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Cyril Ornadel (1924–2011)

Cyril Ornadel was born on December 2, 1924 in London, England. He is known for his work on War of the Worlds (2005), Bruce Almighty (2003) and Die Screaming Marianne (1971). He was married to Shoshana Shapira. He died on June 22, 2011 in Israel. See full bio »

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(age 86) in Israel

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Known For

War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds Soundtrack
(2005)
Bruce Almighty
Bruce Almighty Soundtrack
(2003)
Die Screaming Marianne
Die Screaming Marianne Music Department
(1971)
Wedding Night
Wedding Night Music Department
(1970)

Filmography

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 1978 Scorpion Tales (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Truth or Consequence (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Crimes of Persuasion (1978) ... (composer: title music)
- The Ghost in the Pale Blue Dress (1978) ... (composer: title music)
- The Great Albert (1978) ... (composer: title music)
- Killing (1978) ... (composer: title music)
 1976 The Dancing Years (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1975 Edward the King (TV Series) (musical director - 11 episodes)
- The Peacemaker (1975) ... (musical director)
- King at Last (1975) ... (musical director)
- The Years of Waiting (1975) ... (musical director)
- Scandal (1975) ... (musical director)
- The Royal Quadrille (1975) ... (musical director)
 1974 Brief Encounter (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Tiffany Jones (conductor)
 1973 Not Now Darling (conductor)
  The Strauss Family (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 8 episodes, 1972) (musical director - 8 episodes, 1972)
- Lili (1972) ... (conductor) / (musical director)
- Adele (1972) ... (conductor) / (musical director)
- Hetti (1972) ... (conductor) / (musical director)
- Josef (1972) ... (conductor) / (musical director)
- Revolution (1972) ... (conductor) / (musical director)
 1972 The Flesh and Blood Show (conductor)
 1971 Die Screaming Marianne (music conductor)
 1971 Man of Violence (conductor)
 1971 Mr Tumbleweed (TV Movie) (music by: title song)
 1971 Up and Away (Documentary) (conductor)
 1970 The Dirtiest Girl I Ever Met (conductor)
 1970 Wedding Night (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1968 Subterfuge (conductor)
 1967 Some May Live (musical director)
 1961 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (musical director - 3 episodes)
- Episode #5.3 (1961) ... (musical director)
- Episode #5.2 (1961) ... (musical director)
- Episode #5.1 (1961) ... (musical director)
 1961 The Eggheads (TV Series) (incidental music - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1961) ... (incidental music)
- Episode #1.6 (1961) ... (incidental music)
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... (incidental music)
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... (incidental music)
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... (incidental music)
 1957-1960 Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (TV Series) (conductor - 9 episodes)
- Episode #6.11 (1960) ... (conductor: The London Palladium Orchestra)
- Episode #5.28 (1960) ... (conductor: The London Palladium Orchestra)
- Episode #5.27 (1960) ... (conductor: The London Palladium Orchestra)
- Episode #3.30 (1958) ... (conductor: The London Palladium Orchestra)
- Episode #3.10 (1957) ... (conductor: The London Palladium Orchestra)
 1960 Spectacular (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The David Whitfield Show (1960) ... (conductor)
 1956 The Tony Hancock Show (TV Series) (musical director - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... (musical director)
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... (musical director)
 1954 The Pat Kirkwood Show (TV Mini-Series) (music & lyrics by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... (music & lyrics by)
- Episode #1.1 (1954) ... (music & lyrics by)
 1953 Turn It Up! (TV Series) (words and music by - 7 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1953) ... (words and music by)
- Episode #2.6 (1953) ... (words and music by)
- Episode #2.5 (1953) ... (words and music by)
- Episode #2.4 (1953) ... (words and music by)
- Episode #2.3 (1953) ... (words and music by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Conducted the orchestra for the first London production of "My Fair Lady", in 1959. This production featured Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Stanley Holloway, and Robert Coote, all from the original 1956 Broadway cast. However, the rest of the cast was different. See more »
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Personal Quote:

I never knew what I wanted to do other than make music. I've been lucky. I've no regrets about my career whatsoever. I only regret that which I haven't done.

Trivia:

He married, in 1961, Shoshana Shapira, with whom he had two sons and a daughter. After his retirement in 1989, he and his wife moved to Israel. See more »

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