Sir Billi Composer Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle

Billi Productions Ltd is delighted to have international Scottish composer and Academy Award® nominee Patrick Doyle on board for the musical score. Patrick has been an avid supporter of the project since its inception and has provided innovative musical themes for the film.

Patrick’s passion for Sir Billi was such that he requested a voice-over role! Having made many appearances in Kenneth Branagh‘s films and with his incredible sense of humour and vocal ability he rose to the challenge of The German Admiral and made the character his own!

Patrick studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and graduated in 1974. He was made a fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 2001. His first theatre score was written in 1978, and subsequently he has written the music for a host of other theatre, radio, television and film productions.

Patrick has worked with Kenneth Branagh on a great many highly successful productions including: Frankenstein (starring Robert De Niro), the Samuel Goldwyn & Renaissance Film Much Ado About Nothing, the musical, Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It and the four-hour epic adaptation of Hamlet, for which Patrick was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score.

Patrick has enjoyed huge worldwide box office success with Working Title’s children’s smash Nanny McPhee (starring Emma Thompson), Eragon (starring John Malkovich) and the universally popular franchise Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Directed by Mike Newell.)

In 2008 Patrick completed the worldwide hit Nim’s Island (directed by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett) and the animated feature Igor (directed by Tony Leondis). Patrick is currently working on a series of albums. Two for solo piano and one for string quartet.

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