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Will Champion Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Will Champion Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth July 31, 1978
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Marianne Dark

Will Champion is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter who is best known for being the drummer of the popular rock band Coldplay formed in 1996. Will was approached by the rest 3 members of the band to join them when he was in the University College London and has been the member ever since.

Born Name

William Champion

Nick Name


Will Champion performing at the Naeba Ski Resort in July 2011
Will Champion performing at the Naeba Ski Resort in July 2011 (Christopher Johnson / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom




Will attended the Portswood Primary School for primary schooling and Cantell Maths and Computing College for secondary schooling. He later enrolled at the Peter Symonds College and went on to study at the University College London after that.




  • Father – Timothy Champion (Professor of Archaeology)
  • Mother – Sara Champion (Doctor of Prehistoric Archaeology)
  • Siblings – He has an older brother.
  • Others – William Roy Champion (Paternal Grandfather), Freda Gertrude Martell (Paternal Grandmother), Richard Hermon (Maternal Grandfather), Sylvia Farnworth Harper (Maternal Grandmother)


Will is represented by Dave Holmes.


Alternative Rock, Post-Britpop, Pop Rock, Pop


Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Harmonica, Violin


  • Parlophone Records
  • Capitol Records
  • Atlantic Records




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Will Champion during a performance as seen in June 2008
Will Champion during a performance as seen in June 2008 (wonker / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Will has dated –

  1. Marianne Dark (2003-Present) – Will tied the knot with a teacher named Marianne Dark in 2003 and became the first member of Coldplay to get married. The couple is proud parents to the oldest daughter named Ava (b. April 28, 2006) and twins Juno (girl) and Rex (boy) (b. May 7, 2008).

Race / Ethnicity


Will has English and 1/4th Scottish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Buzz hairdo

Will Champion as seen in February 2016
Will Champion as seen in February 2016 (Arnie Papp / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)



Best Known For

Being the drummer of the popular rock band Coldplay formed in 1996

First Album

Will along with the band, released his debut album Parachutes on July 10, 2000, in the UK via Parlophone. The album went ‘8x Platinum’ in Britain and ‘2x Platinum’ in America. It had total sales of 8,500,000 copies in the world. The album peaked at the number 1 position in the UK, and at the number 2 spot in Australia and Ireland.

First TV Show

Will made his first TV show appearance on Top of the Pops as himself in 2000.

Will Champion Favorite Things

  • Idols – Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Traditional Irish folk music
  • Football Team – Southampton Football Club
Will Champion during the band's 2008 tour Viva la Vida
Will Champion during the band’s 2008 tour Viva la Vida (Alberto Ferrero / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Will Champion Facts

  1. He learned to play the piano and violin when he was 8 years old and learned guitar at the age of 12.
  2. He is also skilled to play the bass and tin whistle.
  3. Before becoming a member of Coldplay, he was the part of a band called Fat Hamster.
  4. He began playing drums in the sophomore year at the University College London.
  5. Will was the last member to join Coldplay in July 1997 and he joined as a drummer irrespective of his experience.
  6. He was asked to join the band when the other 3 members recorded 3 songs and were in a desperate search of a drummer. Will’s roommate had a drum kit but he was not at the house, so, Will gave it a try and they recorded a track.
  7. He stated in an interview that when he was asked to be a part of the band, he was very excited and desperately wanted to be in a band.
  8. He was sacked by the frontman Chris Martin in 1999 but was asked to rejoin them 3 days later after the rest 3 members were miserable without him.
  9. Will does not have any individual social media handle.

Featured Image by Alberto Ferrero / Flickr / CC BY-2.0

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