Fast Facts

  • Met Graham Coxon, the lead guitarist of Blur, at school when he was 12.
  • Was a tea boy at the Beat Factory studio after leaving acting school after the first year.
  • His band Blur formed in 1989, and continued till 2003; the band reunited in 2009.
  • He created the virtual band Gorillaz in 1998.
  • Got an honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of East London in 2006.
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 New Year Honours.


  • Justine Frischmann — Ex-significant Other
  • Suzi Winstanley — Significant Other
  • Missy — Daughter
  • Keith Albarn — Father
  • Jessica — Sister
  • Hazel Albarn — Mother


  • Attended East 15 Acting School, Debden, Essex, England


  • Birth Place: Whitechapel, London, England
  • Profession: Musician, Record producer

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