Murray Lachlan Young

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Murray Lachlan Young
Born United States
Occupation Poet
Nationality British

Murray Lachlan Young is a British performance poet whose humorous work enjoyed a spectacular but brief vogue during the mid-1990s. He was the first poet to be given a £1 million record deal,[1] when he signed to EMI amid a blaze of publicity in 1996. He released one album, Vice And Verse.

Young was born in the United States to a Scottish father and an English mother.[2] He was living and working in west Cornwall but he left to live in London.

Young had a small role as a gallows poet in the film Plunkett and MacLeane (1999). He also played the brother of Louis XIV in the 2000 film Vatel.[3] He played the part of 'Annoying Party Guest' in the 2002 film About a Boy.

Young is now a regular poet on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live as well as being the resident poet on BBC 6 Music.

Young married the singer Zoë and had two children but they separated in 2009.[1]


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