Richard G. Mitchell
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Richard G Mitchell is an English composer of music primarily for movies and television.
Mitchell was born in Manchester, England and brought up in Preston, Lancashire. He attended Hutton Grammar School and later St Martins School of Art in the late 1970s where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Was awarded an Ivor Novello Award and is best known for scoring the movies: To Kill a King, Grand Theft Parsons, A Good Woman and the 1996 BBC period TV series The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Mitchell is an English composer best known for his writing and arranging period movie scores for choir and orchestra, though his compositions span a very wide range of styles varying from classical to more contemporary electronic genres such as drum and bass and trip hop. He also has a reputation for working in a diverse range of world music styles, such as the Tibetan score for Nick Gray's Escape from Tibet in contrast to a country and western pedal steel guitar-based score for Grand Theft Parsons, successful with film music critics at the 2004 Sundance Festival
His original score for To Kill a King in 2004 continued his successful relationship with director Mike Barker, for whom he scored A Good Woman (film) in 2005, and later the Sea Wolf (miniseries)' in 2008, followed by Moby Dick (2011 miniseries)'.
His score for the film Trial by Fire won an Ivor Novello Award in 2000 and the BBC period drama The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996 miniseries) won Best Score at the Royal Television Society Awards in 1998.
In 2005, Mitchell composed the music for The Call of the Toad (film), written by Günter Grass and directed by Robert Gliński. The score was recorded with the Polish Symphony Orchestra, and nominated for a Polish Academy Award.
Aside from composing original scores for Film, Mitchell has scored music for Theatre Productions and Live Events which include the Opening Ceremony for Euro '96 at Wembley Stadium. He was commissioned to write the score for one-man theatre show Ousama with Nadim Sawalha directed by Corin Redgrave at the Brixton Shaw Theatre, and a jazz suite for the Francis Bacon Retrospective Exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2008.
- Almost Heaven
- Children of the Holocaust
- La Coupe de la Gloire (Official World Cup Movie)
- The Bridge
- Born American
- Rush Hour
- Beastly Treatment
Original Soundtrack Albums
- Moby Dick
- Sea Wolf
- The Glass
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
- The Bridge
- Sea Wolf
- Perfect Day: The Millennium
- How to Have a Good Death
- Class of '76
- The Stepfather
- The Glass
- True Originals ("Latika Rana")
- Brits Abroad
- Where There's Smoke
- Trial by Fire
- Trauma Team
- Get Real
- Invasion: Earth
- Coast to Coast
- Escape From Tibet
- Bridget Jones Diary
- Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (3 episodes)
- Euro 96 Opening Ceremony
- SuperMax (First Tuesday)
- Stolen Brides (Network First)
- Scotland Yard
- Brat Pack
- Across the Lake
- Seoul Olympic Theme
- Worlds Beyond
- In The Footsteps Of Scott
- Won Ivor Novello Award for "Trial By Fire" (2000)
- Nominated Polish Academy Award for "The Call of the Toad" (2005)
- Nominated Royal Television Society Award for "The Glass" (2001)
- Won Royal Television Society Award for "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
- Won The New York Film and TV Festival best original score for "Rush Hour" (1985)
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