballad of Ivan Dobsky", uncredited)
  Wild West (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- One Home Good, Two Homes Bad (2002) ... (performer: "Waiting For The Great Leap Forward") / (writer: "Waiting For The Great Leap Forward")
 2001 Chelsea Walls (performer: "When the Roses Bloom Again")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Breakup: Part 2 (2001) ... (performer: "From Red To Blue" - uncredited)
 1999 Mumford (performer: "Hoodoo Voodoo") / (writer: "Hoodoo Voodoo")
 1999 A Room for Romeo Brass (performer: "Everywhere")
 1996 Children of the Revolution (performer: "Tender Comrade") / (writer: "Tender Comrade")
 1996 Walking and Talking (performer: "She's Got a New Spell", "Fourteenth of February", "Must I Paint You a Picture", "You Woke Up My Neighborhood") / (writer: "She's Got a New Spell", "Fourteenth of February", "Must I Paint You a Picture", "You Woke Up My Neighborhood")
 1995 Mad Love (writer: "As Long As You Hold Me")
 1988 From Russia with Rock (Documentary) (performer: "Get Up, Stand Up")
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Other Works:

Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (Album on Go! Discs) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Now I realize I was naive to think The Clash could change the world by singing about it. But it wasn't so much their lyrics as what they stood for and the actions they took. That became really important to me. Phil Collins might write a song about the homeless, but if he doesn't have the action to go with it he's just exploiting that for a subject. I got that from The Clash, and I try to remain ... See more »

Trivia:

Winner of the 2007 Q Classic Songwriter Award. See more »

Trademark:

Unabashedly leftist views. See more »

Nickname:

The Bard of Barking

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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