Richard Rodney Bennett

Composer, Arranger
Deft, versatile composer who entered movies at age 20 and quickly established himself as one of the finest talents in the field. Bennett has often contributed to the films of John Schlesinger, scoring "Billy Liar" ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1936 in Broadstairs, Kent, England, GB

Filmography

Music (46)

Swann 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Four Weddings and A Funeral 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

An Evening With Maria Ewing 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

The Story of Hollywood 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Tender Is The Night 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Agatha Christie's "Murder With Mirrors" 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

The Return of the Soldier 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

The Jazz Singer 1980 (Movie)

("Amazed and Confused") (Song)

Yanks 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Brink's Job 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Equus 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

L' Imprecateur 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Murder on the Orient Express 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Permission to Kill 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Lady Caroline Lamb 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Nicholas and Alexandra 1971 (Movie)

Music Composed by (Composer)

The Go-Between 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Buttercup Chain 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Secret Ceremony 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Billion Dollar Brain 1967 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Billion Dollar Brain 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

Far From the Madding Crowd 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

The Nanny 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

One Way Pendulum 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Billy Liar 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

Heavens Above! 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Satan Never Sleeps 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mark 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

The Wrong Arm of the Law 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Only Two Can Play 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Chance Meeting 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Indiscreet 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Angry Hills 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Devil's Disciple 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Man Inside 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Man Who Could Cheat Death 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Safecracker 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Face in the Night 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

Gormenghast (TV Show)

Music

Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Show)

Music

Strange Interlude (TV Show)

Music

The Ebony Tower (TV Show)

Music

The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Show)

Music

Biography

Deft, versatile composer who entered movies at age 20 and quickly established himself as one of the finest talents in the field. Bennett has often contributed to the films of John Schlesinger, scoring "Billy Liar" (1963), "Darling" (1965), "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1967) and "Yanks" (1979). He has worked mostly in TV since the early 1980s. A rare exception was the award-winning comedy "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994).

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Music

1953
earned scholarship

studied two years with Pierre Boulez in Paris

Bonus Trivia

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Working frequently with director John Schlesinger, Bennett has scored his films "Billy Liar" (1963), "Darling" (1965), "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1967), and "Yanks" (1979).

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He was named Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1977.

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Bennett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1997.

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