Patrick Doyle

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Patrick Doyle
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Doyle being interviewed for The Composers: Full Uncensored Interview, 2013
Background information
Born (1953-04-06) 6 April 1953 (age 61)
Origin Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Genres Film
Occupations Composer, actor
Years active 1989–present

Patrick Doyle (born 6 April 1953)[1] is a Scottish film composer.[2] A longtime collaborator of actor-director Kenneth Branagh, Doyle is known for his work composing for films such Henry V (1989), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Hamlet (1996), and Gosford Park (2001), as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Eragon (2006), Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Thor (both 2011).[3] Doyle has been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards,[3] and is the recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for "outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music".[4]

Life and career[edit]

Doyle was born on 6 April 1953 in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.[5][6] He was educated at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.[2]

Doyle joined the Renaissance Theatre Company in 1987 as composer and musical director composing for plays such as Hamlet, As You Like It, and Look Back in Anger.[7] The song "Non Nobis, Domine" from Henry V was subsequently awarded the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme.[8] He has since composed for nine Kenneth Branagh films including Dead Again (1991), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), Hamlet (1996), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), As You Like It (2006), Sleuth (2007), and Thor (2011).

In October 1997, shortly after composing for Great Expectations, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Doyle was diagnosed with leukemia. He managed to complete his work for the animated fantasy Quest for Camelot (1998) in hospital whilst undergoing treatment. Doyle made a full recovery.[9][10]

In 1998 Patrick Doyle’s Music from the Movies concert, in aid of Leukaemia Research UK was staged at the Royal Albert Hall. It was directed by Kenneth Branagh and included appearances from Emma Thompson, Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Judi Dench, Alan Rickman, Imelda Staunton, Richard E. Grant, Adrian Lester, and Robbie Coltrane.[11]

In June 2013, at the twenty-eighth annual Film & Television Music Awards, Doyle was presented with the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award in recognition of his "outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music".[4] ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams observed, "Patrick Doyle's extensive body of work is some of the most compelling and affective in the industry. His ability to flawlessly cross genres in film, TV and beyond is why he can successfully score everything from Carlito's Way to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes
1982 No. 73 Children's TV show
1988 Twelfth Night TV film
1989 Look Back in Anger TV film
Henry V Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme [12]
1990 Shipwrecked
1991 Dead Again Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score [3]
1992 Indochine Nominated — César Award for Best Music Written for a Film [13]
Into the West
1993 Much Ado About Nothing
Needful Things
Carlito's Way
1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music [13]
Exit to Eden
1995 Une femme francaise
A Little Princess Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music [13]
Sense and Sensibility Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Score [3]
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Film Music [13]
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score [3]
1996 Mrs. Winterbourne
Hamlet Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Score [3]
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Original Score [13]
1997 Donnie Brasco
1998 Great Expectations
Quest for Camelot
1999 East/West Nominated — César Award for Best Music Written for a Film [13]
2000 Blow Dry
Love's Labour's Lost
2001 Bridget Jones' Diary World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year Not Released on an Album [13]
Gosford Park World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year [13]
2002 Killing Me Softly
2003 Calendar Girls
Secondhand Lions
The Galindez File
2004 Nouvelle-France
2005 Man to Man
Wah-Wah
Nanny McPhee
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films [13]
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music [13]
2006 Jekyll & Hyde
Sir Billi the Vet Short film
As You Like It
Eragon
2007 Have Mercy on Us All
The Last Legion
Sleuth
2008 Nim's Island
Igor
2010 Main Street
2011 La Ligne droite Nominated — World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year [13]
Thor Nominated — World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year [13]
Jig Documentary
Nominated — World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year [13]
Sarajevo Short film
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2012 Brave
2013 It[14] Silent movie from 1927
Puppeteer Video game
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
2015 Cinderella[14]
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Project Category Result
Academy Award 1995 Sense and Sensibility Best Original Score [3] Nominated
1996 Hamlet Best Original Score [3] Nominated
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2006 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Top Box Office Films [13] Won
2012 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Top Box Office Films [13] Won
2012 Thor Top Box Office Films [13] Won
2013 Brave Top Box Office Films [13] Won
2013 Henry Mancini Award [13] Won
BAFTA Award 1995 Sense and Sensibility Best Film Music [3] Nominated
Golden Globe Awards 1991 Dead Again Best Original Score [3] Nominated
1995 Sense and Sensibility Best Original Score [3] Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1995 A Little Princess Best Music [13] Won
Satellite Award 1996 Hamlet Best Original Score [13] Nominated
Saturn Awards 1994 Frankenstein Best Music [13] Nominated
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Best Music [13] Nominated
World Soundtrack Awards 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary Best Original Score of the Year Not Released on an Album [13] Won
2002 Gosford Park Soundtrack Composer of the Year [13] Won
2006 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Best Original Song Written for Film ("Magic Works") [13] Nominated
2011 La ligne droite, Thor, Jig Soundtrack Composer of the Year [13] Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patrick Doyle". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Brennan, Sandra. "Patrick Doyle". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Patrick Doyle". Filmtracks. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "ASCAP to Honor Patrick Doyle with Henry Mancini Award ...". ASCAP. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Patrick Doyle Biography (1953-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Kerr, Alison (16 April 2001). "Why Bridget's in the mood". The Herald. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Utichi, Joe (19 December 2007). "Composer Patrick Doyle: The RT Interview". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Patrick Doyle". Filmtracks. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Petty, Moira. ""It was like a machete cut me in half"". DailyMail. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Patrick Doyle - Shakespearean classicist". mfiles. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Freer, Ian (29 October 2007). "Patrick Doyle's Music from The Movies". Empire. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Patrick Doyle". Air Edel. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Patrick Doyle: Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Samter, Owley (13 October 2013). "Interview mit Patrick Doyle". Owley. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 

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