Shane MacGowan

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Born in Kent, England, songwriter/poet Shane MacGowan lived in County Tipperary, Ireland for the first six years of his life, and moved back to London UK, where he attended Westminster School (and was later expelled for drug use). After a brief time with the Nips (77-79), Shane MacGowan formed the democratically operated Pogues, a successful '80s ... See full bio »

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Known For

Grosse Pointe Blank Soundtrack
Ladder 49 Soundtrack
Run All Night Soundtrack


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 2012 The Justice Collective: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Music Video short)
Shane MacGowan
 2011 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Shane MacGowan
- Stool (2011) ... Shane MacGowan
 2004 The Libertine
17th Century Bard (uncredited)
 1991 The Ghosts of Oxford Street (TV Movie)
Duke of York
 1987 Eat the Rich
 1987 Straight to Hell Returns
Bruno McMahon
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Alternate Names:

Shane McEwen | The Pogues | Pogues


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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We were beaten by two queens and a drum machine. (On "Fairytale of New York" being kept off the top spot in the UK charts by Pet Shop Boys) See more »


Winner of the 2004 Q Merit Award. See more »


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