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Ringo Starr is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor and Sound British born on 7 july 1940 at Liverpool (United-kingdom)

Ringo Starr

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Birth name Richard Starkey
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 7 july 1940 (83 years) at Liverpool (United-kingdom)
Awards Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals, usually for one song on an album, including "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Yellow Submarine" and their cover of "Act Naturally". He also wrote the Beatles' songs "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden", and is credited as a co-writer of others, such as "What Goes On" and "Flying".

Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalisations fell behind in school. In 1955, he entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze, developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.

When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with that band in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr played key roles in the Beatles' films and appeared in numerous others. After the band's break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US number four hit "It Don't Come Easy", and number ones "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen". In 1972, he released his most successful UK single, "Back Off Boogaloo", which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top ten release in both the UK and the US. He has been featured in a number of documentaries and hosted television shows. He also narrated the first two series of the children's television programme Thomas & Friends and portrayed "Mr Conductor" during the first season of the PBS children's television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Starr's creative contribution to music has received praise from drummers such as Phil Collins, who described him as "a great musician", and Steve Smith, who commented: "Before Ringo, drum stars were measured by their soloing ability and virtuosity. Ringo's popularity brought forth a new paradigm ... we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect ... His parts are so signature to the songs that you can listen to a Ringo drum part without the rest of the music and still identify the song." He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time. Starr, who was previously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle in 1988, was inducted for his solo career in 2015, making him one of 21 performers inducted more than once.

Biography

When Starr married Maureen Cox in 1965, Beatles manager Brian Epstein served as best man, with Starr's stepfather Harry Graves and fellow Beatle George Harrison as witnesses. Soon afterwards, the couple's matrimony became the subject of a US novelty song, "Treat Him Tender, Maureen", by the Chicklettes. Starr and Maureen had three children together: Zak (born 13 September 1965), Jason (born 19 August 1967) and Lee (born 11 November 1970). In 1971, Starr purchased Lennon's former home, Tittenhurst Park at Sunninghill in Berkshire and moved his family there. Following Starr's repeated infidelities, the couple divorced in 1975. Maureen died from leukaemia in 1994.

In 1980, while on the set of the film Caveman, Starr met actress Barbara Bach; they were married on 27 April 1981. In 1985, he was the first of the Beatles to become a grandfather upon the birth of Zak's daughter, Tatia Jayne Starkey. Zak Starkey is also a drummer, and during his father's regular absences, he spent time with The Who's Keith Moon. Zak has performed with his father during some All-Starr Band tours.

Starr and Bach split their time between homes in Cranleigh, Surrey; Los Angeles; and Monte Carlo. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2011, Starr was listed at number 56 in the UK with an estimated personal wealth of £150 million. In 2012, Starr was estimated to be the wealthiest drummer in the world. In 2014 Starr announced that his 200-acre Surrey estate at Rydinghurst, with its Grade II-listed Jacobean house, was for sale. However, he retains a property in the London district of Chelsea off King's Road, and he and Bach continue to divide their time between London and Los Angeles.

Best films

Across the Universe (2007)
(Songs)

Usually with

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(32 films)
George Harrison
George Harrison
(32 films)
John Lennon
John Lennon
(26 films)
Mal Evans
Mal Evans
(5 films)
The Beatles
The Beatles
(6 films)
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Filmography of Ringo Starr (65 films)

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Actor

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Directed by Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Andy Samberg, Imogen Poots, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Roles Ringo Starr
Rating66% 3.349273.349273.349273.349273.34927
A rapper's album bombs, leaving him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, 1h26
Directed by Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots
Roles Ringo Starr
Rating66% 3.349273.349273.349273.349273.34927
Conner, une popstar dont le second album est un flop conséquent, décide de reformer le groupe The Style Boyz, auquel il appartenait.
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, 1h28
Origin France
Genres Documentary, Musical
Actors Frank Zappa, Theodore Bikel, Arlene Francis, Steve Allen, Mike Douglas, June Lockhart
Roles Larry the Dwarf (archive footage)
Rating74% 3.74233.74233.74233.74233.7423
Quand, le 4 décembre 1993, Frank Zappa disparaît, le monde perd avec lui l'un de ses artistes les plus créatifs, mais aussi l’un de ses plus grands provocateurs. Connu pour ses paroles acérées, régulièrement boycotté et censuré par les radios et l’industrie du disque, le compositeur et guitariste américain compte parmi les personnalités les plus énigmatiques et les plus controversées de l’histoire de la musique du XXe siècle. Que ce soit comme enfant terrible du rock avec son groupe The Mothers of Invention, comme satiriste iconoclaste dénonçant la politique et la société ou comme businessman autodidacte gérant sa propre production, la radicalité de ses compositions et son opinion intransigeante ont polarisé les passions.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, 1h46
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Concert, Musical films, Les Beatles
Actors Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Richard Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg
Roles Self
Rating77% 3.8957253.8957253.8957253.8957253.895725
Le documentaire explore les premières années de la carrière du groupe et tente d'expliquer la synergie qui liait John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison et Ringo Starr qui a permis de les amener vers les sommets des palmarès mondiaux pour devenir un phénomène culturel global.
Cilla (TV series)
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Sheridan Smith, Aneurin Barnard, Cilla Black, Ed Stoppard, Brian Epstein, John Henshaw
Roles Tom Dunlea
Rating78% 3.943893.943893.943893.943893.94389
The series is based around Black's hometown of Liverpool and follows her rise to fame from 1960 amateur appearances in clubs, her relationships with Bobby Willis and Brian Epstein to the latter's death in 1967.
Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed, 1h45
Directed by David Trueba
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Javier Cámara, Ariadna Gil, Natalia de Molina, Jorge Sanz, Angel de Andrés Miquel, George Harrison
Roles lui-même (images d'archive)
Rating69% 3.49543.49543.49543.49543.4954
It is 1966 in Albacete, an English teacher and die-hard Beatles fan Antonio (played by Javier Cámara) decides to go on a road trip to Almería in the hope of meeting John Lennon, who is shooting How I Won the War there under the direction of Richard Lester. On the way he picks up two hitch-hikers, Juanjo (Francesc Colomer) and Belén (Natalia de Molina), and the unlikely trio follow their dreams and look for their own freedom.
Genius
Genius (2012)

Genres Documentary
Actors Sanusha, Paul McCartney, R. Sarathkumar, Ringo Starr, Abhinaya, John Lennon
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating57% 2.8901252.8901252.8901252.8901252.890125
George Harrison: Living in the Material World, 3h24
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors George Harrison, Eric Idle, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Neil Aspinall
Roles Self
Rating80% 4.0462154.0462154.0462154.0462154.046215
The film follows music legend George Harrison's story from his early life in Liverpool, the Beatlemania phenomenon, his travels to India, the influence of Krishna Consciousness movement in his music, and his relevance and importance as a member of The Beatles. It consists of previously unseen footage and interviews with Olivia and Dhani Harrison, friends, and many others.
Beatles Stories
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Jack Benny, Jack Douglas
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating72% 3.6148553.6148553.6148553.6148553.614855
Songwriter Seth Swirsky grew up in the 1960s, a fan of The Beatles. As he got older he noticed that whenever someone told a story about themselves and his favorite band he was all ears.
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?), 1h56
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Ringo Starr, Robin Williams
Roles Himself (archive footage)
Rating75% 3.789453.789453.789453.789453.78945
David Leaf and John Scheinfeld interviewed close to three dozen of Nilsson's friends, colleagues and extended family, who all shared their memories of Harry Nilsson, his music and how it affected them. This was put together in a documentary where we follow Harry Nilsson from childhood to death, enjoying the highs and lows along with him, from Grammy wins through divorce and substance abuse.
David Wants to Fly, 1h36
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about religion
Actors David Lynch, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Donovan
Rating68% 3.4419853.4419853.4419853.4419853.441985
In 2006, Sieveking, the German director, lead character, and narrator of the film, feels adrift after graduating from film school. At the time he is living with his girlfriend and he decides to travel to Fairfield, Iowa, to attend an event featuring David Lynch and Donovan. Afterwards, he and Pohl have an agreeable interview with Lynch about the Transcendental Meditation technique.
The Society of the Spectacle, 1h28
Directed by Guy Debord
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films
Actors Guy Debord, Nino Ferrer, Johnny Hallyday, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Eddy Mitchell
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating71% 3.5801253.5801253.5801253.5801253.580125
Guy Debord y développe une théorie de la spectacularisation de la société qui se trouve par là-même vidée de tout contenu, où « le spectacle est une guerre de l'opium permanente pour faire accepter l'identification des biens aux marchandises et de la satisfaction à la survie augmentant selon ses propres lois » (citation du film).
The Gruffalo, 27minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors James Corden, Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter, John Hurt, Rob Brydon, Tom Wilkinson
Rating74% 3.7442253.7442253.7442253.7442253.744225
The Gruffalo tells the tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut. Encountering three predators who all wish to eat him - a fox, an owl and a snake - the plucky mouse has to use his wits to survive. He announces that he is meeting a monster with terrible features, a ‘Gruffalo’, and the three predators are each panicked into running away.