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Harrison Birtwistle

Harrison Birtwistle was born on July 15, 1934 in Accrington, Lancashire, England. He is known for his work on The Offence (1973), The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005) and Aeschylus' Oresteia (Tony Harrison Adaptation), the National Theatre (1983). He has been married to Sheila Duff since 1958. See full bio »

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 1991 Gawain (TV Movie)
 1980 The Double Dealer (TV Movie)
 1980 Bedroom Farce (TV Movie)
 1973 The Offence
 1972 Aquarius (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1971 Music on 2 (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Co-founded the New Music Group.

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle

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He was awarded the Companion of Honour in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Music. See more »

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