Ian Curtis Net Worth

Ian Curtis Biography

Who’s Ian Curtis: Ian Kevin Curtis was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He’s most widely known as the business lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Pleasure Division. Pleasure Division released their debut album, Unfamiliar Pleasures, in 1979 and recorded their follow-up, Closer, in 1980. In those days, he was 19 and she was 18. He was raised in Macclesfield in Cheshire. Achievement: There is absolutely no info regarding awards. Not surprisingly, he had not been a devoted pupil and didn’t additional his education beyond O-level Interesting Facts: Ian’s 1st (and last) “proper” work was as a civil servant for the Manpower Solutions Commission, in the beginning in Manchester and later on in Macclesfield. She is a professional photographer. Personal Life: On 23 August 1975, Curtis wedded a college friend, Deborah Woodruff at St Thomas’ Church, Henbury. Early Existence (Childhood): Curtis was created at the Memorial Medical center in Stretford, Lancashire. Their daughter Natalie was created on 16 April 1979. His life and loss of life offers been dramatized in the movies 24 Hour Party People in 2002 and Control in 2007. He was awarded a scholarship at age 11 by the King’s School, Macclesfield.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameIan Curtis
DiedMay 18, 1980, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Height1.85 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Songwriter
SpouseDeborah Curtis
ChildrenNatalie Curtis
ParentsDoreen Curtis, Kevin Curtis
SiblingsCarole Curtis
Music GroupsJoy Division
NominationsNME Award for Best Book

Interesting Facts

1 Is portrayed by Sam Riley in Control (2007).
2 Is portrayed by Sean Harris in 24 Hour Party People (2002).
3 A list of Joy Division fans reads like a who's who of alternative rock: Thom Yorke, Trent Reznor, Perry Farrell, Kurt Cobain, Maynard James Keenan, Billy Corgan, Moby, Martin Gore, Bono, and Robert Smith, just to name a few die-hards.
4 On 7 January, 2005, it was announced that the film based on Deborah Curtis's memoir, "Touching from a Distance", will commence production this year in Manchester; backed by US-based Claraflora, the film, with a working title of "Control", will be written by Matt Greenhalgh and directed by renowned photographer Anton Corbijn, and co-produced by Deborah Curtis and Factory Records founder Tony Wilson.
5 Ian's widow, Deborah, penned a biography of her late husband in 1995 titled 'Touching from a Distance.' The movie rights were bought by Double A Films in 2001, and Michael Stock was brought on to write to direct the film.
6 His second (and final) album with Joy Division - 'Closer' - is considered one of the darkest and most haunting albums in music history. The lyrics largely document Curtis's emotional turmoil leading up to his suicide.
7 Hanged himself in his kitchen.
8 Father of Natalie Curtis (b. 1979).
9 Attempted suicide on April 8, 1980, but was released from a psychiatric hospital the following day so he could perform at a Joy Division gig. The show was cancelled due to his fragile state, and riots broke out. His distress over the rioting and guilt over an affair he had with a woman named Annick Honore contributed to his deteriorating mental state.
10 Suffered from epilepsy and depression. Several times in his life he had to be carried offstage due to epileptic seizures he suffered during concerts.


1 Baritone singing voice


1 All my lyrics are open to interpretation by the individual and imply many different meanings, therefore their relevance is purely subjective.



Stranger Things 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 2016 writer: "Ceremony", "Atmosphere"
Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Califórnia 2015 writer: "Transmission", "Ceremony"
American Horror Story 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Halt and Catch Fire 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love 2015 Short writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - as Curtis
Gotham 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Equalizer 2014 writer: "New Dawn Fades"
The Face of an Angel 2014 writer: "Atmosphere"
Styria 2014 writer: "Means to an End" - as Ian Kevin Curtis
Eshche odin god 2014 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - as Curtis I. K.
Parenthood 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Trap for Cinderella 2013 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - as Curtis
Reason to Kill 2013 Short writer: "New Dawn Fades"
Girls Against Boys 2012 writer: "She's Lost Control"
Anton Corbijn Inside Out 2012 Documentary writer: "Atmosphere", "Disorder" - as Curtis
ACAB - All Cops Are Bastards 2012 writer: "New Dawn Fades"
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Les géants 2011 writer: "No Love Lost"
Misfits 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Night Stand 2010 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
The Trip 2010/I writer: "Atmosphere" - as Curtis
Happiness Runs 2010 writer: "Atmosphere" - as Ian Kevin Curtis
Criminal Minds 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 2009 TV Movie documentary writer: "Atmosphere" - as Ian Kevin Curtis
Skins 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Awaydays 2009 writer: "Insight", "24 Hours", "Decades" uncredited
American Dad! 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
While She Was Out 2008 writer: "Day Of The Lords"
They Came from Manchester: Five Decades of Mancunian Pop 2008 TV Movie writer: "She's Lost Control"
Pigerne mod drengene 2008 TV Series writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Joy Division 2007 Documentary writer: "Decades", "Exercise One", "You're No Good For Me", "At a Later Date", "No Love Lost", "Digital", "Shadowplay", "Interlude", "Interzone", "Insight", "New Dawn Fades", "Disorder", "I Remember Nothing", "She's Lost Control", "Transmission", "Wilderness", "These Days", "Dead Souls", "Atmosphere", "Autosuggestion", "Day of the Lords", "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Atrocity Exhibition", "Heart and Soul", "Eternal", "Isolation" - as Curtis
Control 2007 "No Love Lost", "Leaders of Men", "Digital", "Transmission", "Insight", "She's Lost Control", "Candidate", "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Isolation", "Dead Souls", "Disorder", "Atmosphere", "Shadowplay"
The Signal 2007 writer: "Atmosphere" - as Ian Kevin Curtis
Grey's Anatomy 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Reprise 2006 writer: "New Dawn Fades"
Marie Antoinette 2006 writer: "Ceremony"
Red Road 2006 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - as Curtis
Wristcutters: A Love Story 2006 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
NotNa 2005 Documentary short writer: "Atmosphere"
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary writer: "Atmosphere"
House of Wax 2005 writer: "New Dawn Fades"
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004 Video Game writer: "Warsaw"
Nathalie... 2003 writer: "Atmosphere" - as I.K Curtis
24 Hour Party People 2002 writer: "Digital", "She's Lost Control", "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Transmission", "Atmosphere"
Lawless Heart 2001 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" 1980
Series 7: The Contenders 2001 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Donnie Darko 2001 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
With or Without You 1999 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The Crow: City of Angels 1996 writer: "In a Lonely Place" - as I. Curtis
Heat 1995 writer: "New Dawn Fades"
The Crow 1994 writer: "Dead Souls"
Screen Two 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Uppercrust 1982 writer: "Love Will Tear Us Apart"

Archive Footage

Joy Division 2007 Documentary Himself
Joy Division: Under Review 2006 Video documentary Himself
NotNa 2005 Documentary short Himself
New Order Story 1993 Video documentary Himself

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