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Tony Wilson

Anthony Howard "Tony" Wilson was an English record label owner, radio and television presenter, nightclub manager, impresario and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC. As the head of Factory Records and one of the owners of the infamous Hacienda nightclub, Wilson was the man behind some of Manchester's most successful bands and was known as Mr Manchester. His day job as a broadcaster saw him present programmes such as regional news show Granada Reports, music showcase So It Goes, World in Action, After Dark, Remote Control, Granada Upfront and the Politics Show to name but a few. His role in the music industry formed the basis of Michael Winterbottom's acclaimed film 24 Hour Party People.

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Feb 20, 1950 In Pendleton, Lancashire, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Law & Order 1978-04-06
Latest Project:
Movie Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché 2021-02-27
Known For
Poster of New Order: Decades
Poster of Factory: Manchester from Joy Division to Happy Mondays
Poster of New Order: The New Order Story
Poster of A Cock and Bull Story
Movie Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché Self (Archive Footage) 2021-02-27
Movie New Order: Decades Himself (Archive Footage) 2018-09-22
Movie The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World Self (archive footage) 2015-06-13
Movie Funny Up North Himself 2011-07-23
Movie The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead - A Classic Album Under Review 2008-06-10
Movie Joy Division Himself 2007-09-07
Movie Factory: Manchester from Joy Division to Happy Mondays Himself 2007-09-20
Movie Manchester Passion Himself 2006-04-14
Movie The Summer of Rave, 1989 Self 2006-01-01
Movie New Order: The New Order Story Himself 2006-05-09
Movie The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith Himself 2005-01-21
Movie A Cock and Bull Story Tony Wilson 2005-07-17
Movie The World's Fastest Indian Captain 2005-10-12
Series The Keith Barret Show Unknown 2004-07-05
Movie 24 Hour Party People Wheel of Fortune Director 2002-02-13
Movie The Alcohol Years Himself 2000-01-01
Movie The Frontline Himself, Reporter at Siege 1993-01-01
Movie New Order - Pumped Full of Drugs Himself 1985-05-02
Movie Factory: Play At Home Himself 1984-10-19
Movie Law & Order PO Evans 1978-04-06