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Matthew Strachan (I) (1970–2021)

Matthew Strachan was a 12-time ASCAP Award-winning composer and songwriter. He began his career writing songs for a BBC drama series and continued composing media music throughout the 1990s gaining such diverse credits as The Detectives, The Ward, Question Time, and the iconic soundtrack for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire which followed the show to... See full bio »

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Known For

Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack
(2008)
(2001)
About a Boy Soundtrack
(2002)
Extract Soundtrack
(2009)

Filmography

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 2022 Das Phänomen WWM - Zwischen Pech und Glück (TV Movie documentary) (composer)
 2020-2021 Who Wants to Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question (TV Series documentary) (music - 6 episodes)
- A Very Major Scandal (2021) ... (music)
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... (music)
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... (music)
- Episode #1.3 (2020) ... (music)
- Episode #1.2 (2020) ... (music)
 2020 Quiz (TV Mini Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2020) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (2020) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 2018-2019 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) (music - 8 episodes)
- Episode #32.10 (2019) ... (music)
- Episode #31.7 (2018) ... (music)
- Episode #31.6 (2018) ... (music)
- Episode #31.5 (2018) ... (music)
- Episode #31.4 (2018) ... (music)
 2016 Goodnight Sweetheart (TV Series) (music producer - 1 episode)
- Many Happy Returns (2016) ... (music producer)
 2015 Backstage (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (music - segment "Hvem vil være millionær?")
 2013 EastEnders (TV Series) (musical arrangement - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4768 (2013) ... (musical arrangement)
 2000-2005 Legyen ön is milliomos! (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Gyõzike és barátai (2005) ... (composer: theme music)
- Játékmesterek az arénában (2004) ... (composer: theme music)
- VisszaVágó (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Szilveszteri különkiadás (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
 2001 The Sketch Show Story (TV Mini Series documentary) (composer: title music)
 2001 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Sidney/Karl/John/Greg (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
 1999 Lotto Weekend Miljonairs (TV Series) (composer: title music)
 1998 Question Time (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 September 1998 (1998) ... (orchestrator)
 1994 Digging the Dancing Queens (TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Live at the St James Theatre", composer/performer, Nono Records, UPC 859711644856 See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

M. Strachan

Spouse:

Bernadette Strachan (née Gaughan)  (his death)  (1 child)

Parents:

Keith Strachan
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Personal Quote:

Someone once said I was somewhere on a spectrum somewhere between Dr. John and Richard Stilgoe. I don't want to think about which end. See more »

Trivia:

He and his wife Bernadette (a novelist who also writes as Juliet Ashton) co-wrote the 'Jess Castle Mysteries' series of novels under the joint pseudonym M B Vincent.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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