George Fenton leads BAFTA composers’ series

BAFTA logo 2Award-winning composer George Fenton will lead this year’s Conversations with Screen Composers series at the Royal Albert Hall.

BAFTA and PRS for Music are once again teaming up to present the series, involving major composers for film and TV. Once a month from 23 September the composers will take to the stage at the Elgar Room to discuss their work.

There will be three instalments, with Dario Marianelli leading the final event on 25 November. October’s composer is yet to be announced.

Italian-born Marianelli has composed the soundtracks for The Brothers Grimm (2005), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), and Anna Karenina (2012), the last three of which received Oscar nominations. In 2008, Marianelli won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the Atonement  score.

Fenton began composing in 1975 and soon penned scores for lauded British theatre directors including Peter Gill, Adrian Noble and Richard Eyre.

He went on to receive Oscar nominations for the filmscores to Ghandi, Dangerous Liaisons, Cry Freedom, The Fisher King and Dangerous Beauty.

Fenton has also penned music to hit UK series including Blue Planet and Bergerac, and founded the Association of Professional Composers and is a member of the Royal Society of Music.

Last year, Rachel Portman, James Hannigan and Murray Gold took part in the series.

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