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Per Gessle


Per Gessle was born on January 12, 1959 in Halmstad, Hallands län, Sweden as Per Håkan Gessle. He has been married to Åsa Nordin since August 21, 1993. They have one child. See full bio »

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Known For

Pretty Woman Soundtrack
(1990)
Show Me Love Soundtrack
(1998)
(2008)
Pitch Perfect Soundtrack
(2012)

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 2019 Pose (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Life's a Beach (2019) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
- What Would Candy Do? (2019) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
- Acting Up (2019) ... (writer: "The Look")
 2019 Killing Eve (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Hungry Caterpillar (2019) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart")
 2019 Long Shot (writer: "It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken-Hearted)")
 2019 Verão 90 (TV Series) (writer: "The Look")
 2018 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart")
 2018 Love Radio (Short) (writer: "Listen To Your Heart" - as Per Hakan Gessle)
 2018 The Clash (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The First Clash (2018) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart")
 2018 Holding Back the Years (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... (writer: "Dressed for Success" - uncredited)
 2017 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elokuvamusiikki (2017) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2017 Mr. Robot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- eps3.1_undo.gz (2017) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart" - uncredited)
 2017 GLOW (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Slouch. Submit. (2017) ... (writer: "The Look")
 2017 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 10 (2017) ... (writer: "Listen To Your Heart")
 2017 Hot Summer Nights (writer: "Fading Like A Flower" - uncredited)
 2017 Boiling Point (Documentary) (writer: "Somalia, Hei, Hei")
 2008-2016 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Show 7: Movies Week (2016) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.11 (2008) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love" - uncredited)
 2016 Scream Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Scream Again (2016) ... (writer: "The Look" - uncredited)
 2016 Hola y adiós (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2016) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart")
 2013-2016 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Semifinal 1 (2016) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
- Episode #3.2 (2013) ... (writer: "Sleeping in My Car")
 2015 Curve (writer: "Listen To Your Heart" - as Per Håkan Gessle)
 2015 Friday Night Football (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Thursday Night Football - Round 12: Adelaide vs Hawthorn (2015) ... (writer: "Joyride" - uncredited)
 2015 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- We Built This Glee Club (2015) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart" - uncredited)
- The Hurt Locker: Part 2 (2015) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love" - uncredited)
 2015 As We Were Dreaming (writer: "Spending My Time")
 2014 Walking on Sunshine (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2014 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... (writer: "Dangerous")
 2014 Something Must Break (writer: "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)")
 2013 Hotel (lyrics: "It Must Have Been Love") / (music: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2013 Hur många kramar finns det i världen? (lyrics: "Lova att du aldrig glömmer bort mej") / (writer: "Lova att du aldrig glömmer bort mej")
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rom Dotcom (2013) ... (writer: "Joy Ride" - uncredited)
 2013 Austenland (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2012 Pitch Perfect (writer: "It Must Have Been Love", "Riff Off: (medley)" (uncredited))
 2012 Small Apartments (performer: "Franklin's Intro", "I Have a Party in My Head (I Hope it Never Ends)", "Drizzle", "Franklin's Theme", "Shopping with Mother", "Burned Out Heart", "Are You an Old Hippie, Sir?", "Making Love or Expecting Rain", "Waltz for Woody", "C'mon", "Week with Four Thursdays", "Something in the System", "Warm. Again.", "Speedboat to Cuba", "Late, Later On", "Something Happened Today", "Double-Headed Elvis", "Hotel Splendide", "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother") / (writer: "Franklin's Intro", "I Have a Party in My Head (I Hope it Never Ends)", "Drizzle", "Franklin's Theme", "Shopping with Mother", "Burned Out Heart", "Are You an Old Hippie, Sir?", "Making Love or Expecting Rain", "Waltz for Woody", "C'mon", "Week with Four Thursdays", "Something in the System", "Warm. Again.", "Speedboat to Cuba", "Late, Later On", "Something Happened Today", "Double-Headed Elvis")
 2010-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Adults Only 20 to 1: Sizzling Supermodels (2011) ... (writer: "The Look", "Dressed For Success" - uncredited)
- 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) ... (writer: "Dressed For Success" - uncredited)
- Greatest Break Up Songs (2010) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2011 Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (writer: "Listen To Your Heart")
 2010 Rock Band 3 (Video Game) (writer: "The Look")
 2010 Sons of Perdition (Documentary) (writer: "You Make My Head Go Pop")
 2010 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Australian Grand Prix: Highlights (2010) ... (writer: "Joyride")
- The Australian Grand Prix (2010) ... (writer: "Joyride")
  Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #5.20 (2010) ... (performer: "The Look") / (writer: "The Look")
 2010 Hitlåtens historia (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Look - Roxette (2010) ... (writer: "The Look")
 2005-2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Top 10 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
- Top 4 (2005) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart")
 2009 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Video Game) ("The Look", uncredited)
 2009 Beyond the Wall (TV Movie) (writer: "The Look")
 2009 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dr. Tom (2009) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2008 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (2008) ... (writer: "The Look")
 2008 60/90 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Los Chiripitifláuticos i Amor a primera vista (2008) ... (writer: "Dressed for Success")
- Los Picapiedra i Lady Di (2008) ... (writer: "Sleeping in My Car")
- La família nombrosa i el Tamagochi (2008) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- '80s Gold Spectacular (2008) ... (writer: "The Look")
 2008 The Man Who Loved Yngve (writer: "The Look")
 2008 Let the Right One In (performer: "Kvar i min bil") / (writer: "Kvar i min bil")
 2007 Patinando por un sueño (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 August 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart")
 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (2007) ... (writer: "The Look")
  Playa del Sol (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2007) (music - 1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #1.10 (2007) ... (lyrics: "Sommartider") / (music: "Sommartider")
 2007 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Group 1 Performance Show (2007) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2004-2006 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Lonely Hearts (2006) ... (writer: "The Look")
- Maternal Instincts (2004) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart")
 2006 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tretí semifinále: Holky (2006) ... (writer: "Spending My Time", "Listen to Your Heart")
 2006 Star Stories (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- George Michael: Watch Without Prejudice Vol 1 (2006) ... (writer: "The Look" - uncredited)
 2006 Pepper Dennis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heiress Bridenapped (2006) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart")
 2006 Godkänd (Short) (lyrics: "It Must Have Been Love") / (music: "It Must Have Been Love") / (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2003-2005 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Vierte Top 20 Show (2005) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
- Dritte Top 50 Show (2003) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2005 Reunion (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1989 (2005) ... (writer: "Listen To Your Heart")
 2002-2005 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 10: Music from the Movies (2005) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
- Top 50: Group 3 (2002) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2004-2005 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 80-talet (2005) ... (writer: "The Look")
- Svenska hits (2004) ... (writer: "När vi två blir en")
 2004 Hrvatski Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (2004) ... (writer: "Listen to Your Heart")
  S.P.U.N.G (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2004) (music - 1 episode, 2004)
- Det är härligt att vara kär (2004) ... (lyrics: "It Must Have Been Love") / (music: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2004 SuperStar KZ (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2004) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2003 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (2003) ... (writer: "Spending My Time")
 2002 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Workshop #1 (2002) ... (writer: "Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)")
 2002 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trautes Heim (2002) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2002 The Dog Trick (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 2002 Spun (writer: "Stupid" - as Gessle)
 2000 The New Country (TV Movie) (writer: "Dangerous")
 2000 The Diver (writer: "Salvation")
 1999 Runaway Bride ("It Will Take A Long Long Time")
 1998 Show Me Love (performer: "När vi två blir en") / (writer: "När vi två blir en")
 1997 Frame Up (writer: "Vulnerable")
 1997 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.2 (1997) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 1997 Night Fever (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 January 1997 (1997) ... (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
  Clueless (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Cher, Inc. (1996) ... (performer: "The Look") / (writer: "The Look")
 1996 Sånt är livet (lyrics: "It Must Have Been Love") / (music: "It Must Have Been Love")
 1995 Stannar du så springer jag (lyrics: "NÄR VI TVÅ BLIR EN") / (music: "NÄR VI TVÅ BLIR EN")
 1994 Änglagård - Andra sommaren (writer: "It must have been love")
 1994 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 December 1994 (1994) ... (writer: "Run to You")
 1994 The NeverEnding Story III (writer: "Crash! Boom! Bang!")
 1993 Rosenbaum (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Det sista vittnet (1993) ... (lyrics: "Kärleken är evig" - uncredited)
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (writer: "ALMOST UNREAL")
 1992 Roxette: How Do You Do! (Video short) (writer: "How Do You Do!")
 1991 Ganti ng api (writer: "The Look")
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pass, Not Pass (1991) ... (writer: "Joyride" - uncredited)
 1990 Ferris Bueller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1990) ... (writer: "The Look")
 1990 Pretty Woman (writer: "It Must Have Been Love")
 1989 Roxette: Dressed for Success (Video short) (writer: "Dressed for Success")
 1989 Roxette: The Look (Video short) (writer: "The Look")
 1989 Miraklet i Valby (writer: "Dangerous")
 1989 Rockopop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 July 1989 (1989) ... (writer: "The Look")
 1989 Pero ¿esto qué es? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 July 1989 (1989) ... (writer: "The Look")
 1986 Melodifestivalen 1986 (TV Special) (lyrics: "Kärleken är evig")
 1981 Gyllene Tider: Parkliv (Documentary) (lyrics: "Tuff tuff tuff (Som ett lokomotiv)", "På jakt efter liv", "Det hjärta som brinner", "Tylö sun (California Sun)", " (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän", "Flickorna på TV2", "(Kom så ska vi) Leva livet", "Ska vi älska så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly", "Min tjej och jag", "När vi två blir en", "Ljudet av ett annat hjärta", "När alla vännerna gått hem") / (music: "Tuff tuff tuff (Som ett lokomotiv)", "På jakt efter liv", "Det hjärta som brinner", " (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän", "Flickorna på TV2", "(Kom så ska vi) Leva livet", "Ska vi älska så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly", "Min tjej och jag", "När vi två blir en", "Ljudet av ett annat hjärta", "När alla vännerna gått hem") / (performer: "Tuff tuff tuff (Som ett lokomotiv)", "På jakt efter liv", "Det hjärta som brinner", "Tylö sun (California Sun)", " (Dansar inte lika bra som) Sjömän", "Flickorna på TV2", "(Kom så ska vi) Leva livet", "Ska vi älska så ska vi älska till Buddy Holly", "Min tjej och jag", "När vi två blir en", "Ljudet av ett annat hjärta", "När alla vännerna gått hem")
 1980 Melodifestivalen 1980 (TV Special) (lyrics: "För dina bruna ögons skull") / (writer: "För dina bruna ögons skull")
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Roxette | Gyllene Tider

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Together with Roxette partner Marie Fredriksson he was awarded the King's Medal of the Eighth Size, received from Carl Gustaf XVI, King of Sweden (2003). See more »

Nickname:

PG

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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