Rachel Portman

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Birthday
11, 1960
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
England

About

Academy Award-winning film composer for "Emma" in 1996. She was the first female composer to win for Best Musical or Comedy Score.

Before Fame

She attended Charterhouse School and Worcester College in Oxford. She wrote for BBC and Channel 4 productions starting out.

Trivia

She scored two episodes of 'The Jim Henson Hour' and the 13 episodes of 'The Storyteller,' also from Henson.

Family Life

Her parents were Penelope and Berkeley Charles Portman.

Associated With

She was nominated for an Academy Award for "The Cider House Rules" in 1999, a film that earned Michael Caine the award for Best Supporting Actor. She was also nominated for "Chocolat" in 2000.