Murray Lachlan Young is a British performance poet whose humorous work enjoyed a spectacular but brief vogue during the mid-1990s. He is best known for having signed to EMI amid a blaze of publicity in 1996, reportedly receiving a £1 million advance (though this sum, despite being widely reported, is almost certainly exaggerated). He released one album, Vice And Verse. He is now living and working in west Cornwall. Young had a small role as a gallows poet in the film Plunkett and MacLeane (1999). He also played the brother of Louis XIV in the 2000 film, Vatel.