Murray Gold

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Murray Gold was born in Portsmouth in 1969. He has worked primarily in the theatre, film and television. He has been round the world three times and now lives in London.He is one of the most inspired and uncompromising composers in his field. From his ground-breaking, BAFTA-nominated score to Vanity Fair, to the RTS Award-winning soundtrack to Queer As Folk, Murray Gold has been the composer of choice when it comes to scoring the most innovative programmes on television. He provided the music to The Second Coming (starring Christopher Ecclestone), Servants, the BBC series of the multi-award winning Clocking Off and Channel Four's controversial new drama series Shameless.In film, he composed an evocative jazz score to Jez Butterworth's acclaimed first feature, Mojo, followed by providing the music for further UK film productions in Heavenly Creatures and Wild About Harry. His most recent commissions include Film Four's Miranda starring Christina Ricci and John Hurt, and Kiss of Life written and directed by Emily Young and screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2003. It was for this score that Murray was awarded the Grand Prix: Mozart du septième Art at the prestigious Festival International due Film d'aubagne. As a writer, he won the Michael Imison Memorial Prize for Best New Radio Play in 2002 for Electricity, commissioned by BBC Radio 3. The play will run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse from 1st April 2004.
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