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Roy Budd (1947–1993)

Born on the 14th March, 1947, Roy Budd the musician was entirely self-taught, and was hailed as a child prodigy. At the age of four he began to play the piano, initially by ear and then by copying various melodies he heard by listening to the radio. By the age of six he had appeared in public at The London Coliseum, at eight he had mastered a ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 46) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Get Carter
Get Carter Soundtrack
(2000)
Fear Is the Key
Fear Is the Key Music Department
(1972)
The Wild Geese
The Wild Geese Composer
(1978)

Filmography

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 1991 Celeste (TV Series) (incidental music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (incidental music - from "Fear Is the Key", uncredited)
 1987 The Big Bang (conductor)
 1985 Wild Geese II (conductor - uncredited)
 1980 The Sea Wolves (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1978-1980 The Sandbaggers (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Unusual Approach (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- To Hell with Justice (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- All in a Good Cause (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- Operation Kingmaker (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- It Couldn't Happen Here (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
 1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (conductor - uncredited)
 1977 Welcome to Blood City (conductor)
 1975 Diamonds (conductor) / (musician: keyboards) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1975 Paper Tiger (conductor - uncredited) / (musician: pianist - uncredited)
 1974 The Internecine Project (conductor - uncredited)
 1973 Man at the Top (conductor)
 1973 The Stone Killer (conductor) / (musician: synthesizer and keyboards - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1973 Steptoe and Son Ride Again (music arranger)
 1972 Fear Is the Key (conductor)
 1972 Something to Hide (conductor)
 1972 The Carey Treatment (conductor - uncredited)
 1972 Steptoe and Son (music arranger)
 1971 Kidnapped (conductor)
 1971 Catlow (conductor - uncredited)
 1971 Zeppelin (conductor)
 1971 Flight of the Doves (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1971 Get Carter (musician)
 1970 Soldier Blue (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1967-1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series) (composer - 24 episodes)
- Free and Easy (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Jolly Good Fellow (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Missing Chapter (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Bogey Man (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Less-Than-Iron-Duke (1968) ... (composer: theme music)
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Trivia:

His main theme from Get Carter (1971) is used by Sky News during a trailer for their own station.

Star Sign:

Pisces

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