Favourite UK Composers

by mister_gs | created - 31 Aug 2012 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

No ranking, just sorted First Name / Family Name. Except Burt Bacharach, he is for sure a fine composer (in general). Personal favourites are Barry Gray, Stewart Copeland and the King of British film music John Barry. Alan Price, Brian May, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Keith Emerson and some more are outstanding composers, but negligible concerning film music. Thanks for checking, enjoy.

1. Burt Bacharach

Music_department | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Burt Bacharach is a well known and multi award winning singer and song writer. He has been married to Jane Hansen since 1993, and they have two children together. She is his fourth wife and he has four children. He has worked on many sound tracks including the smash hit, "Beware of the Blob" for ...

2. Adolph Deutsch

Composer | The Apartment

Academy Award-winning composer, songwriter, conductor and arranger, educated at London Poly. and the Royal Academy of Music. He came to the USA in 1910 and became a US citizen in 1920, eventually leading his own orchestra; later he composed and arranged for and conducted other dance bands. He was ...

3. Alan Hawkshaw

Soundtrack | Colombiana

In a long and distinguished career as a composer, Alan Hawkshaw has written the music for more than 35 films and countless television programmes including The Outsider, The Silent Witness, Dreams Lost Dreams Found, Magic Moments and the classic television themes for The New Statesman, Grange Hill, ...

4. Alan Price

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Alan Price was born on April 19, 1942 in Fatfield, Durham, England. He has been married to Alison Thomas since 1990. They have one child. He was previously married to Maureen Elizabeth Donneky.

5. Alan Tew

Soundtrack | August: Osage County

British composer and arranger Alan Stanley Tew got his start in the 1950's as a pianist and arranger for The Len Turner Band in London, England. Tew later became the leader of his own orchestra which has performed dozens of soundtrack and library music albums. In addition, Alan has also ...

6. Anne Dudley

Composer | The Crying Game

English composer and pop musician. Was a prominent member of the synthpop band The Art of Noise. Now, a critically acclaimed composer. Won an Oscar for Best Original Music or Comedy Score for work in The Full Monty (1997). Since has composed music for more than forty films, including: The Crying ...

7. Barry Gray

Composer | Stingray

Although many reference sources inexplicably give Barry Gray's year of birth as 1925, he was in fact born John Livesey Eccles in Blackburn on 18 July 1908. His father John Haworth Eccles was a stationery traveller by profession, but both parents were said to be musically talented, and John Junior ...

8. Basil Kirchin

Composer | Assignment K

Basil Kirchin was born on August 8, 1927 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. He is known for his work on Assignment K (1968), I Start Counting (1969) and The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971). He was married to Esther Muller. He died on June 18, 2005 in Hull, Yorkshire, England.

9. Acker Bilk

Soundtrack | There's Something About Mary

Acker Bilk was born on January 28, 1929 in Pensford, Somerset, England as Bernard Stanley Bilk. He was married to Jean Hawkins. He died on November 2, 2014 in Bath, Somerset.

Real name Bernard Stanley Bilk

10. Bernard Ebbinghouse

Music_department | Prudence and the Pill

Moved to England in 1935.

11. Bill McGuffie

Soundtrack | The Octagon

Bill McGuffie was born on December 11, 1927 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is known for his work on The Octagon (1980), The Leather Boys (1964) and The Road to Hong Kong (1962). He died on March 22, 1987.

12. Brian Bennett

Music_department | Black Dynamite

Composer Brian Bennett is the three times winner of the Ivor Novello Award. Initially achieving fame as drummer with The Shadows, he has since forged a career as one of Britain's leading writers of music to picture.

Brian was born in London in 1940 and by the late 1950s was one of the most ...

13. Brian Eno

Soundtrack | The Lovely Bones

Regarded as one of the best producers and musicians in rock history, Eno started his career in 1971 with Roxy Music. The band released two albums, "Roxy Music" and "For Your Pleasure", with the two Brians in the lineup (the other one was, of course, lead singer Bryan Ferry); a conflict between the ...

14. Carlo Martelli

Composer | Who Killed the Cat?

Born to an Italian father and English mother, Carlo Martelli was a viola player who entered film scoring through his friendship with Gerard Schurmann. After his successful horror film scores of the 1960s, his serious concert scores were consistently rejected by The British Broadcasting Corporation ...

15. Christopher Gunning

Composer | La môme

Christopher Gunning was born on August 5, 1944 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He is known for his work on La Vie en Rose (2007), Poirot (1989) and Middlemarch (1994).

16. Clifton Parker

Composer | Hell Below Zero

Son of a bank manager, Clifton Parker followed his two elder brothers into the commercial profession, but studied music in private. After obtaining an A.R.C.M diploma in piano teaching at the Royal College of Music in 1926, he continued in commerce for a while before obtaining employment as a music...

17. David Arnold

Soundtrack | Casino Royale

David Arnold was born on January 23, 1962 in Luton, England. He is known for his work on Casino Royale (2006), Independence Day (1996) and Godzilla (1998). He has been married to Ellie Pole since June 8, 1996. They have three children.

18. David Heneker

Soundtrack | Half a Sixpence

David Heneker was born on March 31, 1906 in Southsea, Hampshire, England as David William Heneker. He was married to Ellen Hope and Gwenol Satow. He died on January 30, 2001 in Cardigan, Wales.

19. David Bowie

Soundtrack | Labyrinth

David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...

21. David Rose

Music_department | Bonanza

David Rose was born on June 15, 1910 in London, England. He is known for his work on Bonanza (1959), Falling Down (1993) and Lionheart (1990). He was married to Betty Bartholomew, Judy Garland and Martha Raye. He died on August 23, 1990 in Burbank, California, USA.

22. Davy Jones

Actor | The Monkees

Davy Jones left home to become a jockey. While he was an apprentice, he was encouraged to go into acting and got a role in a production of "Peter Pan". From there, he played on Coronation Street (1960) and The Pickwick Papers (1952) before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This ...

23. Dickon Hinchliffe

Composer | Winter's Bone

Dickon has a PhD on the Mexican writer Jesus Gardea.

24. Dominic Frontiere

Music_department | Color of Night

Dominic Carmen Frontiere, 86, Emmy and Golden Globe winning film and television composer, former head of music at Paramount Pictures, passed away in Tesuque, New Mexico on 21 December 2017. He is survived by his wife Robin and their children Emily, Joseph, Nicholas and Sofia, as well as daughter ...

25. Dudley Moore

Actor | Arthur

Dudley Moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, England, in 1935, to working class parents, Ada Francis (Hughes), an English secretary, ...

26. Edwin Astley

Soundtrack | The Saint

Britain's most iconic and prolific composer of music for TV action/adventure in the 1950's and 60's was born in Cheshire, the son of a builder. He dropped out of school to work for a gas oven manufacturer at the tender age of fourteen. Music was in his blood and jazz was a particularly strong ...

27. Elton John

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

28. Eric Clapton

Soundtrack | Lethal Weapon 3

Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, on March 30, 1945. His real father was a Canadian pilot but he didn't find that out until he was 53. When he was 2 his mother felt she was unable to look after him, so Eric then went to live with his grandparents. When he was 14 he took up the ...

29. George Fenton

Composer | Groundhog Day

George Fenton was born on October 19, 1949 in Bromley, Kent, England as George Richard Ian Howe. He is known for his work on Groundhog Day (1993), The Bounty Hunter (2010) and Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998).

30. George Harrison

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold Harrison and Louise Harrison.

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32. Graham Gouldman

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Graham Gouldman was born on May 10, 1946 in Manchester, England as Graham Keith Gouldman.

33. Herbie Hancock

Soundtrack | Death Wish

Herbie Hancock is an American actor that was born. Herbert Jeffery Hancock, on April 12, 1940, Chicago, IL. He is best known as a piano player, jazz star, and a composer. He has won many Grammy Awards and has performed with many famous musicians beginning with Miles Davis in the 1960s. He achieved ...

34. Humphrey Searle

Composer | The Haunting

Humphrey Searle was born on August 26, 1915 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He is known for his work on The Haunting (1963), Beyond Mombasa (1956) and Action of the Tiger (1957). He died on May 12, 1982 in London, England.

35. James Bernard

Writer | Seven Days to Noon

Bernard was born in India, the son of a British army officer, but was moved to England as a small child for his health. He was educated at Wellington College, where the future actor Christopher Lee was a classmate. Fortuitously, because Lee was to star in scores of horror films for Hammer Studios, ...

37. Jocelyn Pook

Composer | Eyes Wide Shut

Born in Solihull in 1960, Jocelyn Pook graduated from the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1983 and began as a professional viola player. After a number of successful compositions for the concert hall and theatre, she began scoring films in 1996, starting with the short documentary ...

38. Joe Strummer

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Although best known as the outspoken front man for legendary punk rock group The Clash, Joe Strummer also carved out an interesting niche as an actor once the band broke up. The Clash formed in 1976, and along with the Sex Pistols spearheaded the British punk rock scene. By 1979, The Clash had ...

39. John Addison

Music_department | Murder, She Wrote

John Addison was born on March 16, 1920 in West Chobham, Surrey, England as John Mervyn Addison. He is known for his work on Murder, She Wrote (1984), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Sleuth (1972). He was married to Pamela Addison. He died on December 7, 1998 in Bennington, Vermont, USA.

40. John Barry

Music_department | Dances with Wolves

John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic ...

41. John Cameron

Soundtrack | Dude, Where's My Car?

John Cameron was born on March 20, 1944 in Woodford, Essex, England. He is known for his work on Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Les Misérables (2012).

42. John Dankworth

Music_department | Fathom

Attended the Royal Academy of Music beginning at the age of 17. His first American professional appearance occurred at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 3, 1959. He founded the London Symphony Orchestra's Pops Program and served as the orchestra's Pops Musical Director.

43. John Fiddy

Soundtrack | Memento

44. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

45. John Scott

Soundtrack | Prisoner

For nearly sixty years, John Scott has established himself as one of the finest composers working in films today, having collaborated with foremost producers and directors worldwide, including Richard Donner, Mark Damon, Hugh Hudson, Norman Jewison, Irvin Kershner, Daniel Petrie, Roger Spottiswoode...

46. Johnny Douglas

Soundtrack | Risky Business

An icon of Easy Listening music, Johnny Douglas was music director for many of the "Living Strings" albums released in the 1960s and 1970s by RCA Records in the USA.

47. Johnny Harris

Music_department | The Powers of Matthew Star

Johnny Harris was born in Edinburgh, Scotland 1932 (of Welsh parentage) and is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music in London. He originally played trumpet with English big bands in the 50's and started freelance writing and arranging in the early 60's before he was hired by Tony Hatch for ...

48. Johnny Hawksworth

Soundtrack | Europa Report

Johnny Hawksworth was born on February 2, 1924 in London, England as Denis Hawksworth. He is known for his work on Europa Report (2013), Last Night (2010) and Lonely Hearts (2006). He died on February 13, 2009 in Australia.

49. Johnny Keating

Music_department | Innocent Bystanders

Produced hits for 60s pop stars such as Adam Faith, Petula Clark, Anthony Newley,Sammy Davis Jr. and heart-throb Richard Sarstedt.

50. Keith Emerson

Soundtrack | MacGruber

Hailed as a keyboard legend, Keith Emerson has been one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving UK rock scene of the 1960s and 70s. He is known as one of the most prominent leaders in the progressive rock movement, fusing rock 'n' roll with a myriad of musical styles, such as ...

51. Ken Thorne

Music_department | Superman II

Ken Thorne was born on January 26, 1924 in East Dereham, Norfolk, England. He is known for his work on Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966). He was married to Linda Hayes. He died on July 9, 2014 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...

52. Kenneth V. Jones

Composer | The Siege of Pinchgut

Kenneth V. Jones was born on May 14, 1924 in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England as Kenneth Victor Jones. He is known for his work on Four Desperate Men (1959), Ferry to Hong Kong (1959) and The Brain (1962).

53. Laurie Johnson

Composer | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Prolific British composer who has written scores for over four hundred film and television series. Very much of the old school of film composers, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and his scores reflect this classical training in their complexity. The trademark Johnson sound is the...

54. Malcolm Lockyer

Soundtrack | Malèna

Malcolm Lockyer was born on October 5, 1923 in Greenwich, London, England. He is known for his work on Malena (2000), Mallrats (1995) and Island of the Burning Damned (1967). He died on June 28, 1976 in London.

55. Manfred Mann

Soundtrack | Kick-Ass

Manfred Mann was born on October 21, 1940 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Manfred Sepse Lubowitz.

56. Martin Cook

Music_department | Quiller

57. Michael J. Lewis

Composer | Unman, Wittering and Zigo

Michael J Lewis, the award winning composer and producer was born in Aberystwyth, Wales. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he studied harmony, counterpoint and composition. His many film scores include Julius Caesar (1970) starring Charlton Heston, The Medusa ...

58. Michael Nyman

Composer | The Piano

Michael Nyman studied piano, harpsichord and music history with Alan Bush at the Royal Academy of Music, and musicology with Thurston Dart at King's College, London. Between 1968 and 1978 he worked as a music critic and in 1977 he founded the Campiello Band, later renamed the Michael Nyman Band. ...

59. Monty Norman

Soundtrack | From Russia with Love

Monty Norman was born on April 4, 1928 in London, England as Monty Noserovitch.

60. Mort Shuman

Soundtrack | Lost Highway

Mort Shuman was born on November 12, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Mortimer Shuman. He was married to Maria-Pia. He died on November 2, 1991 in London, England.

61. Muir Mathieson

Music_department | Vertigo

Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Muir first worked in the movies on the quota quickies of the 1930s. His big break came when Alexander Korda signed him as musical director on The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934). He went on to conduct Sir William Walton's score for Henry V (1944) and Hamlet...

62. Neil Innes

Actor | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Neil Innes was born on December 9, 1944 in Danbury, Essex, England as Neil James Innes. He is an actor, known for Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), The Innes Book of Records (1979) and Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979). He has been married to Yvonne Hilton since March 5, 1966. They have ...

63. Norrie Paramor

Music_department | Maroc 7

Norrie Paramor was born on May 15, 1914 in London, England as Norman William Paramor. He is known for his work on Maroc 7 (1967), My Lover, My Son (1970) and Two and Two Make Six (1962). He was married to Joan Margaret Jean Gerrard and Gloria Brent. He died on September 9, 1979 in Barnet, England.

64. Paul Bushnell

Music_department | Alpha Dog

Paul Bushnell is known for his work on Alpha Dog (2006), He's Just Not That Into You (2009) and The Proposal (2009).

65. Paul Ferris

Composer | The Sorcerers

Paul Ferris was born on May 2, 1941 in Corby, Northamptonshire, England as Richard Paul Ferris. He was an actor and composer, known for The Sorcerers (1967), Maroc 7 (1967) and ITV Play of the Week (1955). He died on October 30, 1995 in Redcliffe, Bristol, England.

66. Paul McCartney

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," ...

67. Philip Green

Soundtrack | One for the Money

Philip Green was born on July 19, 1911 in Whitechapel, London, England as Harry Philip Green. He is known for his work on One for the Money (2012), All Night Long (1962) and Desert Mice (1959). He died on October 6, 1982 in Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland.

68. Rachel Portman

Composer | Never Let Me Go

Rachel Portman was born on December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, Surrey, England as Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman. She is known for her work on Never Let Me Go (2010), Emma (1996) and Chocolat (2000). She has been married to Uberto Pasolini since 1995. They have three children.

69. Ralph Vaughan Williams

Soundtrack | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams was perhaps the most important English composer of the 20th Century. His influence on the development of 20th Century music was immense. Benjamin Britten and numerous film composers (Jerry Goldsmith, etc.) owe a lot to him. He created a truly contemporary idiom whose ...

70. Richard Addinsell

Soundtrack | My Week with Marilyn

English composer Richard Addinsell was born in 1904. After finishing his law studies at Oxford, he took a short course in music at the Royal College of Music in London and studied from 1929 to 1932 in Berlin and Vienna. From 1933 to 1935 he lived in the USA writing scores for the Hollywood studios.

71. Richard Hartley

Composer | Sheena

Richard Hartley's long and varied career as a musical arranger and composer has included just about everything, from playing piano in a r&b band in Paris to scoring strings for reggae records to arranging scores for experimental plays, TV and films. Hartley was brought in to help with musical ...

72. Richard Rodney Bennett

Composer | Murder on the Orient Express

Richard Rodney Bennett was an eclectic composer of serious orchestral works, jazz songs and music for stage and screen. Of the former, his most famous compositions include a First Symphony, a piano concerto and four string quartets. Among the latter are scores for operas, such as the dramatic "The ...

73. Ringo Starr

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Ringo Starr is a British musician, actor, director, writer, and artist best known as the drummer of The Beatles who also coined the title 'A Hard day's Night' for The Beatles' first movie.

He was born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in a small two-storey house in the working class area of Liverpool...

74. Roger Waters

Soundtrack | Pink Floyd: The Wall

Roger Waters was born on September 6, 1943 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as George Roger Waters. He was previously married to Laurie Durning, Pricilla Phillips, Carolyn Christie and Judy Trim.

75. Ron Goodwin

Music_department | Frenzy

Ron Goodwin was born on 17th February 1925 in Plymouth. He was the son of a London policeman who was detached to the harbour-town. His mother felt that piano lessons would be a good pastime, so in his fifth year, the little Ron was hoisted onto a piano-stool and his education on this instrument ...

76. Ron Grainer

Composer | The Omega Man

Ron Grainer was one of the outstanding composers of music for British television. He was born in a small mining town called Atherton, Queensland, Australia on 11th August 1922, where his father owned the local milk bar. His mother played piano and Ron was on the keyboard from the age of two and ...

77. Roy Budd

Music_department | Get Carter

Born on the 14th March, 1947, Roy Budd the musician was entirely self-taught, and was hailed as a child prodigy. At the age of four he began to play the piano, initially by ear and then by copying various melodies he heard by listening to the radio. By the age of six he had appeared in public at ...

78. Rupert Holmes

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Rupert Holmes was born on February 24, 1947, in Cheshire, England. Soon after, he ventured forth to America (New York) with his British mum and Air Force dad. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Holmes delved into the art of melodious sound. A successful piano player for both ...

79. Simon Boswell

Soundtrack | Hobo with a Shotgun

Simon Boswell was born in London, UK on October 15th, 1956. He is a film composer with more than 90 films to his credit.

At seventeen Simon went to Pembroke College in Cambridge to study English Literature. Already an accomplished guitarist, and whilst still at college, he was signed by ...

80. Sonny Rollins

Soundtrack | The Switch

Sonny Rollins was born on September 7, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Theodore Walter Rollins. He was previously married to Lucille Pearson.

81. Stanley Black

Soundtrack | Kill Your Darlings

Stanley Black was one of Britain's most famous bandleaders and he composed the music for over 200 films. His albums of film themes sold in huge quantities in the UK, America, the Far East and New Zealand. His large concert orchestra also produced albums of symphonic suites of the works of Irving ...

82. Stanley Myers

Composer | The Witches

Is probably best known for composing 'Cavatina', which became famous worldwide as the title music for The Deer Hunter. The theme had previously been used in the 1970 film The Walking Stick.

83. Stephen Warbeck

Composer | Shakespeare in Love

Stephen Warbeck began studying piano and composing at the age of four. His parents were keen amateur musicians who encouraged Stephen to pursue his musical talents. By his mid-teens, Stephen developed an affinity for rock 'n' roll as well as for theatre. He studied Drama and French at Bristol ...

84. Steve Gray

Soundtrack | Last Night

Steve Gray was born on April 18, 1944 in Middlesborough, Cleveland, England. He is known for his work on Last Night (2010), Wedding Crashers (2005) and Black Dynamite (2009). He died on September 20, 2008 in the UK.

85. Steve Isles

Soundtrack | Whiteout

An extremely versatile and in demand composer, Steve can write distinctive music for any genre: from action to comedy, thrillers to romance, TV theme tunes to serious documentary. He's equally at home writing for orchestra or creating studio based scores, and is used to meeting tight deadlines. His...

86. Stewart Copeland

Composer | Rumble Fish

Stewart Copeland was born on July 16, 1952 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA as Stewart Armstrong Copeland. He is known for his work on Rumble Fish (1983), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999). He has been married to Fiona Dent since 1993. They have ...

87. Electric Flag

Soundtrack | Easy Rider

The '60s band Electric Flag was formed by musician Mike Bloomfieldm who wanted to blend together blues, jazz and rock. He started the band in 1967 in San Francisco after he left the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Electric Flag made its debut at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. They released their ...

88. Tony Ashton

Soundtrack | The Last Rebel

Tony Ashton was born on March 1, 1946 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He died on May 28, 2001 in London, England.

89. Tony Hatch

Soundtrack | Drop Dead Gorgeous

Tony Hatch was born on June 30, 1939 in Pinner, Middlesex, England as Anthony Peter Hatch. He is known for his work on Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), The Game (1997) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989). He has been married to Maggie Clough since May 2005. He was previously married to Jackie Trent and ...

90. Trevor Jones

Composer | Cliffhanger

As a child in Cape Town, Trevor Jones lived opposite the Gem Cinema. The theater was so old and worn out that there was often a loss of the soundtrack, which caused him to realize its power. The fact that everyone in his family worked in film or the theater made it easy to get support in his career...

91. Tristram Cary

Composer | Sammy Going South

Tristram Cary was born on May 14, 1925 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Tristram Ogilvie Cary. He is known for his work on A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963), The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960) and Quatermass and the Pit (1967). He was married to Jane Delin and Doris (Dorse) Enid Jukes. He died on April ...

92. Wilfred Josephs

Composer | Cash on Demand

A noted composer of classical music, his works include 12 symphonies, 22 concertos, overtures, chamber music, operas and ballets.

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