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Tony Blair

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a former British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He resigned from all of these positions in June 2007. Tony Blair was elected Leader of the Labour Party in the leadership election of July 1994, following the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith. Under his leadership, the party adopted the term "New Labour" and moved away from its traditional left wing position towards the centre ground. Blair subsequently led Labour to a landslide victory in the 1997 general election. At 43 years old, he became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812. In the first years of the New Labour government, Blair's government implemented a number of 1997 manifesto pledges, introducing the minimum wage, Human Rights Act and Freedom of Information Act, and carrying out devolution, establishing the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Blair's role as Prime Minister was particularly visible in foreign and security policy, including in Northern Ireland, where he was involved in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. From the start of the War on Terror in 2001, Blair strongly supported the foreign policy of US President George W. Bush, notably by participating in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and 2003 invasion of Iraq. Blair is the Labour Party's longest-serving Prime Minister, the only person to have led the Labour Party to three consecutive general election victories, and the only Labour Prime Minister to serve consecutive terms more than one of which was at least four years long. He was succeeded as Leader of the Labour Party on 24 June 2007 and as Prime Minister on 27 June 2007 by Gordon Brown. On the day he resigned as Prime Minister, he was appointed the official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. In May 2008, Blair launched his Tony Blair Faith Foundation. This was followed in July 2009 by the launching of the Faith and Globalisation Initiative with Yale University in the USA, Durham University in the UK and the National University of Singapore in Asia to deliver a postgraduate programme in partnership with the Foundation. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tony Blair, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 6, 1953 In Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Wogan 1982-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie Official Secrets 2019-08-30
Known For
Poster of Putin's Witnesses
Poster of VICE
Poster of The Blair Years
Poster of The Queen at 80
Movie Official Secrets Himself (archival footage) 2019-08-30
Movie Putin's Witnesses Himself - Politician (archive footage) 2018-11-08
Movie Princess Diana: Her Life - Her Death - The Truth Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-22
Movie In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America Himself 2017-09-24
Movie Brexageddon?! Himself 2016-07-19
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Movie Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute Himself (archive footage) 2016-04-21
Movie Shadow World Himself - Politician (archive footage) 2016-10-14
Movie Hero With A Thousand Faces Himself 2016-11-16
Movie HyperNormalisation Himself (archive footage) 2016-10-25
Movie Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True 2015-03-19
Movie The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2015-06-13
Series VICE Himself 2013-04-05
Movie The Class of '92 Himself 2013-12-01
Movie Speeches That Shook the World Himself (archive footage) 2013-11-06
Movie London: The Modern Babylon Himself (archive footage) 2012-08-03
Movie Countdown to Zero Himself 2010-01-25
Series Skavlan Guest 2009-01-16
Movie La traversée du désir 2009-03-16
Movie Being W Himself (archive footage) 2008-05-17
Series The Blair Years 2007-11-18
Movie Taking Liberties Since 1997 Himself (archive footage) 2007-01-01
Movie Diana: Last Days of a Princess Himself (uncredited / archivefootage) 2007-07-30
Series The Queen at 80 Unknown 2006-04-09
Series Soccer Aid Unknown 2006-05-22
Movie Ever Again Himself - British Prime Minister (archive footage) 2006-12-08
Movie Being Jacques Chirac Himself (archive footage) 2006-05-31
Movie Fahrenheit 9/11 Himself (archive footage) 2004-06-25
Movie The World According To Bush Himself 2004-05-27
Movie Unconstitutional: The War On Our Civil Liberties Himself (archive footage) 2004-10-05
Series The Century of the Self Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-17
Movie Princess Diana: The Mourning After Himself (archive footage) 1998-08-01
Movie Working for Labour 1998-12-03
Movie Party Election Broadcast for the Labour Party Himself 1997-04-24
Movie Chinese Box Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-14
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04