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Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–2012)


Richard Rodney Bennett was an eclectic composer of serious orchestral works, jazz songs and music for stage and screen. Of the former, his most famous compositions include a First Symphony, a piano concerto and four string quartets. Among the latter are scores for operas, such as the dramatic "The Mines of Sulphur" and the more light-hearted and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 Circus Drawings (Short)
 2004 Making 'Murder on the Orient Express' (Video documentary) (as Sir Richard Rodney Bennett)
 2000 Gormenghast (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2000)
- Episode #1.3 (2000)
- Episode #1.2 (2000)
- Episode #1.1 (2000)
 1997 The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
 1996 Swann
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1987 The Charmer (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Gorse at the End (1987)
 1985 Tender Is the Night (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985)
- Episode #1.5 (1985)
- Episode #1.4 (1985)
- Episode #1.3 (1985)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
 1985 Murder with Mirrors (TV Movie)
 1984 The Ebony Tower (TV Movie)
 1984 Knockback (TV Movie)
 1979 Yanks
 1977 Eustace and Hilda (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Sixth Heaven (1977)
 1977 Equus
 1977 The Accuser
 1976 División Homicidios (TV Series) (as Richard Rodney Bennet)
 1976 Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Movie)
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express (music composed by)
 1973 Of Jewels and Gold (Documentary short)
 1973 Voices
 1968 Jazz Calendar (Documentary short)
 1967 Far from the Madding Crowd (music composed by)
 1964-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Order (1967)
- Malatesta (1964)
 1966 The Creative Person (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Richard Williams (1966)
 1966 The Witches
 1965 The Nanny
 1964 Hamlet at Elsinore (TV Movie)
 1963 Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Stephen D (1963)
 1963 Billy Liar
 1963 Suspense (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 The Mark (as Richard Bennett)
 1959 Chance Meeting (as Richard Bennett)
 1959 The Devil's Disciple (music by)
 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death (as Richard Bennett)
 1959 The Angry Hills (as Richard Bennett)
 1958 The Man Inside (as Richard Bennett)
 1958 Indiscreet (as Richard Bennett)
 1957 Song of the Clouds (Documentary short)
 1957 Pickup Alley (as Richard Bennett)
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Other Works:

He was the musical director for Friedrich Hebbel's play, "Judith", at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Sean Connery, Ruth Meyers, Barry Foster, Michael Gough, Vivien Merchant, Gary Watson, Eileen Way, Peter Bayliss and Michael Culver in the cast. Harold Clurman was the director. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Rodney Bennet | Richard Bennett | Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
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Personal Quote:

When I came across something I liked, I wanted to find out as much as I could about it. This was as true of hearing Hoagy Carmichael for the first time as it was later when I first heard Boulez. Being on a musical quest was something I always enjoyed. See more »

Trivia:

After his death, he left 200 concert works and 50 film scores, and a span of close relationships that extend from Pierre Boulez to Stephen Sondheim. See more »

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