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SpouseDolores Baker
FactHe had 4 Top 20 hits during the 80s - including a no.1 hit

Paul Hardcastle is an English composer, musician, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his 1985 hit single “19”, which topped the charts in several countries.

Hardcastle was born in London, England, on 10 December 1957. His father was a jazz musician, and his mother was a singer. Hardcastle was exposed to music at an early age and began playing the piano at the age of six. He later took up the drums and began playing in bands during his teenage years.

Hardcastle’s first major success came with his 1985 single “19”, which topped the charts in several countries. The song was inspired by the Vietnam War, and its success led to Hardcastle being nominated for a Grammy Award.

Hardcastle has released a number of albums and singles over the years, both as a solo artist and as a member of the band The Jazzmasters. He has also composed music for film and television, including the theme tune for the UK version of the reality TV show Big Brother.

Hardcastle has been married twice and has four children. His first marriage was to singer Hazel O’Connor, with whom he had two sons. His second marriage is to actress Claire Stansfield, with whom he has two daughters.

Hardcastle is a keen golfer and has a handicap of two. He is also a fan of Formula One racing and is a shareholder in the Williams team.

Hardcastle’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

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Full NamePaul Hardcastle
ProfessionComposer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Radio personality, Multi-instrumentalist


SpouseDolores Baker


NominationsBrit Award for British Single, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (
MoviesSpice World

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1He had 4 Top 20 hits during the 80s - including a no.1 hit



The IT Crowd2006TV Series music - 1 episode
Get Up, Stand UpTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Spice World1997performer: "Charlie's Angels" / performer: "Wonder Woman" - as Paul
Valentina1989TV Series performer - 2 episodes
When the Wind Blows1986performer: "The Shuffle" / producer: "The Shuffle" / writer: "The Shuffle"
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
EastEndersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985

Music Department

Lifesense: Our Lives Through Animal Eyes1991TV Series documentary composer - 6 episodes


Spice World1997
Jerry Building: Unholy Relics of Nazi Germany1994TV Movie documentary
Further Abroad1994TV Series documentary 1 episode
Top of the Pops1987TV Series


Never Mind the Buzzcocks1996TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show1986TV SeriesHimself

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Top of the Pops1985TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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