James Kenelm Clarke

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James Kenelm Clarke was born in 1941 at Great Rissington, Gloucestershire.[citation needed] He was educated at Leighton Park School and studied music with René Leibowitz in Paris.[citation needed]


At the age of 18 he wrote the music for Michael Darlow's film All These People and then many scores for Anglia TV's television plays (under George More O'Ferrall) and then at the suggestion of Sir John Woolf joined Anglia Television full-time in 1961 as a researcher on Anglia Television's local programme About Anglia. In 1967 he joined BBC Television in London as a producer on the award-winning progmme Man Alive, edited by Desmond Wilcox. Clarke produced reporters Esther Rantzen, John Pitman, Joan Bakewell and James Astor. He also contributed films to the Braden's Week and That's Life! teams.

He then[when?] directed and co-produced (with Phil Meheux) the feature film Got It Made before leaving BBC Television and setting up Norfolk International Pictures Limited in London. Norfolk International made the following feature films for the international market: Exposé, Hardcore, Let's Get Laid, The Thirty Nine Steps, The Music Machine, Funny Money, and Going Undercover.

He is now[when?] CEO of Norfolk Music Publishing Ltd.[1]

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  1. ^ "Norfolk Music Publishing, an independent media group". Retrieved 28 February 2017.

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