Ivor Guest, 4th Viscount Wimborne

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Ivor Mervyn Vigors Guest, 4th Viscount Wimborne (born 19 September 1968) is a British record producer and Emmy Award nominated composer.


He is best known for his work with Grace Jones (Hurricane / "Hurricane Dub", 2011)[1] and Brigitte Fontaine (Prohibition, 2009[2] / "L'un n'empeche pas l'autre", 2011).

During his career, he has been associated with Sly and Robbie, Tony Allen, Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem, Brian Eno, Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds, Atticus Ross, Tim Simenon, Robert Logan, Dave Okumu, Wally Badarou, Jessie Ware, Skye Edwards, and Lana Del Ray. He has also worked on tracks with French artists such as Jaques Higelin, M, Christophe, Bertrand Cantat, Arno, Alain Souchon, Philippe Katerine, and Emanuelle Seigner with Brigitte Fontaine.[3]

His film credits as composer include the Oscar winning documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, the Oscar short-listed Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, for which he was Emmy nominated, the Oscar short-listed Semper Fi and the British cult movie The Football Factory. He generally works with Robert Logan on scores.

He lives and works in the UK.


He is the son of Ivor Fox-Strangways Guest, 3rd Viscount Wimborne, and married to Ieva Imsa. They have a daughter, Greta Guest, born in 2011.[4][5]


Arms of Ivor Guest, 4th Viscount Wimborne
A Coronet of a Viscount
A Swan's Head erased proper gorged with a Collar Or and charged underneath with a Cross Moline as in the Arms between two Ostrich Feathers Or
Azure on a Chevron Or between three Swan's Heads erased proper as many Crosses Moline Sable
On either side a Figure habited as Vulcan resting his exterior hand on an Anvil and holding in front thereof a Sledge Hammer all proper
Ferro Non Gladio (By iron, not by the sword)


  1. ^ "Disco Delivery: Strange Weather - The Tumultuous Re-Emergence of Grace Jones (Part Two)". Discodelivery.blogspot.com. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  2. ^ Sergey Mesenov (2009-10-06). "Prohibition - Brigitte Fontaine | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Ivor Guest | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  4. ^ "Person Page 2411". Thepeerage.com. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  5. ^ "Conqueror 575859". William1.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ivor Fox-Strangways Guest
Viscount Wimborne
Succeeded by