Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worthapproximately $60 million
Date Of BirthAugust 25, 1954
SpouseDiana Krall (m. 2003), Cait O'Riordan (m. 1986–2002), Mary Burgoyne (m. 1974–1984), Oliver's Army, She, Watching the Detectives, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
MarkFender guitars
FactElvis' new band, the "Imposters" break new album "The Delivery Man" [2004]

Elvis Costello is an English singer-songwriter who first came to prominence as an early member of the punk rock band The Attractions. He has since released more than 30 albums and has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.

Born in London in 1954, Costello was raised in a working-class household. His father, Ross, was a musician who played in a band called The Joe Loss Orchestra. His mother, Lilian, was a housewife. He has three older siblings: Margaret, Clive, and Ross Jr.

Costello began playing music at an early age and was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rock, pop, soul, and reggae. He started his career as a member of The Attractions in 1977 and released his debut album, My Aim Is True, the following year. The album was a critical and commercial success, and it established Costello as one of the leading figures in the punk rock movement.

Over the course of his career, Costello has collaborated with a number of renowned musicians, including Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, and The Roots. He has also been involved in a number of high-profile feuds, most notably with Bono of U2.

In addition to his work as a musician, Costello has also worked as a producer, actor, and author. He has published two novels, The Delivery Man and Mr. Vermin’s Christmas. He has also written a memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink.

Costello has been married twice. His first marriage, to Mary Burgoyne, ended in divorce. He married his second wife, Diana Krall, in 2003. The couple have two sons: Dexter and Frank.

As of 2020, Elvis Costello’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million.

General Info

Full NameElvis Costello
Net Worthapproximately $60 million
Date Of BirthAugust 25, 1954
Height1.78 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Multi-instrumentalist, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Oliver's Army, She, Watching the Detectives, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
EducationSt Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool


SpouseDiana Krall (m. 2003), Cait O'Riordan (m. 1986–2002), Mary Burgoyne (m. 1974–1984), Oliver's Army, She, Watching the Detectives, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
ChildrenFrank Harlan James MacManus, Dexter Henry Lorcan MacManus, Matthew MacManus, Oliver's Army, She, Watching the Detectives, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
ParentsRoss McManus, Lilian Alda, Oliver's Army, She, Watching the Detectives, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
SiblingsRonan MacManus, Liam MacManus, Ruari MacManus, Kieran MacManus, Oliver's Army, She, Watching the Detectives, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden


AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, British Academy Television Craft Award for Best Original Television Music, NME Award for Best LP, Gemini Award for Best Talk Series, NME Award for Best Songwriter, Oliver's Army, She,...
Music GroupsThe Attractions, The New Basement Tapes, Oliver's Army, She, Watching the Detectives, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
NominationsGrammy Award for Best New Artist, Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, Gramm...
MoviesHelsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden, De-Lovely, Americathon, I Love Your Work, Straight to Hell, Prison Song, Straight to Hell Returns, Love Shines, A Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Gaelic Spirit: Bringing Together the Best in Irish Music, One Bright Shining Moment: Th...
TV ShowsSpectacle: Elvis Costello with..., Scully, Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden

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#Marks / Signs
1Fender guitars
2Black horn rim glasses


1I don't know much about Morrissey. Apart from the fact he sometimes brings out records with the greatest titles in the world that somewhere along the line he then neglects to write songs for.
2[on Margaret Thatcher and 'Tramp The Dirt Down'] The song's not a party political broadcast, there's no manifesto. It just says, 'I'll only be happy when this woman's dead.' And some people no doubt might find that extreme. But it's meant to be. I make no apology for that song. It's an honest emotional response to events, and writing it was like casting out demons or something. And the song itself is the result of a form of madness, because when you get to that point of thinking these thoughts, actually wishing somebody dead, it really does become a form of madness. It's a psychopathic thought. And it's fucking disturbing to find it in your own head. But it would be cowardly not to express it. Because once it's there, if you don't get it out, it's only going to come back and haunt you some more. I also think you have to remember that it's not only her that the song is aimed at. It's what she represents. The way she's changed the way people value things. It's like some kind of mass hypnosis she's achieved. People are afraid to speak out. You know, one thing I thought I'd be asked when people heard it was whether I was saying it might've been a good thing if she'd died in the Brighton bombing. I don't think so. It would have made things 10 times worse, because then she would have been a martyr. We would have had a dead queen. So really, in a profound sense, the song is hopeless. It's a hopeless argument. Because I think it's a hopeless situation. So, no, it's not in a large, historical sense, going to change anything.
3Generally, I think the best that can be achieved by songs like 'Tramp The Dirt Down' is something like 'Free Nelson Mandela' achieved. The record didn't get Mandela released, but it did increase the membership of the anti-apartheid movement, because Jerry Dammers very intelligently printed their address on the sleeve. And the record introduced Mandela to a lot of people who maybe otherwise would never have heard of him. And there's a point where political art only works on that level - the communication of basic information.
4[on Steve Nieve] He is incredible, and I don't think he gets nearly enough notice for the work that he's done. Both as a composer and certainly in the work we've done together, he's constantly surprising. It's hard to say what he's playing half the time, and what instruments he's playing: all sorts of sounds are coming out. It's fantastic.
5Everything in show business is [theatrical] to a degree, you know. You don't go up there in your street clothes. And I've worked with a nom de guerre - a nom de plume, a nom de plank - all my career. So to me it's not unusual to take on a character to go up there. It doesn't make what you're singing about less sincere.
6I get to play festival occasions with an orchestra - a jazz orchestra or a symphony orchestra. Believe me, that stops it from getting monotonous. Each performance requires slightly different dynamics really, really keeps the music from getting routine.
7My mother tells the story of me bringing a 45 home and saying, 'It's unbreakable!' and bending it...and it broke.
8It was difficult to develop an original style. I have no idea who it was I might have been imitating, whether consciously or unconsciously.
9Was I purposefully fucking up my life to give myself something to write about? I think I did that for about a year. At the very most. Then I began to mistrust the results. Because if you do that, it's like when they pour acid in rabbit's eyes or something. What does it prove? It proves that it hurts the animal. Very smart. It's unnecessary research. And I guess I did some unnecessary research for a while. Then I'd write something that would scare the hell out of me. Like there's a couple of songs on Get Happy!! that, when I read them back, I just scared the hell out of myself. And I thought, 'Uh-uh...better not think any more about's going too far.' Because you can think too fucking much, you know? And it gets a bit fucking evil.
10I'll never admit that I'm drunk. But we all drink. And sometimes it's for the right let your mind off the leash for a while and have a bit of fun, and then you don't mind if you make a bit of a prat of yourself. And it doesn't matter if you end up shouting at people, or have a punch-up or whatever, as long as you wake up the same person. It's when you don't want to wake up the same person that you've got a problem.
11It's when you're drinking and you're not happy, that's when you've got to worry. That's when it's gonna affect the way you look at things, because you're probably drinking for the wrong reasons. And that's when things start to get warped and you don't think anything through.
12Do I resent people looking for the autobiographical in my songs? No, I don't resent it. I just blame John Lennon. It's The Plastic Ono Band, that album started it all. After that, everything was supposed to be fucking confessional. The early '70s were full of all these people baring their fucking souls for public scrutiny. There were records whose authenticity depended on their confessional aspect, and if you read certain magazines and the background interviews, you knew what these songs were about. And that, for me, always used to spoil it. Particularly when you found out what dickheads some of the people were that they were writing about. I'd rather have them be like Smokey Robinson songs, which could be about anyone.
13Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do.
14[on Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks"] It might be the best record of original thought that anybody's ever made. It's so completely unlike anything that went before it. And the vocal performances are the freest that I think Van ever recorded.
15You can always say it could be better, but if you're not careful with ambition, the next thing you know you're sailing a statue of yourself down the river . . .
16Sometimes doing an old song is like returning to the text of a play. It's not invalid, just because it's old, otherwise nobody would be acting [William Shakespeare]--not to say that everything I do is Shakespeare!. But it's inevitable that it changes its meaning or impact. That's why I never really sing anything from a nostalgic point of view, because even if it's 25 years old, it's in the moment. That's the beauty of live performance.
17Be nice to the British boy. I'm the only ally you have left.
18There is something kind of absurd about people who live in such a comfortable, cushioned, spoiled society tattooing themselves and piercing themselves to make them appear tribal. We're trying to act like we're some sort of tribe that's been discovered in the mall.


1Prefers to be called by his birth name by family and when not performing.
2He is of Irish descent.
3Elvis' new band, the "Imposters" break new album "The Delivery Man" [2004]
4Latest Album "North" to be released in September 2003 [August 2003]
5One of the stories behind his stage name is that the singer--whose real name is Declan McManus--took the first name of his favorite singer, Elvis Presley, and the last name of his favorite comedian, Lou Costello. The Presley part is correct, but "Costello" is not in honor of Lou Costello; it's the maiden name of his paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Costello.
6Resides in New York City.
7The instrumentals for his debut album, "My Aim Is True" were provided by a band called, Clover. For the album sessions, they were without their lead singer, Huey Lewis.
8Through Diana Krall, Jamie Chisholm is related to Elvis Costello.
9Has twin sons, Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, born December 6, 2006, with wife Diana Krall.
10Is a big fan of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys.
11He was voted the 30th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
12Attended the special dinner at Sony Studios in Los Angeles to honor the singer and activist Sting as MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. The evening celebrated Sting's contribution to popular music and honored his charitable work with Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation. Other stars in attendance included Kylie Minogue, Elton John & Dido. (6th February 2004).
13May 2003 - announced engagement to Canadian jazz singer, Diana Krall.
14Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Elvis Costello and the Attractions) on 10 March 2003.
15Fan of Liverpool Football Club.
16Lead singer and guitarist of Elvis Costello and the Attractions.
17Plays the guitar, harmonica and piano.
18Son of Ross MacManus
19In addition to recordings as "Elvis Costello" (often backed by The Attractions), has recorded music as "Declan MacManus", "Napoleon Dynamite & The Royal Guard", "The Coward Brothers" (with T Bone Burnett), "Nick Lowe & His Sound", "The Emotional Toothpaste" and "The Imposter".
20Legally changed name to Elvis Costello in 1977, then to Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus in 1986. Post-1986, he used both names for professional purposes, though he usually performed under the Costello moniker. "Aloysius" was not one of his original middle names.




Halt and Catch Fire2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vinyl2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Mavericks2016TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dispuesto a todo2015TV Movie performer: "She"
The SimpsonsTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2015 writer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2015
Minority ReportTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Mysteries of LauraTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2015
A Perfect Storm: 1979 Daytona 5002015Documentary performer: "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boardwalk Empire2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heaven Adores You2014Documentary writer: "Waiting for the End of the World"
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19792014TV Movie documentary performer: "Accidents Will Happen", "Oliver's Army", "Watching the Detectives" / writer: "Accidents Will Happen", "Oliver's Army", "Watching the Detectives"
Defiance2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nashville2012-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19782013TV Movie documentary writer: "Pump it Up"
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
ElementaryTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Thanks for Sharing2012performer: "LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HER" / writer: "LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HER"
Some Jerk with a Camera2011-2012TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
White HeatTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
ParenthoodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
One Day2011performer: "Tear Off Your Own Head It's a Doll Revolution", "Sparkling Day" / writer: "Tear Off Your Own Head It's a Doll Revolution", "Sparkling Day"
20 to 12011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sikeurit GadeunTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011
Secrets of the Content2010Short writer: "I want You"
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Love Shines2010Documentary performer: "Everyday I Write the Book" / writer: "Everyday I Write the Book" - as Declan Patrick Aloys MacManus
Life as We Know It2010writer: "Pump It Up"
True Blood2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Treme2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
House M.D.TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Getaway2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball2010Video performer: "Complicated Shadows" / writer: "Complicated Shadows"
Casino Jack and the United States of Money2010Documentary courtesy: "WATCHING THE DETECTIVES" / writer: "WATCHING THE DETECTIVES"
De wereld draait door2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Invention of Lying2009performer: "Sitting" 1972
30 Rock2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
No disparen al pianista2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Awaydays2009performer: "Night Rally" / writer: "Night Rally" - as Declan Patrick MacManus
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2009TV Series 1 episode
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!2008TV Movie performer: "There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In", " What's So Funny 'bout Peace, Love And Understanding"
One Tree HillTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Memòries de la tele2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
If It Ain't Stiff2007TV Movie documentary performer: "Blame It On Cain", "Less Than Zero", "Welcome to the Working Week", "Watching the Detectives" / writer: "Blame It On Cain", "Less Than Zero", "Welcome to the Working Week", "Watching the Detectives"
Dan in Real Life2007writer: "Human Hands" 1982
32A2007writer: "Oliver's Army"
Brooklyn Rules2007writer: "Everyday I Write The Book"
Entourage2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nail Polish2006performer: "ALISON" / writer: "ALISON"
Delirious2006performer: "I'm Not Angry" / writer: "I'm Not Angry"
Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic2006Video performer: "Are You Havin' Any Fun"
Love and Other Disasters2006performer: "She"
Weeds2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
John Tucker Must Die2006performer: "Clubland" / writer: "Clubland"
The Lather Effect2006performer: "Every Day I Write the Book" / writer: "Every Day I Write the Book" - as E. Costello
Parashat Ha-Shavua2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Veronica Mars2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary performer: "Let Him Dangle" / writer: "Let Him Dangle"
The Story of Rock 'n' Roll Comics2005Documentary performer: "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding"
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The West WingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary performer: "Watching the Detectives" / writer: "Watching the Detectives"
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Live in Memphis2005Video documentary performer: "Waiting for the End of the World", "Radio Radio", "Mystery Dance", "Blue Chair", "Bedlam", "Country Darkness", "Blame it on Cain", "Either Side of the Same Town", "High Fidelity", "The Judgement", "Monkey to Man", "The Monkey", "I Still Miss Someone", "Heartshaped Bruise", "Wheels", "The Delivery Man", "Hidden Charms", "Alison / Suspicious Minds", " What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding", "Pump it Up", "My Baby's Gone", "There's a Story in Your Voice",
Blackpool2004TV Series 1 episode
Diana Krall: The Girl in the Other Room2004Video short lyrics: "Narrow Daylight" video, "Abandoned Masquerade" Live from Lisbon / writer: "The Girl in the Other Room" Live from Lisbon
De-Lovely2004performer: "Let's Misbehave" 1928
New York Minute2004/Iwriter: "Tear Off Your Own Head"
Crossing JordanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2002 - 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2002
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV Special performer: "Scarlet Tide" / writer: "Scarlet Tide"
Stateside2004writer: "Oliver's Army"
Cold Mountain2003writer: "The Scarlet Tide" 2003
The Company2003performer: "My Funny Valentine"
History Detectives2003TV Series documentary performer: "Watching the Detectives" / writer: "Watching the Detectives"
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary performer: "Pump It Up" / writer: "Pump It Up"
Frasier2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Shape of Things2003performer: "Pony Street", "When I Wass Cruel No. 2", "Radio Silence", "Tear Off Your Own Head It's a Doll Revolution" / writer: "Lover's Walk", "Riot Act", "Pony Street", "Almost Ideal Eyes", "This Year's Girl", "Lipstick Vogue", "Love Field", "Man Out of Time", "When I Wass Cruel No. 2", "Radio Silence", "Tear Off Your Own Head It's a Doll Revolution"
Adaptation.2002performer: "Alison" / writer: "Alison"
Laurel Canyon2002performer: "Tear Off Your Own Head Doll Revolution Remix" / writer: "Tear Off Your Own Head Doll Revolution Remix"
Sora kara furu ichioku no hoshi2002TV Series performer: "Smile"
Malcolm in the MiddleTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Gilmore Girls2001TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Prison Song2001"A Teacher's Tale Oh Well", "Soul for Hire"
Barend en Van Dorp2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Get Over It2001performer: "Alison" / writer: "Alison"
The SopranosTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2001 performer - 1 episode, 1999
The Family Man2000performer: "You Stole My Bell" / writer: "You Stole My Bell"
RoswellTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
When Brendan Met Trudy2000writer: "Watching The Detectives"
Loser2000performer: "Welcome To The Working Week" / writer: "Welcome To The Working Week"
EastEnders2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
High Fidelity2000writer: "Shipbuilding"
Zwei Männer am Herd1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
That '70s ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999performer: "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" / producer: "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"
Notting Hill1999performer: "SHE"
200 Cigarettes1999"Oliver's Army" / performer: "Pump It Up" / writer: "Pump It Up"
Stars in Their Eyes1996-1998TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Rugrats Movie1998performer: "I Throw My Toys Around" / writer: "I Throw My Toys Around"
I Want You1998/Iperformer: "I Want You" / writer: "I Want You" - as MacManus
The Big Lebowski1998performer: "My Mood Swings" / writer: "My Mood Swings"
The Wedding Singer1998performer: "Everyday I Write the Book" / writer: "Everyday I Write the Book"
Zero Effect1998performer: "Mystery Dance" / writer: "Mystery Dance"
The Vicar of Dibley1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bad Manners1997performer: "What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?"
Metroland1997performer: "Alison" 1977 / writer: "Alison" 1977
The Last of the High Kings1996performer: "Watching the Detectives" / writer: "Watching the Detectives"
The Larry Sanders ShowTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1994 - 1996 performer - 1 episode, 1996
Grace of My Heart1996performer: "God Give Me Strength" / producer: "God Give Me Strength" / writer: "Unwanted Number", "God Give Me Strength"
Hollow Reed1996performer: "But Not For Me"
Secrets of the X Files, Part 21996TV Special documentary performer: "My Dark Life"
Georgia1995"ALMOST BLUE"
PCU1994writer: "Pump It Up"
Short Cuts1993writer: "Pushing Kiss" - as Costello
Until the End of the World1991performer: "Days"
Beverly Hills, 90210TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
The Godfather: Part III1990performer: "MIRACLE MAN" / writer: "MIRACLE MAN"
Pero ¿esto qué es?1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Depeche Mode: 1011989Documentary writer: "Oliver's Army"
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night1988TV Movie documentary writer: "The Comedians"
Let's Get Lost1988Documentary "Almost Blue"
Satisfaction1988writer: "Mystery Dance"
Club Paradise1986writer: "Seven-Day Weekend"
Absolute Beginners1986writer: "Switching It Off" - as MacManus
Straight to Hell1986writer: "Big Nothing" - as MacManus
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary performer: "All you Need is Love"
Scully1984TV Mini-Series writer: "Turning The Town Red"
Party Party1983producer: "Party Party" / writer: "Party Party" - as E. Costello
Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Everyday I Write the Book1983Video short writer: "Everyday I Write The Book"
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982writer: "Accidents Will Happen"
Top of the PopsTV Series writer - 21 episodes, 1977 - 1980 performer - 3 episodes, 1977
Promises in the Dark1979performer: "WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK" / writer: "WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK"
Americathon1979performer: "Chelsea", "Crawling to the U.S.A." / producer: "Crawling to the U.S.A." / writer: "Chelsea", "Crawling to the U.S.A."
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979
Saturday Night Live1977TV Series writer - 1 episode


Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV Series
Straight to Hell Returns2010Hives
The Goode Family2009TV SeriesProfessor Mead
30 Rock2009TV SeriesElvis Costello
Delirious2006Elvis Costello
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006Elvis Costello
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV Series'Late Show Bear' Caretaker
Two and a Half Men2004TV SeriesElvis Costello
De-Lovely2004Musical Performer (song "Let's Misbehave")
Frasier2003TV SeriesBen
Prison Song2001Public Defender / Teacher
Sans plomb2000Elvis Costello
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999Elvis Costello
200 Cigarettes1999Elvis Costello
Spice World1997Elvis Costello
The Larry Sanders Show1994-1996TV SeriesElvis Costello
The Juliet Letters1993TV Movie
Straight to Hell1986Hives the Butler
No Surrender1985Rosco de Ville
The Comic Strip Presents...1984TV SeriesStone Deaf A & R Man
Scully1984TV Mini-SeriesHenry Scully
Americathon1979The Earl of Manchester


Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2008-2010TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes


Jack Mulligan2016Short
The Shape of Things2003
Jake's Progress1995TV Mini-Series 7 episodes
G.B.H.1991TV Mini-Series 7 episodes
Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Everyday I Write the Book1983Video short

Music Department

Lillemand2015TV Series music - 1 episode
Oliver Twist1999TV Mini-Series composer - 4 episodes
200 Cigarettes1999special music consultant
The Irish in America: Long Journey Home1998TV Mini-Series documentary musical performance by - 1 episode
Grosse Pointe Blank1997song producer - uncredited


Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You2002TV Movie documentary archive materials


Laurel Canyon2002special thanks
Georgia1995special thanks
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare1991special thanks - as D.P.A. MacManus


New York Noise Presents: Summer in the City2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself (scenes deleted)
NotNa2005Documentary shortHimself
The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello - The Videos2005VideoHimself
Johnny Vegas: 18 Stone of Idiot2005TV SeriesHimself
The Kumars at No. 422005TV SeriesHimself
All We Are Saying2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Først & sist2005TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Live in Memphis2005Video documentaryHimself
Austin City Limits2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004TV SeriesHimself
Ray Davies: The World from My Window2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jeremy Vine Meets...2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Emmylou Harris: From a Deeper Well2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel2004DocumentaryHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer: 'The Scarlet Tide'
Dead Ringers2004TV SeriesHimself
Ricky Gervais' and Stephen Merchant's Video Diary of the Making of Series Two of 'The Office'2003Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Die Harald Schmidt Show2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
Barend en Van Dorp2002-2003TV SeriesHimself - Musician
The Frank Skinner Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Live by Request: Elvis Costello2003TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHimself
I Love Your Work2003Himself
Fuji Rock Festival '032003TV MovieHimself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself
Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin'2003TV SpecialHimself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The Simpsons2002TV SeriesHimself
V Festival 20022002TV SpecialHimself
There's Only One Paul McCartney2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2002TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
A Tribute to Burt Bacharach & Hal David2002VideoHimself
Freedom Highway: Songs that Shaped a Century2001DocumentaryHimself
3rd Rock from the Sun2001TV SeriesHimself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Pretenders: Greatest Hits2000Video documentaryHimself (segment "No Turn Left Unstoned")
The Best of Sessions at West 54th, Volume 22000VideoHimself
Behind the Scenes of 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me'1999Video documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself - Musical Guest
Classic Albums: U2 - The Joshua Tree1999Video documentaryHimself
TFI Friday1999TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual American Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Robert Wyatt: Little Red Robin Hood1998Video documentaryHimself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Festival Europeo de la Solidaridad 19981998TV MovieHimself
Brian Wilson's Imagination1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Skattefri lørdag1998TV SeriesHimself
Fuji Rock Festival '981998TV MovieHimself
Nulle part ailleurs. 1ère partie1998TV SeriesHimself
Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Burt Bacharach: One Amazing Night1998TV Special documentaryHimself
The Irish in America: Long Journey Home1998TV Mini-Series documentary voice
Sessions at West 54th1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Clive Anderson All Talk1997TV SeriesHimself
Have I Got News for You1996TV SeriesHimself
Tonight with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan1996TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Storytellers1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Lo + plus1996TV SeriesHimself
Great Performances1994-1996TV SeriesHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
No Turn Left Unstoned1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Danny Baker Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Unplugged1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Arena1994TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Top of the Pops1977-1994TV SeriesHimself
The Brit Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself (prerecorded footage)
Weird Nightmare1993DocumentaryHimself
A for ABBA1993Documentary shortHimself
Rage1991TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1977-1991TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Friday at the Dome1991TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Put It There1989TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989TV SeriesHimself
Kippevel1989TV SeriesHimself
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chet Baker: Live at Ronnie Scott's1986VideoHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1986TV SeriesHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself
Pop Quiz1984TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Everyday I Write the Book1983Video shortHimself
Rock for Kampughea1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fundamental Frolics1981Himself
The South Bank Show1981TV Series documentaryHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHimself
Get It Together1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Kenny Everett Video Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Royal Court: Our Stories2016ShortHimself
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years2016DocumentaryHimself
Elvis Costello: Detour Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall2015Himself
Strictly Come Dancing2015TV SeriesHimself - VT
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Singer / Songwriter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest / ...
Bridge School News2011-2015TV SeriesHimself
Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued2014DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2014TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest: The New Basement Tapes
I kveld med YLVIS2014TV SeriesHimself
Skavlan2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Sesame Street2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Don Rickles: One Night Only2014TV MovieHimself
Live from the Artists Den2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance2014TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Global Citizen Festival2013TV MovieHimself
Elvis Costello2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Experience Montreux2013DocumentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Squeeze Take Me I'm Yours2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Village Music: Last of the Great Record Stores2012DocumentaryHimself
Hamburg Journal2012TV SeriesHimself
Hank Cochran: Livin' for a Song2012DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
How the Brits Rocked America2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook2011Himself
In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland2011DocumentaryHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Singer & Musician
Treme Musical Performances2010Video shortHimself
Love Shines2010DocumentaryHimself
Treme Musical Performances: The Greatest Love2010Video shortHimself
Treme2010TV SeriesHimself
A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD!2010TV MovieHimself - Singer
The Jay Leno Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Best Contemporary Folk Nominee
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2008-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together2009VideoHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Legends2008TV Series documentaryHimself
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!2008TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Criss Angel Mindfreak2008TV SeriesHimself
Tribute This!2008DocumentaryHimself
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice2008DocumentaryHimself
My Night at the Grammys2007TV MovieHimself
If It Ain't Stiff2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Independent Lens2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music2007DocumentaryHimself
Hot as a Pistol, Keen as a Blade2006VideoHimself
The Harry Smith Project Live2006VideoHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education2006TV SpecialHimself
Tony Bennett: Duets - The Making of an American Classic2006VideoHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2001-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Decades Rock Live2006TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1994-2006TV SeriesHimself
Putting the River in Reverse2006Documentary shortHimself
Before the Music Dies2006DocumentaryHimself - Musician
Imagine2003-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
iPOP2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tammy Wynette: 'Til I Can Make It on My Own2005TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19792014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19782013TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern2011DocumentaryHimself
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
CMT Crossroads2006TV SeriesHimself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You'2002VideoHimself
If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story2001DocumentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest TV Ads2000TV SpecialR. Whites Boy
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself
Top of the Pops 21994TV SeriesHimself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1987TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1977-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1979TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2010GeminiGemini AwardsBest Talk SeriesSpectacle: Elvis Costello with... (2008)
1999GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals
1992BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Original Television MusicG.B.H. (1991)

Nominated Awards

2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaTrue Blood (2008)
2008TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Memorable SNL Musical GuestSaturday Night Live (1975)
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal Album
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaCold Mountain (2003)
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Let's Misbehave."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or GroupFor the song "Monkey to Man."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock AlbumFor the album "Delivery Man."
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongCold Mountain (2003)
2000BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Original Television MusicOliver Twist (1999)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongGrace of My Heart (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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