Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 1975 and was made a Fellow of the RSAM in 2001.
In 1989 director Sir Kenneth Branagh commissioned Patrick to compose the score for feature film Henry V, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and they have subsequently collaborated on numerous pictures, including Much Ado About Nothing , Hamlet , As You Like It and Cinderella. Patrick and Branagh’s collaboration within film and theatre has continued to this day, with performances worldwide that include Branagh’s 2015 production of The Winter’s Tale which ran at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End.
Patrick has been commissioned to score over 50 international feature films, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibility, Indochine, Carlito’s Way and A Little Princess. His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, such as Regis Wargnier, Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuaròn, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Mike Newell and Robert Altman.
Patrick has received two Oscar, two Golden Globe, one BAFTA and two Cesar nominations, as well as winning the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme for Henry V. He has also been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The World Soundtrack Awards and Scottish BAFTA, the Henry Mancini Award from ASCAP and the PRS Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Music.
In 2015 Patrick completed work on the music for Walt Disney’s live action version of Cinderella, directed by Branagh and marking their eleventh film collaboration to date. Patrick also completed recording a solo piano album, made up of a collection of his film scores to date, which was released by Varese Sarabande in July 2015. Recent films include the remake of Scottish classic ‘Whisky Galore’ and Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’.