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After starting out as member of Kenneth Branagh’s repertory company, Scotsman Patrick Doyle is one of today’s most in-demand film composers.
Patrick Doyle chalked up another Oscar nomination with his soundtrack for Kenneth Branagh's four-hour long version of Shakespeare's tragedy which featured more famous actors than a Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show; everyone from Charlton Heston to Ken Dodd put in appearances. The sheer length and epic scale of the film gave Doyle the chance to write one of his biggest orchestral scores, replete with regal fanfares and an end credits aria delivered by Placido Domingo.
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