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  1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Films featuring music scores by George Fenton. Pages in category "Films scored by George Fenton" The following 85 pages are in this category, out of 85 total.

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  2. George Fenton - Wikipedia

    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
    • Theatre
    • Television Drama
    • Wildlife Television
    • Television and Radio Jingles
    • Feature Films
    • Awards and Nominations
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    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...

    Academy Awards

    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

    BAFTA Awards

    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...

    Emmy Awards

    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.

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  3. Category:Films scored by George Fenton - Wikipedia

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Films featuring music scores by George Fenton. Pages in category "Films scored by George Fenton" The following 85 pages are in this category, out of 85 total.

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  5. George Fenton Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

    George Fenton was born on 19-10-1950 in London, England, United Kingdom. He is an English Composer & Musician.

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  7. Biography - George Fenton

    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.

  8. George Fenton - Viquipèdia, l'enciclopèdia lliure

    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.

  9. Fenton Art Glass Company - Wikipedia

    Frank Fenton and Wilmer C. "Bill" Fenton immediately stepped in and took over the positions of President and Vice President, respectively. Over the next thirty years, they continued to expand Fenton Art Glass, despite a large number of glass factories closing down. In 1986, George W. Fenton, Frank's son, took over as President of the company.

  10. Welcome to the official website for British Composer George Fenton. Explore his biography, learn about his Film, TV and Theatre music work, listen to a playlist of George's Film & TV music, read about stories Behind The Music, browse through photos and more.

  11. Shane Fenton and the Fentones - Wikipedia

    Shane Fenton and the Fentones were an English group fronted by Shane Fenton. There were actually two Shane Fentons. But, when the first Shane Fenton aka Johnny Theakston suddenly died, he was replaced by Bernard Jewry who assumed the Shane Fenton identity.