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Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records. McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful songwriting partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda Eastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine. McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles in the UK. BBC News Online readers named McCartney the "greatest composer of the millennium", and BBC News cites his Beatles song "Yesterday" as the most covered song in the history of recorded music—by over 2,200 artists—and since its 1965 release, has been played more than 7,000,000 times on American television and radio according to the BBC. Wings' 1977 single "Mull of Kintyre" became the first single to sell more than two million copies in the UK, and remains the UK's top selling non-charity single. Based on the 93 weeks his compositions have spent at the top spot of the UK chart, and 24 number one singles to his credit, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in UK singles chart history. As a performer or songwriter, McCartney was responsible for 32 number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified albums in the US alone. McCartney has composed film scores, classical and electronic music, released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and has taken part in projects to help international charities. He is an advocate for animal rights, for vegetarianism, and for music education; he is active in campaigns against landmines, seal hunting, and Third World debt. He is a keen football fan, supporting both Everton and Liverpool football clubs. His company MPL Communications owns the copyrights to more than 3,000 songs, including all of the songs written by Buddy Holly, along with the publishing rights to such musicals as Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, and Grease. McCartney is one of the UK's wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of £475 million in 2010.

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Jun 18, 1942 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Mersey Sound 1963-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Elton John: Glastonbury 2023 2023-06-25
Known For
Movie Elton John: Glastonbury 2023 Self 2023-06-25
Movie If These Walls Could Sing Self 2023-01-06
Movie Elvis Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2022-06-22
Movie George Michael Freedom Uncut Self (archive footage) 2022-06-16
Movie Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert Self 2022-09-03
Movie The Sound of 007 Self (archive footage) 2022-10-04
Movie Under the Volcano Self (archive footage) 2021-03-20
Movie Parkinson at 50 Self (archival footage) 2021-08-28
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Movie Coachella Vitruvio Self (archive footage) 2020-04-10
Movie One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Movie Meeting the Beatles in India Self 2020-09-09
Movie Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' Self - Musician 2020-09-11
Movie Paul McCartney: Under the Staircase Himself 2018-09-14
Movie Paul McCartney: Live at Grand Central Station Himself 2018-09-07
Movie Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Movie Paul McCartney: Live at Austin City Limits Music Festival, 2018 Himself 2018-10-07
Movie It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Self 2017-05-26
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Uncle Jack 2017-05-23
Movie Free to Rock Self - The Beatles (archive footage) 2017-05-01
Movie Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Self (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Movie My Generation Self (archive footage) 2017-10-08
Movie Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions Self - Musician (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Movie Linkin Park and Friends - Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington Self (archive footage) 2017-10-27
Movie How the Beatles Changed the World Self (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Movie GRAMMYS' Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special Self 2017-11-23
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) Self (archive footage) 2016-02-19
Movie Bang! The Bert Berns Story Himself 2016-03-11
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Self 2016-09-15
Movie Harry Benson: Shoot First Self (archive footage) 2016-11-04
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Self (archive footage) 2016-11-16
Movie Paul McCartney - Out There at Budokan Himself 2015-04-28
Movie Biggest Band Break Ups and Make Ups 2015-04-10
Movie A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney Self 2015-03-24
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2015-05-30
Movie The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One Self (archive footage) 2015-11-11
Movie The Beatles 1 Self (archive footage) 2015-11-06
Movie I Am Chris Farley Himself (archive footage) 2015-07-27
Movie The Beatles 1+ Self (archive footage) 2015-11-06
Movie Unity Self (archive footage) 2015-08-12
Movie The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles Self 2014-02-09
Movie Paul McCartney: Out There Tokyo Self - Vocals, Bass 2014-03-22
Movie Paul McCartney: Something NEW Himself 2014-10-24
Movie Good Ol' Freda Self (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Sound City Self 2013-01-18
Movie Pink: Staying True Self 2013-11-01
Movie Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance Self 2013-11-09
Movie The Diamond Jubilee Concert 2012 Self - Performer 2012-06-03
Movie Paul Simon: Under African Skies Self 2012-05-11
Movie Elvis Found Alive Self (archive footage) 2012-01-24
Movie London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder Self 2012-07-27
Movie Produced By George Martin 2012-09-11
Movie 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief Self 2012-12-12
Movie Paul McCartney: Live Kisses Self 2012-09-07
Movie Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Self 2012-10-05
Movie Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium Self - Musical Guest 2011-02-28
Movie I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Self (archive footage) 2011-02-09
Movie God Bless Ozzy Osbourne Self 2011-04-24
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos Self (archive footage) 2011-01-01
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self 2011-10-05
Movie Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden Self (uncredited) 2011-05-07
Movie The Love We Make Self 2011-09-10
Movie Annie Nightingale: Bird on the Wireless Himself 2011-06-03
Movie Hard Rock Calling 2010 Self 2010-06-25
Movie Paul McCartney: In Performance at the White House Self 2010-06-28
Movie The Beatles: Fifty Fabulous Years Self (archive footage) 2010-01-01
Movie John Lennon: Love Is All You Need Self (archive footage) 2010-07-19
Movie David Wants to Fly 2010-05-06
Movie The Best British Rock Concert of All Time, Live at Knebworth Self 2010-06-20
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Self (archive footage) 2010-09-01
Movie The Beatles - Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 Self 2010-11-17
Movie The Beatles: A Magical History Tour Self (archive footage) 2010-12-15
Movie The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles Self (archive footage) 2010-09-07
Movie All You Need Is Klaus Himself 2010-10-02
Movie How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin Himself 2009-09-06
Movie Brüno Self (uncredited) 2009-07-08
Movie The Beatles on Record Self 2009-09-06
Movie Al's Brain in 3-D 2009-07-10
Movie Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City Self 2009-11-15
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live - The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Self 2009-11-03
Movie The Rise & Fall of WCW Himself (archive footage) 2009-12-17
Movie Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall Himself 2009-11-19
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Self (archive footage) 2008-04-08
Movie Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor Meum Himself 2008-02-04
Movie Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon & McCartney 1966-1970 Self (archive footage) 2008-02-12
Movie Elvis: Viva Las Vegas Self 2008-09-16
Movie All Together Now Himself 2008-10-20
Series Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice Self 2008-10-12
Movie The Beatles: Help! Self (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic Self 2007-05-01
Movie The Beatles: Destination Hamburg Self (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Movie Paul McCartney: The McCartney Years 2007-11-12
Movie Doctor Who: Origins Self (archive footage) 2006-01-30
Movie Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us 2006-10-28
Movie The Beatles Love Self 2006-11-20
Movie The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 Self - bajo, vocalista 2005-02-22
Movie Live Aid: 20 Years Ago Today Self 2005-07-13
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary Self (archive footage) 2005-02-14
Movie Cream: Royal Albert Hall 2005-10-06
Movie Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road Self 2005-07-28
Movie Live 8 Self 2005-11-07
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows Self (archive footage) 2004-07-01
Movie Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of Smile Self 2004-10-05
Movie Live Aid Self 2004-11-16
Series 20th Century Greats Self (archive footage) 2004-11-27
Movie Beatles: The Journey Self (archive footage) 2003-06-17
Movie Paul McCartney: In Red Square Himself 2003-09-18
Movie Brian Wilson: On Tour Himself 2003-03-17
Movie The Beatles: Around the World Self (archive footage) 2003-11-04
Movie Concert for George Self 2003-10-03
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley Himself 2003-10-26
Movie Naqoyqatsi Self (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Movie Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace Self - Performer 2002-06-03
Movie Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Self 2002-11-26
Movie Wingspan Himself 2001-05-11
Movie Tuesday voice 2001-09-04
Movie The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Movie The Beatles: A Celebration Self (archive footage) 1999-01-01
Movie Paul McCartney: Live at the Cavern Club Self - vocals & bass guitar 1999-12-15
Movie The Abbey Road Story Himself 1998-01-04
Movie Paul McCartney: In the World Tonight 1997-05-02
Movie Tropic Island Hum Wirral / Froggo / Bison / Various 1997-01-01
Movie Music for Montserrat Self 1997-09-15
Movie Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Self 1996-01-01
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Self 1995-01-01
Movie In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross A Beatle 1995-12-10
Series The Beatles Anthology Self 1995-11-19
Movie Paul is Live in Concert on The New World Tour Himself 1994-03-21
Movie The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary Self (archive footage) 1994-06-23
Movie Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music Self 1993-05-31
Movie Paul McCartney: Movin' On Himself 1993-09-23
Movie Death Scenes 2 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1992-01-01
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper Self 1992-06-14
Movie Paul McCartney: The Complete Up Close Rehearsal Self 1992-12-10
Movie Paul McCartney: Unplugged Himself 1991-04-03
Movie Paul McCartney's Get Back Vocals, Bass 1991-10-25
Movie Silver Clef Award Winners Show, Knebworth Park Self 1990-11-15
Movie Paul McCartney: From Rio to Liverpool Self 1990-12-17
Movie Paul McCartney: Put It There Self 1989-06-10
Movie Imagine: John Lennon Self 1988-09-30
Movie Eat the Rich Banquet Guest 1987-06-01
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Self (archive footage) 1987-10-16
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Self (archive footage) 1986-01-01
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie British Rock: The First Wave Self (archive footage) 1985-10-10
Movie Give My Regards to Broad Street Paul 1984-11-28
Movie The Compleat Beatles Self (archive footage) 1982-10-01
Movie This Is Elvis Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1981-04-03
Movie Concerts for the People of Kampuchea Self 1981-03-29
Movie Rockshow Himself 1980-11-26
Movie Wings Over the World Himself 1979-03-16
Movie I Wanna Hold Your Hand Self (archive footage) 1978-04-01
Movie The Beatles at Shea Stadium Self 1977-08-06
Movie Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Self 1974-04-09
Movie The Society of the Spectacle Self (archive footage) 1974-05-01
Movie Let It Be Self (The Beatles) (uncredited) 1970-05-13
Movie The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent Self (archive footage) 1969-01-29
Movie The Beatles: REVOLUTION Self 1968-09-19
Movie The Movie Orgy Self (archive footage) 1968-01-01
Movie Yellow Submarine Paul (uncredited) 1968-07-17
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Self / Major McCartney / Brown Nosed Magician 1967-12-25
Movie Reflections on Love Self (archive footage) 1966-05-01
Movie Mal Evans on Vacation Self 1966-11-12
Series The Beatles 1965-09-25
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Self (archive footage) 1965-01-01
Movie Pop Gear Self 1965-05-19
Movie New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert 1965-04-11
Movie Doctor Who: The Chase Self (archive footage) 1965-06-26
Movie Help! Paul 1965-07-29
Movie The Beatles in Australia Self 1964-06-01
Movie A Hard Day's Night Paul 1964-07-07
Movie The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
Movie The Mersey Sound Self 1963-09-10