Guy Michelmore

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Guy Michelmore is an English film/TV composer and former television news presenter.

Early life[edit]

Michelmore is the son of BBC presenters Cliff Michelmore[1] and Jean Metcalfe. He was educated at the independent St John's School in Leatherhead, Surrey and Pembroke College, Oxford.

News presenter[edit]

Michelmore began reporting on Anglia TV's About Anglia before joining the BBC programme Newsroom South East in 1993. Guy left the programme to be replaced by Tim Ewart from ITN. His mother was Jean Metcalfe, the BBC presenter of Two Way Family Favourites and Woman's Hour. His father was Cliff Michelmore, television presenter and producer, best known for the BBC television programme Tonight. Cliff once interviewed himself, and asked whether either his son or daughter had shown any interest in television - Cliff answered by saying that ten-year-old Guy was "at that point where he is fascinated and interested in all things...even his father's job!"

He famously spilt his drink all over himself and his desk before going into a live link on Newsroom South East, later shown on the BBC's Auntie's Bloomers out-takes show.


Michelmore is a composer of music for film and television. He is best known for his work with Marvel which includes eight animated features films and a number of TV series, including Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armoured Adventures and The Super Hero Squad Show. He scored Ewan McGregor's feature film Jackboots on Whitehall in 2010.[2] His other work includes The Jungle Book, Growing Up Creepie, for which he received an Annie Award nomination, and scores for Emmy Award winner Tutenstein, The Woodlies, The DaVincibles, amongst others. He worked extensively scoring natural history films and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his score to "The Queen of Trees" for the Nature series on PBS.

Selected filmography[edit]



  • The Woodlies - 2012 animated TV series
  • The DaVincibles - 2011 animated TV series
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes - 2010 animated TV series
  • The Jungle Book - 2010 animated TV series
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures - 2009 animated TV series
  • The Super Hero Squad Show - 2009 animated TV series
  • Me, Robot - 2009 Cosmic Quantum Ray animated TV episode
  • A Martian Christmas - 2008 animated TV film
  • Growing Up Creepie - 2006 animated TV series
  • The Queen of Trees - 2005 Natural World (2006 Nature) TV episode
  • Roman Vice - 2005 TV film
  • Time Machine - 2004 TV series
  • Di's Guys - 2004 TV mini-series
  • Tutenstein - 2003 animated TV series
  • Cousins - 2000 TV series
  • Tale of the Tides: The Hyaena and the Mudskipper - 1998 TV film
  • Africa's Paradise of Thorns - 1997 TV film
  • Robin Hood: Outlaw of the Forest - 1995 Biography TV episode
  • Eyewitness - 1994 TV series

Training courses[edit]

He also runs the world's largest course for film and television composers, Music for the Media.[1] This is a correspondence course backed up by regular seminars.


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