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Also Known As: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Died: December 24, 2012
Born: March 29, 1936 Cause of Death: Undetermined
Birth Place: Broadstairs, Kent, England, GB Profession: composer, arranger

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Deft, versatile composer who entered movies at age 20 and quickly established himself as one of the finest talents in the field. Bennett has often contributed to the films of John Schlesinger, scoring "Billy Liar" (1963), "Darling" (1965), "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1967) and "Yanks" (1979). He has worked mostly in TV since the early 1980s. A rare exception was the award-winning comedy "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994).

Deft, versatile composer who entered movies at age 20 and quickly established himself as one of the finest talents in the field. Bennett has often contributed to the films of John Schlesinger, scoring "Billy Liar" (1963), "Darling" (1965), "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1967) and "Yanks" (1979). He has worked mostly in TV since the early 1980s. A rare exception was the award-winning comedy "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994).

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Education

Royal Academy of Music: - 1953

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Working frequently with director John Schlesinger, Bennett has scored his films "Billy Liar" (1963), "Darling" (1965), "Far From the Madding Crowd" (1967) and "Yanks" (1979)

He was awarded the CBE (1977)

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1997.

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