Patrick Doyle

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About Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle is a Scottish composer and, more sporadically, an actor, often associated with symphonic music for literary film adaptations, including many by actor/director Kenneth Branagh. Their first collaboration was Branagh's 1989 breakthrough, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V. Doyle picked up a pair of Oscar nominations in the '90s for Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility and for Branagh's epic four-hour version of Hamlet. He went on to score such box office hits as Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), and Disney's Brave (2012) while continuing to turn out periodic Shakespearian works with Branagh. Still collaborating after over 30 years, 2017's Murder on the Orient Express was a big-screen version of the 1934 Agatha Christie novel, 2020's Artemis Fowl took on the popular young adult book series, and they returned to Christie for 2022's Death on the Nile.

Birkenshaw, Larkhall, Scotland
April 6, 1953
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