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SIR TIMOTHY MILES BINDON "TIM" RICE (born 10 November 1944) is an English author and Academy Award
Academy Award
, Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
, Tony Award
Tony Award
, and Grammy Award
Grammy Award
-winning lyricist. He is best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
, with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
, and Evita ; with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Benny Andersson
of ABBA
ABBA
, with whom he wrote Chess ; for additional songs for the 2011 West End revival of The Wizard of Oz ; and for his work with Alan Menken
Alan Menken
on Disney's Aladdin , Beauty and the Beast , and the musical King David ). He also worked with Elton John
Elton John
on Disney's The Lion King
The Lion King
, the musical Aida , and DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation
's The Road to El Dorado
The Road to El Dorado
and Ennio Morricone .

One of the most celebrated lyricists in British popular culture , Rice was knighted by Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
for services to music in 1994. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
, is an inductee into the Songwriter\'s Hall of Fame , is a Disney Legend recipient, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors
British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors
. The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List values Rice at £ 150m; the 15th richest music millionaire in the UK.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life * 2 Education

* 3 Career

* 3.1 Music industry * 3.2 Musical theatre
Musical theatre
* 3.3 Media * 3.4 Literature * 3.5 Publishing * 3.6 Patronage * 3.7 Honours

* 4 Personal life

* 4.1 Politics * 4.2 Religion * 4.3 Sport * 4.4 Wealth

* 5 Musical theatre
Musical theatre
* 6 Film and television work * 7 Lyricist * 8 Other work * 9 References * 10 External links

EARLY LIFE

Rice was born at Shardeloes , an historic English country house near Amersham
Amersham
, Buckinghamshire, England
England
that was requisitioned as a maternity hospital during the Second World War
Second World War
. His father, Hugh Gordon Rice, served with the Eighth Army and reached the rank of major during the Second World War, while his mother, Joan Odette (née Bawden), served in the Women\'s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) as a photographic interpreter. After the war, they worked for the de Havilland Aircraft Company .

EDUCATION

Lancing College
Lancing College

Rice was educated at three independent schools: Aldwickbury School
Aldwickbury School
in Hertfordshire, St Albans School and Lancing College
Lancing College
. He left Lancing with GCE A-Levels in History and French and then started work as an articled clerk for a law firm in London, having decided not to apply for a university place. He later attended the Sorbonne in Paris
Paris
for a year.

CAREER

MUSIC INDUSTRY

After studying for a year in Paris
Paris
at the Sorbonne , Rice joined EMI Records as a management trainee in 1966. When EMI producer Norrie Paramor left to set up his own organisation in 1968, Rice joined him as an assistant producer, working with, among others, Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Rice has collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
, with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
, Jesus Christ Superstar , Evita , Cricket , and The Likes of Us . For The Walt Disney Company , Rice has collaborated individually with Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Elton John
Elton John
, creating productions including Aladdin (winning an Academy Award
Academy Award
, Golden Globe
Golden Globe
and Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Song of the Year for the song "A Whole New World ") and The Lion King
The Lion King
(winning the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
and Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight "). In 1996, his collaboration with Lloyd Webber for the film version Evita won Rice his third Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song with the song " You Must Love Me ". Rice has also collaborated with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Benny Andersson
of ABBA
ABBA
on Chess and with Rick Wakeman on the albums 1984 and Cost of Living. He is writing eight lyrics to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 's ballet, The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker
. The working title is The Nutcracker: The Untold Story.

Rice was re-united with Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
in 2011 to pen new songs for Lloyd Webber's newest production of The Wizard of Oz which opened in March 2011 at the London Palladium
London Palladium
. Rice has, however, rejected working with Webber again, claiming their partnership has run its course, and they are "no longer relevant as a team".

MEDIA

He has also been a frequent guest panellist for many years on the radio panel games Just a Minute
Just a Minute
and Trivia Test Match . Rice often jokes that he is most recognised in America for his appearance in the film About a Boy . The film includes several clips from an edition of the game show Countdown on which he was the guest adjudicator. His other interests include cricket (he was President of the MCC in 2002) and maths. He wrote the foreword to the book Why Do Buses Come In Threes by Rob Eastaway and Jeremy Wyndham, and featured prominently in Tony Hawks 's One Hit Wonderland , where he co-wrote the song which gave Hawks a top twenty hit in Albania.

On 2 December 2010 he addressed the eighth Bradman Oration in Adelaide
Adelaide
.

In October 2011, November and December 2016 and January and February 2017, Rice was guest presenter for the BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 2
show Sounds of the \'60s , standing in for regular presenter Brian Matthew who was unwell.

LITERATURE

He released his autobiography Oh What a Circus: The Autobiography of Tim Rice
Tim Rice
in 1998, which covered his childhood and early adult life until the opening of the original London production of Evita in 1978. He is currently working on a sequel, covering his life and career since then.

He also took part in the Bush Theatre
Bush Theatre
's 2011 project Sixty Six Books for which he wrote a piece based upon a book of the King James Bible
King James Bible

PUBLISHING

Along with his brother Jo and the radio presenters Mike Read and Paul Gambaccini , he was a co-founder of the Guinness Book
Book
of British Hit Singles and served as an editor from 1977 to 1996. In September 1981, Rice, along with Colin Webb and Michael Parkinson , launched Pavilion Books , a publishing house with a publishing focus on music and the arts. He held it until 1997.

PATRONAGE

Rice is patron of London-based drama school, Associated Studios .

HONOURS

Rice was made a Knight
Knight
Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
in 1994 (entitling him to the address "Sir Tim Rice" or "Sir Tim"), was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
in 1999, and was named a Disney Legend in 2002.

In 2008, Rice received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
.

He is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors .

PERSONAL LIFE

Rice married Jane McIntosh on 19 August 1974, the couple having met while working at Capital Radio
Capital Radio
. The marriage dissolved in the late 1980s after the British tabloid newspapers revealed that he had been conducting an affair with actress/singer Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige
. Jane retains the title Lady Rice as, despite obtaining a divorce decree nisi , Sir Tim never made it absolute and therefore they remain technically married.

Lady Rice manages the family's 33,000 acre Dundonnell estate which Sir Tim bought in 1998 for £2 million. She has won awards for her conservation work with red squirrels. They have two children, Eva, a novelist and singer-songwriter, and Donald, a film director who also helps to run Dundonnell. Eva, who was named after Eva Perón
Eva Perón
, is the author of the novel The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, which was a finalist for the British Book
Book
Award Best Read of the Year. Sir Tim also has a daughter from another relationship with Nell Sully, an artist, His love life remains colourful with a relationship with the cricketer Isabelle Duncan ending; a daughter, Charlotte, born 12 Oct 2016 with writer Laura-Jane Foley and a friendship with another writer and photographer Amanda Eliasch , all whilst remaining married.

POLITICS

He was also a supporter of the Conservative Party , but in 2007 stated that the Conservatives were no longer interested in him and that his relationship with the Party had "irrevocably changed." He was reported in early 2014 to be a donor for the UK Independence Party However, he has since stated in an interview for Chat Life that the article was referring to a one off payment that he made at a dinner event held by the party around two years earlier advocating opposition to wind turbine construction, and that he was not a member or regular donor to any political party.

Despite his disenchantment with the Conservative Party , Rice joined Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
, both supporters of Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
, at her funeral in 2013.

RELIGION

Describing his religion, Rice stated in a 1982 interview, "Technically I'm Church of England, which is really nothing. But I don't follow it. I wouldn't say I was a Christian. I have nothing against it." Conversely, he also stated that he adapted the biblical stories of Joseph and Jesus to musicals because "I'd always rather take a true story over an untrue one."

SPORT

Rice supports Sunderland association football club. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by the University of Sunderland
University of Sunderland
at a ceremony at the Stadium of Light in November 2006.

Rice runs his own amateur Heartaches Cricket Club, the name inspired by an Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
song.

WEALTH

According to The Sunday Times Rich List of British millionaires from the world of music, Rice is worth £149 million as of 2013.

MUSICAL THEATRE

* 1968 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
* 1970 – Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber * 1976 – Evita with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber * 1983 – Blondel with music by Stephen Oliver * 1984 – Chess with music by Benny Andersson
Benny Andersson
and Björn Ulvaeus * 1986 – Cricket with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber * 1992 – Tycoon with music by Michel Berger (English-language adaptation of the 1979 French musical Starmania, with original French lyrics by Luc Plamondon ) * 1994 – Beauty and the Beast with music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
for 9 new songs; remaining songs feature the lyrics of Howard Ashman , as written for the 1991 film. * 1996 – Heathcliff with music by John Farrar * 1997 – The Lion King
The Lion King
with music by Elton John
Elton John
* 1997 – King David with music by Alan Menken * 2000 – Aida with music by Elton John * 2005 – The Likes of Us with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (written in 1965, but first staged at the Sydmonton Festival on 9 July 2005 ) * 2011 – The Wizard of Oz with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
for 6 new songs; also additional lyrics for 4 songs with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg . The remaining 13 songs are solely by Arlen and Harburg. * 2011 – Aladdin with music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and additional lyrics by Howard Ashman and Chad Beguelin . Based on the film. * 2013 – From Here to Eternity with music by Stuart Brayson, based on the James Jones novel of the same name.

FILM AND TELEVISION WORK

In addition to adaptations of his theatrical productions, Rice has worked on several original film and television projects:

* 1983 – Octopussy
Octopussy
; theme song " All Time High " with music by John Barry and sung by Rita Coolidge * 1992 – Aladdin with music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
; completed work begun by Howard Ashman * 1994 – The Lion King
The Lion King
with music by Elton John
Elton John
, score by Hans Zimmer * 2000 – The Road to El Dorado
The Road to El Dorado
with music by Elton John, score by Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
and John Powell * 2017 – Beauty and the Beast

LYRICIST

* "It\'s Easy for You ", recorded by Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
on his album Moody Blue * "Legal Boys", recorded by Elton John
Elton John
on his album Jump Up! * 1981 concept album 1984 composed by Rick Wakeman and inspired by the George Orwell
George Orwell
novel of the same title * "The Second Time", "The Last One to Leave", "Hot As Sun" and "Falling Down to Earth" on Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige
's 1981 self-titled album * " All Time High ", the theme tune to the James Bond film, Octopussy , written with John Barry and sung by Rita Coolidge (1983). * "A Winter\'s Tale ", written with Mike Batt and recorded by David Essex (1982). * "The Fallen Priest" and "The Golden Boy" for Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury
's 1988 album Barcelona . * "Peterloo", was requested by Sir Malcolm Arnold 's estate to write lyrics to the Peterloo Overture . There was in mind to use it in 2012 for the Olympics or for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations but instead it had its premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London at 'The Last Night of the Proms ' on Saturday September 13, 2014 which was broadcast on BBC television.

OTHER WORK

* From 1979 to 1982, Rice was co-host of the BBC2 chat show Friday Night, Saturday Morning . * Made a rare appearance in an acting role as a newscaster reporting a plane crash in the 1981 Australian horror film The Survivor . * Co-produced the 1986 London and 1988 Broadway productions of Chess as a partner in 3 Knights Ltd with Benny Andersson
Benny Andersson
and Björn Ulvaeus. * Co-produced the 1989 London production of Anything Goes
Anything Goes
as a partner in Anchorage Productions with Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige
. * Co-produced, with Andrew Powell , Elaine Paige's 1981 self-titled album * Occasional panellist on the BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
panel game Just a Minute
Just a Minute
* Appears as host of the BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 2
weekly series Tim Rice's American Pie which explores the music and musicians of each state in the USA.

REFERENCES

* ^ "Sunday Times rich list 2016 for musicians". London: Th. Retrieved 11 November 2016. * ^ " Tim Rice
Tim Rice
profile". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 28 September 2014. * ^ "Granny had a ball during the blitz". The Times. London. 6 August 2006. Archived from the original on 8 September 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2010. * ^ Rice, Tim (1999). Oh, What a Circus: The Autobiography. Coronet Books. p. . ISBN 0-340-65459-7 . * ^ Tim Rice. "The Nutcracker: The Untold Story". Retrieved 11 June 2009. * ^ Matt Trueman (2012-03-26). " Tim Rice
Tim Rice
rules out collaborating again with Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Culture guardian.co.uk". Guardian. Retrieved 2013-06-27. * ^ ""Episodes from Sounds of the 60s broadcast in 2011" at bbc.co.uk". BBC. Retrieved 28 September 2014. * ^ Archived 4 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ "Capel & Land Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(archived version, recent version no longer mentions it)". 2010. Archived from the original on 21 August 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012. * ^ "Sir Tim Rice
Tim Rice
Career Synopsis". Retrieved 20 January 2015. * ^ The Associated Studios website: http://www.associatedstudios.co.uk * ^ A B "Disney Legends — Sir Tim Rice". D23.com. Retrieved 28 September 2014. * ^ Tim Rice. "Sir Tim Rice
Tim Rice
– Career Synopsis". Retrieved 13 October 2009. * ^ "Fellows – The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors". Basca.org.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2014. * ^ Hastings, Christopher. "Elaine Paige: Sex, drugs and musicals", The Daily Telegraph, 20 September 2008. * ^ Middlehurst, Lester. "Dont Cry For Me!", Daily Mail, 20 May 2006. * ^ Kay, Richard. "Cry for Tim Rice
Tim Rice
– he\'s single again", Daily Mail, 9 December 2003. * ^ "Why Jane Rice wants to save the red squirrel". Daily Telegraph. * ^ The Telegraph Musicals are not the be all and end all says Tim Rice * ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. * ^ "GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Sir Tim Rice
Tim Rice
to be a father again with Cressie\'s pal". * ^ "Tim Rice: Tories no longer love me". the Guardian. Retrieved 28 September 2014. * ^ "Sir Tim Rice
Tim Rice
emerges as Ukip donor". The Telegraph. 23 February 2014. * ^ "Jeremy Clarkson, Shirley Bassey and Tony Blair, but no Mikhail Gorbachev: Margaret Thatcher\'s funeral guest list announced – UK Politics – UK". The Independent. 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-06-27. * ^ "Lyricist is Unreligious". News.google.com. Retrieved 28 September 2014. * ^ "Sir Tim Rice
Tim Rice
on his SAFC passion". Salutsunderland.com. Retrieved 28 September 2014. * ^ "University honour for songwriter". BBC News. 27 November 2006.

* ^ Viner, Brian. "Rice revels in latest role as MCC superstar", The Independent, 5 October 2002. * ^ "Login". Features.thesundaytimes.co.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2014. * ^ "First Lloyd Webber/Rice Collaboration on CD". Britishtheatreguide.info. Retrieved 28 September 2014. * ^ McNary, Dave (March 16, 2015). "Disney’s Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Set for March 17, 2017". Variety . Retrieved May 28, 2015. * ^ "Peterloo (choral version)". Faber Music . Retrieved 5 February 2017. * ^ White, Michael (15 September 2014). "Last Night of the London Proms: A Sonic Potpourri". New York Times . Retrieved 5 February 2017.

* ^ "Who\'s Who in Just A Minute!". just-a-minute.info.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Book: Tim Rice
Tim Rice

* Tim Rice
Tim Rice
– Official Site

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