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Birth name Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 2 october 1951 (72 years) at Wallsend (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Primetime Emmy Award

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a solo career.

He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music. As a solo musician and a member of the Police, he has received 16 Grammy Awards (his first in the category of best rock instrumental in 1980, for "Regatta de Blanc"), three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Police in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014.

With the Police, Sting became one of the world's best-selling music artists. Solo and with the Police combined, he has sold over 100 million records. In 2006, Paste ranked him 62nd of the 100 best living songwriters. He was 63rd of VH1's 100 greatest artists of rock, and 80th of Q magazine's 100 greatest musical stars of 20th century. He has collaborated with other musicians, including "Rise & Fall" with Craig David, "All for Love", with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, and introduced the North African music genre raï to Western audiences by his international hit "Desert Rose" with Cheb Mami.


Sting married actress Frances Tomelty from Northern Ireland, on 1 May 1976. Before they divorced in 1984, they had two children: Joseph (born 23 November 1976) and Fuchsia Katherine ("Kate", born 17 April 1982). In 1980, Sting became a tax exile in Galway in Ireland. In 1982, after the birth of his second child, he separated from Tomelty and began living with actress and film producer Trudie Styler. The couple married on 22 August 1992 in an 11th-century chapel in Wiltshire, south-west England. Sting and Styler have four children: Brigitte Michael ("Mickey", born 19 January 1984), Jake (born 24 May 1985), Eliot Pauline (nicknamed Coco", born 30 July 1990), and Giacomo Luke (born 17 December 1995). Coco is singer and founder of the London group I Blame Coco. Giacomo Luke is the inspiration behind the name of Kentucky Derby-winning horse Giacomo.

Sting said his children will not inherit his £180m fortune, fearing his riches are "albatrosses round their necks", that "there won't be much money left because we are spending it." The Sunday Times Rich List of 2011 estimated Sting to be one of the 10 wealthiest people in British music.

Both of Sting's parents died from cancer in the 1980s (his mother in 1986 and his father in 1987). He did not attend either funeral, saying the media would be disrespectful to his parents.

In 1995, Sting prepared for a court appearance against his former accountant who had misappropriated several million pounds of his money.
Sting owns several homes worldwide, including Lake House and its 60 acre estate near Salisbury, Wiltshire; a cottage in the Lake District; a New York City flat; a beach house in Malibu; a 600-acre (2.4 km) estate in Tuscany, Italy; and a flat on the Mall, and an 18th-century terrace house in Highgate.

Sting ran five miles (8 km) a day and performed aerobics. He participated in running races at Parliament Hill and charity runs. Around 1990 Danny Paradise introduced him to yoga, and he began practising Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga series, though he now practises Tantra and Jivamukti Yoga as well. He wrote a foreword to Yoga Beyond Belief, written by Ganga White in 2007. In 2008 he was reported to practise Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation technique.

Sting's affinity for yoga contributed to a rumour about his sexual prowess, including a purported eight hours of sex with Styler. The story stems from an interview with Sting and Bob Geldof. A journalist asked "how do you perform in bed?" and Geldof remarked that he was a "three-minute man" but Sting could last for hours thanks to yoga.

Sting played Garry Kasparov in an exhibition game in 2000, along with four bandmates: Dominic Miller, Jason Rebello, Chris Botti and Russ Irwin. Kasparov beat all five simultaneously within 50 minutes.
Sting adheres to a macrobiotic diet.

In 1969, Sting read the Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake and bought the film rights. He named pets, a racehorse, his publishing company, and one of his daughters (Fuchsia) after characters from the books.

Sting supports his hometown Premier League football club Newcastle United, and in 2009, backed a Newcastle United Supporters' campaign against the plan of owner Mike Ashley to sell off naming rights to St James' Park.

In 2011 interview in Time, Sting said: "I'm essentially agnostic. I don't have a problem with God. I have a problem with religion. I've chosen to live my life without the certainties of religious faith. I think they're dangerous. Music is something that gives my life value and spiritual solace."

In August 2013, Sting donated money to The Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool to regenerate the 1920s lido at the southern end of Longsands Beach in Tynemouth, a few miles from where he was born.

Best films

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
(Theme Song Performance)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Dune (1984)
20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

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Filmography of Sting (39 films)

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Zoolander 2, 1h40
Directed by Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films, La mode
Actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Olivia Munn, Christine Taylor
Roles Sting
Rating47% 2.3529752.3529752.3529752.3529752.352975
Le célèbre mannequin Derek Zoolander reprend du service alors qu'un tueur en série s'en prend à des célébrités. Avec l'aide d'Hansel et de la belle Valentina, Derek va se retrouver en plein milieu d'une grande affaire et recroiser la route d'un vieil ennemi...
20 Feet from Stardom, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Bette Midler, Darlene Love, Mick Jagger, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen
Roles Self
Rating73% 3.6977453.6977453.6977453.6977453.697745
Le film suit les histoires des chanteuses Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega et Jo Lawry, entre autres.
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about writers
Actors Gore Vidal, Burr Steers, Tim Robbins, Sting, David Mamet, Norman Mailer
Rating76% 3.8402253.8402253.8402253.8402253.840225
The film is a commentary on Gore Vidal's professional and personal life, and the impact he had in art and politics. It includes exclusive interviews with Vidal, as well as figures such as Burr Steers and Christopher Hitchens.
Still Bill
Still Bill (2010)
, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Corey Glover, Sting
Roles Self
Rating76% 3.8305153.8305153.8305153.8305153.830515
The film follows the life of Bill Withers, from his roots in West Virginia to his career in the United States Navy, to his famed musical career and post retirement family life.
Brüno (2009)
, 1h21
Directed by Larry Charles
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes La mode, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sacha Baron Cohen, Lainie Kazan, Alice Evans, Gustaf Hammarsten, Harrison Ford, Josh Meyers
Roles Self - 'Dove of Peace'
Rating58% 2.948582.948582.948582.948582.94858
Gay Austrian fashion reporter Brüno Gehard is fired from his own television show, Funkyzeit mit Brüno (Funkytime with Brüno) after disrupting a Milan Fashion week catwalk (whose audience included Paul McCartney), and his lover Diesel leaves him for another man. Accompanied by his assistant's assistant, Lutz, he travels to the United States to become "the biggest gay Austrian celebrity since Hitler".
Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out, 1h14
Directed by Stewart Copeland
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Stewart Copeland, Sting
Roles Self - The Police Member (archive footage)
Rating67% 3.3879353.3879353.3879353.3879353.387935
The first part of the film is a slideshow of photos before Copeland acquired his video camera. This includes the era with Henry Padovani and the arrival of Andy Summers. The film then follows the band as they try to find success in America, joined by Copeland's childhood friend Kim Turner as their tour manager.
Bee Movie
Bee Movie (2007)
, 1h27
Directed by Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Renée Zellweger, Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock
Roles Sting (voice)
Rating60% 3.049063.049063.049063.049063.04906
A bee named Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) has recently graduated from college and is about to enter the hive's Honex Industries honey-making workforce alongside his best friend Adam Flayman (Matthew Broderick). Barry is initially excited to join the workforce, but his latent non-conformist attitude emerges upon discovering that his choice of job will never change once picked. Later, the two bees run into a group of Pollen Jocks, bees who collect pollen from flowers outside the hive. The Jocks offer to take Barry outside the hive to a flower patch, and he accepts. While on his first pollen-gathering expedition, Barry gets caught in the rain, and ends up on the balcony of a human named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger). Upon noticing Barry, Vanessa's boyfriend Ken (Patrick Warburton) attempts to swat him, but Vanessa instead safely catches and releases Barry outside the window, saving his life.
The Filth and the Fury, 1h47
Directed by Julien Temple
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors John Lydon, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Stewart Copeland, Bryan Ferry, Benny Hill
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating75% 3.7949053.7949053.7949053.7949053.794905
Insultes, crachats, irreverence et violence, le groupe Sex Pistols est l'un des plus célebres représentants du mouvement punk londonien. La folle ascension de Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Sid Vicious et Paul Cook dans la deuxième moitié des années soixante-dix, période de grève et de misère pour la classe ouvrière de Grande-Bretagne, n'aura duré que l'espace de vingt-six mois et un seul album.