William Walton

Composer
William Walton worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Walton began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the dramatic adaptation "Escape Me Never" (1935) with ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1902 in Oldham, England, GB

Filmography

Music (14)

The Tempest 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

Twelfth Night 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

Henry VIII 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

Richard II 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

Battle of Britain 1969 (Movie)

("Battle in the Air") (Music)

Three Sisters 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Three Sisters 1969 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Richard III 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

Hamlet 1948 (Movie)

(Music)

Henry V 1943 (Movie)

(Music)

Escape Me Never 1934 (Movie)

(Music)

Major Barbara (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Measure For Measure (TV Show)

Music

The First of the Few (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Actor (1)

Sir William Walton's 80th Birthday Concert 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

William Walton worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. Walton began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the dramatic adaptation "Escape Me Never" (1935) with Elisabeth Bergner, "As You Like It" (1936) with Henry Ainley and the biopic "The First of the Few" (1942) with Leslie Howard. He followed this honor with songs in the Laurence Olivier dramatic adaptation "Hamlet" (1948). He was nominated for an Academy Award for "Henry V" in 1944. . In the fifties and the seventies, Walton devoted his time to various credits, such as "Richard III" (1955), "Battle of Britain" with Laurence Olivier (1969) and "Three Sisters" (1970) starring Jeanne Watts. He also worked on "Henry VIII" (PBS, 1978-79) and "Measure For Measure" (PBS, 1978-79). Walton's music was most recently used in "Last Action Hero" (1993) with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Walton continued to exercise his talent in the seventies and the eighties, taking on a mix of projects like "Richard II" (PBS, 1978-79), "The Tempest" (PBS, 1979-1980) and "Twelfth Night" (PBS, 1979-1980). His credits also expanded to "Sir William Walton's 80th Birthday Concert" (1985-86). Walton passed away in March 1983 at the age of 81.

Relationships

Father

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Oxford , England
dropped out at age 10

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