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'empêche pas l'autre", 2011).

During his career, he has worked 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 Rey. He has also worked on tracks with French artists such as Jacques Higelin, M, Christophe, Bertrand Cantat, Arno, Alain Souchon, Philippe Katerine, and Emmanuelle Seigner with Brigitte Fontaine.[3]

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

In November 2014, he produced and co-wrote the Grace Jones track 'Original Beast', featured on the Lorde curated soundtrack album for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 movie.

He is the musical director of Grace Jones' live band and show.

In the non-musical sphere he has an interest in ecology and habitat regeneration, and has been responsible for the planting of over 4 million trees in the UK, as well as encouraging responsible management practice in ecologically sensitive areas. He was an early adopter of Socially Responsible Investment practices. He has a long term association with US artist James Turrell, and has constructed a Skyspace by the artist, as well as having one of Turrell's Space Division pieces named after him- 'Ivor Blue.'

He lives and works in the UK.


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



  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