Carl Barât

Juggling music, acting and writing, Carl Barat had an eclectic career after the Libertines first disbanded in 2004. Though he signed to Vertigo as a solo artist in 2005, he soon formed Dirty Pretty Things, who released the number three U.K. album Waterloo to Anywhere a year later. Romance at Short Notice followed in 2008; that December, the band played its final gig. 2010 was a busy year for Barat: Not only did he release his self-titled solo debut album and the book Threepenny Memoir: The Lives of a Libertine, but the Libertines reunited for a series of well-received shows including gigs at that year's Reading and Leeds Festivals. That year, he also began his acting career in earnest, making his theatrical debut in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love at Hammersmith's Riverside Studios.

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