Singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist in the rock band Dire Straits who also pursued a solo career with success.
After being in the band Dire Straits, he started his solo career with the debut album Golden Heart.
He has performed with artists like Bob Dylan.
He started in the band Brewers Doop. He attended Harlow College and the University of Leeds.
He married his third wife Kitty Aldridge, the British actress and writer. He has two sons named Joseph and Benji and two daughters named Isabella and Katya.