Christopher Gordon (composer)

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Christopher Gordon is an English born Australian composer and politician best known for his film scores, but has also received major classical commissions.[1] His film scores include, Ladies in Black (2018), Mao's Last Dancer (2009), Master and Commander (2003) and On the Beach (2000).[2]

In 2017 he was elected as councillor on City of Ryde for the Greens and was chosen as deputy mayor.[3][4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gordon has won national awards for composition, both in Australia and overseas.[5]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999 Moby Dick (Christopher Gordon) APRA Awards: Best Television Theme [6] Won
2000 On the Beach (Gordon) Australian Screen Music Awards: Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie Won
Australian Screen Music Awards: Best Original Title Theme for a Series, Serial or Mini-Series Won
Australian Screen Music Awards: Best Soundtrack Album Won
2001 When Good Ghouls Go Bad (Gordon) Australian Screen Music Awards: Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie Won
2004 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Gordon, Iva Davies, Richard Tognetti ASCAP Awards: Top Box Office Films Won
2005 Salem's Lot (Gordon, Lisa Gerrard) Primetime Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)[7][5] Nominated
2009 Mao's Last Dancer (Gordon) AFI Awards: Best Music Score Won
2018 Ladies in Black ((Gordon) AACTA Awards: Best Original Score[8] Won

Film scores[edit]