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Leighton Lucas (1903–1982)


Former ballet dancer (with Diaghilev's Ballet Russe, 1918-1921), turned composer and conductor by the age of nineteen. He composed overtures, cantatas, ballets and film music and later became a professor at the Royal Academy of Music. After wartime service in the RAF, he formed his own orchestra to give concerts on the BBC. See more trivia »


(age 79) in London, England, UK

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 1957 Battle Hell
 1955 The Dam Busters (music score)
 1953 This Is York (Documentary short)
 1950 Stage Fright (music composed by)
 1949 Now Barabbas
 1948 My Hands Are Clay (uncredited)
 1946 West Riding (Short)
 1941 Target for Tonight (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1937 Head Over Heels in Love (uncredited)
 1936 The Cardinal
 1935 Hyde Park Corner (uncredited)
 1934 Alexandra (uncredited)
 1933 Britannia of Billingsgate (uncredited)
 1933 The Ghoul (uncredited)
 1932 Rome Express (uncredited)
 1932 Night and Day (uncredited)
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He composed music for Clifford Mills, John Ramsay, and Roger Quilter's play, "Where the Rainbow Ends," performed as a ballet at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England with Alicia Markova (Spirit of the lake), Anton Dolin (St. George), Claude Hulbert and Winifred Shotter in the cast. Anton Dolin was also director. See more »

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Son of Canadian composer/conductor Clarence Lucas (1866-1947). See more »

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