Trumpeter and famous English composer known for his work on movie scores, for theatre and ballet, and for symphonies.
He took up trumpet after seeing
He acted as conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for Deep Purple's Concerto for Group and Orchestra recording.
He was married twice, but both ended in divorce; he tried to commit suicide twice after he and his second wife separated.
He composed a lot of film music during his life including for Bridge on the River Kwai, which starred William Holden.