Sir Tim Rice

Lyricist, Producer, Actor
Tall and silver-haired, Rice began his lyric writing career in partnership with fellow music student Andrew Lloyd Webber in the mid-1960s. Their first produced musicals were drawn from Biblical themes: "Joseph and the ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1944 in Buckinghamshire, England, GB

Filmography

Music (33)

Beauty and The Beast (Disney) 2017 (Movie)

(Music)

The Time of Their Lives 2016 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Ted 2012 (Movie)

("All Time High") (Song)

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

("One Night In Bangkok") (Song)

The Nutcracker in 3D 2010 (Movie)

(Lyrics)

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

("What's The Buzz") (Song)

Connie and Carla 2004 (Movie)

("Superstar (from 'Jesus Christ Superstar')") (Song)

The Lion King 1 1/2 2003 (Movie)

(Song: "Meerkat Rhapsody") (Performer)

Jesus Christ Superstar 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

The Road to El Dorado 2000 (Movie)

("Someday Out of the Blue (Theme from 'El Dorado')") (Song)

The Road to El Dorado 2000 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

("Circle of Life") (Song)

Shania Twain's Winter Break 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

("Walking Tall") (Song)

The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Michael Crawford in Concert 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Something to Believe In 1997 (Movie)

("Something to Believe In") (Song)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

from musical play("Evita") (Music)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

A Special Evening With Elton John 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

The Lion King 1994 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Making of the Lion King 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song

Aladdin 1992 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Octopussy 1983 (Movie)

lyrics("All Time High") (Theme Lyrics)

The Fan 1980 (Movie)

("Hearts Not Diamonds") (Song)

The Entertainer 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

The Odessa File 1973 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)
Actor (9)

To Be Frank, Sinatra at 100 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bee Gees: This Is Where I Came In 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Evita: The Woman Behind the Myth 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Story 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Time of Their Lives 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

(Play) (Source Material)

Biography

Tall and silver-haired, Rice began his lyric writing career in partnership with fellow music student Andrew Lloyd Webber in the mid-1960s. Their first produced musicals were drawn from Biblical themes: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" (1967) and "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1969). Rice and Lloyd Webber pioneered the use of concept albums in raising both money for and public awareness of their music. The apotheosis of their collaboration was "Evita" (1979), a pop opera about Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron that was a success both in London and in New York and earned Rice two Tony Awards. After nearly a decade and a half, it was finally filmed in 1996 with Madonna in the lead.

Relationships

Hugh Gordon Rice

Father

Joan Odette Rice

Mother

Pru Casemboot

Companion
no longer together later married David Hemmings

Elaine Paige Actor

Companion
born in 1949 starred in "Evita" and "Chess" on London stage together in late 1970s through mid-80s relationship caused scandal in London no longer together

Jane Rice

Wife
Scottish married in 1974 filed for divorce in 1980s reconciled and remain married

Eva Rice

Daughter
born 1976 mother, Jane McIntosh Rice

Donald Rice

Son
born 1978 mother, Jane McIntosh Rice

Jonathan Rice

Brother

Juliet Simpkins

Companion
no longer together

EDUCATION

Sorbonne, University of Paris

Paris 1963

Royal College of Music

1965
met Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lancing College

1958 - 1962
classmates included David Hare and Christopher Hampton

Milestones

2013

Wrote several songs for the West End musical, "From Here to Eternity"

2011

Composed six new songs for the 2011 stage musical "The Wizard of Oz"

2008

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2000

Reteamed with Elton John to write songs for the DreamWorks animated musical "The Road to El Dorado"

1999

Collaborated with Burt Bacharach on the song "Walking Tall" from the feature "Stuart Little"

1998

Reteamed with Elton John to write score for the stage musical "Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida"; production opened in Atlanta; revised version, just called "Aida" opened in 1999 in Chicago and in March 2000 on Broadway; received 2000 Tony Award for Or

1996

Collaborated again with Andrew Lloyd Webber for original song "You Must Love Me" for the feature film "Evita"

1991

Began affiliation with Walt Disney Company, collaborating with Alan Menken and Elton John

1986

Wrote "Cricket", a brief operetta with Lloyd Webber

1986

Producing debut, "Chess"

1980

Ended collaboration with Lloyd Webber (date approximate)

1968

First West End production, "Jesus Christ Superstar"

1967

First produced collaboration, "Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dream Coat"

1966

First collaboration with Lloyd Webber, "The Likes of Us" (unproduced)

1965

Met Andrew Lloyd Webber at Royal College of Music

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Bonus Trivia

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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Rice founded the Heartaches Cricket Club, an amateur cricket team he named after the iconic Elvis Presley song.

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