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Date of Birth 6 April 1953Uddingston, Scotland, UK

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Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer.

His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Frankenstein" and "Hamlet".

Patrick has composed over 45 internationally renowned feature film scores including "Indochine", "Sense and Sensibility", "Carlito's Way", "Gosford Park", "A Little Princess", "Bridget Jones's Diary", "Nanny McPhee" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".

He has collaborated with a host of internationally acclaimed film directors including Robert Altman, Ang Lee, Brian de Palma, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, Regis Wagnier and Kenneth Branagh.

His concert works include "The Thistle and The Rose", a commission by HRH The Prince of Wales for full choir in honour of the Queen Mother's 90th birthday, "Tam O' Shanter" for the National Schools Orchestra Trust and the violin concerto "Corarsik".

He has recently completed the score for the Marvel Entertainment feature film "Thor," directed by Kenneth Branagh, "La Ligne Droite" for Regis Wagnier and the Twentieth Century Fox film "Caesar Rise of the Apes". He is currently scoring the upcoming Pixar film "Brave" directed by Mark Andrews and after which will score the Sovereign Films film "Effie" directed by Richard Laxton.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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Lesley (? - present) (4 children)

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He frequently collaborates with Kenneth Branagh

Trivia (10)

Joined Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theatre Company in 1987.
Admits that he didn't know whether he wanted to be an actor or composer, and credits Kenneth Branagh for giving him his first opportunity.
He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
His breakthrough was Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989).
His first TV score was for Kenneth Branagh's television production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1988), credited as Pat Doyle.
Music from his score for Henry V (1989) was used in a trailer for Australia (2008).
Diagnosed with leukemia (from which he has since recovered) in 1997.
His scores for Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Sense and Sensibility (1995) were nominated for AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores. Neither made the list.
Divides time between London, England and Beverly Hills, California. [August 2003]
Father of Patrick Neil Doyle, also a film composer.

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