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Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(born 7 May 1956) is an English composer, keyboardist, conductor and pop musician. She was the first BBC Concert Orchestra's Composer in Association in 2001.[1] She has worked in both the classical and pop genres, but she is perhaps best known as one of the core members of the synthpop band Art of Noise
Art of Noise
and as a film composer. In 1998 Dudley won an Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score for The Full Monty. In addition to over twenty other film scores, in 2012 she served as music producer for the film version of Les Misérables, [2] also acting as arranger and composing some new additional music.


1 Career

1.1 Film scores 1.2 Session musician
Session musician
work 1.3 Awards

2 Personal life 3 Discography (not including work from Art of Noise) 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] Dudley was born Anne Jennifer Beckingham, in Beckenham, Kent. Trained as a classical performer, she moved into the competitive commercial field as a session musician, where her professional relationship with Trevor Horn
Trevor Horn
began. In 1982 Dudley made significant contributions to the Horn-produced The Lexicon of Love
The Lexicon of Love
album by ABC. She went from fleshing-out keyboard parts to scoring the album's orchestrations (which were, according to Horn, her first-ever string arrangements)[3] and also co-writing some of the songs. Her association with Horn led on to working with artists such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Seal, Marc Almond, Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
and, more recently, Siphiwo. She has co-written songs with Malcolm McLaren
Malcolm McLaren
("Buffalo Gals"), Cathy Dennis ("Too Many Walls"), and a 1930s-inspired song with Sting called "This Was Never Meant To Be". She produced the Tom Jones hit "You Can Leave Your Hat On" (1988) and a Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry
single "Strike Me Pink" (1993). Dudley produced two tracks on the 2002 Opera Babes album Beyond Imagination (ranking No.1 on the UK classical charts for 11 weeks, and No.4 on the US billboard charts). In 2004 she produced the album Voice for Alison Moyet. The album, an eclectic collection of covers, reached No.7 in the UK charts. Dudley was a founding member of the successful band Art of Noise, which helped pioneer the use of sampling within the pop genre. Their stand-out hits include "Beat Box" (1984), "Moments in Love" (1985) and, with Tom Jones, "Kiss" (1988). Her works for orchestra include "Northern Lights", a 14-minute reflection of Norway's Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis
for full orchestra, performed in 2005 and 2006 at the Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall
and broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction programme in May 2005. Her first commission as Composer in Association with the BBC Concert Orchestra was "Music and Silence", inspired by the novel of the same name by Rose Tremain and first performed at The Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall
in 2002. Dudley arranged Bach's Chaconne from Partita in D minor for piano trio, and a recording by the Eroica Trio appears on their Baroque album. Her album Ancient and Modern, with modern versions of some traditional hymns and Bach chorales, was released in 1999. She was the musical director for Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra, first performed in Brighton then at the Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
in 2008, which was recorded and released as a DVD in December 2009. The show was toured in 2009 with eight different regional orchestras participating. It involved the orchestra playing the Nokia theme tune and a french horn concerto evolving into the theme from Coronation Street. Dudley collaborated with Sam Taylor-Wood in producing the sound and video installation Sigh at the White Cube
White Cube
in 2008. This work featured the BBC Concert Orchestra on eight large projected screens, miming to Dudley's score. Film scores[edit] Dudley's career in film music has spanned 20 years and her film scores include:

Buster (1988), a British comedy drama starring musician Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb and Sheila Hancock; Silence Like Glass (Zwei Frauen) (1989), German-made but set in a cancer ward at a hospital in America; The Pope Must Die
The Pope Must Die
(1991), a comedy film starring Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
the score of which was co-written with Jeff Beck; Knight Moves (1992), an American thriller directed by Carl Schenkel and starring Christopher Lambert; The Crying Game
The Crying Game
(1992), an Irish/British drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan; Hollow Reed
Hollow Reed
(1996), a drama directed by Angela Pope and set in Bath; The Full Monty
The Full Monty
(1997), a Peter Cattaneo-directed comedy about six unemployed steel workers who decide to form a male striptease act. Dudley won the "Best Original Musical or Comedy Score" Oscar for her music; American History X
American History X
(1998), an American drama directed by Tony Kaye, starring Edward Norton
Edward Norton
and Edward Furlong; Pushing Tin
Pushing Tin
(1999), directed by Mike Newell and starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton, a comedy-drama film based around air traffic controllers in New York; The Miracle Maker (2000), an animated feature film made for TV by BBC Wales with Russian model makers; Lucky Break (2001), a British feelgood comedy starring James Nesbitt and based around a prison escape; Monkeybone
(2001), an American film combining live-action and stop-motion animation starring Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser
and Bridget Fonda; The Gathering (2002), an Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz
thriller directed by Brian Gilbert and starring Christina Ricci; The Grotesque (1997), released in the US as Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets a British film starring Alan Bates, Theresa Russell
Theresa Russell
and Sting; A Man Apart
A Man Apart
(2003), starring Vin Diesel; Bright Young Things (2003), a British drama written and directed by Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
based on the novel Vile Bodies
Vile Bodies
by Evelyn Waugh; Black Book (2006), a World War II film directed by Paul Verhoeven; Tristan & Isolde (2006), a Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
romantic drama based on the medieval romantic legend of Tristan and Iseult
Tristan and Iseult
and starring James Franco and Sophia Myles; Perfect Creature (2007), a New Zealand-made horror/thriller film starring Leo Gregory; The Walker
The Walker
(2007), a drama written and directed by Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
set in Washington, D. C.; Les Misérables (2012), a blockbuster version of the celebrated long-running musical (music producer / arranger / additional music composer). Elle (2016), a French thriller directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Isabelle Huppert.

Her TV music includes:

Scores for all episodes of Jeeves and Wooster
Jeeves and Wooster
with Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
and Hugh Laurie; Lynda La Plante's Above Suspicion; Kavanagh QC, an ITV series with John Thaw The Tenth Kingdom, an American epic fantasy TV miniseries written by Simon Moore. Poldark (2015), a BBC TV series

Session musician
Session musician
work[edit] Dudley has worked as a session musician for many artists, and her string and orchestral arrangements crop up on a diverse array of albums. These include:

ABC — The Lexicon of Love
The Lexicon of Love
album (reaching No.1 in the UK charts 1982) and The Lexicon of Love
The Lexicon of Love
II released May 2016; a-ha — string scores for the singles "Hunting High & Low" (7" remix) (1986) and "The Blood That Moves The Body" (1988) Oleta Adams
Oleta Adams
Circle of One
Circle of One
album (reaching No.1 in the UK charts 1991); Marc Almond
Marc Almond
— Tenement Symphony album which included the tracks "Jacky" and "The Days of Pearly Spencer"; The Associates — Wild and Lonely
Wild and Lonely
album; Rick Astley
Rick Astley
— Free album; B*Witched
Awake and Breathe
Awake and Breathe
album; Chris Botti
Chris Botti
— Slowing Down the World album; Boyzone
— A Different Beat album; Cher
— It's a Man's World album; Petula Clark
Petula Clark
— "La Vie en Rose" track; Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
— Rattlesnakes album; Andrea Corr
Andrea Corr
Ten Feet High
Ten Feet High
album; Cathy Dennis Move to This
Move to This
and Into the Skyline
Into the Skyline
albums; Electronic — "Getting Away with It" single (reaching No.12 in the UK charts and number 38 in the USA in 1990); Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Welcome to the Pleasuredome
album which included their 2nd and 3rd No.1s "Two Tribes" and "The Power of Love"; Elton John
Elton John
— The Big Picture album; Martyn Joseph
Martyn Joseph
— Being There album; Kingmaker — Sleepwalking album; Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
— Medusa album (No.1 in the UK charts 1995); *Let Loose "Best in Me" single; Virginia MacNaughton — The Music album; Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Press to Play
Press to Play
and Give My Regards to Broad Street albums; Malcolm McLaren
Malcolm McLaren
Duck Rock
Duck Rock
album; The Men They Couldn't Hang — "A Map of Morocco" single; George Michael
George Michael
— "Careless Whisper" single (reaching No.1 in 25 countries); Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
— Results album (reaching No.6 in the UK charts in 1989); The Moody Blues
The Moody Blues
— Greatest Hits album; Moist — "Gasoline" single; Jimmy Nail — Crocodile Shoes album (reaching No.2 in the UK charts in 1994); The Painted Word — Lovelife album; OMD — Universal album; Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys
— Very album; Propaganda— A Secret Wish
A Secret Wish
album; Pulp — Different Class
Different Class
and This Is Hardcore
This Is Hardcore
albums (both reaching No.1); Rialto — "Monday Morning 5:19" single; Frances Ruffelle — "Stranger to the Rain" single; Rush — Power Windows album;[4] S Club
S Club
— 7 album (No.1 in the UK charts in 2000); Scarlet — Naked album; Seal — Seal, Seal II and Human Being albums;[5] Siphiwo — Hope album (featuring Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
on the title track); Wendy Stark — Stark album; Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
A Spanner in the Works
A Spanner in the Works
and If We Fall in Love Tonight albums, and the single "Downtown Train"; Suggs — The Lone Ranger album; Travis — "More Than Us" EP, featuring Dudley on the title track; Tina Turner
Tina Turner
— Wildest Dreams album;[5] Wet Wet Wet
Wet Wet Wet
Holding Back the River album (reaching No.2 in the UK charts 1989); Wham!
— "Everything She Wants" single and "Young Guns (Go for It)", their first hit single; Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
Reality Killed the Video Star
Reality Killed the Video Star
album; Will Young
Will Young
— Friday's Child album (reaching No.1 in the UK charts in 2004) and "Leave Right Now" single (reaching No.1 in the UK charts in 2003).

In 2012 Dudley worked as a pianist, orchestrator, producer, and composer of additional music on the film adaptation of the musical Les Misérables. Awards[edit] In addition to Dudley's Academy Award for The Full Monty, she has received a number of awards and nominations.

She won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1986, for the Art of Noise
Art of Noise
version of "Peter Gunn". She has won two Brit Awards: one in 1989 for Buster, for Best British Soundtrack, and one in 1998 for Best Soundtrack (1998), also for The Full Monty. She has been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award
Ivor Novello Award
three times: for Crime Traveller, Best Original Music for Broadcast 1997; for The Key, Best Original Music for Television 2003; and for Trial and Retribution, Best Television Soundtrack 2008. On 14 October 2014, she was presented with a BASCA
Gold Badge Award[6] in recognition of their unique contribution to music.

She was made a Fellow of The Royal College of Music
The Royal College of Music
in 2004, and in 2011 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Kent. Personal life[edit] Dudley lives in Hertfordshire, England, with her recording engineer husband Roger Dudley and daughter Angela. Discography (not including work from Art of Noise)[edit]

Buster (1988) Songs
From the Victorious City (1991) (collaboration with Killing Joke's Jaz Coleman) Jeeves and Wooster
Jeeves and Wooster
Album titled "The World of Jeeves & Wooster" (1991) The Pope Must Die
The Pope Must Die
(1991) The Crying Game
The Crying Game
(1992) Felidae (1994) Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995) American History X
American History X
(1998) Ancient and Modern (1999) Pushing Tin
Pushing Tin
(1999) The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
(2000) A Different Light (2001) Monkeybone
(2001) Seriously Chilled (2003) Tristan & Isolde (2006) Black Book (2006)

See also[edit]

Art of Noise


^ "Anne Dudley". BBC Concert Orchestra. Retrieved 4 February 2010.  ^ " Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
biography". imdb.com. Retrieved 18 September 2015.  ^ "Trevor Horn". Red Bull Music Academy Lecture, Madrid 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011.  ^ "Power Windows Rush.com". www.rush.com. Retrieved 2017-07-15.  ^ a b " Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
Credits AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-07-15.  ^ https://www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/sir-bob-geldof-honoured-gold-badge-awards/

External links[edit]

Anne Dudley's official webpage Anne Dudley
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Academy Award for Best Original Score


Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers
(1934) Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1935) Leo F. Forbstein
Leo F. Forbstein
(1936) Charles Previn
Charles Previn
(1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)


Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/ Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/ Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/ Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/ Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon
Carmen Dragon
(1944) Miklós Rózsa/ Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/ Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/ Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)


Franz Waxman/ Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/ Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)


Ernest Gold/ Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/ Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/ Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/ Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1968) Burt Bacharach/ Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)


Francis Lai/ The Beatles
The Beatles
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/ John Williams
John Williams
(1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1972) Marvin Hamlisch/ Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
and Carmine Coppola/ Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle
(1974) John Williams/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1975) Jerry Goldsmith/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1976) John Williams/ Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/ Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns


Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis
(1981) John Williams/ Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(1988) Alan Menken
Alan Menken


John Barry (1990) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/ Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/ Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/ Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(1997) Nicola Piovani/ Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)


Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
(2004) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino


Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat

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(The) Art of Noise

Anne Dudley J. J. Jeczalik Gary Langan Trevor Horn Paul Morley Lol Creme

Studio albums

Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? In Visible Silence In No Sense? Nonsense! Below the Waste The Seduction of Claude Debussy

Compilation albums

Daft The Best of The Art of Noise The Ambient Collection And What Have You Done with My Body, God?

Extended plays

Into Battle with the Art of Noise Re-Works of Art of Noise


"Beat Box" "Close (To the Edit)" "Moments in Love" "Peter Gunn" "Paranoimia" "Dragnet" "Kiss"

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