Billi Productions Ltd is delighted to have secured international Scottish composer and Academy Award® nominee Patrick Doyle for the musical score. Patrick has been an avid supporter of the project since its inception and has been working on innovative musical themes for the film. His passion for the project was such that he requested a voice-over role! Having made many appearances in Kenneth Branagh's films and with his incredible sense of humour and vocal ability he rose to the challenge of 'The German Admiral' and made the character his own!
Patrick studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and graduated in 1974. He was made a fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 2001.
His first theatre score was written in 1978, and subsequently Patrick has written the music for a host of other theatre, radio, television and film productions.
In 1987, Patrick joined the Renaissance Theatre Company as composer and musical director. During this time he completed a British tour of a number of productions for high profile directors such as Sir Derek Jacobi, Geraldine McEwan and Dame Judi Dench.
In 1989 director Kenneth Branagh commissioned Patrick to write the original score for the Renaissance Film Company production of Henry V. The song 'Non Nobis Domine', from the film, was awarded the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme.
In 1990, HRH The Prince of Wales commissioned Patrick to write 'The Thistle and The Rose', a song cycle for Soprano and Choir, in honour of the Queen Mother's 90th birthday. During that year he also composed the original score for the Disney feature Shipwrecked.
In 1991, Patrick composed the Golden Globe nominated score for the box office number 1 Dead Again for Paramount Pictures directed by Kenneth Branagh. Patrick has continued to work with Kenneth Branagh on a great many highly successful productions including: Frankenstein (starring Robert De Niro), the Samuel Goldywn & Renaissance Film Much Ado About Nothing, the musical, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It and the four-hour epic adaptation of Hamlet, for which Patrick was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score.
Patrick has also worked extensively with director Regis Wargnier, and received two Cesar nominations for both the Oscar winning Indochine and the Academy Award nominated East West. With Regis Patrick has also scored Man to Man (starring Joseph Feinnes) which opened the 2005 Berlin Film Festival and most recently Pars Vite et Reviens Tard which topped the box office in France in 2007.
Other highly prestigious projects have included working with illustrious directors such as Brian De Palma on Carlito's Way. Alphonso Cuaron on A Little Princess for which he received the Los Angeles Critics Award and Great Expectations (starring Gwyneth Paltrow). Ang Lee on the Oscar winning Sense and Sensibility for which Patrick received Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations in the `Best Original Score' categories.
In 2001 Patrick completed the score for the hugely successful British comedy Bridget Jones' Diary (Starring Renee Zellweger). His success continued when he was commissioned by the legendary director Robert Altman to score his Oscar winning picture Gosford Park. In 2003 he scored the multi-award winning comedy Calendar Girls (written by Tim Firth.)
Patrick has enjoyed huge worldwide box office success with Working Title's children's smash Nanny Mcphee (starring Emma Thompson), Eragon (starring John Malkovich) and the universally popular franchise Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Directed by Mike Newell.)
Patrick teamed up once more in 2007 with the director Kenneth Branagh on his highly acclaimed film Sleuth (written by the Nobel Prize Winning Harold Pinter and starring Jude Law and Michael Caine).
In October 2007 Patrick Doyle's Music from the Movies sell out concert on behalf of The Leukaemia Research Fund was staged at The Royal Albert Hall. It was Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starred a host of international stars such as: Emma Thompson, Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Judi Dench, Alan Rickman, Imelda Staunton and Robbie Coltrane among many others.
In 2008 Patrick completed the worldwide hit Nim's Island (directed by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett) and the animated feature Igor (directed by Tony Leondis).
Patrick is currently working on a series of albums. Two for solo piano and one for string quartet.
Main Street - Directed by John Doyle - 1984 Films
Igor - Directed by Tony Leondis - Exodus Pro
Nims Island - Directed by Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin - Walden Media
Sleuth - Directed by Kenneth Branagh - Riff Raff Film Productions
Eragon - Directed by Stefan Fangmeier - Twentieth Century Fox
Pars Vite Raviens Tard - Directed by Regis Wargnier - Gaumont/LGM Cinema
The Last Legion - Directed by Doug Lefler - Dino De Laurentis Productions
As You Like It - Directed by Kenneth Branagh - Forest Films/HBO
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Directed by Mike Newell - Warner Brothers Productions Ltd.
Nanny McPhee - Directed by Kirk Jones - Working Title
Wah Wah - Directed by Richard E. Grant - Melanny Productions
Urban Chillers: Jekyll & Hyde - Directed by Nick Stillwell - J & H Films Ltd
Man To Man - Directed by Regis Wagnier - Vertigo Production
Nouvelle France - Directed by: Jean Boudin - Bespoke Films
Second Hand Lions - Directed by: Tim McCanlies - New Line Cinema
Calendar Girls - Directed by Nick Barton - Harbour Pictures/Buena Vista International
Gosford Park - Directed by Robert Altman - USA Films - AFI Film Awards nominee for "Composer of the Year"
Killing Me Softly - Directed by Chen Kaige - Montecito Pictures
Bridget Jones's Diary - Directed by Sharon Maguire - Working Title Films
Blow Dry - Directed by Paddy Breathnach - Intermedia Films
Love's Labours Lost - Directed by Kenneth Branagh - Shakespeare Film Co/Intermedia Films
East West - Directed by Regis Wargnier - UGC - Cesar nominee for 'Best Film Score'
Quest For Camelot/The Silver Sword - Directed by Frederick DuChau - Warner Brothers
Great Expectations - Directed by Alfonso Cuaron - Twentieth Century Fox
Exit to Eden - Directed by Garry Marshall - Sony Pictures
Donnie Brasco - Directed by Mike Newell - Columbia Tristar - ASCAP Award
Hamlet - Directed by Kenneth Branagh - Castle Rock - Academy Award nominee for 'Best Original Dramatic Score'
Mrs Winterbourne - Directed by Richard Benjamin - Columbia Tristar
Sense And Sensibility - Directed by Ang Lee - Columbia TriStar - Golden Globe nominee for 'Best Film Score' - Academy Award nominee for 'Best Original Dramatic Score' - BAFTA nominee for 'Best Film Score'
Une Femme Francaise - Directed by Regis Wargnier - UGC Images
A Little Princess - Directed by Alfonso Cuaron - Warner Bros. - LA Critics award 'Best Film Score'
Frankenstein - Directed by Kenneth Branagh - TriStar
Carlito's Way - Directed by Brian de Palma - Universal
Much Ado About Nothing - Directed by Kenneth Branagh - Samuel Goldwyn - Renaissance Film Company
Into The West - Directed by Mike Newell - Littlebird/Miramax
Indochine - Directed by Regis Wargnier - Paradis Films - Film won an Oscar for 'Best Foreign Film' - Caesar nominee for 'Best Film Score'
Dead Again - Directed by Kenneth Branagh - Paramount Films - Golden Globe nominee for 'Best Film Score'
Shipwrecked - Directed by Nils Gaup - Buena Vista
Henry V - Directed by Kenneth Branagh - Renaissance Film Company - Ivor Novello Award for 'Best Film Theme'