Murray Head, an English singer, and actor was recently injured when his automobile collided with a lorry in France. On Monday, he was traveling near the city of Pau in the Southern Pyrenees area when the event occurred. Head, 76, was involved in the collision after losing control of his automobile and colliding with a truck. In an interview with the local press, he said,
“I was quite fortunate. I was heading north-south when I realized I was traveling in the wrong direction. Was the sun dazzling me? I’m not sure. I’d had nothing to drink.”
Head escaped with minor injuries and returned safely to his house. He was awake throughout the rescue, and the truck driver was unharmed. The road’s access was limited, and it was diverted while officials removed the damaged automobiles. Murray Head’s officials have made no statements on the event. When the tragedy occurred, he was on his way to the radio station France Bleu Bearn Bigorre to conduct an interview about the Queen’s death.
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Murray Head is most recognized for his work on the film Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Murray Head, who was born on March 5, 1946, is best known for his roles in different films, most notably as Bob Elkin in the Oscar-nominated 1971 drama picture Sunday Bloody Sunday. He is also well-known for his worldwide chart-topping singles Superstar and One Night in Bangkok. Laurence Murray, Murray’s father, was a documentary filmmaker, and Helen Murray, Murray’s mother, was an actress. Anthony, his brother, is also an actor. He attended South Kensington’s Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle and Hampton School in Hampton, London. In the early 1960s, he enrolled in Chiswick Polytechnic. In the mid-1960s, Head earned a recording deal and hosted the pop program Now! alongside Michael Palin He was in the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar as well as the musical Hair. In 1971, he released the song Superstar, which reached the 14th spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Murray Head made his cinematic debut with The Family Way in 1966. In 1971, this was followed by Sunday Bloody Sunday. However, he remained relatively obscure until 1975, when he published the song Say It Ain’t So, Joe. In 1973, he performed in the radio drama The Fourth Tower of Inverness, followed by the miniseries Prince Regent and ITV’s Return of the Saint in 1979.
He was not as popular in the United Kingdom or the United States, although he did produce a number of albums in French. Un femme un homme, his duet with Marie Carmen, was released in 1993. In 1999, he co-wrote the script for Les Enfants du Siecle and starred in British programs such as The Bill, Casualty, North Square, and Judge John Deed.
Murray Head continues to feature on television programs such as Heartbeat, Doctors, Music-Hall, Vera, and others. He was then featured on The Smiths’ album cover for Stop Me. He married Susan Ellis Jones in 1972 and they had two children, Katherine and Sophie. Murray and Susan divorced in 1992. In February 2019, he married Lindy Ross.