Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 1975, where he was made a Fellow in 2001.
After many years composing for theatre, radio and television, Patrick joined the Renaissance Theatre Company as composer and musical director in 1987. 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 Walt Disney’s live action version of ‘Cinderella’. Patrick and Branagh’s collaboration within theatre and film has continued to this day with Patrick composing for 2017 Twentieth Century Fox feature ‘Murder On The Orient Express’, marking their twelfth film collaboration, for which he received an ASCAP ‘Top Film Award’.
Patrick has been commissioned to score over 50 international feature films, including ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Brave’ for Disney/Pixar; ‘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.
He 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 2016 Patrick completed scores for the remake of Scottish classic ‘Whisky Galore!’ and Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’, starring Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo. In 2018 Patrick completed the score for ‘Sgt Stubby: An American Hero’ and Twentieth Century Fox’s ‘Murder On The Orient Express’. Most recently, Patrick composed the original score for ‘All Is True’, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh for Sony Picture Classics.
Sarah Glennane is CEO of the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland, the representative body for Irish and Irish based composers of original music for Film/TV/Advertising and Games. In 2017 Sarah authored the IMRO/MCPS report Music for Screen in Ireland, which was instrumental in the formation of the SCGI.
Sarah also has worked as an independent music supervisor, on feature film and TV productions, she is passionate about creative music supervision and the role music plays in the development of narrative and depth in audiovisual productions. Sarah has delivered module’s on music for film and the business of music for film, as guest lecturer at Dublin’s Pulse College; Scoring for Film and Visual Media (MA) and Film Base; Film Production (MA). She has participated on industry panels for IMRO, Screen Training Ireland and other music and audiovisual industry events. Sarah’s background is in music management and arts marketing. She has worked with many notable Irish musicians over her career in the performance music industry.