Patrick Doyle’s Music from The Movies
Posted on Monday October 29, 2007, 11:10 by Ian Freer in Empire States
The cream of British acting talent descended on the Royal Albert Hall last night celebrate the life and work of British film composer Patrick Doyle all in aid of Leukaemia Research. Emma Thompson, Imelda Staunton, Richard E,Grant, Alan Rickman, Greg Wise, Derek Jacobi, Robbie Coltrane. Adrian Lester and Judi Dench lined up to pay warm and witty tribute to Doyle, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 1997 but valiantly fought off the disease.
The concert covered the gamut of Doyle’s work, from his Shakespearean collaborations with Kenneth Branagh to his forays into big budget Hollywood (Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, Carlito’s Way) via his heartfelt explorations into Europe (Indochine, East West). Highlights included Emma Thompson gaily seducing the London Symphony Orchestra with grapes during Much Ado About Nothing’s Sigh No More Ladies, a world premiere of the Rosalind Violin Concerto based on Doyle’s work for As You Like It and a rousing finale with Kenneth Branagh reading Henry V’s St Crispin’s Day over Doyle’s rousing underscore.
For more information on Leukaemia Research, the only national charity devoted to improving treatments and finding cures to prevent leukaemia and related disorders, visit www.lrf.org or 0207 405 0101.
Posted on Monday October 29, 2007, 22:14
I was in the front row and it was a fabulous night!
(Glad I was seated a little way from Derek Jacobi though or I could have been drenched!)
Posted on Tuesday October 30, 2007, 13:47
Doyle did Goblet of Fire, not Order of the Phoenix.
Posted on Monday November 5, 2007, 14:56
Yes, Patrick Doyle composed the music for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. A friend of mine went to this event, she said it was fantastic. And it's a great cause.