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April 24: A UNITED KINGDOM
Patrick Doyle and James Shearman are currently in Prague recording the score for upcoming romantic drama A UNITED KINGDOM for director Amma Asante (Belle). The film tells the story of prince Seretse Khama of Botswana who causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. So far no release date has been confirmed but the movie is expected to be released later this year.

February 12: SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO
Patrick Doyle has signed on to score the upcoming animated feature SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO. The film is directed by Daniel St. Pierre (Everyone’s Hero, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return) and tells the true story of Stubby, a stray Boston bull terrier, who forged a lasting bond with the men of the 26th “Yankee” Division at the onset of America’s involvement in World War I. Mike Stokey has written the screenplay with Richard Lanni who also serves as an executive producer. No voice cast has been announced yet. Doyle’s previous animation scoring credits include Pixar’s Brave, Quest for Camelot and Igor. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is set to be released in early 2018. Visit the official movie website for updates on the production.

December 01: WHISKY GALORE and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
According to Film Music Reporter Patrick Doyle is currently scoring comedy WHISKY GALORE. The film is directed by Gillies MacKinnon (A Simple Twist of Faith) and stars Eddie Izzard, Gregor Fisher, John Sessions, Fenella Woolgar, Tim Piggott-Smith and Sean Biggerstaff. The movie is based on the novel by Compton MacKenzie and the 1949 film of the same title and centers around thereal-life 1941 shipwreck of the S.S. Politician, which ran aground with a cargo of 264,000 bottles of malt whisky. WHISKY GALORE is expected to premiere in 2016. To learn more about the comedy, visit the official movie website.
In the meantime Kenneth Branagh is beginning pre-production on his remake of Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. Branagh will also star in the movie as Hercule Poirot. So far no production schedule has been announced and news will be added as soon as available.

November 30: THE WINTER'S PLAY
Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh recently returned to the theatre and collaborated on new adaptation of THE WINTER'S TALE. The play was co-directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford and starred Branagh and Judi Dench. L.A. Times also published article about the play featuring several quotes from Doyle and you can read it online here.

October 29: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY blu-ray with Isolated Score track
Twilight Time will release special blu-ray edition of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY on November 10. Among many special features is also included isolated score track. More information and to pre-order your copy, check SAE.

June 03: Patrick Doyle to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at World Soundtrack Awards
Patrick Doyle has been selected as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award at the closing-night gala of the 15th World Soundtrack Awards at the Ghent Film Fest on October 24, 2015. Selections of the composer’s music will be performed live by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brosse at the event. Among the composers that were previously honored with the award are John Barry, Marvin Hamlisch, Pino Donaggio, Francis Lai, Giorgio Moroder and Angelo Badalamenti. In addition, the music of Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) and DanieL Pemberton (The Counselor, Steve Jobs) will also be celebrated at the concert. For updates on the event, visit the official WSA website.

May 13: Patrick Doyle: SHAKESPEARE IN CONCERT - Prague, Czech Republic
Patrick Doyle will return to Prague to present concert of his scores from William Shakespeare adaptations, which will take place on August 21st, 2015 at Lichtenstein's Palace in Prague, Czech Republic. The concert, which is being prepared in collaboration between FILM MUSIC PRAGUE, PRAGUE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY and Annual SHAKESPEARE CELEBRATIONS will feature Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Kuhn's Choir (conducted by James Shearman) as well actors from Prague Shakespeare Company who will be performing monologues and dialogues from Shakespeare's plays personally handpicked by Mr. Doyle himself. The tickets are on sale at http://www.ticketportal.cz/performance.aspx?idp=420638

March 06: CINDERELLA interviews
CINDERELLA is about to open in the theatres worldwide and you can watch a few interviews with Patrick Doyle about the project as well as his working relationship with Sir Kenneth Branagh. More links will be added later so check back again soon.

FILM MUSIC SITE: Composer Talk - Patrick Doyle
FILM MUSIC MEDIA Interview
WE ARE MOVIE GEEKS: WMAG Talks to Cinderella Composer Patrick Doyle 
GOOSETALK: Film Composer Patrick Doyle Weaves Magic for a Whole New Generation with Cinderella
  
 
 

February 26, 2015: first samples from CINDERELLA
First samples from Patrick Doyle's CINDERELLA are available now on german Amazon .


February 13, 2015: CINDERELLA cover and tracklist
Final cover art and tracklist of the upcoming soundtrack album CINDERELLA has been revealed.

01. A Golden Childhood
02. The Great Secret
03. A New Family
04. Life And Laughter
05. The First Branch
06. Nice And Airy
07. Orphaned
08. The Stag
09. Rich Beyond Reason
10. Fairy Godmother
11. Pumpkins And Mice
12. You Shall Go
13. Valse Royale
14. Who Is She
15. La Valse De L'amour
16. La Valse Champagne
17. La Polka Militaire
18. La Polka De Paris
19. A Secret Garden
20. La Polka De Minuit
21. Choose That One
22. Pumpkin Pursuit
23. The Slipper
24. Shattered Dreams
25. Searching The Kingdom
26. Ella And Kit
27. Courage And Kindness
28. Strong - Sonna Rele
29. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - Lily James
30. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)  - H. Bonham Carter


January 10, 2015: ENCHANTED KINGDOM 3D trailer
New trailer of documentary ENCHANTED KINGDOM 3D was recently released and while the movie has been released in selected countries as early as December 2013, it has yet to receive wider release and hopefully accompanied by the score CD. You can listen to the End Credits suite on Youtube .


November 19, 2014: CINDERELLA trailer
The first CINDERELLA trailer was just released. The soundtrack album will be released on March 10 by Walt Disney Records and can be already pre-ordered from Amazon .


August 25, 2014: FILM MUSIC PRAGUE Closing Night Gala with Patrick Doyle - Programme announced
The programme of the closing night gala of FILM MUSIC PRAGUE on September 26th has been announced. The concert will feature Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Kuhn's Mixed Choir conducted by James Shearman. Two actors from Prague Shakespeare Company will be also present to perform various speeches from Shakespeare's plays MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, HAMLET and HENRY V. Here is the list of scores that will be performed in Rudolfinum, Prague and you can also check festival's website for more detailed programme and to buy your tickets.

1st half:
Much Ado About Nothing
Dead Again
Sense & Sensibility
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Hamlet

2nd half:
Frankenstein
As You Like It
Eragon
Gosford Park
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Henry V

May 30, 2014: FILM MUSIC PRAGUE Closing Night Gala with Patrick Doyle
Tickets sale for the Closing Night Gala concert featuring The Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Choir in concert of Patrick Doyle's music has just begun and you can book your tickets here. If you have and questions, feel free to contact me. The programme and the conductor are still in negotiations.


May 16, 2014: Patrick Doyle will attend FILM MUSIC PRAGUE festival
Patrick Doyle has been confirmed as the 2nd guest of upcoming FILM MUSIC PRAGUE festival, which will take place on September 24-26th in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival will include two concerts - opening concert will feature The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by renowned Nic Raine performing selections from scores by Jerry Goldsmith as well as Elliot Goldenthal, who will be also attending the festival. Patrick Doyle's music will be performed during closing night's gala and will feature The Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Choir. Conductor and programme will be confirmed during next few weeks. For more information about the festival and to secure your tickets, visit Film Music Prague's official website .


April 16, 2014: FSMO Interview with Sir Kenneth Branagh
New issue of Film Score Monthly Online has just published lengthy interview with Sir Kenneth Branagh discussing his collaboration with Patrick Doyle. Also available is a selection of recordings from recent concert with The Ulster Orchestra also including rare opportunity to hear several clips from the rehearsals including alternate version of Thor Kills the Destroyer with male choir (as originally intended) before the choir was dropped at Marvel's request. You can check out the article here, which is available only to FSMO subscribers. For the others, here is at least the brief Kenneth Branagh's introduction of The Creation from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein:

 


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