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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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Won 5 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Diamonds Are Forever
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You Only Live Twice
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 2016 The Blackhawk Dilemma (additional music)
 2016 Nocturama (composer: additional music)
 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (composer: theme "Born Free")
 2005 Madagascar (composer: theme "Born Free")
 2001 Enigma (conductor)
 1998 Playing by Heart (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1998 Mercury Rising (conductor)
 1997 Swept from the Sea (conductor) / (score producer)
 1995 The Scarlet Letter (conductor)
 1995 Cry, the Beloved Country (conductor)
 1994 The Specialist (conductor)
 1993 Indecent Proposal (conductor)
 1992 Chaplin (conductor)
 1990 Dances with Wolves (conductor)
 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 High Road to China (conductor)
 1982 Frances (conductor)
 1982 Murder by Phone (conductor)
 1982 Hammett (conductor)
 1982 Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (composer: "Moonraker" themes - uncredited)
 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 Süpermen Dönüyor (composer: "James Bond" film themes - uncredited)
 1978 Starcrash (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1978 Game of Death (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1977 First Love (conductor - uncredited)
 1977 The White Buffalo (conductor)
 1976 King Kong (conductor)
 1976 Robin and Marian (conductor - uncredited)
 1975 The Day of the Locust (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1974 London Conspiracy (composer: theme music)
 1974 The Tamarind Seed (conductor)
 1974 Mission: Monte Carlo (composer: theme music)
 1974 The Dove (conductor)
 1973/I A Doll's House (conductor)
 1972 The Public Eye (conductor)
 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 supervisor)
 1968 The Lion in Winter (conductor)
 1968 Deadfall (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1968 Petulia (conductor)
 1968 Boom! (conductor)
 1967 You Only Live Twice (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1967 The Whisperers (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1966 Dutchman (conductor)
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum (conductor)
 1966 The Wrong Box (music arranger) / (music conductor)
 1966 Born Free (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1966 The Chase (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1965 Thunderball (conductor)
 1965 King Rat (conductor)
 1965 The Knack... and How to Get It (conductor)
 1965 Mister Moses (conductor)
 1965 Four in the Morning (conductor)
 1965 The Party's Over (conductor)
 1965 The Ipcress File (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1964 Goldfinger (conductor)
 1964 Seance on a Wet Afternoon (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1964 They All Died Laughing (conductor)
 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: "The Mikado Twist")
 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 - uncredited) / (music arranger)
 1960 Never Let Go (conductor)
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1972: Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) See more »

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

Alternate Names:

John Barry and Orchestra


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