Markéta Irglová ( Czech pronunciation: ) (born 28 February 1988, in [ˈmarkɛːta ˈɪrɡlovaː] Valašské Meziříčí, Czechoslovakia now Czech Republic) is a Czech singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for " Falling Slowly" at the 80th ceremony, which was co-written with Glen Hansard.
Early life [ edit ]
Irglová began taking piano lessons at age 7 and began playing the guitar at age 8.
Irglová was a member of the band
The Swell Season with Glen Hansard. The band released its eponymous album on Overcoat Recordings in 2006. In 2007, Irglová co-starred in the indie film . Irglová co-wrote many of the songs for the film including " Once Falling Slowly", which received an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film won the World Cinema Audience Award for a dramatic film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Irglová appeared on the 2007 [2 ] soundtrack with the Swell Season's version of I'm Not There Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere". [3 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Irglová met Glen Hansard in 2001 when she was 13 years old.
Her father organized a music festival in the Czech Republic and booked The Frames. [4 ] Hansard played a large part not only in her development as an artist and song writer but also in launching her career. Although they met years earlier, her romantic relationship with Hansard began during the making of the film [5 ] Once [6 ] and ended in 2009. [7 ] Irglová married [8 ] Tim Iseler in 2011 and announced their divorce in 2012. She now resides in Reykjavik, Iceland, with her Icelandic partner Sturla Mio Þórisson and their daughter, Árveig (born November 2013), and son, Eyvindur (born 8 August 2015). [9 ] [10 ]
Discography [ edit ]
with The Swell Season [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Nominations [ edit ]
Grammy Award 2008 (50th Annual Grammy Awards) Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – " Falling Slowly" from Once
Grammy Award 2008 (50th Annual Grammy Awards) Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – Once
External links [ edit ]
May It Be" Music and lyrics:
Enya, Roma Ryan, Nicky Ryan, Howard Shore (2001) "
Lose Yourself" Music and lyrics:
Eminem, Luis Resto, Jeff Bass (2002) "A Mighty Wind"
Music and lyrics:
Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Eugene Levy (2003) "
Old Habits Die Hard" Music and lyrics:
Mick Jagger, David Stewart (2004) "Hustle & Flow"
Music and lyrics:
Terrence Howard (2005) "
Listen" Music and lyrics:
Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, Beyoncé Knowles (2006) "
Falling Slowly" Music and lyrics:
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová (2007) "
The Wrestler" Music and lyrics:
Bruce Springsteen (2008) "
The Weary Kind" Music and lyrics:
Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett (2009) "
If I Rise" Music and lyrics:
A. R. Rahman, Dido, Rollo Armstrong (2010)