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Monty Norman (1928–2022)

Monty Norman was born on April 4, 1928 in London, England. He is known for Dr. No (1962), GoldenEye (1995) and Thunderball (1965). He was married to Rina Caesari and Diana Coupland. He died on July 11, 2022 in the United Kingdom. See full bio »


(age 94) in United Kingdom

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Known For

Dr. No Composer
GoldenEye Music Department
Thunderball Music Department
Moonraker Music Department


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 2013 James Bond 007 Vs. The Joker (Short) (composer: James Bond theme)
 2012 Skyfall (composer: theme "James Bond")
 2008 Quantum of Solace (composer: James Bond theme)
 2006 Casino Royale (composer: James Bond theme)
 2002 James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute (TV Special) (composer: James Bond theme)
 2002 Premiere Bond: Die Another Day (TV Movie documentary) (composer: James Bond theme - uncredited)
 2002 Die Another Day (composer: James Bond theme)
 2000 Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (TV Movie documentary) (composer: James Bond theme - uncredited)
 1999 The World Is Not Enough (composer: James Bond theme)
 1997 GoldenEye 007 (Video Game) (composer: James Bond Theme)
 1995 In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross (TV Movie documentary) (composer: James Bond theme)
 1995 GoldenEye (theme written by: The James Bond)
 1995 The Goldfinger Phenomenon (Video documentary short) (composer: James Bond theme)
 1993 Baazigar (composer: James Bond theme - uncredited)
 1989 Licence to Kill (composer: James Bond theme)
 1987 The Living Daylights (composer: James Bond theme)
 1985 A View to a Kill (composer: James Bond theme)
 1983 Octopussy (composer: The James Bond theme)
 1981 For Your Eyes Only (composer: The James Bond theme)
 1979 Moonraker (composer: James Bond theme)
 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me (composer: The James Bond theme)
 1975 Against the Crowd (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Murrain (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun (composer: The James Bond theme)
 1973 Live and Let Die (composer: The James Bond theme)
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (composer: The James Bond theme)
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Fly on the Wall: The Designer (1971) ... (composer: title music)
- Fly on the Wall: The Reformer (1971) ... (composer: title music)
- Fly on the Wall: The General (1971) ... (composer: title music)
 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (composer: The James Bond theme)
 1968 It's Topol (TV Series) (special material - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... (special material)
 1967 You Only Live Twice (composer: The "James Bond" theme)
 1966 Quick Before They Catch Us (TV Series) (composer - 20 episodes)
- The Weasel Goes Pop: Part 4 (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Weasel Goes Pop: Part 3 (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Weasel Goes Pop: Part 2 (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Weasel Goes Pop: Part 1 (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Tungsten Ring: Part 4 (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (lyrics by - 1 episode)
- Make Me an Offer (1966) ... (lyrics by)
 1965 Thunderball (composer: The 'James Bond' theme)
 1964 Goldfinger (composer: The "James Bond" theme)
 1963 From Russia with Love (composer: 'James Bond' theme - as Monte Norman)
 1963 Irma la Douce (lyrics)
 1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire (composer: beatnik music)
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (songs composed by)
 1959 Expresso Bongo (numbers from original show)
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series) (lyrics by - 1 episode)
- Expresso Bongo (1958) ... (lyrics by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Mankowitz and his musical, "Belle or the Ballad of Dr. Crippen," was performed at the Strand Theatre in London, England with George Benson, Rose Hill, Virginia Vernon, Nicolette Roeg, Jerry Desmonde, and Davy Kaye in the cast. Val May was director. See more »

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Monte Norman


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From the late 1950s, he moved from singing to composing, including songs for performers such as Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele, Count Basie, and Bob Hope, and lyrics for musicals and (subsequently) films. See more »

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