Will Young is a British singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol. His debut...Read More
Will Young is a British singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol. His debut single, Anything Is Possible, was released two weeks after the show's finale and became the fastest-selling debut single in the United Kingdom. His debut album From Now On went to straight to number one. Friday's Child followed one year later and enjoyed greater popularity, eventually going platinum five times in the UK and spawning three top five singles. Achieving similar success, the album's successors include the multi-platinum Keep On and platinum Let It Go with his most recent release Echoes becoming his third UK number-one album. Young has embarked on numerous tours, acted on film, stage and television, participated in philanthropy and authored the two books Anything is Possible and On Camera, Off Duty.
Young added acting to his repertoire when he accepted a role in the BBC film Mrs. Henderson Presents, starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, in which he played Bertie. He starred in the Royal Exchange Theatre's production of The Vortex by Noël Coward as Nicky Lancaster. In October 2007 Young narrated an audio version of the Roald Dahl novel Danny, the Champion of the World. Young also appeared in the Marple drama The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side and guest starred in an episode of Skins in 2010. In 2011, he starred in drama series Bedlam.Read Less
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