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Michael Nyman studied piano, harpsichord and music history with Alan Bush at the Royal Academy of Music, and musicology with Thurston Dart at King's College, London. Between 1968 and 1978 he worked as a music critic and in 1977 he founded the Campiello Band, later renamed the Michael Nyman Band. Many of his filmscores were composed for the films ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 11 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Piano Composer
Gattaca Composer
Ravenous Composer


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 2019 Nyman's Earthquakes (Documentary)
 2018 McQueen (Documentary)
 2018 Taniel (Short) (music by)
 2017 Washing Machine: The Feature Film (Documentary)
 2017 Karenina & I (Documentary)
 2016 Juana Inés (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Miradme al menos (2016)
 2015 Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Documentary)
 2014 Eighteam (Documentary)
 2014 Mr Bowler Presents - Sacrifice (Video short)
 2013 Hollywood in Vienna (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
 2013 Love is a Bourgeois Construct (Video short)
 2012 Irina (Short)
 2012 Fanny, Alexander & jag (Documentary)
 2012/I Everyday
 2012 On Landguard Point (Documentary)
 2011 La maleta mexicana (Documentary)
 2010 2 Graves
 2010 Cine Ópera (Short)
 2010 Krokodyle
 2010 Michael Nyman in Progress (Documentary) (music)
 2010/I The Trip
 2010 Erasing David (Documentary)
 2010 NYman with a Movie Camera (Documentary)
 2009 9 Months, 9 Days (Documentary)
 2008 Leonardo's Little Black Book (Video short)
 2008 Charon (Short)
 2008 Niendorf (The Damaged Piano) (Short) (music by)
 2008 Michael Nyman: Sublime (TV Short documentary)
 2008 Man on Wire (Documentary)
 2007 Ordinary Magic (Video documentary short)
 2007 Never Forever
 2006 Capturing 'the Libertine' (Video documentary short)
 2005 I Am
 2005 Detroit: Ruin of a City (Documentary)
 2004 Exhibition (Short)
 2004 Close to Greenaway (Documentary short)
 2004 The Libertine
 2004 Luminal
 2003 Niet Schieten!: Kwaad bloed (TV Special documentary)
 2003 Nathalie...
 2003 The Actors
 2001 Subterrain
 2001 That Sinking Feeling (Short)
 2001 Haute fidélité (Short)
 2000 Act Without Words I (TV Short)
 2000 The Claim
 1999 Nabbie no koi
 1999 Il mercato del pesce di Venezia (TV Short documentary)
 1999 Wonderland
 1999 Ravenous
 1997 Anzar (Documentary short)
 1997 Titch (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Making Biscuits (1997) ... (music by)
- The Christmas Tree (1997) ... (music by)
 1997 Gattaca
 1996 Enemy Zero (Video Game)
 1996 The Ogre
 1995 Carrington
 1994 Mesmer
 1993 The Piano
 1992 The Final Score (TV Movie)
 1992 The Michael Nyman Songbook (Documentary)
 1991 Ich war ein glücklicher Mensch (Documentary)
 1990 Men of Steel
 1989 Hubert Bals Handshake (Short)
 1989 Forty Minutes (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Out of the Ruins (1989)
 1989 Out of the Ruins (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 Death in the Seine (TV Movie)
 1989 Monsieur Hire
 1988 Fear of Drowning (Short)
 1987 Arsenal Atlas (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 1987 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (TV Movie) (from opera "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat")
 1987 Arsenal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Fela Kuti (1987)
 1987 Le miraculé
 1986 The Disputation (TV Movie)
 1985/I The Kiss (Short)
 1985 L'ange frénétique (Short)
 1984 Making a Splash (Short)
 1984 The Cold Room (TV Movie)
 1983 Frozen Music
 1983 Illusions (A Film About Solvent Abuse) (Documentary short)
 1983 The Sea in Their Blood (Documentary short)
 1983 Nelly's Version (TV Movie)
 1981 Terence Conran (Documentary short)
 1981 The Pledge (Short)
 1981 Zandra Rhodes (Short)
 1980 Act of God (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 The Falls
 1979 A Walk Through H (Short)
 1978 1-100 (Short)
 1978 Vertical Features Remake (Short)
 1976 Goole by Numbers (Short)
 1972 Logic Lane (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 1929 Man with a Movie Camera (Documentary) (2002)
 1924 Ballet mécanique (Short) (1986)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Vista, 1974. ISBN 0289701821 See more »

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