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John Williams (IX)

John Williams was born on April 24, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia as John Christopher Williams. He is known for his work on The Deer Hunter (1978), A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and Great Expectations (1998). See full bio »
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  Rosemary & Thyme (TV Series) (performer - 20 episodes, 2003 - 2006) (title music performed by - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2004)
- Enter Two Gardeners (2006) ... (performer: title music)
- The Gooseberry Bush (2006) ... (performer: title music)
- Racquet Espanol (2006) ... (performer: title music)
- Three Legs Good (2006) ... (performer: title music)
- Seeds of Time (2006) ... (performer: title music)
 1998 Great Expectations (musician: featured guitar)
 1992 CrissCross (musician: solo guitar)
 1992 Blame It on the Bellboy (musician: solo guitar)
 1988 A Fish Called Wanda (musician: solo guitar)
 1988 Dominick and Eugene (musician: guitar)
 1986 Emma's War (musician: guitar)
 1983 Beyond the Limit (musician: title song)
  The Spanish Civil War (TV Series documentary) (music performed by - 3 episodes, 1983) (performed by - 3 episodes, 1983)
- Revolution, Counter-Revolution & Terror (1983) ... (music performed by)
- Victory and Defeat (1983) ... (performed by)
- Inside the Revolution (1983) ... (performed by)
- Franco and the Nationalists (1983) ... (music performed by)
- Battleground for Idealists (1983) ... (music performed by)
 1978 The Deer Hunter (performer: main title theme)
 1978 Stevie (musician: guitar solo)
 1971 Music on 2 (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Ruggiero Ricci Plays the Music of Paganini (1971) ... (musician: classical guitar)
 1971 Long Ago, Tomorrow (musician: guitar solos)
 1970 The Mind of Mr. Soames (musician: guitar)
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World-famous classical guitarist, both as a soloist and duetting with Julian Bream.

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I'm certainly learning all the time, although I don't know if I'm improving. I'm doing quite a bit of medieval and Irish music at the moment, and when you go into specialist areas like that, you learn a lot because it's not easy music to play. A lot of classical musicians think that folk and traditional music is easy to play, but it's actually very difficult to get the real feel of it. ... See more »

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Names Django Reinhardt and Andrés Segovia as his earliest influences. See more »

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