Richard Addinsell

Composer
Scored numerous British historical and period films and won international recognition for his popular "Warsaw Concerto" from the 1940 film, "Dangerous Moonlight/Suicide Squadron". After writing incidental music for the ... Read more »
Born: 01/13/1904 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (16)

Life at the Top 1965 (Movie)

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Waltz of the Toreadors 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Macbeth 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Music

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

A Tale of Two Cities 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Prince and the Showgirl 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Beau Brummell 1954 (Movie)

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A Christmas Carol 1951 (Movie)

(Music)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1939 (Movie)

(Music)

Dark Journey (Movie)

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Encore (Movie)

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Fire Over England (Movie)

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Highly Dangerous (Movie)

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Sea Devils (Movie)

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The Black Rose (Movie)

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Under Capricorn (Movie)

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Biography

Scored numerous British historical and period films and won international recognition for his popular "Warsaw Concerto" from the 1940 film, "Dangerous Moonlight/Suicide Squadron". After writing incidental music for the stage, Addinsell first went to Hollywood in the early 1930s and returned to England to become a mainstay of the British film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1960s, writing the music for such period films as "Goodbye Mr. Chips" (1939), "Gaslight" (1940), "A Christmas Carol" (1951), "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957) and "A Tale of Two Cities" (1958) as well as the more contemporary, "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (1961) and "Life at the Top" (1965).

EDUCATION

Hartford College

Milestones

1936

Returned to Britain

1933

Moved to New York; wrote musical score for Eva Le Galliene's "Alice in Wonderland"

1933

Entered films with RKO

1928

Composed setting for Clemence Dane's stage play, "Adam's Opera", London

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