Famous Film Score Composers from Scotland

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List of notable or famous film score composers from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top film score composers born in Scotland and even some popular film score composers who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish 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 Scotland is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Angus Young and Donovan Leitch.

This historic film score composers from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish film score composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous film score composers from Scotland?" These prominent film score composers of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish film score composers.

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Angus Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Scotland
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Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish-born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and popularisation of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, Young was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the 24th greatest guitarist of all time. In 2003, he and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. AC/DC have remained together since their formation in 1973 and have released 15 studio albums. The band have shipped over 200 million albums worldwide, with 70 million certified units in the US. Their 1980 studio album, Back in Black, is ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Craig Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Scotland
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Craig Armstrong, OBE is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1981, and has since written music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. Armstrong's score for William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet earned him a BAFTA for Achievement in Film Music and an Ivor Novello. His composition for Baz Luhrmann's musical Moulin Rouge! earned him the 2001 American Film Institute's composer of the Year award, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and a BAFTA. Armstrong was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Original Score in 2004 for the biopic Ray. His other ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

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Donovan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Scotland
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Donovan is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music. He has lived in Scotland, London and California, and, since at least 2008, in County Cork, Ireland, with his family. Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan reached fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with live performances on the pop TV series, Ready Steady Go!. Having signed with Pye Records in 1965, he recorded singles and two albums in the folk vein, but after a new contract with US CBS/Epic Records his popularity spread to other countries. After extricating himself from his original management contract, he began a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Maryhill, United Kingdom

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Evelyn Glennie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Scotland
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Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She is announced as one of the two laureates for the Polar Music Prize of 2015. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

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