George Fenton

Composer

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Agent: Alice Dunne
Assistant: Anna Hird

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Alice Dunne
Assistant: Anna Hird

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Best known for his work in film and television, George Fenton is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 films and collaborating with some of the most influential filmmakers. Recent projects include the soundtrack for Susanna White's Woman Walks Ahead, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake and Nicolas Hytner's The Lady In The Van.

Throughout his career, Fenton’s work has been recognised with numerous awards. George has received 5 Oscar nominations; multiple Ivor Novello nominations and wins; BAFTA and Emmy awards; a Classical Brit; the Nina Rota award at Venice and a Lifetime Achievement award from the Royal Television Society. George also holds a Fellowship of The Royal College of Music and BASCA .

 

Film, TV & Theatre

Best known for his work in film and television, George Fenton is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 films and collaborating with some of the most influential filmmakers. Feature projects include the soundtracks for Susanna White's Woman Walks Ahead, Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake and Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van, directed by Nicholas Hytner. George has also recently scored stage productions of Mrs Henderson Presents, directed by Terry Johnson and The Talking Cure, directed by Christopher Hampton for Theater in der Josefstadt. 

Throughout his career, Fenton’s work has been recognised with numerous awards. George has received 5 Oscar nominations; multiple Ivor Novello nominations and wins; BAFTA and Emmy awards; a Classical Brit; the Nina Rota award at Venice and a Lifetime Achievement award from the Royal Television Society. George also holds a Fellowship of The Royal College of Music and BASCA .

Features

George began scoring films in 1982, with Richard Attenborough's biopic Gandhi for which he was nominated, with his collaborator Ravi Shankar, for the Academy Award for Original Music Score.  George has continued to work with Attenborough on movies including: Shadowlands (Ivor Novello award), In Love and WarGrey Owl and Cry Freedom (Ivor Novello award/Golden Globe nomination/Standard nomination/Grammy nomination/Oscar nomination). 

Further credits include Anna and the King (Golden Globe/Ivor Novello nominations), The Madness of King George (BAFTA nomination), The Fisher King (Oscar nomination), Dangerous Liaisons (Oscar/BAFTA nomination), and White Mischief.

George has developed long-standing collaborations with film makers including: Nora Ephron, Richard Eyre, Stephen Frears, Nicholas Hytner, Ken Loach and Andy Tennant.

Drama

George’s Drama credits include The Monocled Mutineer (BAFTA/Ivor Novello awards), Talking Heads 1 and 2 (BAFTA nomination), Bergerac, The Jewel in the Crown (BAFTA nomination/Ivor Novello award), Walter (BAFTA award), No Country For Old Men (BAFTA award, D&DA award) and Shoestring (Ivor Novello nomination).

Factual Entertainment

Factual Entertainment credits include The Planet Earth series (Emmy awards), Life, Monarchy, Beyond The Clouds (Emmy award), The Trials of Life and Life in the Freezer (BAFTA nomination).

George has composed the theme tunes to current affairs programmes such as the BBC's One O'Clock News, Six O'Clock News, and Nine O'Clock News, Breakfast Time, Newsnight, On the Record and Omnibus.

Theatre

George has worked on productions for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and Riverside Studios, with scores including Good, Mother Courage, The Judas Kiss and Othello.  Most recently he wrote the music for the National Theatre's critically acclaimed double bill Untold Stories by Alan Bennett.

Concerts

Following on from the BBC's Natural History series ,The Blue Planet, Alastair Fothergill commissioned George Fenton to compose the score to the 8 part series. George, with his producing partner Jane Carter, created The Blue Planet in Concert, a presentation of film sequences taken from the BBC Television programme, accompanied by an orchestra conducted and presented by George.

There are now three shows, The Blue Planet in Concert, Planet Earth in Concert and Frozen Planet in Concert and they continue to travel the world entertaining and thrilling audiences of all age groups.  This year the concerts will be performed in Norway, Japan, UK, The Netherlands, Italy, China, USA, Australia, Belgium and Sweden.