Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal composer, lead singer and bass player of the 1970s/1980s rock band The Police.



Sting - Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, campaigner


Sting - Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner



Biography - Early life


Sumner was born in Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England, to Audrey Cowell and her husband, Ernest Sumner. He is the eldest of four children and has a brother, Philip, and two sisters, Angela and Anita. His father managed a dairy, and as a boy he would often assist him with the early morning milk delivery rounds. Sumner was raised in the Roman Catholic tradition, due to the influence of his paternal grandmother, who was from an Irish family.


He attended St. Cuthbert's Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne, and then the University of Warwick in Coventry, which he left after only one term. During this time, he would often sneak into nightclubs like the Club-A-Go-Go. Here, he would watch acts such as Jack Bruce and Jimi Hendrix who would later influence his music. After jobs as a bus conductor, a construction labourer and a tax officer, he attended Northern Counties Teachers' Training College, which later became part of Northumbria University, from 1971 to 1974. He then worked as a teacher at St. Paul's First School in Cramlington for two years.


From an early age, Sumner knew that he wanted to be a musician. His first music gigs were wherever he could get a job, performing evenings, weekends, and during vacations from college and teaching. He played with local jazz bands such as the Phoenix Jazzmen, the Newcastle Big Band, and Last Exit.



Origin of nickname


Sting has stated that he gained his nickname while with the Phoenix Jazzmen. He once performed wearing a black and yellow jersey with hooped stripes that bandleader Gordon Solomon had noted made him look like a bumblebee; thus Sumner became "Sting." He uses Sting almost exclusively, except on official documents. In a press conference filmed in the movie "Bring on the Night", he jokingly stated his children call him "Sting."



The Police


In January 1977, Sting moved from Newcastle to London, and soon thereafter he joined Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani (who was very soon replaced by Andy Summers) to form the new wave band The Police. Between 1978 and 1983, they released five chart-topping albums and won six Grammy Awards.


Although their initial sound was punk inspired, The Police soon switched to reggae-tinged rock and minimalist pop. Their last album, Synchronicity, which included their most successful song, "Every Breath You Take", was released in 1983. Another popular song of the Police is "Don't Stand So Close to Me" which made number 1.


While never formally breaking up, after Synchronicity, the group agreed to concentrate on solo projects. As the years went by, the band members, particularly Sting, increasingly dismissed the possibility of reforming. In 2007, however, the band reformed and announced a world tour.



Sting & The Police, the very best album cover


Sting & The Police



Early solo work


In September 1981, Sting made his first live solo appearance, performing on all four nights of the fourth Amnesty International benefit The Secret Policeman's Other Ball at the invitation of producer Martin Lewis. He performed solo versions of "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle", playing the guitar.


He also led an all-star band (dubbed "The Secret Police") on his own arrangement of Bob Dylan's, "I Shall Be Released". The band and chorus included Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, all of whom (except Beck) later worked together on Live Aid.


His performances were featured prominently in the album and movie of the show and drew Sting major critical attention. Sumner's participation in The Secret Policeman's Other Ball was the beginning of his growing involvement in raising money and consciousness for political and social causes.


In 1982 he released a solo single, Spread a Little Happiness from the Dennis Potter television play Brimstone and Treacle. The song was a re-interpretation of a song from the 1920s musical Mr. Cinders by Vivian Ellis, and was a surprise Top 20 hit in the UK.





Sting's first solo album, 1985's The Dream of the Blue Turtles, featured a cast of accomplished jazz musicians, including Kenny Kirkland, Darryl Jones, Omar Hakim, and Branford Marsalis. It included the hit single "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free". The single included a fan favorite non-LP track titled "Another Day". The album also yielded the hits "Fortress Around Your Heart", "Russians", and "Love is the Seventh Wave". Within a year, it reached Triple Platinum. This album would help Sting garner a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. The film and video "Bring On The Night" documented the formation of the band and its first concert in France.


Also in 1985, he sang the introduction and chorus to "Money for Nothing", a groundbreaking song by Dire Straits. He would perform this song with Dire Straits at the Live Aid Concert at Wembley Stadium. Sting also provided a short guest vocal performance on the Miles Davis album You're Under Arrest. He also sang backing vocals in Arcadia's single "The Promise" from their only album, "So Red The Rose". He also contributed a version of "Mack the Knife" to the Hal Willner-produced tribute album Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill.


Sting released ...Nothing Like the Sun in 1987, including the hit songs "We'll Be Together", "Fragile", "Englishman in New York", and "Be Still My Beating Heart", dedicated to his recently-deceased mother. It eventually went Double Platinum. The song "The Secret Marriage" from this album was adapted from a melody by German composer Hans Eisler, and "Englishman In New York" was about the eccentric writer Quentin Crisp. The album's title is taken from William Shakespeare's Sonnet.


Soon thereafter, in February 1988, he released Nada Como el Sol, a selection of five songs from Sun sung (by Sting himself) in Spanish and Portuguese. Sting was also involved in two other recordings in the late 1980s, the first in 1987 with noted jazz arranger Gil Evans who placed Sting in a big band setting for a live album of Sting's songs (the CD was not released in the U.S.), and the second on Frank Zappa's 1988 "Broadway The Hard Way" album, where Sting performs an unusual arrangement of "Murder By Numbers", set to the tune "Stolen Moments" by jazz composer Oliver Nelson, and "dedicated" to fundamentalist evangelist Jimmy Swaggart.


October 1988 saw the release of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Kent Nagano. It featured Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Ian McKellen and Sting in the role of the soldier.





Sting's 1991 album The Soul Cages was dedicated to his recently-deceased father and included the Top 10 song "All this Time" and the Grammy-winning "Soul Cages". The album eventually went Platinum. The following year, he married Trudie Styler and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in music from Northumbria University. In 1993, he released the album Ten Summoner's Tales, which went Triple Platinum in just over a year. The title is wordplay on his surname, Sumner and Geoffrey Chaucer's classic The Canterbury Tales. Concurrent video albums were released to support "Soul Cages" (a live concert) and "Ten Summoner's Tales" (recorded during the recording sessions for the album).


In May 1993, Sting released a cover of his own classic Police song from the Ghost in the Machine album, "Demolition Man" for the Demolition Man film.


Sting reached a pinnacle of success in 1994. Together with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, they performed the chart-topping song "All For Love" from the film The Three Musketeers. The song stayed at the top of the U.S. charts for five weeks and went Platinum; it is to date Sumner's only song from his post-Police career to top the U.S. charts. In February, he won two more Grammy Awards and was nominated for three more. The Berklee College of Music gave him his second honorary doctorate of music degree in May. In November, he released a greatest hits compilation called Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting, which eventually was certified Double Platinum.


Sting's 1996 album, Mercury Falling debuted strongly, but it dropped quickly on the charts. Yet, he reached the Top 40 with two singles the same year with "You Still Touch Me" (June) and "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" (December). During this period, Sumner was also recording music for the upcoming Disney film Kingdom of the Sun, which went on to be reworked into The Emperor's New Groove. The film went through drastic overhauls and plot changes, many of which were documented by Sumner's wife, Trudie Styler. She captured the moment Sumner was called by Disney who then informed him that his songs would not be used in the final film. The story was put into a final product: The Sweatbox, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Disney currently holds the rights to the film and will not grant its release. That same year Sting also released a little-known CD-ROM called All This Time, which was well ahead of its time in providing music, commentary and custom computer features describing Sumner and his music from his perspective.


Also in 1996, Sting provided some vocals for the Tina Turner single On Silent Wings as a part of her Wildest Dreams album, this peaked at #13 in the UK.


"Moonlight," a rare jazz performance by Sting for the 1995 remake of Sabrina, written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and John Williams, was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.


The Emperor's New Groove soundtrack was released, however, with complete songs from the previous version of the film, which included Rascall Flatts and Shawn Colvin. This is seen by many as a move on Disney's part to soothe the relationship with Sting and to keep open the door for future projects. The final single used to promote the film was "My Funny Friend and Me".



Sting as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in David Lynch's Dune (1984)


Sting as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in David Lynch's Dune (1984)





Sting's September 1999 album Brand New Day included the Top 40 hits "Brand New Day" and "Desert Rose" (Top 10). The album went Triple Platinum by January 2001. In 2000, he won Grammy Awards for Brand New Day and the song of the same name. At the awards ceremony, he performed "Desert Rose" with Cheb Mami. For his performance, the Arab-American Institute Foundation gave him the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Award. However, Sting was criticized for appearing in a Jaguar advertisement using "Desert Rose" as its backing track, particularly as he was a notable environmentalist.


In February 2001, he won another Grammy. His song "After The Rain Has Fallen" made it into the Top 40. His next project was to record a live album at his Tuscan villa, which was to be released as a CD and DVD, as well as being simulcast in its entirety on the internet. The CD and DVD were to be entitled "On such a night" and should feature re-workings of Sting favourites such as "Roxanne" and "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free.". The concert, however, was scheduled for September 11, 2001 and due to the terrorist attacks in America that same day, the project was altered in various ways. The webcast was shut down after one song (a reworked version of Fragile), after which Sting let it be up to the audience whether or not to continue with the show. Eventually they decided to go through with the concert, and the resultant album and DVD was released in November under a different title, "...All This Time". Both are dedicated "to all those who lost their lives on that day."


He performed a special arrangement of "Fragile" with Yo-Yo Ma and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.


In 2002 Sting won a Golden Globe Award and in June, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In the summer, Sting was awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 2003 with, he released Sacred Love, a studio album featuring collaborations with hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige and sitar maestro Anoushka Shankar. He and Blige won a Grammy for their duet, "Whenever I Say Your Name."


His autobiography Broken Music was published in October. Sting embarked on a Sacred Love tour in 2004 with performances by Annie Lennox. Sting went on the Broken Music tour, touring smaller venues, with a four piece band kicking off in Los Angeles on 28 March 2005 and ending this "College Tour" on 14 May 2005. Continuing with his involvement in Live Aid, he appeared at Live 8 in July 2005. During 2006, Sting collaborated with Roberto Livi in producing a Spanish language version of his cult classic "Fragile" entitled "Fragilidad" on the album "Rhythms Del Mondo" by Latino recording legends "The Buena Vista Sound" (previously known as the Buena Vista Social Club) available via


In October 2006, Sting released an album, to mixed reviews, entitled Songs from the Labyrinth featuring the music of John Dowland (an Elizabethan-era composer) and accompaniment from Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov. As a part of the promotion of this album, he appeared on the fifth episode of Studio 60 during which he performed a segment of Dowland's "Come Again" as well as his own "Fields of Gold" in the arrangement for voice and two archlutes. Reports surfaced in early 2007 that Sting would reunite with his former Police bandmates for a 30th anniversary tour. These rumours were confirmed by posts on the popular fanzine Stingus and on various other newswebsites such as De Standaard, Yahoo! etc.


On February 11, 2007, Sting reunited with the other members of the Police as the introductory act for the 2007 Grammy Awards, singing "Roxanne", and subsequently announced The Police Reunion Tour.



Acting career


Sting occasionally has ventured into acting. Notable film roles include:

  • The Ace Face, the King of The Mods, a.k.a. The Bell Boy in the movie adaptation of The Who album Quadrophenia (1979)

  • Martin Taylor, a drifter in Brimstone and Treacle (1982)

  • Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in the movie Dune (1984)

  • Mick, a black-marketeer in Plenty (1985)

  • Baron Frankenstein in The Bride (1985)

  • Himself in the documentary film Bring on the Night (1985)

  • A "heroic officer" in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

  • Finney, a nightclub owner in Stormy Monday (1988)

  • Daniel, British gentleman Julia and Julia (1988)

  • Fledge in The Grotesque (1995), in which he appears nude

  • Himself on The Simpsons episode Radio Bart (1992).

  • J.D., Eddie's father and owner of a bar, in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

  • Himself on the Vicar of Dibley Comic Relief special (2007).


Sting narrated the American premier of the musical Yanomamo (1983), by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon outlining problems that existed in the Amazon Rainforest. This was made into a film and later broadcast as Song of the Forest (currently available from WWF-UK). Other appearances on the stage and television include guest spots on Saturday Night Live and Ally McBeal. He also provided the voice of Zarm on the 1990s television show Captain Planet and the Planeteers. In 1989 he starred as Macheath (Mack the Knife) in the The Threepenny Opera, the classic 1928 German musical work by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in New York and Washington. He most recently appeared as a musical guest on the fictional series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.



Sting the musician on stage playing bass guitar


Sting the musician on stage





While with the Police, Sting wrote "Driven to Tears," a scathing diatribe against world hunger, and it preceded his work on Sir Bob Geldof's "Feed The World" project. Sumner sang on "Do They Know It's Christmas?" -- a hit single from Geldof's pop music super-group called "Band Aid" which eventually led to the Live Aid Concert in July of 1985, in which Sting also took part, performing with Branford Marsalis, Phil Collins, and with the group Dire Straits.


Throughout the 1980s, Sting strongly supported environmentalism and humanitarian movements, such as Amnesty International. In 1986 he was interviewed by the BBC about his support for Amnesty International and he stated: "I've been a member of Amnesty and a support member for five years, due to an entertainment event called The Secret Policeman's Ball and before that I did not know about Amnesty, I did not know about its work, I did not know about torture in the world."


His most high-profile contribution to the human-rights cause came in 1988, when he joined a team of major musicians and rising stars—-including Peter Gabriel and Bruce Springsteen—-assembled under the banner of Amnesty International for the six-week world Human Rights Now! Tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


In 1988, he released the single "They Dance Alone" which chronicled the plight of the wives and daughters of the disappeared, the innocent victims of the Pinochet regime in Chile. Unable to protest against the government about their missing loved ones, the women of Chile would pin photos of their relatives on their clothing, and dance in silent outrage against the government.


With his wife Trudie Styler and Raoni Metuktire, a Kayapó Indian leader in Brazil, Sumner founded the Rainforest Foundation to help save the rainforests. His support for these causes continues to this day, and includes an annual benefit concert held at New York's Carnegie Hall with Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor and other music superstars.


In the early 1990s, Sting performed with Don Henley and Billy Joel in New York's Madison Square Garden at The Concert for Walden Woods. He also took part in the post-9-11 rock telethon to raise money for the families of the victims of terror attacks in the United States, and performed at the Live 8 concert, the follow up to 1985's Live Aid Concert.


Sting is known to support cannabis reclassification in the United Kingdom. Following Tony Blair's intention to revoke the rescheduling of cannabis executed in January 2006, he has joined a list of prominent figures who have written to the Prime Minister urging him to keep cannabis as a class C drug. [1]



Personal life


Sting married actress Frances Tomelty from Northern Ireland, on 1 May 1976. Before they divorced in 1984, the couple had two children: Joseph (born 1976) and Fuchsia Catherine (born 1982). Joe is following in his father's musical footsteps and is a member of the band Fiction Plane.


In 1982, shortly after the birth of his second child, Sting separated from Tomelty and began living with actress (and later film producer) Trudie Styler. The couple eventually married in 1992. Sting and Styler have four children: Bridget Michael (a.k.a. "Mickey," born 1984), Jake (born 1985), Eliot Pauline (nicknamed "Coco", born 1990), and Giacomo Luke (born 1995).


Both of Sting's parents died from cancer in 1987. He did not, however, attend either funeral claiming that the media fuss would be a disrespect to his parents.


Sumner owns several homes worldwide, including Elizabethan manor house Lake House and its 60-acre country estate in Wiltshire, England, a country cottage in the Lake District, a New York City apartment, a beach house in Malibu, California, a 600-acre estate in Tuscany, Italy, and two properties in London: an apartment on the Mall and an 18th century terrace house in Highgate. [2] According to an interview he did for German television broadcaster NDR in 1996 Sumner chose a tree on the Lake House estate beside which he wishes to be buried someday.



 Sting on bass guitar


 Sting on Bass




  1. "Tele de tu vida, La" (1 episode, 2007)
        - Episode #1.9 (2007) TV Episode (writer: "Ellas danzan solas (Cueca Solas) (They Dance Alone)") (performer: "Ellas danzan solas (Cueca Solas) (They Dance Alone)")

  2. "The Office" (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
    ... aka The Office: US Version (Australia)
        - Phyllis' Wedding (2007) TV Episode (writer: "Roxanne", "Message in a Bottle", "Every Breath You Take", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Fields of Gold")
        - Casino Night (2006) TV Episode (writer: "Don't Stand So Close To Me")

  3. "The Simpsons" (1 episode, 2006)
        - Ice Cream of Margie: With the Light Blue Hair (2006) TV Episode (writer: "Money for Nothing")

  4. "Shminiya, Ha-" (4 episodes, 2006)
    ... aka The Eight (International: English title)
        - Ha-Ne'elamim (2006) TV Episode (performer: "Fortress Around You")
        - The Nocturnal Robbery (2006) TV Episode (performer: "Spread a Little Happiness")
        - The Spies (2006) TV Episode (performer: "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot")
        - Casio (2006) TV Episode (performer: "It's Probably Me")

  5. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (1 episode, 2006)
    ... aka Studio 60 (USA: informal alternative title)
        - The Long Lead Story (2006) TV Episode (writer: "Fields of Gold") (performer: "Come again", "Fields of Gold")

  6. Bewitched (2005) (writer: "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic")

  7. Racing Stripes (2005) (writer: "Taking The Inside Rail") (performer: "Taking The Inside Rail")

  8. "Independent Lens" (1 episode, 2005)
        - Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) TV Episode (writer: "Magic")

  9. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) (performer: "We'll Be Together")
    ... aka Bridget Jones 2 (UK: informal title)
    ... aka Bridget Jones: L'âge de raison (France)

  10. Bali: Hope in Paradise (2004) (writer: "If I ever lose my faith in you") (performer: "If I ever lose my faith in you")

  11. Beth - Palau de la música catalana (2004) (V) (writer: "Message in a Bottle", "Roxanne", "Every Breath U Take")

  12. The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV) (writer: "You Will Be My Ain True Love") (performer: "You Will Be My Ain True Love")

  13. 50 First Dates (2004) (writer: "Every Breath You Take")

  14. Tooth (2004) (writer: "Money for Nothing")

  15. Cold Mountain (2003) (arranger: "You Will Be My Ain True Love" (2003)) ("You Will Be My Ain True Love" (2003))

  16. The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) (performer: "Don't Walk Away")

  17. Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You (2002) (TV) (writer: "Roxanne" (live '82))

  18. Kate & Leopold (2001) (writer: "Until") (performer: "Until")

  19. "Clone, O" (2001) TV Series (unknown episodes)
    ... aka The Clone (USA)

  20. Rush Hour 2 (2001) (writer: "I'll Be Missing You" (AKA "Every Breath You Take"))

  21. Legally Blonde (2001) (writer: "Magic")

  22. Moulin Rouge! (2001) (writer: "EL TANGO DE ROXANNE (Medley)")

  23. "Ally McBeal" (1 episode, 2001)
        - Cloudy Skies, Chance of Parade (2001) TV Episode (performer: "Every Breath You Take")

  24. "The Sopranos" (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
        - Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood (2001) TV Episode (writer: "Every Breath You Take/Theme from Peter Gunn (Mr. Ruggerio's Remix)")
        - Pilot (1999) TV Episode ("I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying")

  25. The Emperor's New Groove (2000) (performer: "My Funny Friend and Me") (producer: "Perfect World"/"Perfect World Reprise")

  26. Red Planet (2000) (performer: "A Thousand Years")

  27. Greenfingers (2000) (writer: "Twenty Five To Midnight") (performer: "Twenty Five To Midnight")
    ... aka Jailbuds (Europe: English title: DVD box title)

  28. The Replacements (2000) (writer: "Every Breath You Take")

  29. Dolphins (2000) (writer: "Be Still My Beating Heart", "The Dolphin Song", "Englishman in New York", "Every Breath You Take", "Fields of Gold", "Fill Her Up", "Ghost Story", "Straight To My Heart", "When We Dance") (performer: "Be Still My Beating Heart", "The Dolphin Song", "Englishman in New York", "Every Breath You Take", "Fields of Gold", "Fill Her Up", "Ghost Story", "Straight To My Heart", "When We Dance")

  30. Bossa Nova (2000) (performer: "How Insensitive")

  31. Stille nach dem Schuß, Die (2000) (performer: "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free")
    ... aka Legend of Rita (USA)
    ... aka Rita's Legends (International: English title)
    ... aka The Legends of Rita (International: English title)

  32. Sting: The Brand New Day Tour - Live from the Universal Amphitheatre (2000) (V) (writer: "A Thousand Years") (performer: "A Thousand Years", "If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free)", "After The Rain Has Fallen", "We'll Be Together", "Perfect Love...Gone Wrong", "Seven Days", "Fill Her Up", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Ghost Story", "Moon Over Bourbon Street", "Englishman In New York", "Brand New Day", "Tomorrow We'll See", "Desert Rose", "Every Breath You Take", "Lithium Sunset", "Message In A Bottle", "Fragile") ("A Thousand Years", "If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free)", "After The Rain Has Fallen", "We'll Be Together", "Perfect Love...Gone Wrong", "Seven Days", "Fill Her Up", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Ghost Story", "Moon Over Bourbon Street", "Englishman In New York", "Brand New Day", "Tomorrow We'll See", "Desert Rose", "Every Breath You Take", "Lithium Sunset", "Message In A Bottle", "Fragile")

  33. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) (performer: "THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND")

  34. Simply Irresistible (1999) (writer: "Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic")
    ... aka Einfach unwiderstehlich (Germany)

  35. The Mighty (1998) (writer: "The Mighty" (1998)) (performer: "The Mighty" (1998))

  36. The X Files (1998) (writer: "Invisible Sun") (performer: "Invisible Sun")
    ... aka Aux frontières du réel (Canada: French title)
    ... aka The X-Files (USA: closing credits title)

  37. The Object of My Affection (1998) (performer: "You Were Meant for Me")

  38. The Wedding Singer (1998) (writer: "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic")

  39. Conspiracy Theory (1997) (writer: "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic")

  40. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) (writer: "Every Breath You Take")

  41. Sånt är livet (1996) (music: "Every Breath You Take") (lyrics: "Every Breath You Take")
    ... aka Sånn er livet (Norway)
    ... aka Such Is Life

  42. The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996) (writer: "The Bed's Too Big Without You") (performer: "The Bed's Too Big Without You") (producer: "The Bed's Too Big Without You")

  43. White Squall (1996) (writer: "VALPARISO") (performer: "VALPARISO")

  44. Sabrina (1995) (performer: "Moonlight")
    ... aka Sabrina (Germany)

  45. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) (writer: "Spirits in the Material World") (performer: "Spirits in the Material World")
    ... aka Ace Ventura Goes to Africa

  46. Copycat (1995) (lyrics: "Murder by Numbers" (1983))

  47. Leaving Las Vegas (1995) (performer: "Angel Eyes", "It's A Lonesome Old Town", "My One and Only Love")
    ... aka Leaving Las Vegas (France)

  48. Léon (1994) (writer: "Shape Of My Heart") (performer: "Shape Of My Heart")
    ... aka Leon (UK)
    ... aka The Cleaner
    ... aka The Professional (USA)

  49. Terminal Velocity (1994) (writer: "THIS COWBOY SONG") (performer: "THIS COWBOY SONG")

  50. "Beavis and Butt-Head" (1 episode, 1994)
        - Date Bait (1994) TV Episode (performer: "All for Love")

  51. Your Personal Best with Elle MacPherson (1994) (V) (writer: "Fields of Gold")
    ... aka Elle Macpherson: The Body Workout (UK)

  52. The Three Musketeers (1993) (performer: "All For Love")

  53. Demolition Man (1993) (writer: "Demolition Man") (performer: "Demolition Man")

  54. The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992) (writer: "Every Breath You Take")

  55. Man Trouble (1992) (writer: "EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE")

  56. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) (lyrics: "It's Probably Me") (performer: "It's Probably Me")

  57. Regarding Henry (1991) (writer: "WALKING ON THE MOON")

  58. Desperately Seeking Roger (1991) (TV) (writer: "Englishman in New York") (performer: "Englishman in New York")

  59. Another 48 Hrs. (1990) (writer: "ROXANNE")
    ... aka Another 48 Hours (Philippines: English title)

    ... aka The Vidiot from UHF

  61. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) (arranger: "SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME")

  62. Live Aid (1985) (TV) ("Money for Nothing")

  63. Bachelor Party (1984) ("Rehumanize Yourself")

  64. Risky Business (1983) (writer: "EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE")

  65. Party Party (1983) (performer: "Tutti Frutti", "Need Your Love So Bad")

  66. Brimstone & Treacle (1982) (performer: "Only You", "Spread a Little Happiness")

  67. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1981) (performer: "Roxanne", "Message in a bottle")

  1. "Great Performances" (1 episode, 2007)
        - Sting: Songs from the Labyrinth (2007) TV Episode

  2. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" .... Musical Guest / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
    ... aka Studio 60 (USA: informal alternative title)
        - The Wrap Party (2006) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Musical Guest
        - The Long Lead Story (2006) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Studio 60 Musical Guest

  3. Christmas in Rockefeller Center (2006) (TV)

  4. "Saturday Night Live" .... Musical Guest / ... (6 episodes, 1987-1999)
    ... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: first season title)
    ... aka SNL (USA: informal title)
    ... aka SNL 25 (USA: alternative title)
    ... aka Saturday Night (USA: second season title)
    ... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: sixth season title)
        - Episode #25.6 (1999) TV Episode .... Musical Guest
        - Episode #22.15 (1997) TV Episode .... Host
        - Episode #21.14 (1996) TV Episode .... Musical Guest
        - Bill Murray/Sting (1993) TV Episode .... Musical Guest
        - Sting (1991) TV Episode .... Host/Musical Guest
          (1 more)

  5. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) .... JD
    ... aka Two Smoking Barrels (USA)

  6. "WCW Monday Nitro" .... Sting (1 episode, 1995)
    ... aka WCW Monday Nitro Live!
    ... aka World Championship Wrestling Monday Nitro (USA)
        - Episode #1.6 (1995) TV Episode .... Sting

  7. The Grotesque (1995) .... Fledge
    ... aka Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (USA)
    ... aka Grave Indiscretion (USA: video title)

  8. Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy (1994) (TV) .... Narrator

  9. Coca Cola Pop Music Backstage Pass to Summer (1991) (TV) .... Performer

  10. "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" (1990) TV Series .... Zarm (unknown episodes, 1990-1992)
    ... aka The New Adventures of Captain Planet (USA: fourth season title)

  11. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) .... Heroic Officer
    ... aka Abenteuer des Baron von Münchhausen, Die (West Germany)

  12. Stormy Monday (1988) .... Finney

  13. Giulia e Giulia (1987) .... Daniel Osler
    ... aka Julia and Julia (USA)

  14. Plenty (1985) .... Mick

  15. The Bride (1985/I) .... Baron Charles Frankenstein

  16. Ligmalion: A Musical for the 80s (1985) (TV)
    ... aka Ligmalion (UK: short title)

  17. Dune (1984) .... Feyd-Rautha

  18. Brimstone & Treacle (1982) .... Martin Taylor

  19. Artemis 81 (1981) (TV) .... Helith

  20. Radio On (1980) .... Just Like Eddie

  21. Quadrophenia (1979) .... Ace Face
    ... aka Quadrophenia: A Way of Life (UK: reissue title)

  1. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) (executive producer)

Miscellaneous Crew:
  1. Bring on the Night (1985) (music producer)
    ... aka Sting: Bring on the Night (Europe: English title: video title)

  1. The Trial of Tony Blair (2007) (TV) (thanks)

  2. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) (thanks)
    ... aka Joan of Arc (Australia) (UK)
    ... aka Jeanne d'Arc (France)

  3. Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda (1996) (TV) (thanks)

  4. Leaving Las Vegas (1995) (special thanks)
    ... aka Leaving Las Vegas (France)


Sting - Gordon Sumner



  1. "The Vicar of Dibley" .... Himself (1 episode, 2007)
        - Comic Relief Special (2007) TV Episode .... Himself

  2. "Corazón de..." .... Himself (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
        - Episode dated 13 February 2007 (2007) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 5 December 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 2 November 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 23 January 2006 (????) TV Episode .... Himself

  3. "Breakfast" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
        - Episode dated 4 December 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself

  4. "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
    ... aka Live with Regis (USA: new title)
    ... aka Live with Regis & Kelly (USA: new title)
        - Episode dated 6 November 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself

  5. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006) .... Himself

  6. "The Culture Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
        - Episode #4.1 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself

  7. "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2006)
        - Episode dated 27 September 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 15 December 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself

  8. JCPenney Jam: The Concert for America's Kids (2006) (TV) .... Himself - Performer

  9. Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006) .... Himself

  10. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2006) (TV) .... Himself

  11. Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests (2006) (V) .... Himself

  12. Deleted 'Dune' (2006) (V) (uncredited) .... Feyd Rautha

  13. Live 8: A Bittersweet Symphony (2005) (TV) .... Himself

  14. Live 8: Twenty Years Ago Today (2005) (TV) .... Himself

  15. Live 8 (2005) (TV) .... Himself

  16. "Late Show with David Letterman" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
    ... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts)
    ... aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title)
        - Episode dated 13 May 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 4 March 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Himself

  17. All We Are Saying (2005) (TV) .... Himself

  18. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" .... Himself (1 episode, 2005)
        - Episode dated 25 March 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself

  19. All I Want: A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright (2005) (TV) .... Himself

  20. George Michael: A Different Story (2005) .... Himself

  21. Brit Awards 2005 (2005) (TV) .... Congratulate for Bob Geldof

  22. "TV total" .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)
        - Episode dated 20 December 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Himself

  23. "Richard & Judy" .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)
        - Episode dated 15 December 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Himself

  24. "McEnroe" .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)
        - Music Special (2004) TV Episode .... Himself

  25. SingStar Party (2004) (VG) (as the Police) .... Himself

  26. Band Aid: The Song That Rocked the World (2004) (TV) .... Himself

  27. The Secret Policeman's Ball: The Music Edition (2004) (V) .... Himself

  28. "Great Performances" .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)
        - John Lennon's Jukebox (2004) TV Episode .... Himself

  29. "Tout le monde en parle" .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)
        - Episode dated 29 May 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Himself

  30. "This Morning" .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)
    ... aka This Morning with Richard and Judy (UK: informal title)
        - Episode dated 19 May 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Himself

  31. "Anke Late Night" .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)
        - Episode #1.1 (2004) TV Episode .... Himself

  32. "Jeremy Vine Meets..." .... Himself (1 episode, 2004)
        - Episode #1.3 (2004) TV Episode .... Himself

  33. Bob Geldof: Saint or Singer? (2004) (TV) .... Himself

  34. "The South Bank Show" .... Himself (2 episodes, 1996-2004)
        - John Lennon's Jukebox (2004) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Sting (1996) TV Episode .... Himself

  35. The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV) .... Himself - Co-presenter: Best Score/Performer: 'You Will Be My Ain True Love'

  36. The 46th Annual Grammy Awards (2004) (TV) .... Himself - Performer of The Beatles 40th and 'Roxanne'

  37. Live from the Red Carpet: The 2004 Grammy Awards (2004) (TV) .... Himself

  38. The 2003 Billboard Music Awards (2003) (TV)

  39. "Top of the Pops" .... Himself (6 episodes, 1979-2003)
    ... aka All New Top of the Pops (UK)
    ... aka TOTP
        - Episode dated 25 December 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 5 December 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 1 March 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 26 May 1983 (1983) TV Episode (as The Police) .... Himself
        - Episode dated 10 December 1981 (1981) TV Episode (as The Police) .... Himself

  40. The Words and Music of 'Cold Mountain' (2003) (TV) .... Himself

  41. "TROS TV Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
    ... aka TV show op reis, De (Netherlands)
        - Episode dated 19 December 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself

  42. "The Late Late Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
        - Episode dated 12 December 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself

  43. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2003)
        - Episode dated 11 December 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 13 December 2001 (2001) TV Episode .... Himself

  44. A Journey to 'Cold Mountain' (2003) (TV) .... Himself

  45. 50º edición de los premios Ondas (2003) (TV) .... Himself - Winner & Performer

  46. "Parkinson" .... Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
        - Episode dated 22 November 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 17 December 1999 (1999) TV Episode .... Himself

  47. "Children in Need" .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
        - Episode dated 21 November 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself

  48. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2003) (TV)

  49. "Unsere Besten" .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
        - Wer ist der größte Deutsche? (2003) TV Episode .... Himself

  50. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
    ... aka Oprah (USA: short title)
        - Episode dated 28 October 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself

  51. "God kveld Norge" .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
        - Episode dated 11 October 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself

  52. Sting: Inside - The Songs of Sacred Love (2003) (TV) .... Sting

  53. Everest: The Mountain at the Millennium, Vol. 1 (2003) (V) .... Host

  54. "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
        - Episode #5.2 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself

  55. "Top of the Pops 2" .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
        - Episode dated 23 April 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself

  56. Super Bowl XXXVII (2003) (TV) .... Himself (Halftime Performer)

  57. The Sweatbox (2002) .... Himself

  58. Chris Botti & Friends: Night Sessions Live in Concert (2002) (V) .... Himself

  59. The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV) .... Himself - Performer: 'Until'

  60. Pride of Britain Awards 2002 (2002) (TV) .... Presenter

  61. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2002) (TV) .... Himself

  62. Brit Awards 2002 (2002) (TV) .... Performer/Himself

  63. "Musikbutikken" .... Himself (1 episode, 2002)
        - Episode dated 16 February 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Himself

  64. XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002) (TV) .... Performer

  65. Pavarotti & Friends 2002 for Angola (2002) (TV) .... Guest Performer
    ... aka Pavarotti & Friends for Angola, from the parco Novi Sad in Modena (Italy)

  66. 2002 (2001) (TV) .... Himself

  67. "Mad TV" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)
        - Episode #7.10 (2001) TV Episode .... Himself

  68. "Today" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)
    ... aka NBC News Today (USA: promotional title)
    ... aka The Today Show (USA)
        - Episode dated 7 December 2001 (2001) TV Episode .... Himself

  69. My VH1 Music Awards (2001) (TV) .... Himself (performer)

  70. Being Mick (2001) (TV) .... Himself

  71. "Wetten, dass..?" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)
        - Wetten, dass..? aus Böblingen (2001) TV Episode .... Himself

  72. "CD:UK" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)
        - Episode dated 10 November 2001 (2001) TV Episode .... Himself

  73. "Operación triunfo" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)
    ... aka O.T. (Spain: promotional abbreviation)
        - Episode dated 5 November 2001 (2001) TV Episode .... Himself

  74. "Mundo VIP" .... Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
        - Show nº277 (2001) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Show nº175 (1999) TV Episode .... Himself

  75. "The Nightmare Room" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)
        - Tangled Web (2001) TV Episode .... Himself

  76. America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001) (TV) .... Himself (performer)

  77. All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! (2001) .... Himself
    ... aka All Access (USA: short title)
    ... aka All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Presented by Certs (USA: complete title)

  78. "Ally McBeal" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)
        - Cloudy Skies, Chance of Parade (2001) TV Episode .... Himself

  79. The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001) (TV) .... Himself - Performer: 'My Funny Friend and Me'

  80. "Top Ten" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
        - 1981 (2001) TV Episode .... Himself
        - 1980 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself

  81. Sting... All This Time (2001) (V) .... Vocals, Bass and Guitar

  82. "Good Morning Australia" .... Himself (1 episode, 2000)
    ... aka G.M.A. (Australia: short title)
        - Episode dated 22 November 2000 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself

  83. The Beatles Revolution (2000) (TV) .... Himself

  84. "Rove Live" .... Himself (1 episode, 2000)
        - Episode #1.6 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself

  85. "Howard Stern" .... Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2000)
        - Episode dated 22 September 2000 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 3 March 1997 (1997) TV Episode .... Himself

  86. "The Howard Stern Radio Show" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2000)
        - Episode dated 16 September 2000 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 11 March 2000 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself

  87. "HermanSIC" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2000)
        - Episode dated 4 June 2000 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 22 April 2000 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself

  88. "Dale's All Stars" .... Himself (1 episode, 2000)
        - Episode dated 12 April 2000 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself

  89. "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" .... Himself (1 episode, 2000)
    ... aka The Late Late Show (USA: short title)
        - Episode dated 3 February 2000 (2000) TV Episode .... Himself

  90. Sting: The Brand New Day Tour - Live from the Universal Amphitheatre (2000) (V) .... Himself

  91. VH1: Men Strike Back (2000) (TV) .... Performer

  92. "FanClub" .... Himself (1 episode)
        - Sting (????) TV Episode .... Himself

  93. MTV Video Music Awards 2000 (2000) (TV) .... Himself

  94. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" .... Himself (1 episode, 1999)
        - Episode dated 27 November 1999 (1999) TV Episode .... Himself

  95. "Behind the Music" .... Himself (1 episode, 1999)
    ... aka VH1's Behind the Music (USA)
        - Sting (1999) TV Episode .... Himself

  96. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" .... Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
        - Episode dated 30 September 1999 (1999) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 4 March 1997 (1997) TV Episode .... Himself

  97. "VH1's Karaoke Cabaret" (1999) TV Series .... Himself - Guest

  98. "Des O'Connor Tonight" .... Himself (1 episode, 1999)
        - Episode dated 3 September 1999 (1999) TV Episode .... Himself

  99. The Making of 'The Mighty' (1999) (V) .... Himself

  100. Elton John: With a Little Help from My Friends (1999) (TV) .... Himself

  101. WCW Superstar Series: Mayhem (1999) (V) .... Himself

  102. Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (1999) (TV) .... Himself

  103. Tina Turner: Celebrate Live 1999 (1999) (V) .... Himself
    ... aka Happy Birthday Tina! (UK: TV title)

  104. The X-Files Movie Special (1998) (TV) .... Himself

  105. Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music (1998) (TV) .... Himself
    ... aka VH1 Divas Live (USA: short title)

  106. Twentieth Century Blues: The Songs of Noël Coward (1998) (V) .... Himself

  107. All-Star Concert for Montserrat (1997) (TV) .... Himself

  108. An Audience with Elton John (1997) (TV) .... Himself

  109. The 39th Annual Grammy Awards (1997) (TV) .... Himself

  110. MTV Video Music Awards 1997 (1997) (TV) .... Himself - Performer

  111. "On Tour" (1997) TV Series .... Himself (unknown episodes)

  112. Music for Montserrat (1997) (V) .... Himself

  113. Sting in Vietnam (1996) (TV) .... Himself

  114. "The Larry Sanders Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 1996)
        - Where Is the Love? (1996) TV Episode .... Himself

  115. "TFI Friday" .... Himself (1 episode, 1996)
    ... aka Thank Four It's Friday
        - Episode dated 22 November 1996 (1996) TV Episode .... Himself

  116. "Lo + plus" .... Himself (1 episode, 1996)
        - Episode dated 23 April 1996 (1996) TV Episode .... Himself

  117. "Clive Anderson Talks Back" .... Himself (1 episode, 1996)
        - Episode #10.12 (1996) TV Episode .... Himself

  118. I Want My MTV (1996) (V) .... Himself

  119. Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda (1996) (TV) .... Himself

  120. The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special (1995) (TV) .... Himself

  121. "The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer" .... Himself (1 episode, 1995)
        - Muscle Chemicals (1995) TV Episode .... Himself

  122. The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 9 (1995) (TV) .... Himself
    ... aka Punk

  123. The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 (1994) (V) .... Himself

  124. Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I (1994) (V) .... Himself (Performer)

  125. 41º edición de los premios Ondas (1994) (TV) .... Himself

  126. "Aspel & Company" .... Himself (2 episodes, 1988-1993)
        - Episode #10.6 (1993) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode #6.1 (1988) TV Episode .... Himself

  127. Sting: Ten Summoners Tales (1993) (V)

  128. Branford Marsalis: The Music Tells You (1992) .... Himself
    ... aka The Music Tells You (USA: short title)

  129. "The Simpsons" .... Himself (1 episode, 1992)
        - Radio Bart (1992) TV Episode (voice) .... Himself

  130. Pavarotti & Friends (1992) (TV) .... Guest performer

  131. Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991) (TV) .... Himself

  132. Sting: The Soul Cages Concert (1991) (V) .... Himself

  133. "Unplugged" .... Himself (1 episode, 1991)
    ... aka MTV Unplugged
        - Sting Unplugged (1991) TV Episode .... Himself

  134. Sting at the Hollywood Bowl (1991) (TV) .... Performer

  135. Resident Alien (1990) .... Himself
    ... aka Resident Alien: Quentin Crisp in America

  136. "Famous Last Words" (1990) TV Series .... Himself (unknown episodes)
    ... aka Famous Last Words with Kurt Loder (USA: long title)

  137. Dance of Hope (1989) .... Himself

  138. Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute (1988) (TV) .... Himself

  139. "Programa Piloto" .... Himself (1 episode, 1988)
        - Episode #1.3 (1988) TV Episode .... Himself

  140. The Police: Every Breath You Take - The Videos (1987) (V) .... Himself

  141. The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday (1986) (TV) .... Performer

  142. "The Tube" .... Performer (1 episode, 1986)
        - Episode dated 28 March 1986 (1986) TV Episode .... Performer

  143. Bring on the Night (1985) .... Himself
    ... aka Sting: Bring on the Night (Europe: English title: video title)

  144. "Late Night with David Letterman" .... Himself (1 episode, 1985)
        - Episode dated 5 November 1985 (1985) TV Episode .... Himself

  145. MTV Video Music Awards 1985 (1985) (TV) .... Himself - Performer

  146. Live Aid (1985) (TV) .... Himself

  147. The Police: Synchronicity Concert (1984) (V) .... Himself - Bass, Lead Vocals

  148. "Cheggers Plays Pop" .... Himself (1 episode, 1983)
        - Episode #6.7 (1983) TV Episode (as The Police) .... Himself

  149. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982) .... Himself

  150. Police: Around the World (1982) (V) .... Himself

  151. Urgh! A Music War (1981) .... Himself (The Police vocalist/bassist)

  152. "Aplauso" .... Himself (1 episode, 1980)
        - Episode dated 20 December 1980 (1980) TV Episode (as The Police) .... Himself

  153. Punk and Its Aftershocks (1980) (as The Police) .... Himself
    ... aka British Rock (UK)
    ... aka British Rock - Ready for the 80s (West Germany)

  154. "Musikladen" (1 episode, 1980)
        - Episode #1.52 (1980) TV Episode (as The Police)

Archive Footage:
  1. "Tele de tu vida, La"
        - Episode #1.16 (2007) TV Episode .... Himself

  2. "Loops!"
        - Episode dated 17 October 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself

  3. "CD:UK"
        - Episode dated 25 March 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself

  4. Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out (2006) .... Himself

  5. 50 y más (2005) (TV) .... Himself

  6. "80s"
        - Episode #1.6 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode #1.5 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode #1.3 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself

  7. 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV) .... Billy Idol

  8. MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 (2003) (TV) .... Himself

  9. The Filth and the Fury (2000) .... Himself

  10. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (1999) (TV) .... Billy Idol

  11. The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) (TV) (uncredited) .... Himself

  12. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998) (TV) (uncredited) .... Billy Idol

  13. Al TV (1988) (TV) .... Himself





  • Sting was the artist's inspiration for the physical appearance of the character John Constantine in the Hellblazer comic book series. This resemblance was not carried over to the 2005 film adaptation of the series, Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves.

  • Sting was a fan and frequent passenger of British Airways' supersonic Concorde. He appeared in several documentaries and publications as an unofficial spokesperson for the high-speed service, during both its November 2001 relaunch (following a crash and the subsequent grounding of the aircraft) as well as the service's October 2003 retirement.

  • The song "Russians" from The Dream of the Blue Turtles used a theme (Suite from Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60) by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Sting subsequently served as narrator for Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy, one of the many versions of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf that have been recorded by celebrities. In the official VHS release of the Synchronicity Tour, at the very beginning just before the performance, Sting can be heard playing ad-lib tunes on his bass, and the Cat Tune from Peter and the Wolf can be clearly recognised.

  • A species of Colombian tree frog, Dendropsophus stingi (renamed from Hyla stingi in 2005), was named after him in recognition of his "commitment and efforts to save the rain forest" (Kaplan 1994).

  • To keep physically fit, for years Sting ran five miles a day, and performed aerobics. However, around 1990 he met Danny Paradise who introduced him to yoga. Soon after, Sting began practicing yoga regularly. His practice consists primarily of an Ashtanga Vinyasa series, though he has experimented with other forms.

  • Although Sting famously claimed to have had long bouts of tantric sex with his wife, he has more recently said that it was a dinner-party joke that took on a life of its own. This "tantric sex" would be immortalized in Barenaked Ladies' 1998 smash hit "One Week", stating "Like Sting, I'm tantric..."

  • Sting has his own signature Fender Precision Bass, but over the years, has played a variety of basses, including a fretless Fender Precision Bass, a 1960s Fender Jazz Bass, a fretless Ibanez Musician Bass, a Spector NS-1, a Steinberger L2, a Framus electric double bass, and several others.

  • 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo is named after Sting's son.

  • Wrote the song Lullaby To An Anxious Child for his son Giacomo. Released the song on the You Still Touch Me CD Maxi Single in 1996.

  • Sting has recorded a version of his song A Thousand Years with the fado singer Mariza

  • In a music video of 'We'll be together', Sting was wearing a home-made jumper of Belgian Comic character, Tintin and Snowy.




  • 2003 Autobiography Broken Music, Simon & Schuster, 

  • 2005 Biography Sting and I, James Berryman, John Blake, ISBN 1-84454-107-X

  • 1998 Biography Sting - Demolition Man, Christopher Sandford, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN 0-316-64372-6

  • M. Kaplan (1994). "A new species of frog of the genus Hyla from the Cordillera Oriental in northern Columbia with comments on the taxonomy of Hyla minuta". Journal of Herpetology 28 (1): 79–87. 











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