Chris Martin (born Christopher Anthony John Martin, 02.03.1977)
Chris Martin is an English singer and musician best known for being the lead vocalist of Coldplay.
Childhood: Chris Martin was born in Whitestone, Exeter, Devon. His parents are Anthony Martin, a former accountant, and Alison Martin, a music teacher. He attended the pre-preparatory Hylton School and the preparatory Exeter Cathedral School before going on to board at Sherborne School and later enrolled at the University College London which he left with First Class honours in Greek and Latin. He formed his first band, The Rocking Honkies, at prep school with Nick Repton and Iwan Gronow. He met Phil Harvey at boarding school who would go on to manage Coldplay. He met his bandmates, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berryman, at university.
Musical career: Chris Martin formed Coldplay in 1998, though it was originally called Starfish. Their first song was 'Ode to Deodorant' and they achieved success with their debut album 'Parachutes' in 2000. He has been a songwriter for various artists including Embrace and Jamelia. He has also collaborated with Ron Sexsmith, Faultline, The Streets, Ian McCulloch, Nelly Furtado and on the Band Aid 20 single, 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' in 2004. In 2006, he collaborated with Jay-Z on his album 'Kingdom Come'. He continued his interest in hip hop in 2007 with a collaboration with Swizz Beatz on his song 'Part of the Plan'. He is a massive fan of U2 who was a big influence on Coldplay and he has previously said that they're the only band whose back catalogue he knows by heart. He has also always loved synthpop band a-ha.
Other career ventures: Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland made cameos in the zombie comedy 'Shaun of the Dead' in 2004 which also starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. His other movie/TV cameos include on Ricky Gervais' comedy series 'Extras' and Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno'. He has been involved in campaigns supporting fair trade, particularly Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign. In 2009, he appeared in the Sound Relief benefit concert in Sydney for the devastating bushfires and flooding that had taken a toll.
Personal life: Chris Martin married Gwyneth Paltrow im 2003 and they have two children; a daughter, Apple, and a son, Moses. Simon Pegg and Jonny Buckland are Apple's godfathers. The marriage took place in a secret wedding ceremony that was so secret that no-one else was even invited. He doesn't smoke or drink and is a vegetarian. He suffers from insomnia and has previously had sleep therapy. He has also been suffering from tinnitus since he was a teenager. He supports the UK's Liberal Democrats.
Speaking about THAT article to Fast Company, the American actress explained that it was her Goop editorial director who decided to use the phrase.
After popularising the rather ludicrous phrase “conscious uncoupling” as a euphemism for her divorce from her ex-husband, Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed in a new interview that it wasn’t actually her who coined the term.
The 42 year old actress explained to Fast Company that it was the editorial director of her lifestyle site Goop, Elise Loehnen, who came up with the phrase in a headline and didn’t warn her in advance of the article going live.
Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed she didn't come up with the phrase "conscious uncoupling"
Gwyneth Paltrow, whilst attending an event in New York on Friday (17th July), said co-parenting with her ex, Chris Martin, has been ‘hard’ at times.
Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about co-parenting with her ex-husband, Chris Martin. The 42-year-old was interviewed during the #BlogHer15 conference, presented by SheKnows Media, in New York City on Friday (17th July).
Gwyneth Paltrow at the Tom Ford A/W Collection Presentation in Los Angeles in February 2015.
Jennifer Lawrence has a new man in her life and everyone is taking notice.
Jennifer Lawrence was spotted with a new (and very handsome) man by her side earlier this week and the internet has gone wild wanting to know who he is. For those hoping there’s some scandal brewing, hold your horses! Lawrence’s new dashing friend is actually her bodyguard.
Jennifer Lawrence has a handsome new bodyguard.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence’s Handsome New Bodyguard Causes A Stir Online
For anyone that really wants to know what a musical of 'Game of Thrones' might look like, this Red Nose Day sketch will either satisfy your appetite, or leave you wanting more.
For the first ever US Red Nose Day on NBC, all the stops were pulled out. What happens when you combine Chris Martin, Liam Neeson, and a large section of the cast of 'Game of Thrones'? Well, you get a behind-the-scenes mockumentary of 'Game of Thrones: The Musical', featuring some of your favourite characters singing such hits as 'Rastafarian Targaryen'.
Peter Dinklage sang about how his character, Tyrion, is still alive despite the odds
The six-minute sketch contained a lot of the current (surviving) cast of the show, like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington, as well as actors like John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy/Reek), Iwan Rheon (Ramsey Bolton) and Charlotte Hope (Myranda). There was also an appearance from some of the long-past actors like Mark Addy (King Robert Baratheon in Season One), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte), who received a serenade from Kit Harington. Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) also made a brief appearance to discuss how the whole concert was a terrible idea.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Musical Is Made A Reality... Sort Of...
The couple are said to be finalising their divorce after 10 years of marriage.
Over a year after first announcing their ‘conscious uncoupling’ Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have reportedly filed for divorce. According to TMZ, Martin and Paltrow filed the official documents on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split.
Gwyneth announced her separation from the Coldplay frontman last March.
The pairs’ business mangers are said to have been busy thrashing out a settlement agreement, which will divide the former couple's property and work out custody arrangement for children Moses and Apple.
The actress and Goop founder was challenged by celebrity chef Mario Batali.
Gwyneth Paltrow has accepted the challenge laid down by celebrity chef Mario Batali to live on a $29 food stamp budget for one week. The actress announced her participation in the #FoodBankNYCChallenge on Thursday, posting a picture to twitter of her week’s shop.
Gwyneth will attempt to live on just $29 a week.
"This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week," the actress captioned a photo of her shop, which included black beans, eggs, lettuce, peas brown rice and celery.
Continue reading: Gwyneth Paltrow Accepts Food Bank Challenge To Live On $29 A Week
The Coldplay frontman will now curate festivals for Global Citizen, an organisation that aims to solve extreme poverty by 2013.
After his days as the frontman of Coldplay are over, it seems Chris Martin wants to focus his attention on helping global issues. As the release of the British band's expected final studio album, 'A Head Full of Dreams,' approaches, the 37-year-old frontman recently announced he is now the curator of the Global Citizen Festival, for the next 15 years.
Martin will be the curator for Global Citizen festivals for the next 15 years
Music's biggest names should expect to get a call from Martin in the near future as he will be tasked with setting up festivals around the world for Global Citizen, which is a non-profit organisation that aims to solve extreme poverty by the year 2030. Martin's 15-year commitment also runs parallel with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a "to-do list" to end global poverty in the same year.
Continue reading: Chris Martin Signs On For 15-Year Commitment To Global Citizen Festivals
It really must take two, as Sunday night’s Grammy awards are proving the best things come in pairs.
The Grammy Awards certainly has a reputation for delivering some of the best (and most surprising) musical performances of the year. But the 2015 line-up looks set to blow previous years away, as a number of dream come true duets have been announced for Sunday’s ceremony.
Sam Smith will share the Grammy's stage with Mary J Blige
British singer and first time nominee Sam Smith will be taking the stage with the Queen of soul Mary J Blige, for what promises to be an unmissable performance. The pair previously worked together on the song ‘Therapy’ from Blige’s The London Sessions album.
The 'Iron Man' actress gave an interview to next month's edition of Marie Claire and spoke about her divorce from Chris Martin.
Nearly a year after the now infamous ‘conscious uncoupling’, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up. Speaking in the February issue of Marie Claire magazine, Paltrow shed some light of her own on why she and her husband called it a day after more than a decade of marriage.
The 42 year old said: “There was nothing dramatic or anything. I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I really had the sense that I wasn’t allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else, and I just sort of hit a wall.”
Gwyneth Paltrow spoke about the 'unconscious uncoupling' for the first time
Continue reading: Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Up About Divorce From Chris Martin
The 37-year-old singer recalled a hilarious tale about how he was approached to write the soundtrack 'Miracles' for Jolie's WWII flick 'Unbroken.'
In a rare occasion Chris Martin revealed he has a good sense of humour when being quizzed about how he was approached to write the song 'Miracles' for Angelina Jolie's latest directorial effort, the WWII flick 'Unbroken.'
Martin recently made up a funny tale about being kidnapped by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
While attending a recent Hollywood luncheon, the Coldplay frontman quickly made up a tale that included the imminent threat of serious harm, kidnap and even a blindfold, when a reporter asked how the track for the upcoming drama came about.
Continue reading: Chris Martin Claims He Was Kidnapped By Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt
Chris Martin - Chris Martin signs the original etching of the Coldplay single, Midnight by Mila Fürstová at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 2nd July 2014 moments before their concert. at Shoreditch, Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Chris Martin - Celebrities arrive at Sarm Studios to record the Band Aid 30 single 'Do they Know It's Christmas.' The new Band Aid 30 song and music video will debut on 'The X Factor' results show Sunday night (16Nov). at The X Factor - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 15th November 2014
Date of birth
2nd March, 1977