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Name: Chesney Hawkes  
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Date of Birth: 22nd September 1971
Place of Birth: Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Chesney Hawkes (b. September 22, 1971) is an British pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He is best known for his single "The One and Only", which was released in March, 1991. His father is the ex-Tremeloes singer Chip Hawkes, who named him after singer and comedian Chesney Allen.

Hawkes' career began at 19, when he appeared as the title character in the film Buddy's Song. Shortly after this, he released his most famous single "The One and Only" from the film's soundtrack. The single spent 5 weeks at number one, however it proved to be a hard act to follow and subsequent releases such as "I'm a Man not a Boy" (May 1991) were not as successful. Hawkes disappeared from the mainstream public eye for many years, with the 1993 release of the single "What's wrong with this picture?" attracting little attention in the UK and his 2002 release "Stay Away Baby Jane" reaching only number 74 in the UK chart.

However, Hawkes has had a dedicated core of mainly student fans who have ensured his continued success as a touring artist, and who have been kept loyal by the constant playing of "The One and Only" in student bars and clubs. Hawkes has also had continued success as a song writer for many artists such as A1, Caprice, Tricky and Nik Kershaw.

Hawkes has recently returned to the media's attention with his involvement in Channel 4's The Games in March 2005 in which he won a Bronze Medal. He is also taking part in the ITV programme Hit Me Baby One More Time in April, 2005. He released a new single called "Another Fine Mess" in May 2005 but it only reached #48 on the UK singles chart.


  • The Buddy's Song Soundtrack/The One and Only (US title) (1991) #18 UK

Singles released:

  • The One and Only (March 1991) #1 UK
  • Man Not a Boy (May 1991) #27 UK
  • Secrets of the Heart (September 1991)
  • Feel So Alive (December 1991)
  • Get The Picture (1993 - Europe Only)

Singles released:

  • What's Wrong with this Picture (May 1993)
  • Missing You already (July 1993)
  • Black and White People (September 1993)
  • Stay Away Baby Jane (single; January 2002)
  • Another Fine Mess (single; May 2005) #48 UK


  • Buddy's Song (1991) - Buddy
  • Prince Valiant (1997) - Stable Hand

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