Carl Davis

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Birthday
28, 1936
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1936 (age 81)
Birthplace
New York

About

London Philharmonic Orchestra director who became known for creating accompanying music for silent films. He was the co-creator, along with Paul McCartney, of the Liverpool Oratorio.

Before Fame

He composed scores for television shows at the beginning of his career, namely "The Wednesday Play" and "Play for Today," both BBC anthology play series.

Trivia

He composed modernized scores to a number of classic silent films including "Ben Hur" and "The Phantom of the Opera," both from 1925.

Family Life

He married actress Jean Boht in 1970.

Associated With

He won a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music for his score to the 1981 film "The French Lieutenant's Woman," starring Meryl Streep.