Keith Duffy Pop Artist

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Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy (born 1 October 1974) is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor and radio and television presenter. He began his professional music career as part of Irish boyband Boyzone alongside Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately in 1994. The band decided to focus on solo projects in 2000 since which Duffy has achieved critical acclaim for his acting roles, particularly in soap operas such as Coronation Street and Fair City. He has also presented The Box and You're a Star. Duffy has been an autism awareness campaigner since his daughter was diagnosed with the condition at age 18 months, and acts as the patron for Irish Autism Action holding regular fundraising events and informational talks. Duffy was born on 1 October 1974 in Donaghmede, Dublin to parents Sean and Pat. He is the second oldest of three children, with an older brother Derek and younger brother John. He was raised Roman Catholic. As a young child he contracted pneumonia. Between the ages of 7 and 18 he played Hurling and Gaelic football, representing Dublin county in Under 16 hurling for three years.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 1st, 1974
Nationality
Republic of Ireland
Places lived
Dublin
pop. 527,612 (2011)

Family

Spouse
Children

Keith Duffy on Social media

co.uk http://www.keithduffy.co.uk/
twitter.com https://twitter.com/officialkeith

Musical acts

1.Boyzone Pop music, Boy band

1993 - 2000

Boyzone are an Irish boy band. Their most famous line-up was composed of Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, and Shane Lynch. Boyzone have had 21 singles in the top 40 UK charts and 22 singles in the Irish charts. The group have had 6 UK number one singles and 9 number one singles in Ireland with 12 of their 24 singles in the UK being in the UK Top 2. Boyzone are one of the most successful bands in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In total, Boyzone had 19 top 5 singles on the Irish Singles Chart, 18 top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart, nine No. 1 Irish hit singles and six No. 1 UK hit singles and five No. 1 albums, with 25 million records sold by 2013 worldwide. They were put together in 1993 by Louis Walsh, who is also known for managing Johnny Logan and Westlife. Before even recording any material, Boyzone made an appearance on RTÉ's The Late Late Show. The group split in 1999. Boyzone made a comeback in 2007, originally with the intention of just touring. Gately died on 10 October 2009 of natural causes while on his holiday in the Spanish island of Majorca with his civil partner, Andrew Cowles.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Vocals 1993 2000
Lead Vocals 1993 2000
Lead Vocals 1993 2000
Shane Lynch
Vocals 1993 2000
Vocals 1993 2000

Albums

Album title Released Type
Said and Done 1994 Studio album
A Different Beat 1996 Studio album
Where We Belong 1998 Studio album
Brother 2010 Studio album

Starring TV roles

1. The Door

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
ITV
April 2nd, 2010 April 3rd, 2010 1 English

2. Coronation Street

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Ciaran McCarthy
ITV
ITV Granada
ITV HD
STV
UTV
December 9th, 1960 56
Emily Walton
Jake Hartley
Mia Cookson
Lorraine Hodgson
Amy Kelly
Harry McDermott
Adam Booth
Brooke Vincent
Naomi Radcliffe
Bruno Langley
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Marc Baylis
Maggie Jones
Oscar Hartley
Joseph Aston
John Savident
Michael Le Vell
Sair Khan
Alex Bain
Jaxon Beswick
Maddox Beswick
Amy Walton
English

Guest TV appearances

This Morning

Program genre

Talk show
Entertainment

External resources

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that has been broadcast on ITV since 1988.nThe show was devised by Granada Television and was first broadcast from studios at the Albert Dock in Liverpool, before relocating to The London Studios in 1996. This Morning airs live on weekdays from 10:30am until 12:30pm featuring news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and more similar features.nThe show's original hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan co-presented the show from 1988 until 2001, when they joined Channel 4. This Morning is one of the longest running daytime programmes on British television, and celebrated 25 years since the show began on 3 October 1988 with the programme returning to its original home in Liverpool.nThe show is currently presented by Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden from Monday to Thursday, and by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on Fridays. During the school summer holidays, Langsford and Holmes present the show, with Marvin and Rochelle Humes often taking over duties on Fridays.nHolly Willoughby, who normally hosts the show is currently on maternity leave.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S21-E168 May 11th, 2009

Awards won

2011 VIP Style Award for Most Stylish Man

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
VIP

Wikipedia

Check Keith Duffy on wikipedia.

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