Gary Yershon

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Gary Yershon (born 2 November 1954 in London[1]) is an English composer. His works include music for theatre, radio, television, film,[2] and dance.[3] He is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.[4]

He began his career as an actor.[5] He worked as writer/translator (e.g. Ruslan and Lyudmila for the BBC,[6] and as musical director for Phyllida Lloyd's 1994 production of The Threepenny Opera at the Donmar Warehouse.[7]

He composed the music for Mike Leigh's 2008 film Happy-Go-Lucky, 2010 film Another Year, and 2014 film Mr. Turner,[8] and the theme tune to James the Cat.

Yershon was nominated for the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play.[9]

In 2010 for his work on Another Year he was nominated for a European Film Award[10] In 2015 for the 87th Academy Awards, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on Mr. Turner.[11]


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