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James Bernard (I) (1925–2001)

Bernard was born in India, the son of a British army officer, but was moved to England as a small child for his health. He was educated at Wellington College, where the future actor Christopher Lee was a classmate. Fortuitously, because Lee was to star in scores of horror films for Hammer Studios, for which James Bernard wrote the scores. Bernard's... See full bio »


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(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Seven Days to Noon
Nosferatu Composer
These Are the Damned


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Provided music for the television program Hammer House of Horror (1980). See more »

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He collaborated with the film critic Paul Dehn on the original story for "Seven Days To Noon" (for which they won an Oscar) and composed music for stage revues and songs which Dehn was involved in writing. The two men lived together until Dehn's death in 1976. See more »

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