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List of notable or famous film score composers from England, with bios and photos, including the top film score composers born in England and even some popular film score composers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English film score composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These film score composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known film score composer from England is included when available.

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Adam Clayton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 58
Adam Charles Clayton is an English-born Irish musician best known as the bassist of the rock band U2. He has resided in County Dublin since the time his family moved to Malahide when he was five ...more

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Adem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Adem Ilhan is an English musician of Turkish descent from South London, he is currently the bass guitarist in the post-rock band Fridge, alongside Kieran Hebden, and is part of the electronic ...more

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Adolph Deutsch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Dec. at 83 (1897-1980)
Adolph Deutsch was a composer, conductor and arranger. He was born in London, England. In 1914, Deutsch was "a Buffalo movie house musician", accompanying silent films. Deutsch began ...more

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Andy Connell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 57
Andrew John "Andy" Connell is an English musician and composer. Along with Corinne Drewery, he is part of the duo that makes up Swing Out Sister. Born in Manchester, England, Connell ...more

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Anthony Newley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Dec. at 68 (1931-1999)
Anthony George Newley was an English actor, singer and songwriter. Newley achieved success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting. As a recording ...more

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Antony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Dec. at 93 (1921-2014)
Antony Hopkins CBE was an English composer, pianist and conductor, as well as a writer and radio broadcaster. He was widely known for his books of musical analysis and for his radio programmes ...more

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Barry Adamson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 60
Barry Adamson is an English pop and rock musician. He has worked with rock bands such as Magazine, Visage, The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and the electro musicians Pan sonic. ...more

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Benjamin Wallfisch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 39
Benjamin Wallfisch is a film score composer.

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Beth Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 54
Beth Gibbons is an English singer and songwriter. She is the singer and lyricist for the English band Portishead.

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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 70
Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI, professionally known as Brian Eno or simply Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known ...more

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Brian Hines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 74
Denny Laine, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was an original member of the Moody Blues, singing the band's first hit "Go Now" in 1964, and was a member of ...more

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Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 71
Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he has been the lead singer of Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. ...more

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Bruce Foxton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 63
Bruce Foxton is an English singer, musician, and composer. With Paul Weller, and Rick Buckler he gained worldwide fame as a member of The Jam, one of the most popular and influential acts in the ...more

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Bryan Ferry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 73
Bryan Ferry, CBE is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Ferry came to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the art rock band Roxy Music, which ...more

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Buxton Orr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Dec. at 73 (1924-1997)
Buxton Orr was a Glasgow-born Anglo-Scottish composer. Originally trained as a doctor, Orr gave up medicine and switched to music, studying composition with Benjamin Frankel and conducting with ...more

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Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona ...more

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Christian Henson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 47
Christian Henson is a film score composer.

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Christopher Barnett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Christopher Barnett age 51
Christopher Barnett is a film score composer.

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Christopher Gordon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Christopher Gordon is an Australian composer best known for his film scores, but has also received major classical commissions. Major film scores include Mao's Last Dancer, Master and Commander ...more

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Christopher Gunning is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 74
Christopher Gunning is an English composer of concert works and music for films and television. Gunning was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and ...more

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Cliff Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 69
Clifford "Cliff" Williams is an English musician who has been a member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since mid-1977. He had started his ...more

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Colin Towns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
age 70
Colin William Towns is an English composer and keyboardist. He was noted as playing in bands formed by ex-Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, and later worked extensively in composing soundtracks for ...more

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Corin Buckeridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Corin Buckeridge
Corin Buckeridge is a film score composer.

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Cyril J. Mockridge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Dec. at 83 (1896-1979)
Cyril J. Mockridge was an English film and television composer who composed the scores for such films as Cheaper by the Dozen, Grand Canary, Danger - Love at Work, In the Meantime, Darling, Wake ...more

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Dave Hewson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from England
Dave Hewson
David Graham Hewson is a British composer of scores for television and films. His work includes a collaboration to develop scores for ITV News. Hewson works from his composing studio in East ...more