Craig Armstrong

Born 29 April 1959.
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Craig Armstrong talks to Stephen Duffy

Composer and musician Craig Armstrong talks to Stephen Duffy about movie soundtracks being many peoples first insight into orchestral music.

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Craig Armstrong, OBE (born 29 April 1959) is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1981, and has since written music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.

Armstrong's score for William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet earned him a BAFTA for Achievement in Film Music and an Ivor Novello. His composition for Baz Luhrmann's musical Moulin Rouge! earned him the 2001 American Film Institute's composer of the Year award, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and a BAFTA. Armstrong was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Original Score in 2004 for the biopic Ray. His other feature film scoring credits include Love Actually, Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and The Incredible Hulk.

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    Film Works 1995-2005 2005

    Reviewed by Morag Reavley
    ...some of the most distinctive mainstream film music of the last decade...
  2. Review of Original Soundtrack: The Quiet American

    Original Soundtrack: The Quiet American 2003

    Reviewed by Morag Reavley
    He dissolves generic boundaries, splicing the elegant orchestration of the period...
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