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Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett
  • Career:
  • Top celebrities: 6846
  • BirthDate: 1936, 29 of March , Broadstairs, Kent, England, UK
  • Spouse: single
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Facts of life

    Richard Bennett was the extensive composer of the serious works of orchestra, jazz songs as well as the music for the screen and stage. Of the previous, his most popular compositions mainly included the First Symphony, the piano concerto along with 4 string quartets. Amongst the second are the scores for the operas, like dramatic of "The Mines of Sulphur" and more satirical as well as light-hearted "A Penny for a Song". Richard was basically born in the artistic family as his mother was pianist as well as the composer and his father was a writer and use to write books of children. He was enrolled at Royal Academy of Music at London in the year 1953, and does his graduation. He consequently continued studies under French composer, avant garde and eventually became skilled at fusing jazz along with the serial techniques apart from his master hands on the jazz piano.

  • Awards: Won ASCAP Award - 1995 for "Top Box Office Films for:Vier Hochzeiten und ein Todesfall (1994)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1975 for "Best Music, Original Dramatic Score for:Murder on the Orient Express (1974)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1972 for "Best Music, Original Dramatic Score for:Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1968 for "Best Music, Original Music Score for:Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)."
    Nominated BAFTA TV Award - 2001 for "Best Original Television Music for:"Gormenghast" (2000)."
    Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1995 for "for:Vier Hochzeiten und ein Todesfall (1994)."
    Nominated BAFTA TV Award - 1986 for "Best Original Television Music for:"Tender Is the Night" (1985)."
    Nominated BAFTA TV Award - 1985 for "Best Original Television Music for:The Ebony Tower (1984) (TV)."
    Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1980 for "for:Yanks (1979)."
    Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1978 for "for:Equus (1977)."
    Won Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1975 for "for:Murder on the Orient Express (1974)."
    Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1973 for "for:Lady Caroline Lamb (1973)."
    Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1971 for "for:Figures in a Landscape (1970)."
    Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - 1970 for "for:Secret Ceremony (1968)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1985 for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) for:Murder with Mirrors (1985) (TV). (CBS)."
    Nominated Genie - 1996 for "Best Achievement in Music - Original Score for:Das Geheimnis der Mary Swann (1996)."
    Nominated Grammy - 1976 for "Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special for:Murder on the Orient Express (1974)."
    Nominated Grammy - 1973 for "Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Special for:Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 894
  • Films with Richard Rodney Bennett: Making 'Murder on the Orient Express' - 2004
    Gormenghast - 2000
    The Tale of Sweeney Todd - 1997
    Swann - 1996
    Four Weddings and a Funeral - 1994
    Enchanted April - 1992
    The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank - 1988
    American Playhouse - 1988
    The Charmer - 1987
    Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story - 1987
    Tender Is the Night - 1985
    Murder with Mirrors - 1985
    The Ebony Tower - 1984
    Knockback - 1984
    The Return of the Soldier - 1982
    Yanks - 1979
    The Brink's Job - 1978
    Equus - 1977
    The Accuser - 1977
    Sherlock Holmes in New York - 1976
    The Executioner - 1975
    Murder on the Orient Express - 1974
    Voices - 1973
    Lady Caroline Lamb - 1973
    Nicholas and Alexandra - 1971
    Figures in a Landscape - 1970
    The Buttercup Chain - 1970
    Secret Ceremony - 1968
    Billion Dollar Brain - 1967
    Far from the Madding Crowd - 1967
    The Wednesday Play - 1964-1967
    The Witches - 1966
    The Nanny - 1965
    One Way Pendulum - 1964
    Hamlet at Elsinore - 1964
    Billy Liar - 1963
    Heavens Above! - 1963
    The Wrong Arm of the Law - 1963
    Satan Never Sleeps - 1962
    Only Two Can Play - 1962
    The Mark - 1961
    Chance Meeting - 1959
    The Devil's Disciple - 1959
    The Angry Hills - 1959
    The Man Who Could Cheat Death - 1959
    The Man Inside - 1958
    Indiscreet - 1958
    The Safecracker - 1958
    Menace in the Night - 1957
    Pickup Alley - 1957
    Song of the Clouds - 1957
    BBC Proms - 2011
    BBC Proms - 2007
    The Singing Detective - 1986
    Charles Hackett: Leading Tenor of the Chicago Civic Opera Co. - 1929
    Doctor Who - 1964
    Nana Mouskouri - 1974
    Full House - 1972
    Late Show London - 1966
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