About Patrick Doyle
He has scored some of the biggest movies in modern cinema history and his music has reached a global audience of over half a billion people.
Born in Lanarkshire in 1953, Patrick’s journey to becoming one of the world’s most successful film composers began in 1975 when he graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), where he was made a fellow in 2001. He won an Ivor Novello award for his first film score, Henry V – directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh – and went on to compose for over 60 feature films, including global blockbusters Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Thor, Disney hits Brave and Cinderella, British classics Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibility and Bridget Jone’s Diary, and recent favourite Murder on the Orient Express.
Patrick has collaborated with world-renowned film directors including Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuaròn, Ang Lee, Robert Altman, Amma Asante, Regis Warnier and Mike Newell. Nominated for two Academy Awards, two Césars and two Golden Globes, Patrick received two lifetime achievement awards from The World Soundtrack Awards and BAFTA Scotland, the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for “outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music” and the PRS Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Music.
Patrick is passionate about musical philanthropy. As a survivor of leukaemia, he has composed and performed for Blood Cancer UK fundraising concerts. He also supports several pioneering music education programmes in partnership with both the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as well as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
In 2023 Patrick was commissioned to compose ‘The Coronation March’ which was performed live as part of The Coronation of Their Majesties, The King and The Queen, at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th of May 2023, to a global audience of hundreds of millions of viewers.