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With the score for Planet Earth, GEORGE FENTON continues his successful relationship with producer Alastair Fothergill and The BBC Natural History Unit.
Following the release of The Blue Planet, the first part of the Planet Trilogy for which Fenton won Ivor Novello, BAFTA, and Emmy awards for Best Television Score, he created the show Blue Planet Live!, which has toured both in the U.K. and worldwide, performed by many of the world’s leading orchestras. For the music of Planet Earth, he won an Emmy and a Classical Brit Award. Later this year he will begin work on Frozen Planet, the final part of the series.
Fenton has composed for a wide variety of feature films, receiving Academy Award nominations for The Fisher King, Dangerous Liaisons, and Gandhi. He was also nominated for Cry Freedom in the categories of Original Score and Original Song. Other scores include The Madness of King George, Groundhog Day, Shadowlands, Ever After, Anna and the King, Stage Beauty, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Hitch, Fool’s Gold, and The Bounty Hunter as well as Ken Loach’s films, including Land and Freedom, My Name is Joe, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Looking For Eric, and, most recently, Route Irish.
Fenton has a Royal Television Society Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Fellow of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.