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John Barry (I) (1933–2011)


John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment, he soon began to assimilate the music which ... See full bio »

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 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (composer: theme "Born Free")
 2008 Ian Fleming: Where Bond Began (TV Movie documentary) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 2006 The Morning After: Remembering the Persuaders! (Video documentary) (composer: original title music)
 2005 Madagascar (composer: theme "Born Free")
 2002 Andere tijden (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- De vergeten James Bond (2002) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (TV Movie documentary) (composer: song "Goldfinger")
 2001 Enigma (conductor)
 2001 Reflections on 'The Little Dragon' (Video short) (stock music - uncredited)
 1998 Playing by Heart (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1998 Mercury Rising (conductor)
 1998 Alilot David (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Ha-Ma'akav (1998) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1998 Born Free (TV Series) (composer - 25 episodes)
- The Unexpected: Part II (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Rogue (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Reunion (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Loner (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Healing (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
 1997 Amy Foster (conductor) / (score producer)
 1996 Bat Yam - New York (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Seret Ba-Kibbutz (1996) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1995 The Scarlet Letter (conductor)
 1995 Cry, the Beloved Country (conductor)
 1994 The Specialist (conductor)
 1993 Indecent Proposal (conductor)
 1992 Chaplin (conductor)
 1991 Celeste (TV Series) (incidental music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (incidental music - from "Out of Africa", uncredited)
 1960-1990 Juke Box Jury (TV Series) (composer - 60 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 November 1990 (1990) ... (composer: theme "Hit and Miss")
- Episode dated 23 September 1990 (1990) ... (composer: theme "Hit and Miss")
- Episode dated 3 December 1989 (1989) ... (composer: theme "Hit and Miss")
- Episode dated 24 September 1989 (1989) ... (composer: theme "Hit and Miss")
- Episode dated 18 August 1979 (1979) ... (composer: theme "Hit and Miss")
 1990 Dances with Wolves (conductor)
 1988 U.S.A. Today: The Television Series (TV Series) (composer: main theme and additional music)
 1988 Masquerade (conductor)
 1987 The Living Daylights (conductor)
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married (conductor)
 1986 Howard the Duck (conductor)
 1986 A Killing Affair (conductor)
 1985 Out of Africa (original music conducted by)
 1985 Jagged Edge (conductor)
 1985 A View to a Kill (conductor)
 1984 The Cotton Club (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1984 Until September (conductor)
 1984 Mike's Murder (conductor)
 1983 The Golden Seal (composer: main themes)
 1983 Octopussy (conductor)
 1983 Svengali (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1983 High Road to China (conductor)
 1982 Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (composer: "Moonraker" themes - uncredited)
 1982 Frances (conductor)
 1982 Murder by Phone (conductor)
 1982 Hammett (conductor)
 1981 Body Heat (conductor)
 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger (conductor)
 1980 Inside Moves (conductor)
 1980 Touched by Love (conductor - uncredited)
 1980 Somewhere in Time (conductor)
 1980 Raise the Titanic (conductor)
 1979 The Black Hole (conductor)
 1979 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1979 The Return of Superman (composer: "James Bond" film themes - uncredited)
 1978 Starcrash (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1978 The Game of Death (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1977 The Gathering (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1977 First Love (conductor)
 1977 The White Buffalo (conductor)
 1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1976 King Kong (conductor)
 1976 Robin and Marian (conductor - uncredited)
 1976 Eleanor and Franklin (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1975 The Day of the Locust (conductor)
 1975 Love Among the Ruins (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1974 Born Free (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- The Devil Leopard (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Raiders (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The White Rhino (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Elsa's Odyssey (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Maneaters of Merti (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1974 London Conspiracy (composer: theme music)
 1974 The Dove (conductor)
 1974 The Tamarind Seed (conductor)
 1974 Mission: Monte Carlo (composer: theme music)
 1973-1974 Great Mysteries (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- The Furnished Room (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Trial for Murder (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Under Suspicion (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Compliments of the Season (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Come Into My Parlour (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
 1973 The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973/I A Doll's House (conductor)
 1972-1973 The Adventurer (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- To the Lowest Bidder (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Solid Gold Hearse (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Not-So Merry Widow (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Good Book (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Somebody Doesn't Like Me (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1972 The Public Eye (conductor)
 1971-1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series) (composer - 24 episodes)
- To the Death, Baby (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Read and Destroy (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Nuisance Value (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Death in the Family (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Five Miles to Midnight (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 Mary, Queen of Scots (conductor)
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1971 They Might Be Giants (music supervisor)
 1971 Walkabout (conductor)
 1971 The Last Valley (conductor)
 1971 Murphy's War (composer: musical themes) / (musical supervisor)
 1970 Monte Walsh (conductor)
 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1969 Midnight Cowboy (music supervision)
 1968 The Lion in Winter (conductor)
 1968 Deadfall (conductor)
 1968 Petulia (conductor)
 1968 Boom! (conductor)
 1962-1968 Discs a Go-Go (TV Series) (performer - 7 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 March 1968 (1968) ... (performer: theme "Starfire")
- Episode dated 3 November 1965 (1965) ... (performer: theme "Starfire")
- Episode dated 26 January 1965 (1965) ... (performer: theme "Starfire")
- Episode dated 27 October 1964 (1964) ... (performer: theme "Starfire")
- Episode dated 5 October 1964 (1964) ... (performer: theme "Starfire")
 1965-1967 The Newcomers (TV Series) (composer - 39 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 December 1967 (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 1 September 1967 (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 26 May 1967 (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 5 May 1967 (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.50 (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1967 You Only Live Twice (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1967 The Whisperers (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1966-1967 Vendetta (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- The Madonna Man (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Mercy Man (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Mourning Man (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Chemical Man (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Running Man (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum (conductor)
 1966 The Wrong Box (music arranger) / (music conductor)
 1966 Born Free (conductor)
 1966 The Chase (conductor)
 1965 Thunderball (conductor)
 1965 The Incredible World of James Bond (TV Movie documentary) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1965 King Rat (conductor)
 1965 Mister Moses (conductor)
 1965 Four in the Morning (conductor)
 1965 The Knack... and How to Get It (conductor)
 1965 The Ipcress File (conductor)
 1965 Boy and Bicycle (Short) (composer: theme music)
 1964 They All Died Laughing (conductor)
  The Human Jungle (TV Series) (performer - 16 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (theme music - 2 episodes, 1963)
- The Man Who Fell Apart (1964) ... (performer: title theme)
- The Quick and the Dead (1964) ... (performer: title theme)
- Heartbeats in a Tin Box (1964) ... (performer: title theme)
- Ring of Hate (1964) ... (performer: title theme)
- Enemy Outside (1964) ... (performer: title theme)
 1964 Goldfinger (conductor)
 1964 Seance on a Wet Afternoon (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1964 The Winston Affair (arranger: orchestral music) / (conductor: orchestral music)
 1964 Zulu (conductor)
 1963 From Russia with Love (conductor: orchestral music) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1963 The Dream Maker (music arranger - uncredited)
 1963 The Cool Mikado (music arranger)
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Drama '62: The Betrayers (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
 1962 The L-Shaped Room (composer: jazz sequences)
 1962 The Amorous Mr. Prawn (conductor)
 1962 Mix Me a Person (music arranger)
 1960 Wild for Kicks (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1960 Never Let Go (conductor)
 1959 Drumbeat (TV Series) (composer - 22 episodes)
- Episode #1.22 (1959) ... (composer: theme music "Bees Knees")
- Episode #1.21 (1959) ... (composer: theme music "Bees Knees")
- Episode #1.20 (1959) ... (composer: theme music "Bees Knees")
- Episode #1.19 (1959) ... (composer: theme music "Bees Knees")
- Episode #1.18 (1959) ... (composer: theme music "Bees Knees")
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Other Works:

1966: The Quiller Memorandum (1966) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 26 Interviews | 60 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Barry and Orchestra

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Geoff Leonard knows more about me than I know myself. See more »

Trivia:

To date (2009), the composer holds the record for the most James Bond scores - a total of 12. Barry also holds the record for the most consecutive 007 scores - six. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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