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Urbain Servranckx, (2004)
7 June 1949 |
|Other names||Urbain, Urbanus van Anus|
|Occupation||actor, comedian, singer|
Urbanus, artist's name of Urbain Joseph Servranckx (Dilbeek, June 7, 1949) is a Belgian comedian, singer, guitarist, author of comic books and actor. Originally he used the artist name: Urbanus van Anus. Anus was the name of his former backing group.
In Flanders and the Netherlands Urbanus is well-known and very popular since 1974. Although he's most famous as comedian, some of his songs became famous and were massively played. Such as Bakske vol met stro (1979), Madammen met een bontjas (1980) and Hittentit (1982).
Until 2008 there were three films in which he played the leading role, Hector (1987), Koko Flanel (1990) and Seventh Heaven. The two first films were the leaders in the Flemish box offices for many years. His first movie Hector (directed by Stijn Coninx) won the 1988 international comedy film festival in Chamrousse, France. He also was named best actor by Radio France and Dauphiné Libéré. Seventh Heaven was a box office bomb.
In 1984, Urbanus and Willy Linthout began writing comic books with an adolescent version of Urbanus himself as the main character. As of 2007[update], more than 121 such comic books have been published. He's also productive scenarist of the series De Geverniste Vernepelingskes, Plankgas en Plastronneke and Mieleke Melleke Mol.
His humoristic style can be described as absurd, folksy, subversive, anarchic, childish, morbid, sometimes vulgar and populist.
Album Top 100
|1974||Urbanus van Anus leevend||–||–|
|1975||Urbanus van anus in de weide / op de vijver||–||–|
|1979||Is er toevallig een Urbanus in de zaal?||–||24||Live album|
|1982||Urbanus VI||–||20||Live album|
|1983||Tien jaar live||–||26||Live album /
|1985||Urbanus' plezantste||–||10||Live album /
|Donders en bliksems||–||–|
|1986||In 't echt!||–||31||Live album|
|2007||Urbanus Vobiscum||–||–||Tribute album|
|2010||Wie dit leest is zot!||7||–|
|2013||Wan troe tie!||4||–|
Dutch Top 40
Single Top 100
|1979||"Urbanus van Anus leevend"||1||–||–||–|
|1980||"Quand les zosiaux chantent dans le bois"||3||–||–||–|
Urbanus produced and appeared in several movies:
- Hector (1988)
- Koko Flanel (1990)
- Les Sept péchés capitaux (1992)
- De Zevende Hemel (1993)
- Max (1994)
- Suske en Wiske: De duistere diamant (2004)
- K3 en het IJsprinsesje (2007)
Urbanus did voices for the following movies:
- March of the Penguins (2005) - narration for the Dutch version
- Cars (2006) - voice of Mater for the Flemish version
- "Urbanus discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
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