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Born: May 7, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kent, England, GB Profession: composer, arranger, music producer, musician

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An eclectic and gifted composer, Anne Dudley began her career as a session musician and arranger. With Trevor Horn, she arranged such hits as "Two Tribes" (recorded by Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and co-wrote "Buffalo Girls" (recorded by Malcolm McClaren). Together, Dudley and Horn founded Art of Noise, a pioneer in the innovative technique of remixing and music sampling which influenced hip hop and techno-pop. Segueing to film and television work, she composed the scores for such films as "Buster" (1988), Cameron Crowe's "Say Anything" (1989), two Neil Jordan films, "The Miracle" (1991) and "The Crying Game" (1992) and "Hollow Reed" (1996). Her small screen credits including the end theme to the "Inspector Alleyn Mysteries" and the series "Anna Lee". Dudley received an Oscar for Best Musical or Comedy Score for her work on "The Full Monty" (1997). In addition to providing original music, she created new arrangements for the other songs, including the showstopping finale "You Can Keep Your Hat On". Following her breakout success, Dudley went on to score "American History X" (1998).

An eclectic and gifted composer, Anne Dudley began her career as a session musician and arranger. With Trevor Horn, she arranged such hits as "Two Tribes" (recorded by Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and co-wrote "Buffalo Girls" (recorded by Malcolm McClaren). Together, Dudley and Horn founded Art of Noise, a pioneer in the innovative technique of remixing and music sampling which influenced hip hop and techno-pop. Segueing to film and television work, she composed the scores for such films as "Buster" (1988), Cameron Crowe's "Say Anything" (1989), two Neil Jordan films, "The Miracle" (1991) and "The Crying Game" (1992) and "Hollow Reed" (1996). Her small screen credits including the end theme to the "Inspector Alleyn Mysteries" and the series "Anna Lee". Dudley received an Oscar for Best Musical or Comedy Score for her work on "The Full Monty" (1997). In addition to providing original music, she created new arrangements for the other songs, including the showstopping finale "You Can Keep Your Hat On". Following her breakout success, Dudley went on to score "American History X" (1998).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lucky Break (2001)
2.
 Pushing Tin (1999)
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Began career working as a session musican and arranger
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With Trevor Horn, founded Art of Noise
1984:
Contributed song to the soundtrack of "Mantrap"
1987:
Scored "Hiding Out"
1988:
Arranged music and composed score for "Buster"
1989:
Composed the underscore to Cameron Crowe's "Say Anything"
1990:
Was conductor for the syndicated "Tribute to John Lennon"
1990:
Provided the score to the British series "Jeeves and Wooster"
1991:
First collaboration with Neil Jordan, "The Miracle"
1992:
Reteamed with Jordan for "The Crying Game"
1993:
Scored the British series "Anna Lee" (shown in the USA on A&E in 1994)
1997:
Won an Oscar for scoring the sleeper hit "The Full Monty"
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Education

Royal College of Music: -
King's College, London: -

Notes

Dudley became only the second female composer to received an Academy Award when she won the 1997 Oscar for "The Full Monty".

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