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Goldie's Biography

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Goldie was born Clifford Joseph Price in Walsall in England in 1965.

Goldie became famous as a musician, a graffiti artist, a DJ and as an actor.

He was nicknamed Goldie before he had his gold teeth. The name came from Goldilocks after the long dreadlocks he once had.

Goldie spent time in New York and Miami, where he had a business selling engraved gold teeth, before moving to London in 1990.

His music career soon thrived, with Timeless entering the album charts at number seven.

Goldie's acting career has included playing Bullion in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, as well as roles in Snatch and The Ninth Gate.

On 19 June 2001 Goldie made his first appearance playing Angel in EastEnders.

In 2008 Goldie was runner-up on BBC Two's Maestro.

In 2009, Goldie was commissioned to write a seven-minute composition to be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra at the BBC Proms, reflecting the theme of Evolution. The BBC made Classic Goldie, which followed the process.

In June 2009, Goldie and wife Mika appeared on All Star Mr & Mrs.

In 2010 BBC Two commissioned a series entitled Goldie's Band – By Royal Appointment, in which Goldie finds 12 young musicians whose talent and passion for music is at the centre of their lives, with the ultimate aim of staging a concert for an audience, including Prince Harry, at Buckingham Palace.

The 12 musicians selected by Goldie were Theone Coleman, Shahid Khan, Kwabena Adjepong, Jack Brennand, Will Pound, Afrika Green, Lester Allen, Natalie Duncan, Jasdeep Singh Degun, Finn Creaney, Vahan Salorian, and Sean Chandler.

In September 2010, Goldie became one of the celebrities on Strictly Come Dancing. He was paired with Kristina Rihanoff, however they were the first couple voted off the show.

Goldie was part of the team that recorded We Are England, the unofficial England anthem for Euro 2016.

On 30 December 2015, it was announced that Goldie had been awarded an MBE for his recording, film and charity work.
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