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Laurie Johnson (I)

Prolific British composer who has written scores for over four hundred film and television series. Very much of the old school of film composers, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and his scores reflect this classical training in their complexity. The trademark Johnson sound is the unusual use of strings with interesting chord ... See full bio »
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 1999 CI5: The New Professionals (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- Glory Days (1999) ... (composer: theme music)
- Souvenir (1999) ... (composer: theme music)
- High Speed (1999) ... (composer: theme music)
- Orbit (1999) ... (composer: theme music)
- Miss Hit (1999) ... (composer: theme music)
 1989 The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1981 Kill and Kill Again (composer: stock music)
 1978 It Lives Again (composer: additional music) / (conductor - as Mr. Johnson) / (musical adaptation) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1977 It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (conductor)
 1976 Obsession (conductor: finale - uncredited)
 1974 Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (conductor - uncredited)
 1968-1973 Freewheelers (TV Series) (composer - 104 episodes)
- The Hoist (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Think Bank (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Break-Up (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Switched! (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Crypt! (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- To Dream the Improbable Dream (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
 1970 Mister Jerico (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1968-1969 The Avengers (TV Series) (music supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Take Me to Your Leader (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- Game (1968) ... (music supervisor)
 1965-1968 Whicker's World (TV Series) (composer - 10 episodes)
- Two Sides of Fleet Street (1968) ... (composer: theme music "The Trendsetters")
- Love Generation (1967) ... (composer: theme music "The Trendsetters")
- The Quest for Beauty (1967) ... (composer: theme music "The Trendsetters")
- A Dubious Fraternity (1967) ... (composer: theme music "The Trendsetters")
- The Stresses of Divorce (1967) ... (composer: theme music "The Trendsetters")
 1965 Riviera Police (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- A Rainbow Has Two Ends (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Bubbles Through a Looking Glass (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Girl on a Plate (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- There's Something Moving in the Water (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Past Indefinite - Future Imperfect (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
 1965 You Must Be Joking! (conductor)
 1963-1965 World in Action (TV Series documentary) (composer - 70 episodes)
- The £.S.D. of MPH (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dukes (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Other World (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Water (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Middle East (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
 1964 East of Sudan (conductor - uncredited)
 1963 Bitter Harvest (conductor)
 1963 Siege of the Saxons (conductor - uncredited)
 1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
 1962 Animal Magic (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... (composer: theme music "Las Vegas")
- Episode #1.8 (1962) ... (composer: theme music "Las Vegas")
 1961 Echo Four Two (TV Series) (composer - 10 episodes)
- The Kite Dropper (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- There She Blows (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Frozen Fire (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Break Out (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Opportunity Taken (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
 1960 I Aim at the Stars (conductor)
 1959 Operation Bullshine (conductor)
 1959 Tiger Bay (music director)
 1958 Girls at Sea (conductor)
 1958 The Moonraker (conductor)
 1957 Salute to Show Business (TV Movie) (music arranger and conductor)
 1957 The Jill Day Show (TV Series) (musical director - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.5 (1957) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... (musical director)
 1957 The Good Companions (composer: incidental music) / (orchestrator)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His musical, "Lock Up Your Daughters", was performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Sally Smith, Bernard Miles, Hy Hazell and Peter Gilmore in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mr. Johnson | The Laurie Johnson Orchestra | Laurie Johnson MBE
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Trivia:

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Music. He is a composer in London, England.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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