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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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 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)
 1969 Wedding Night (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1968 Subterfuge (conductor)
 1967 Some May Live (musical director)
 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 #3.28 (1958) ... (conductor: The London Palladium Orchestra)
- Episode #3.11 (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)
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Book: "Reach for the Moon: A Portrait of My Life". London: Book Guild. ISBN 9781846241666 See more »
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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.

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British composer and conductor, trained at the Royal College of Music. Beginning in the 1950's, he wrote scores for radio, stage and screen, as well as being musical director in residence at the London Palladium. Retired to Israel, where he wrote his autobiography "Reach for the Moon".

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