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Richard Addinsell (1904–1977)

English composer Richard Addinsell was born in 1904. After finishing his law studies at Oxford, he took a short course in music at the Royal College of Music in London and studied from 1929 to 1932 in Berlin and Vienna. From 1933 to 1935 he lived in the USA writing scores for the Hollywood studios. See full bio »

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My Week with Marilyn
(2011)
A Christmas Carol
(1951)
Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit Composer
(1945)

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 1983 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (1967)
- Episode #1.2 (1967)
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1962 The War Lover
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1953-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Will Shakespeare (1953)
- L'Aiglon (1953)
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Trespass (1958)
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 Paradise Lagoon (uncredited)
 1956 Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1956)
- Episode #1.3 (1956)
- Episode #1.2 (1956)
- Episode #1.1 (1956)
 1955 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1954 Beau Brummell
 1953 Sea Devils
 1952 Penny Plain (TV Movie)
 1951 Encore
 1951 Tom Brown's Schooldays (musical score)
 1951 A Christmas Carol (musical score by)
 1946 Alice in Wonderland (TV Short)
 1945 A Diary for Timothy (Short documentary)
 1945 Blithe Spirit
 1943 We Sail at Midnight (Documentary short)
 1943 The New Lot (Short)
 1942 This Is Colour (Documentary short)
 1942 The Avengers
 1942 The Big Blockade (musical score)
 1941 The Green Girdle (Documentary short)
 1941 W.R.N.S. (Short)
 1941 This England
 1941 Men of the Lightship (Documentary short)
 1941 Old Bill and Son (uncredited)
 1940 Gaslight (musical score)
 1940 Blackout (as Richard Addinsel)
 1940 Britain at Bay (Documentary short)
 1940 Ulster (Documentary short)
 1939 The Lion Has Wings (musical score)
 1938 South Riding
 1937 Troopship
 1937 Dark Journey (as Richard Adinsell)
 1932 His Lordship
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He composed the music for the 1932 Broadway adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland", which was revived on stage in 1947, and subsequently given two different television productions, in 1955, and in 1983. Both television productions used his music. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard Addinsel | Richard Adinsell
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Trivia:

Real name F.L.Chipperfield. Served in Bomber Command as Navigator with rank of Flying Officer (No. 619 Squadron, R.A.F.) at Coningsby during WW2. (See Martin Middlebrook, 'The Nuremberg Raid', p.77). See more »

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Dick

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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