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Noel Gay (1898–1954)

Noel Gay was born on July 15, 1898 in Wakefield, England as Reginald Moxon Armitage. He died on March 4, 1954 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 55) in London, England, UK

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Matchstick Men Soundtrack
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 2017/I Get Out (writer: "Run Rabbit Run")
 2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (writer: "RUN, RABBIT, RUN")
 2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week Five Results (2015) ... (writer: "The Sun Has Got His Hat On" - uncredited)
 2015 Nina Forever (writer: "LETTING IN THE SUNSHINE")
 2014 Outlander (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Castle Leoch (2014) ... (writer: "Run Rabbit Run")
- Sassenach (2014) ... (writer: "Run Rabbit Run")
 2014 Calvary (writer: "Run Rabbit Run")
  Great West End Theatres (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 7 episodes, 2012) (music - 7 episodes, 2012)
- Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (2012) ... (lyrics: "I've Found the Right Girl") / (music: "I've Found the Right Girl")
- St Martin's Theatre (2012) ... (lyrics: "In Re Don Giovanni", "I've Found the Right Girl") / (music: "In Re Don Giovanni", "I've Found the Right Girl")
- Prince of Wales Theatre (2012) ... (lyrics: "Who's Been Polishing the Sun?", "The Sun Has Go His Hat On", "Run Rabbit Run") / (music: "Who's Been Polishing the Sun?", "The Sun Has Go His Hat On", "Run Rabbit Run")
- Piccadilly Theatre (2012) ... (lyrics: "Who's Been Polishing the Sun?", "The Sun Has Go His Hat On") / (music: "Who's Been Polishing the Sun?", "The Sun Has Go His Hat On")
- Her Majesty's Theatre (2012) ... (lyrics: "I've Found the Right Girl", "The Sun Has Go His Hat On", "Who's Been Polishing the Sun?") / (music: "I've Found the Right Girl", "The Sun Has Go His Hat On", "Who's Been Polishing the Sun?")
 2011 Nicky's Family (Documentary) (writer: "The Sun Has Got His Hat On")
 2011 Land Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fight the Good Fight (2011) ... (writer: "The Lambeth Walk", "Run Rabbit Run" - uncredited)
 2010 The King's Speech (music: "Who's Been Polishing The Sun?")
 2009 Army of Crime ("LAMBETH WALK")
 2007 New Tricks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nine Lives (2007) ... (writer: "The Lambeth Walk" - uncredited)
 2006 Land of the Blind (writer: "Hold My Hand")
 2005 Mrs Henderson Presents (writer: "Letting in the Sunshine")
 2004 The Queen of Sheba's Pearls (writer: "Run Rabbit Run")
 2003 Matchstick Men (writer: "Leaning on a Lamp Post")
 2002 Two Men Went to War (writer: "Run, Rabbit, Run" - as Gay)
 1998 The Land Girls (writer: "The Lambeth Walk")
 1996 Goodnight Sweetheart (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It Ain't Necessarily So (1996) ... (writer: "Leaning on a Lamp-Post" - uncredited)
 1992 The Accompanist (writer: "The Lambeth Walk" - as Gay)
 1991 Lo Kolel Sherut (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (1991) ... (music: "Bo El Ha-Mesiba")
 1991 Riff-Raff (writer: "The Sun Has Got His Hat On")
 1990 Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother (writer: "Run Rabbit Run")
 1987 The Beiderbecke Tapes (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (writer: "Leaning on a Lamppost")
 1987 The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "The Lambeth Walk")
 1982 Brusten himmel (writer: "The Lambeth Walk")
 1981 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 December 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Stars Over 45 (Medley)")
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dancin' Angels (1980) ... (writer: "The Lambeth Walk" - uncredited)
 1979 The Custard Boys (writer: "Run, Rabbit, Run" - uncredited)
 1979 Yanks (writer: "Run, Rabbit, Run" - uncredited)
 1979 Série noire (writer: "Le Lambeth walk")
 1978 Top club dimanche (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 December 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Le lambeth walk (C'était pas compliqué)")
 1978 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (music: "The Lambeth Walk")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Painting the Clouds (1978) ... (music: "I've Found the Right Girl" - uncredited)
 1975 Overlord (writer: "The Lambeth Walk", "We Don't Know Where We're Going")
 1975 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Movie) (music: "The Lambeth Walk" - uncredited) / (writer: "Who's Been Polishing The Sun?", "Leaning on a Lamp-post" - uncredited)
 1974 Open Season (lyrics: "Run Rabbit Run") / (music: "Run Rabbit Run")
  Dad's Army (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1970 - 1972) (music - 1 episode, 1969)
- All Is Safely Gathered In (1972) ... (writer: "Hey! Little Hen")
- Mum's Army (1970) ... (writer: "Run Rabbit Run")
- Operation Kilt (1969) ... (music: "Run Rabbit Run" - uncredited)
 1968 A Little of What You Fancy (Documentary) (music: "The Lambeth Walk")
 1967 Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (Documentary) (writer: "Leaning on a Lamp Post" - uncredited)
 1966 Hold On! (writer: "Leaning On The Lamp Post" - as Noel Tay)
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 May 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Leaning On A Lamp-post")
 1958-1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Tobe (1963) ... (writer: "Run Rabbit Run" - uncredited)
- Daddy Went Away (1963) ... (writer: "Run Rabbit Run" - uncredited)
- Unwanted Deputy (1960) ... (writer: "Run Rabbit Run" - uncredited)
- Renegade White (1959) ... (writer: "Run Rabit Run" - uncredited)
- Bottleman (1958) ... (writer: "Run Rabbit Run" - uncredited)
 1962 The Longest Day (music: "Lambeth Walk" - uncredited)
 1961 Operation Snafu (writer: "Run, Rabbit, Run" - uncredited)
 1959 Operation Bullshine (music: "You've Done Something To My Heart" - uncredited)
 1958 The Key (music: "Lambeth Walk" - uncredited)
 1958 Dunkirk (writer: "Run, Rabbit, Run" - uncredited)
 1955 Friarannonsen (writer: "The Lambeth Walk" (1937) - uncredited)
 1950 Night and the City (writer: "Here's to Champagne" - uncredited)
 1949 The Lord from the Lane (music: "THE LAMBETH WALK", "JAG OCH MIN FLICKA / ME AND MY GAL")
 1945 Notorious Gentleman (writer: "All the King's Horses and All the King's Men" - uncredited)
 1944 Dreaming (writer: "Sing a Song of Tomorrow To-Day" - uncredited)
 1944 A Lady Surrenders (writer: "Sitting on a Cloud" - uncredited)
 1944 Champagne Charlie (music: "Everything Will Be Lovely (By and By)" - uncredited)
 1944 It Happened One Sunday (writer: "Let the People Sing" - uncredited)
 1944 Time Flies (writer: "I'm on a Cloud That's Silver Lined", "Hey Mister Bellman", "Big Chief Tom-Tom")
 1943 Millions Like Us (writer: "Birthday of the Little Princess")
 1943 Variety Jubilee (writer: "Keep the Ball Rolling" - uncredited)
 1942 In Which We Serve (music: "Run Rabbit Run" - uncredited)
 1942 Let the People Sing (writer: "Let the People Sing")
 1942 Wings and the Woman (music: "All the King's Horses" - uncredited)
 1942 Sweetheart of the Fleet (music: "All Over the Place")
 1942 The Next of Kin (music: "All Over the Place" - uncredited)
 1941 I Thank You (writer: "Hello To The Sun", "Half Of Everything Is Yours", "Oh Johnny, Teach Me To Dance", "Let's Get Hold of Hitler" - uncredited)
 1940 Three Cockeyed Sailors (music: "All Over The Place")
 1940 Band Waggon (writer: "The Melody Maker" (1940), "The Only One Who's Difficult Is You" (1940), "After Dark" (1940) - uncredited)
 1940 Swinging the Lambeth Walk (Short) (music: "Lambeth Walk")
 1939 Where's That Fire? (music: "All the King's Horses" - uncredited)
 1939 Me and My Girl (music: "The Lambeth Walk", "Me and My Girl")
 1939 Let's Be Famous (lyrics: "I Ran Into Love" - uncredited) / (music: "I Ran Into Love", "The Moon Remembered But You Forgot" - uncredited) / (writer: "I've Got A Hunch", "Whistle When You Want Me", "We've Got A Hunch", "I Ran Into Love" (reprise) - uncredited)
 1938 Herr husassistenten (lyrics: "The Lambeth Walk") / (writer: "The Lambeth Walk")
 1938 Save a Little Sunshine (writer: "Save a Little Sunshine", "Nothing Can Worry Me Now" - uncredited)
 1938 Hold My Hand (writer: "Hold My Hand", "Spring Time")
 1938 Alf's Button Afloat (writer: "A Soldier and a Sailor Too" - uncredited)
 1937 O-Kay for Sound (writer: "The Fleet's Not in Port Very Long")
 1937 Feather Your Nest (writer: "Leaning On A Lampost", "Waiting By The Lamp On The Avenue (Alternative Version Of Leaning On A Lamp Post)" - uncredited)
 1936 Cheer Up (music: "Cheer Up" - uncredited)
 1935 Things Are Looking Up (writer: "Things Are Looking Up")
 1935 Me and Marlborough (writer: "All for a Shilling a Day" - uncredited)
 1934 The Camels Are Coming (writer: "Who's Been Polishing the Sun?" - uncredited)
 1934 There's Something About a Soldier (Short) (writer: "There's Something About a Soldier")
 1933 Facing the Music (lyrics: "Ive Found the Right Girl", "Let Me Gaze") / (music: "Ive Found the Right Girl", "Let Me Gaze")
 1933 Letting in the Sunshine (writer: "Letting in the Sunshine")
 1933 The Song You Gave Me (music: "The Song You Gave to Me" - uncredited)
 1933 Happy (writer: "Happy", "There's So Much I'm Wanting To Tell You")
 1933 Friday the Thirteenth (writer: "Round the Marble Arch" - uncredited)
 1933 You Made Me Love You (writer: "What's Her Name", "Why Can't We")
 1933 The Woman in Command (writer: "There's Something about a Soldier", "The Moment I Saw You")
 1932 Midshipmaid Gob (music: "One Little Kiss from You")
 1932 Sleepless Nights ("I Don't Want To Go To Bed")
 1932 Nursery Scandal (Short) (writer: "The King's Horses (and the King's Men)" - uncredited)
 1932 Happy Polo (Short) (music: "The King's Horses (and the King's Men)" - uncredited)
 1932 The Music Box (Short) (music: "The King's Horses (and the King's Men)" - uncredited)
 1931 Mask-A-Raid (Short) (writer: "The King's Horses (and the King's Men)" - uncredited)
 1929 White Cargo (music: "Tondelayo")
Show Show Music department (11 credits)
Show Show Composer (11 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Other Works:

His musical, "Radio Times," was performed at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Tony Slattery, Ian Bartholomew, Kathryn Evans, Tamzin Outhwaite, Jeff Shankley, Peter Rutherford, Harriet Benson, and James Buller in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Reginald M. Armitage

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His son Richard Armitage (b. 1928 - d. 1986) was also a showman, as are his grandsons Charles Armitage and Alexander Armitage who is a show-business agent representing media figures such as Jeremy Vine. See more »

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