Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat is one of the most prolific film composers working today, and almost every year his work is nominated for an Oscar, a Bafta or a César.

His films include The King’s Speech, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Fantastic Mr Fox and Rise of the Guardians.

He talks to Harriett Gilbert about the role of music in filmmaking and why he loves collaborating with great directors.

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New Year's Day 2013 12:32 GMT