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Richard Addinsell (1904–1977)

English composer Richard Addinsell was born in 1904. After finishing his law studies at Oxford, he took a short course in music at the Royal College of Music in London and studied from 1929 to 1932 in Berlin and Vienna. From 1933 to 1935 he lived in the USA writing scores for the Hollywood studios. See full bio »

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(2011)
Blackout Composer
(1940)
The Sea Wolves Soundtrack
(1980)
Dark Journey Composer
(1937)

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 1983 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (1967)
- Episode #1.2 (1967)
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 The War Lover
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1953-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Will Shakespeare (1953)
- L'Aiglon (1953)
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Trespass (1958)
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 Paradise Lagoon (uncredited)
 1956 Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1956)
- Episode #1.3 (1956)
- Episode #1.2 (1956)
- Episode #1.1 (1956)
 1955 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1954 Beau Brummell
 1953 Sea Devils
 1952 Penny Plain (TV Movie)
 1951 Encore
 1951 Tom Brown's Schooldays (musical score)
 1951 A Christmas Carol (musical score by)
 1946 Alice in Wonderland (TV Short)
 1945 A Diary for Timothy (Short documentary)
 1945 Blithe Spirit (musical score)
 1943 The New Lot (Short)
 1943 We Sail at Midnight (Documentary short)
 1942 This Is Colour (Documentary short)
 1942 The Avengers (musical score)
 1942 The Big Blockade (musical score)
 1941 The Green Girdle (Documentary short)
 1941 Ulster (Documentary short)
 1941 W.R.N.S. (Short)
 1941 This England
 1941 Men of the Lightship (Documentary short)
 1941 Old Bill and Son (uncredited)
 1940 Britain at Bay (Documentary short)
 1940 Gaslight (musical score)
 1940 Blackout (as Richard Addinsel)
 1939 The Lion Has Wings (musical score)
 1938 South Riding
 1937 Troopship
 1937 Dark Journey (as Richard Adinsell)
 1932 His Lordship
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Other Works:

He was musical director for Jean Anouilh and Christopher Fry's play, "Ring Round the Moon," at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Margaret Rutherford, Claire Bloom, Richard Wattis, Cecil Trouncer, William Mervyn, and Mona Washbourne in the cast. Peter Brook was director. Oliver Messel was designer. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard Addinsel | Richard Adinsell
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Went to New York in 1933 to write and supervise music for a stage version of "Alice in Wonderland" See more »

Nickname:

Dick

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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