Rachel Portman

Composer
One of a handful of contemporary female film composers, Rachel Portman has created lush and colorful scores that enhance or reflect the emotions of the feature's characters. Using minimal cues for effect, she has ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1960 in Haslemere, England, GB

Filmography

Music (108)

Belle 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Dolphin Tale 2 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Private Peaceful 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Paradise 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

Bel Ami 2012 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Vow 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

One Day 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

One Day 2011 (Movie)

String Arranger("Sparkling Day") (Music Arranger)

Resistance 2011 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

His Way 2010 (Movie)

Orchestration (Music Arranger)

His Way 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

His Way 2010 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Never Let Me Go 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

The Duchess 2008 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

The Duchess 2008 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 (Movie)

Score Orchestrations (Original Music)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

Orchestrator (Original Music)

Miss Potter 2006 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Miss Potter 2006 (Movie)

(Music)

The Lake House 2006 (Movie)

(Composer)

Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Oliver Twist 2005 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Oliver Twist 2005 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

Oliver Twist 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Hart's War 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Nicholas Nickleby 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Emperor's New Clothes 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Emperor's New Clothes 2002 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Truth About Charlie 2002 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Truth About Charlie 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Truth About Charlie 2002 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

Chocolat 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Ratcatcher 2000 (Movie)

score orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Ratcatcher 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Closer You Get 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

music composer & orchestrator (Music)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

music orchestration (Original Music)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

song/song performer("Uhuru") (Song)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Daedalus & Icarus 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

(Original Rank: Music) (Composer)

Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Orpheus & Eurydice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Perseus & the Gorgon 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Theseus & the Minotaur 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Addicted to Love 1997 (Movie)

music composer and orchestrator (Music)

Emma 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Emma 1996 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Marvin's Room 1996 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Marvin's Room 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Palookaville 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Adventures of Pinocchio 1996 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

The Adventures of Pinocchio 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

A Pyromaniac's Love Story 1995 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

A Pyromaniac's Love Story 1995 (Movie)

music orchestrator (Music)

Smoke 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 1995 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 1995 (Movie)

orchestration (Music Arranger)

War of the Buttons 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Friends 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Only You 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Sirens 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

The Road to Wellville 1994 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Road to Wellville 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Benny & Joon 1993 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Benny & Joon 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Elizabeth R: A Year in the Life of the Queen 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

Ethan Frome 1993 (Movie)

music composor (Composer)

Shades of Fear 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Rebecca's Daughters 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Woman in Black 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

Used People 1992 (Movie)

("Where Are the Words?") (Song)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Where Angels Fear to Tread 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Antonia and Jane 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Life Is Sweet 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Meeting Venus 1991 (Movie)

music arrangements("Tannhauser") (Music)

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

The Short and Curlies 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Young Charlie Chaplin 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

A Story Short 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

Fearnot 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

The Luck Child 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

Hans My Hedgehog 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

The Little Princess 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Sharma and Beyond 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Four Days in July 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Privileged 1982 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Reflections 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Bessie (TV Show)

Original Score

Grey Gardens (TV Show)

Music

Precious Bane (TV Show)

Music

The Cloning of Joanna May (TV Show)

Music

The Three Ravens (TV Show)

Music
Actor (1)

The Hollywood Soundtrack Story 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of a handful of contemporary female film composers, Rachel Portman has created lush and colorful scores that enhance or reflect the emotions of the feature's characters. Using minimal cues for effect, she has designed her work to appeal directly to the viewer's sensibilities. Equally at home scoring heavily dramatic motion pictures as well as light romantic comedies, Portman has proven to be adept at compositions that reflect humanity.

Relationships

Uberto Pasolini

Husband
married in 1995

EDUCATION

Charterhouse School

Surrey

University of Oxford

Oxford , England

Milestones

2002

Composed the score for "Hart's War"

2000

Wrote the jaunty themes for "The Closer You Get"; produced by her husband

2000

Wrote the underscore for the motion picture "Chocolat"; received Oscar nomination

2000

Penned the music for "The Legend of Bagger Vance"

1999

Composed the atmospheric and lyric score for "The Cider House Rule"; picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score

1998

Scored "Beloved"

1996

Provided the score for "Emma"; became first female to win an Oscar for composing a full musical score (as opposed to working on a song or song score)

1995

Scored Kidron's "Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar"

1992

Reteamed with Kidron for the jazzy score to "Used People"

1991

Won acclaim for the music in "Where Angels Fear to Tread"

1990

Scored the TV-movies "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" and "Antonia and Jane", both directed by Beeban Kidron

1987

Contributed the score for episodes of the NBC drama series "The Storyteller"

1982

Composed first score for the TV-movie, "Experience Preferred ... But Not Essential"; released theatrically in the USA in 1983

1982

First feature score, "Privileged", directed by Michael Hoffman; first

Began music training as a child

Began composing music as a teenager

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