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Geoffrey Burgon (1941–2010)

Geoffrey Burgon was born on July 15, 1941 in Hambledon, Hampshire, England as Geoffrey Alan Burgon. He is known for his work on Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), The Forsyte Saga (2002) and Brideshead Revisited (1981). He was married to Jacqueline Kroft and Janice Garwood. He died on September 21, 2010 in London, England. See full bio »

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The Forsyte Saga Composer
(2002-2003)
(1981)
Longitude Composer
(2000)

Filmography

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 2010 Playing in the Green Cathedral (Video short)
 2010 Podshock (Video documentary short)
 2010 So What Do You Do Exactly? (Video short)
 2004 Island at War (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Strange Mercies (2004)
- To Catch a Spy (2004)
 2003 Labyrinth
 2002-2003 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #2.4 (2003)
- Episode #2.3 (2003)
- Episode #2.2 (2003)
- Episode #2.1 (2003)
- Episode #1.6 (2002)
 2000 Ghost Stories for Christmas (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Number 13 (2000)
- The Ash Tree (2000)
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
 1998 Cider with Rosie (TV Movie)
 1998 When Trumpets Fade (TV Movie)
 1997 Turning World (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1997)
- Episode #1.2 (1997)
- Episode #1.1 (1997)
 1994 Martin Chuzzlewit (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode Six (1994)
- Episode Five (1994)
- Episode Four (1994)
- Episode Three (1994)
- Episode Two (1994)
 1993 Screen One (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Foreign Field (1993)
 1991 Robin Hood
 1990 The Silver Chair (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1990)
- Episode #1.3 (1990)
- Episode #1.2 (1990)
- Episode #1.1 (1990)
 1988 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1988)
- Episode #1.5 (1988)
- Episode #1.4 (1988)
- Episode #1.3 (1988)
- Episode #1.2 (1988)
 1988 Sophia and Constance (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1988)
- Episode #1.5 (1988)
- Episode #1.4 (1988)
- Episode #1.3 (1988)
- Episode #1.2 (1988)
 1987 The Death of the Heart (TV Movie)
 1986 The Happy Valley (TV Movie)
 1985 Turtle Diary
 1985 Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (TV Mini-Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1985)
- Episode #1.7 (1985)
- Episode #1.6 (1985)
- Episode #1.5 (1985)
- Episode #1.4 (1985)
 1984 Goodbye Days (TV Movie)
 1982-1984 Play for Today (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Z for Zachariah (1984)
- Soft Targets (1982)
 1983 Shades of Darkness (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bewitched (1983)
 1982 Objects of Affection (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Marks (1982)
- Rolling Home (1982)
 1982 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 Testament of Youth (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- 1918 (1979)
- 1917 (1979)
- 1915 (1979)
- Buxton 1914 (1979)
- Buxton 1913 (1979)
 1979 Monty Python's Life of Brian (music composed by)
 1978 As You Like It (TV Movie)
 1974 The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (TV Short) (as Geoffrey Burgen)
 1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Changeling (1974)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"City Adventures", a concerto for percussionist Evelyn Glennie. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Geoffrey Burgen
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Personal Quote:

Being asked to write music for Doctor Who (1963) came out of the blue and as a complete surprise. I had previously written only two scores for television, but it was the second of these that attracted director Douglas Camfield. It was a ghost story, the music of which was scored for a small and unusual group of instruments, plus two countertenors. The supernatural quality of the score appealed to... See more »

Trivia:

Despite his numerous highly-regarded compositions for TV programs and film, his main focus was concert music. See more »

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