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Hélène Muddiman in line to become first woman to win Ivor Novello award

24 April 2010 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Score for acclaimed movie Skin puts hit songwriter in line to carry off a coveted prize

Her career in music started out in a blur of hair gel as a member of a 1980s pop band, but it could be crowned next month with the honour of becoming the first woman to win an Ivor Novello Award for a film score.

British composer Hélène Muddiman, who has written two hit singles and many theme tunes for television, is the first woman in a decade to be nominated in the prestigious category. Her original score for the acclaimed 2008 film Skin, starring Sophie Okonedo and Sam Neill, which tells of the hardships suffered by a black woman born to white parents in South Africa 50 years ago, has put her in strong contention for the most coveted of British music industry awards.

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