James Bernard

Composer, Screenwriter
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Born: 09/20/1925 in Nathia Gali, , IN

Filmography

Music (21)

Bloodsuckers! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Blade 1998 (Movie)

("Playing with Lighting (contains 'Shiftee')") (Song)

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Dracula Has Risen From the Grave 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Horror of Frankenstein 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Scars of Dracula 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Frankenstein Created Woman 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

She 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Dracula - Prince of Darkness 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

These Are the Damned 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

These Are the Damned 1961 (Movie)

("Black Leather Rock") (Song)

Horror of Dracula 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Nor the Moon By Night 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Nor the Moon By Night 1958 (Movie)

("Nor the Moon By Night") (Song)

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Across the Bridge 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Enemy From Space 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Windom's Way 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Universal Horror (TV Show)

Music
Actor (1)

Declarations: Essays on American Ideals 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Paul Dehn Screenplay

Partner

Kenneth J McGregor Actor

Partner

Milestones

1974

Composed the music for "The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires," his last film before his twenty-year semi-retirement.

1955

Landed his first job in film when the original composer for "The Quatermass Xperiment" became ill and Hammer Film Productions offered the job to Bernard.

1954

Was comissioned to compose his first piece for radio, providing music for the BBC Radio play production of "The Death of Hector."

1950

Collaborated with his companion Paul Dein on the screenplay for "Seven Days to Noon," eventually winning an Academy Award for the script.

Bonus Trivia

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Was born in India because his father, a British army officer, was stationed there defending the Khyber Pass. He relocated to Gloucestershire, England as a small child.

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Met composer Benjamin Britten as a teenager, and received encouragement from him on his own musical endeavors. He later served as a page-turner for Britten during his concerts.

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Served in the Royal Air Force from 1943 to 1946, and assisted minorly to the efforts surrounding the Enigma code breaking machine.

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Went into semi-retirement for 20 years between 1974 and 1994, during which time he lived in Jamaica with his partner, Ken McGregor, until McGregor's death.

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