Murray Headwas born as Murray Seafield Saint-George Head, on March 5, 1946, in London, England. Murrayís parents were Seafield Head, who was a documentary maker, and his mother was Helen Shingler, an actress who played as Mme. Maigret with Rupert Davies in the television series called Maigret. He had one brother who was younger than him named, Anthony Head, and was the star in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Murray began acting and writing songs when he was young and by the mid 1960's he had a London recording contract. He had limited success until he was asked to play the part of Judas Iscariot on the original album version of Jesus Christ Superstar. He sang the hit called, Superstar. He also starred in the British movie called, The Family Way, in 1966, which also starred Haley Mills and her dad, John Mills. Murray also got the leading role in the movie, Sunday Bloody Sunday, in 1971, and this movie was nominated for an Oscar Award. Other stars in this movie were Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson. He released a single called, Say It Ainít So Joe, in 1975. Other than the single, he was not seen much during the next ten years. He was in the spotlight again in 1984 when he portrayed the American in the concept album for the musical called, Chess. He was the lead vocalist in the song One Night In Bangkok, for the Chess musical. He received very little attention in the U. K. after that, but he received a lot of attention in France because he could speak French and he released a number of albums in French. He is also popular in Canada with his French albums.
Murray has appeared recently as Cindyís father in the musical comedy called, Cindy, which is based on the Cinderella story. He has also starred on Judge John Deed, The Bill and Casualty. He played as an artist known as Jack Hollins on ITVís show called, Heartbeat, from 2005 to 2006. He has released a total of 16 albums and 33 singles during his singing and acting career and it looks like he isnít finished yet. Time will tell which his next move will be and whether he will release more music and do more acting.
Murray has made his mark in the acting and singing world and has many fans around the world. He has been in show business in one form or another since he was only a young child. Many artists have not crossed their careers with both music and acting but it has worked well for Murray. His combination of acting and singing gives him the edge some may not have.
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