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Also Known As: Evangelos Papathanassiou, Vangelis Died:
Born: March 23, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Greece Profession: composer, conductor

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Specializing in synthesizer-driven, yet atmospheric scores Vangelis enjoyed his biggest popular success to date with "Chariots of Fire" (1981). The rousing, richly orchestrated score perfectly suited the film. In the watershed year of 1982, he collaborated with Ridley Scott on "Blade Runner" and Costa-Gavras on "Missing". Other scores includes Roger Donaldson's "The Bounty" (1984), Liliana Cavani's "Francesco" (1989) and Roman Polanski's "Bitter Moon" (1992).

Specializing in synthesizer-driven, yet atmospheric scores Vangelis enjoyed his biggest popular success to date with "Chariots of Fire" (1981). The rousing, richly orchestrated score perfectly suited the film. In the watershed year of 1982, he collaborated with Ridley Scott on "Blade Runner" and Costa-Gavras on "Missing". Other scores includes Roger Donaldson's "The Bounty" (1984), Liliana Cavani's "Francesco" (1989) and Roman Polanski's "Bitter Moon" (1992).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Alexander (2004)
2.
 Angelos (1985)
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Began composing at age four and performing his own compositions in public at age six
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Left Greece for Paris in late 1960s
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Composed and recorded first symphonic poem, "Faire que ton reve soit plus long que la nuit" and first album, "Terra"
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Collaborated with filmmaker Frederic Rossif on "a Cantique des Creatures"
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Moved to London
1972:
Composed first film score "Salut Jerusalem"
1981:
Breakthrough musical score, "Chariots of Fire"
1982:
Scored the sci-fi film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott
1989:
Returned to Greece
1992:
Wrote the underscore for "1492: The Conquest of Paradise", helmed by Scott
1997:
Arranged the opening ceremony for the World Athletics Championships held in Athens
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