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Roger Daltrey is a Actor, Director, Original Story, Producer and Sound British born on 1 march 1944 at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)

Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey
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Birth name Roger Harry Daltrey
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 march 1944 (80 years) at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Roger Harry Daltrey, (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer and actor. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the top ten charts in the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including "I Can't Explain", "My Generation", "Substitute", "I'm a Boy", "Happy Jack", "Pictures of Lily", "Pinball Wizard", "Won't Get Fooled Again", and "You Better You Bet". Daltrey began his solo career in 1973, while still a member of the Who. Since then, he has released eight studio albums, five compilation albums, and one live album. His solo hits include "Giving It All Away", "Walking the Dog", "Written on the Wind", "Free Me", "Without Your Love", "Walking in My Sleep", "After the Fire", and "Under a Raging Moon". In 2010 he was ranked as number 61 on Rolling Stone‍ '​s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.

Daltrey has been known as one of the most charismatic of rock's front-men and famed for his powerful voice and energetic stage presence. His persona has earned him a position as one of the "gods of rock and roll".

As a member of the Who, Daltrey received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988, and from the Grammy Foundation in 2001. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The Who are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

Daltrey has also been an actor and film producer, with roles in films, theatre and television.


Daltrey has been married twice. In 1964 he married Jacqueline "Jackie" Rickman, and that year they welcomed their son Simon; they divorced in 1968. In 1967 another son, Mathias, arrived as the result of his affair with Swedish model Elisabeth Aronsson. In 1968 he met Heather Taylor, an American who is his current wife. They married in 1971 and had three children: Rosie Lea (born in 1972), Willow Amber (born in 1975) and Jamie (born in 1981).

In 1970, Daltrey publicly supported The National Campaign for Freedom of Information, saying "I come from a working-class background and I am proud of it and I intend to fight for the workers' right to know. We all need to know what goes on behind the scenes that is causing this country's economic mess. When we have a Freedom of Information Act in this country we shall have restored our Right to Know the Truth and that will bring sanity to our tax laws."

In 1971 Daltrey bought a farm at Holmshurst Manor, near Burwash, Sussex.

In 1978, during the recording of the Who's album Who Are You, Daltrey had throat surgery to remove nodules after an infection. During a solo tour in 2009 Daltrey began finding it harder to reach the high notes. In December 2010 he was diagnosed with vocal chord dysplasia and consulted Dr. Steven M. Zeitels, Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center and professor at Harvard Medical School. Zeitels performed laser surgery to remove the possibly pre-cancerous growth. Both surgeries were considered successful. As dysplasia recurs Daltrey has regular checks to monitor his condition. Daltrey claims that he is allergic to marijuana and has stopped Who performances to plead for concert-goers not to smoke pot, which would affect his performance. Daltrey has never tried hard drugs.

Daltrey bought a home in Los Angeles in the early 2000s. Daltrey also owns a house in Sturminster Newton, which appeared on Grand Designs. Daltrey is a supporter of the football club Arsenal. He opposed Britain joining the European Union.

Best films

The Secret of My Success (1987)
Woodstock (1970)
Tommy (1975)

Usually with

Ken Russell
Ken Russell
(3 films)
Elton John
Elton John
(3 films)
Billy Murray
Billy Murray
(2 films)
Dick Bush
Dick Bush
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Roger Daltrey (39 films)

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Lambert & Stamp, 2h
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians
Actors Roger Daltrey, Chris Stamp, Terence Stamp
Roles Himself
Rating66% 3.3449953.3449953.3449953.3449953.344995
The film narrates that how aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, searching a subject for their underground movie, wound up discovering, mentoring and co-managing English rock band The Who.
Billy Joel - The Last Play at Shea, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Actors Alec Baldwin, Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey
Rating78% 3.9165453.9165453.9165453.9165453.916545
The 90-minute film uses historical footage and animation. It uses the concerts to tell a broader story of Shea Stadium's history and how that related to changes that occurred in American suburban life and how they affected Long Island and Billy Joel. The film reveals several previously unknown facts.
Johnny Was
Johnny Was (2006)
, 1h33
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, Samantha Mumba, Roger Daltrey, Eriq La Salle, Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Roles Jimmy
Rating55% 2.7510152.7510152.7510152.7510152.751015
Johnny Doyle escapes a violent past as a Provisional IRA volunteer in Ireland to lie low in London, until his former mentor Flynn breaks out of Brixton Prison, members of a dissident republican group they are hellbent on derailing the Irish peace process with a few well-placed bombs. Unable to escape Brixton, they find themselves trapped together in Johnny's anything-but-safe safe house, sandwiched between a friendly Rastafarian reggae pirate radio station upstairs and a local Yardie, heroin-dealing gangster Julius, downstairs.
.com for Murder, 1h36
Directed by Nico Mastorakis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Nastassja Kinski, Nicollette Sheridan, Roger Daltrey, Huey Lewis, Melinda Clarke, Julie Strain
Roles Ben
Rating26% 1.305831.305831.305831.305831.30583
Ben (Daltrey) is a successful and rich architect, living in Los Angeles. Sondra (Kinski) is his beloved wife, who broke a leg while skiing. As Ben is leaving town for his work, Sondra accesses his intelligent house computer Hal, and discovers that Ben has been chatting on "American Love Online". Posing as him, she chats with one of his online friends, Lynn (Valentine), and they agree to meet that night. Hacker Werther (Dean) rudely joins the conversation and later shuts out Sondra, and starts chatting in Ben's name. Sondra is meanwhile joined by her sister Misty (Sheridan), who came to look after her. Later that night Werther kills Lynn in her house, showing an online live feed of the murder to Sondra and Misty. Werther is shown to be a psychopath who loves to quote from The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe and calls his victims by the name Lotte (the object of the affections of Werther in that novel).
Best (2000)
, 1h42
Directed by Mary McGuckian
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors John Lynch, Ian Bannen, David Hayman, Jerome Flynn, Linus Roache, Patsy Kensit
Roles Rodney Marsh
Rating56% 2.8134252.8134252.8134252.8134252.813425
Le film relate la carrière du joueur de football nord-irlandais George Best, notamment lorsqu'il jouait à Manchester.
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula, 1h31
Directed by Joe Chappelle
Genres Biography, Horror
Themes Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors Rudolf Martin, Jane March, Peter Weller, Michael Sutton, Roger Daltrey, Răzvan Vasilescu
Roles King Janos
Rating60% 3.0020653.0020653.0020653.0020653.002065
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula tells the story of Vlad Dracula, the historical figure who gave Bram Stoker's Dracula his name. Vlad is a dispossessed noble, and a patriot who fights the occupation forces of the Turks hoping to avenge the murder of his father by Romanian nobles and the capture of his brother by the Ottoman sultan. The King of Hungary (Roger Daltrey) becomes Vlad's ally and, with his support, Vlad and his men attack the occupying Turks and turncoat Romanian boyars, and seizes the throne of Wallachia.
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns, 2h50
Directed by John Henderson
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Randy Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg, Roger Daltrey, Colm Meaney, Kieran Culkin, Caroline Carver
Roles King Boric
Rating75% 3.7699553.7699553.7699553.7699553.769955
An American businessman, Jack Woods (Randy Quaid), ostensibly wants to spend a calm holiday in the sleepy Irish town Kerry and rents a cottage there. During a hike, he sees Irish beauty Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Orla Brady) swimming naked. Kathleen catches him and chases him off, but Jack is smitten with her beauty. That evening, Jack tries to drown his sorrows in Irish poitín, when he has an encounter with an invisible leprechaun. They struggle for the bottle of poitín, and Jack falls, knocking himself unconscious. The next morning, he sees the little man again and chases him to a nearby river, where the leprechaun falls in. Jack jumps in after him, saving his life (because water is the only thing that can kill the immortal leprechauns), then Seamus Muldoon (Colm Meaney), the saved leprechaun, becomes Jack's new friend. Seamus introduces Jack to his wife Mary (Zoë Wanamaker) and his son, Mickey (Daniel Betts), and shows him the mystical world of the leprechauns.