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John Altman (I)

Beginning his musical career as a saxophonist/arranger in the late sixties, he has worked with a wide variety of artists including Van Morrison (as his musical director), Sting and Eric Clapton. Still leading his own big band in the UK and USA, his birthday parties have become legendary
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 2013/II Pepper (Short) (composer: additional music) (post-production)
 2004 Shall We Dance (conductor: John Altman's music) / (music arranger: John Altman's music) / (orchestrator: John Altman's music)
 2003 Hope Springs (conductor)
 2002 Fidel (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 2001 Town & Country (composer: additional music)
 2000 Beautiful Joe (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie) (conductor) / (orchestration)
 1998 Legionnaire (music arranger: Offenbach extract)
 1998 Little Voice (music arranger)
 1997 Titanic (historical music advisor) / (music arranger: period music)
 1995 GoldenEye (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1994 Léon: The Professional (conductor)
 1992 The Mirror Crack'd (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1991 They Do It with Mirrors (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1991 Atlantis (Documentary) (conductor)
 1990 The Sheltering Sky (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1990 Everybody Wins (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1989 First and Last (TV Movie) (music advisor)
 1989 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1989 Erik the Viking (conductor) / (orchestrator)
  Screen Two (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode, 1988) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1988)
- Shadow on the Earth (1988) ... (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1987 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1987 Miss Marple: Nemesis (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1987 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1987 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1986 The Murder at the Vicarage (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1986 Foreign Body (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1986 Rock Around the Dock (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1986 Act of Vengeance (TV Movie) (additional orchestrator)
 1985 Shadowlands (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
  By the Sword Divided (TV Series) (conductor - 20 episodes, 1983 - 1985) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1983)
- Restoration (1985) ... (conductor)
- Retribution (1985) ... (conductor)
- The Mailed Fist (1985) ... (conductor)
- Forlorn Hope (1985) ... (conductor)
- Fateful Days (1985) ... (conductor)
 1985 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1985 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1985 The Moving Finger (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1984 The Body in the Library (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (Documentary) (musical director)
 1979-1981 The Innes Book of Records (TV Series) (music director - 18 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (1981) ... (music director)
- Episode #3.5 (1981) ... (music director)
- Episode #3.4 (1981) ... (music director)
- Episode #3.3 (1981) ... (music director)
- Episode #3.2 (1981) ... (music director)
 1978 Just a Gigolo (music arranger: songs)
 1978 All You Need Is Cash (TV Movie) (music arranger: brass and string arrangements)
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