24 Facts About Tim Rice

1. Tim Rice composed additional lyrics for the stage version of Disney's film Beauty and the Beast, which opened on Broadway in 1994.

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2. Tim Rice continued on with a piece called "Blondel", which appeared in 1983.

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3. Tim Rice pursued his university education at Lancing College and, briefly, at l'Universite de Paris—Sorbonne.

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4. In 2018 Tim Rice coproduced a live telecast of Jesus Christ Superstar, and he won a Creative Arts Emmy Award when it was named best live variety special.

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5. Tim Rice continued to work in the theatre, and he reteamed with John on the stage adaptation of The Lion King as well as a revival of Aida (2000).

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6. Tim Rice had continued success with The Lion King, collaborating with singer-songwriter Elton John on various songs, notably the Oscar-winning "Can You Feel the Love Tonight.

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7. Tim Rice has a second daughter, Zoe Joan Eleanor from a relationship with Nell Sully.

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8. Tim Rice said at the funeral: "I owe [Angus] an awful lot, which is just one of the reasons why I'm here today.

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9. In 2015, Tim Rice expressed his indebtedness to the journalist Angus McGill as "the man responsible for Andrew Lloyd Webber and I having our first song recorded".

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10. Tim Rice was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by the University of Sunderland at a ceremony at the Stadium of Light in November 2006.

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11. Tim Rice married Jane McIntosh on 19 August 1974, the couple having met while working at Capital Radio.

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12. Tim Rice is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

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13. In 2008, Tim Rice received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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14. Tim Rice was made a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999, and was named a Disney Legend in 2002.

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15. Tim Rice is the current President of The London Library, the largest independent lending library in Europe.

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16. Tim Rice took part in the Bush Theatre's 2011 project Sixty Six Books for which he wrote a piece based upon a book of the King James Bible.

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17. Tim Rice is currently working on a sequel, covering his life and career since then.

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18. Tim Rice released his autobiography Oh What a Circus: The Autobiography of Tim Rice in 1998, which covered his childhood and early adult life until the opening of the original London production of Evita in 1978.

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19. Tim Rice often jokes that he is most recognised in America for his appearance in the film About a Boy.

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20. Tim Rice reunited with Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2011 to pen new songs for Lloyd Webber's newest production of The Wizard of Oz which opened in March 2011 at the London Palladium.

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21. Tim Rice left Lancing with GCE A-Levels in History and French and then started work as an articled clerk for a law firm in London, having decided not to apply for a university place.

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22. Tim Rice was born at Shardeloes, an historic English country house near Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England that was requisitioned as a maternity hospital during the Second World War.

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23. Tim Rice is one of fifteen artists to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.

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24. Tim Rice has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is an inductee into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, is a Disney Legend recipient, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

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