19 Facts About Patrick Doyle


Patrick Doyle was born on 6 April 1953 and is a Scottish film composer with Irish heritage.

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Patrick Doyle has been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and is the recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for "outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music".

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Patrick Doyle has scored films for renowned directors including Robert Altman, Ang Lee, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, Brian De Palma, Chen Kaige, Amma Asante, Regis Wargnier and Kenneth Branagh.

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Patrick Doyle was born on 6 April 1953 in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer who studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, of which he was made a Fellow in 2001.

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Patrick Doyle joined Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theatre Company in 1987 as composer and musical director composing for plays such as Hamlet, As You Like It, and Look Back in Anger.

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Patrick Doyle has since composed for fourteen more Kenneth Branagh films including Dead Again, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Hamlet, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It, Sleuth, Thor, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Cinderella, Murder on the Orient Express, and Artemis Fowl.

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Patrick Doyle managed to write the entire score for the animated fantasy Quest for Camelot in hospital whilst undergoing treatment, and he eventually made a full recovery.

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Patrick Doyle collaborated with Mike Newell again when scoring Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005.

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Patrick Doyle has scored multiple films for celebrated French director Regis Wargnier on films including Indochine, Une femme francaise and Est-ouest.

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Pop artists Patrick Doyle has collaborated with include Jarvis Cocker on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as well as Pulp and Tori Amos on Great Expectations.

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Patrick Doyle co-wrote the song "Never Forget" with Kenneth Branagh for Murder on the Orient Express, which was performed by Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Patrick Doyle's work was celebrated in two concerts at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow in 2019, both performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Dirk Brosse.

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The first concert was the world's first live performance to film of the music Patrick Doyle composed for Pixar's Brave, which took place at the Glasgow Concert Hall.

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Syracuse International Film Festival commissioned Patrick Doyle to write a film score for the classic silent movie 'It' in 2012.

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In 2013, Patrick Doyle composed an original concert suite, Impressions of America, released by Varese Sarabande.

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Patrick Doyle recorded a solo piano album in 2015, performing pieces from his film scores to date, released by Varese Sarabande.

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In 2020, Patrick Doyle contributed the opening track "Chateau Ferguson" to the album Fresh Air… Breathe In in aid of the not-for-profit organisation Breathe Arts Health Research in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In October 2015, Patrick Doyle received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Academy during the Gent Film Festival in Belgium.

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