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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Fenton (born George Richard Ian Howe; 19 October 1950) is an English composer best known for his work writing film scores and music for television. He composed the themes for several programmes on the BBC, including Newsnight (1980), Bergerac (1981), The Blue Planet (2001) and Planet Earth (2006).
- Early Career
- Television Drama
- Wildlife Television
- Television and Radio Jingles
- Feature Films
- Awards and Nominations
- External Links
Fenton was born in London and attended St Edward's School in Oxford where "he learnt his music" from Peter Whitehouse. He has no further formal training in music.Fenton's involvement with St Edward's continued as an adult and he has been a governor of the school since 1998. Initially Fenton worked as an actor, getting an early break in 1968 with a part in Alan Bennett's first West End play Forty Years On. He had some success as an actor in the early 1970s appearing in the film Private Road, in Alan Bennett's first television play A Day Out directed by Stephen Frears, and in the soap opera Emmerdale Farm. In 1969 Fenton tried his hand as a recording artist with a cover of The Beatles song "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" and recorded piano for the folk group The Peelers on their Polydor LP "Banished Misfortune". In 1973 he dabbled in band management helping to get the folk-rock band Hunter Muskett a recording contract with Bradley's Records.[cit...
In 1974 Fenton received his first major commission, as composer and musical director for Peter Gill's theatre production of Twelfth Night by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Throughout the rest of the 1970s and early 1980s Fenton worked frequently as a composer for theatre productions. He continued to collaborate regularly with Peter Gill. Between 1974 and 1981 Fenton composed for 9 of Gill's productions; 4 of these were at the Riverside Studios theatre where Gill was appointed artistic director in 1976, while the following 3 were at the National Theatreafter Gill became Associate Director in 1980. During this period Fenton also worked regularly at the Belgrade Theatre, composing for 3 of their productions in 1976 and another 3 in 1978, and in 1981 he collaborated with Adrian Noble on 3 productions at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. He continued to work with the prestigious Royal S...
Fenton wrote his first television score in 1976. This was a continuation of his collaboration with Peter Gill and it was for Gill's production of Hitting Town written by Stephen Poliakoff. By the late 1970s Fenton was working regularly in television, becoming a popular choice of composer for dozens of television productions. These included Shoestring, a BBC police drama which ran for 21 episodes in 1979–80, and Bergerac, which ran for a decade from 1981 to 1991, and for which he won a BAFTAin 1982. He composed the music for all six of the LWT television plays by Alan Bennett, which were broadcast during 1978 and 1979 and are collectively known as Six Plays by Alan Bennett. Their collaboration continued with the TV series Objects of Affection in 1982. A year later he composed the score of Bennett's TV film An Englishman Abroad (1983) which was directed by John Schlesinger. Fenton also composed for all of the episodes of Benn...
Fenton has composed for a number of notable wildlife television programmes, often collaborating with the wildlife broadcaster David Attenborough and nature documentary filmmaker Alastair Fothergill. He started on the BBC's long-running series Wildlife on One and Natural World, and continued with specials such as Polar Bear. He has spoken of how much he likes composing for wildlife programmes. In 2012 he said with reference to The Blue Planet: "The minute I heard the title I was sold. I just thought it was so great that I turned down the offer of doing another film in the States and flew straight back home." Since 1990 he has written the music for a number of acclaimed big budget wildlife series. 1. The Trials of Life(1990) 2. Life in the Freezer(1993) 3. The Blue Planet(2001) 4. Deep Blue (2003) (feature-length version of The Blue Planet) 5. Planet Earth(2006) 6. Earth (2007) (feature-length version of Planet Earth) 7. Frozen Planet(2011) His tr...
Fenton has composed the jingles or theme music to dozens of British television and radio programs, mostly for the BBC. Some of these are; the BBC's One O'Clock News, Six O'Clock News, and Nine O'Clock News, Newsnight and Newsnight Review, On the Record, Omnibus, BBC Breakfast Time, BBC World Service Television News, Westminster – In The House, Reporting Scotland, London Plus, Midday News, Telly Addicts and Daily Politics. For the radio, he composed the old theme for BBC Radio 4's PMprogramme.
George Fenton is also known as a composer of film scores. He has written the music for over one hundred feature films and has collaborated with some of the most influential film makers of the late 20th century. Together with Michael Feast and David Dundas he co-wrote the music for Private Road(1971), a film he and Feast also starred in. His film scoring as a professional composer began in 1982 with Richard Attenborough's biopic Gandhi for which he was nominated—with his collaborator, Ravi Shankar—for the Academy Award for Original Music Score. Fenton's career as a composer of film scores owes a debt of gratitude to Attenborough's asking him to compose for Gandhi. Fenton said of him in a 2014 interview: "He always made me feel incredibly secure with what he was doing. He loves music, and he’s very musical." Fenton wrote another four film scores for Attenborough's films; Cry Freedom (1987), Shadowlands (1993), In Love and War (1...
1. 1983 Nominated Best Original Score for: Gandhi 2. 1988 Nominated Best Original Score and Best Original Song both for: Cry Freedom 3. 1989 Nominated Best Original Score for: Dangerous Liaisons 4. 1992 Nominated Best Original Score for: The Fisher King
1. 1981 Nominated BAFTA TV Award Best Original Television Music for: Shoestring (Also for: Bloody Kids, Fox) 2. 1982 Won BAFTA TV Award Best Original Television Music for: Bergerac (Also for: The History Man, Going Gently, the BBC news theme) 3. 1983 Nominated BAFTA Film Award Best Score for: Gandhi 4. 1985 Nominated BAFTA TV Award Best Original Television Music for: The Jewel in the Crown 5. 1987 Won BAFTA TV Award Best Original Television Music for: The Monocled Mutineer 6. 1988 Nominated B...
1. 2002 Won Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for: The Blue Planet -Seas of Life: Ocean World 2. 2005 Nominated Primetime Emmy Outstanding Music Composition for: Pride 3. 2007 Won Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for: Planet Earth - From Pole to Pole
Fenton founded the Association of Professional Composers which later amalgamated with the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and with the Composers' Guild of Great Britain to become the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is a visiting professor at the Royal College of Music and the University of Nottingham. He composed the score for "Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show" – a dinner show recreating the experience of the famous world travelling show of Buffalo Bill. The dinner show was created exclusively for the Disneyland Resort Parisand opened together with the resort (then EuroDisney Resort) on 12 April 1992. A recording was released by Walt Disney Records/Sony Records in France but is long out of print.George Fenton on IMDbGeorge Fenton at AllMusicGeorge Fenton discography at DiscogsGeorge Fenton discography at MusicBrainz
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George Fenton was born on 19-10-1950 in London, England, United Kingdom. He is an English Composer & Musician.
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George Fenton was born in Bromley, Kent in 1949. He was one of five siblings. His father was a mechanical engineer, and his mother had been a dancer and dance teacher before becoming a nurse during the war. Both his parents were musical – his mother played the piano and his father the drums – but weren’t musicians.
George Fenton George Richard Ian Howe, més conegut com a George Fenton, (Londres, 19 d'octubre de 1950) és un compositor anglès, especialment famós per ser l'autor d'algunes bandes sonores per a pel·lícules i la televisió, malgrat que també escriu per al teatre. Cursà estudis en l'escola de Saint Edward a Oxford.
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