Tony Cowell is Simon Cowell brother

November 29, 2008

Meet Tony Cowell, brother of X Factor and American Idol’s judge Simon Cowell. Read Tony Cowell’s biography, and see photos and videos of the mean Brit below.

Bitter Brit Simon Cowell’s brother Tony Cowell has recently been in the news for talking about Simon’s split from long-time girlfriend Terri while was promoting his new book about the mean American Idol and X Factor judge.

Tony Cowell Biography

Born in the 1950s and raised in Elstree, England, Tony Cowell is the son of Julie Cowell and her first husband, an actor. Tony has a brother, Michael, from that marriage. When Tony was 6, mom Julie married Eric Cowell, and had Tony’s half brothers Simon and Nicholas. Simon idolized his older brother growing up, and he even purchased his first album, She Loves You by The Beatles, because Tony had recently purchased the same one.

At 16, Tony Cowell left school to pursue drama, and he worked on the TV series The Saint. In 1969, he joined Eon Productions and worked on the James Bond film You Only Live Twice and the movie version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

In 1986, Tony Cowell turned his focus to writing. He studied journalism and became a freelance journalist specializing in interview features on books and authors. He has worked on two books about famous brother Simon – I Hate to Be Rude, But . . .: The Simon Cowell Book of Nasty Comments (2006), and The Secret Diary of Simon Cowell (2008). He also wrote Is It Just Me Or Is Everyone Famous?: From A-List to Z-List and How to Make it Yourself in 2006.

Tony Cowell was also a judge on the literary version of American Idol, where aspiring writers read pieces of their works aloud, with the winner getting signed to a book deal. Tony assured viewers that he was “not going to be the Mr Nasty of books.”

Tony Cowell has a radio program in the US called Cowell Celebrity Gossip. In the UK, he can regularly be seen on ITV’s This Morning, Sky News, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and GMTV reporting on celebrity gossip. He has a website at

58 year old Tony Cowell is divorced and has a 20 year old son named Luke, and he currently lives with his fiancee, Emma Lloyd, a 31 year old radio presenter.

More photos and videos of Tony Cowell’s brother Simon Cowell are below.

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