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Ken Thorne (1924–2014)

Ken Thorne was born on January 26, 1924 in East Dereham, Norfolk, England. He is known for his work on Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966). He was married to Linda Hayes. He died on July 9, 2014 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Superman II Music Department
(1980)
Superman III Music Department
(1983)
U-571 Music Department
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017 Who was Che Guevara? (Documentary short)
 2000 U-571 (orchestrator)
 1999 The King and I (orchestrator)
 1992 3 Ninjas (orchestrator)
 1991 Flight of Black Angel (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1988 Act of Piracy (additional orchestrator) / (conductor)
 1985 The Making of 'Superman III' (TV Movie documentary) (conductor: music from 'Superman III')
 1985 The Protector (conductor)
 1984 The Evil That Men Do (conductor)
 1983 Superman III (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited)
 1982 The Making of 'Superman II' (TV Movie documentary) (composer: music from Superman II) / (conductor: music from Superman II)
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie) (conductor - as Kenneth Thorne)
 1981 Green Ice (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1980 Superman II (conductor)
 1980 Wolf Lake (conductor)
 1979 The Outsider (conductor)
 1979 Arabian Adventure (conductor)
 1978 Power Play (conductor)
 1976 The Ritz (music arranger) / (music conductor)
 1975 Royal Flash (conductor) / (music adaptor)
 1974 Juggernaut (conductor - uncredited)
 1974 The Zoo Gang (TV Series) (conductor - 4 episodes)
- The Twisted Cross (1974) ... (conductor)
- The Counterfeit Trap (1974) ... (conductor)
- The Lion Hunt (1974) ... (conductor)
- Revenge: Post Dated (1974) ... (conductor)
 1972 Brother Sun, Sister Moon (conductor - English version) / (music arranger - English version) / (music coordinator - English version)
 1971-1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series) (conductor - 22 episodes)
- Read and Destroy (1972) ... (conductor)
- Nuisance Value (1972) ... (conductor)
- A Death in the Family (1972) ... (conductor)
- Five Miles to Midnight (1972) ... (conductor)
- The Ozerov Inheritance (1972) ... (conductor)
 1971 Hannie Caulder (conductor)
 1971 Welcome to the Club (conductor)
 1971 They Might Be Giants (conductor) / (music arranger) / (orchestrator)
 1971 Murphy's War (composer: additional music) / (conductor: additional music)
  The Val Doonican Show (TV Series) (orchestrations by - 41 episodes, 1965 - 1970) (conductor - 33 episodes, 1965 - 1970) (orchestrations - 1 episode, 1967)
- Episode #5.10 (1970) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
- Episode #5.9 (1970) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
- Episode #5.8 (1970) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
- Episode #5.7 (1970) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
- Episode #5.6 (1970) ... (conductor) / (orchestrations by)
 1969 A Talent for Loving (conductor)
 1969 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 December 1969 (1969) ... (musical director)
 1969 The Magic Christian (conductor)
 1969 Sinful Davey (conductor)
 1968 The Touchables (conductor)
 1968 Head (composer: incidental music) / (conductor: incidental music)
 1968 Attack on the Iron Coast (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1968 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (orchestrations - 1 episode)
- The Val Doonican Show 1 (1968) ... (orchestrations)
 1968 Inspector Clouseau (conductor)
 1967 How I Won the War (conductor)
 1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (incidental music) / (musical direction)
 1965 Help! (musical director)
 1962 Ring-A-Ding Rhythm! (composer: incidental music)
 1961 Charlie Chester on Laughter Service (TV Series) (orchestrations - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (orchestrations)
  The Ken Dodd Show (TV Series) (orchestrations - 1 episode, 1960) (musical arrangements - 1 episode, 1959)
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... (orchestrations)
- Episode #1.0 (1959) ... (musical arrangements)
 1949 Vengeance Is Mine (music director)
 1948 Date with a Dream (music arranger)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Ken Thorne Orchestra | Ken Thorn | Kenneth Thorne
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Father of Jennifer Coplin, Emily Thorne and Claire Thorne. See more »

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Aquarius

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