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January 2017

Atonement (15) + ScreenTalk with composer Dario Marianelli Wed 8 Mar, Cinema 2, 6.30pm UK/France/USA 2007 Dir Joe Wright 123min An exceptional opportunity to find out about film score composition in this bi-monthly series at Barbican. In March composer Dario Marianelli discusses his Oscar © winning score for Joe Wright’s Atonement with host and fellow […].../ ➝

December 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: The Full Monty (15) + ScreenTalk with Anne Dudley  Wed December 7th  7pm  Barbican Cinema 2 UK 1997 Dir Peter Cattaneo 91 min We’re very glad to welcome composer Anne Dudley to talk about her Academy Award-winning score for this much-loved British comedy. Formerly a member of the synthpop band Art of Noise, Anne has […].../ ➝

November 2016

On Saturday, 12 November, the festival presented Patrick Doyle in conversation with his composer colleague and fellow Oscar nominee Gary Yershon. read more here festival website.../ ➝

October 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: Emma (U) + ScreenTalk with Rachel Portman  Wed October 26th 7pm Barbican Cinema 2 UK 1996 Dir Douglas McGrath 118 min Academy Award-winner Rachel Portman is an accomplished composer, having written the scores to The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Never Let Me Go and One Day. We’re thrilled to have her along to talk about her Oscar-winning score for Emma, alongside her […].../ ➝

September 2016
Gary Yershon joins Lenny Abrahamson, Filip Bajon (Chairman), Magdalena Górka, Bartosz Karczyński, Ola Maślik, Łukasz Orbitowski and Kinga Preis on the Main Competition jury of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival in Gdansk, Poland, 19-24 September 2016. festival website
September 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: Gravity 3D  (15)+ ScreenTalk with Steven Price  Wed September 14th 7pm, Barbican Cinema 2 UK/US 2013, Dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 91 min In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and curated by Academy Award nominated composer Gary Yershon, the Barbican is delighted to present the third in a series of screenings […].../ ➝

August 2016
June 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: Shakespeare in Love  (15)+ ScreenTalk with Stephen Warbeck 

Wed June 15th 7pm, Barbican Cinema 1 
UK, 1998, Dir. John Madden, 119 min

In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and curated by Academy Award nominated composer Gary Yershon, the Barbican is delighted to present the second in a series of screenings and talks with Oscar© -winning European composers. 

Composer Stephen Warbeck has written scores for a huge range of film and TV productions, including Captain Corelli’s MandolinBilly Elliot, the BBC’s The Hollow Crown series and the film for which he won his Academy Award, Shakespeare in Love. We’re very pleased to welcome him for this ScreenTalk, to discuss his work on this film and others.

Starring Joseph Fiennes as the Bard, Shakespeare in Lovefollows the imagined origins of Twelfth Night, as William falls in love with would-be actress Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow), while attempting to overcome his writer’s block to satisfy the theatrical demands of Queen Elizabeth I (Judi Dench).  

photo by Luc Monsaert
April 2016

Oscar © Winning Scores: The English Patient (15) + ScreenTalk with Gabriel Yared 

Wed 20 April 7pm, Cinema 1 
UK, 1996, Dir. Anthony Minghella, 156 min

In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and curated by Academy Award nominated composer Gary Yershon, the Barbican is delighted to present a new series of screenings and talks with Oscar© -winning European composers. Gabriel Yared’s remarkable artistic relationship with the late Anthony Minghella got off to an Academy Award-winning start with The English Patient, the story of the unfolding relationship between a nurse ( Juliette Binoche ) and her doomed patient – a horribly burned pilot ( Ralph Fiennes ) – in a crumbling villa in WWII Italy. The English Patient won 9 Oscars, including one for composer, Gabriel Yared.

Series Produced in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

February 2016

GRAND SCORES 2016 :  Best Orchestral Score (Mr Turner)

Patrick Doyle, Gary Yershon, Timo Hietala and Eric Serra attend the Moet & Chandon Grand Scores 2016 at Hotel De Rome on February 10, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. read more here

October 2014

Nominated for a 2015 Oscar and Ivor Novello Award for his score to Mike Leigh’s highly acclaimed Mr Turner, Gary Yershon’s 40-year career as a composer – spanning film, television, theatre and radio – continues to grow and grow to this day. **Oscar Nomination for Best Original Score** **Ivor Novello Award Nomination 2015: Best Original […].../ ➝

May 2013

A short animated film by The Brothers McLeod  “One Year. One Film. One Second a Day.” One second of animation every day for the 365 days of the year 2013. No storyline, script or storyboard. The ideas come from things read, seen or experienced on the day, with a little artistic license for good measure. […].../ ➝

August 2012

The ebb and flow of a journey to work.

Brothers McLeod/Big Dance 2012/C4

see the movie!

June 2012

Thin Man Films / Film4 / BBC Films Director: Mike Leigh Producers: Georgina Lowe, Ruth Mackenzie Starring: Eddie Marsan.../ ➝

August 2011

In 2011, as part of the celebrations for the reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre after a major renovation, the RSC asked The Brothers McLeod to make ‘Billy’ featuring William Shakespeare and his pet pig Francis. In each animation Billy searches for a crucial idea for one of his plays.

BILLY  Macbeth

BILLY  A Midsummer Night’s Dream

BILLY  Anthony and Cleopatra

BILLY  The Comedy of Errors

BILLY  Hamlet

BILLY  The Tempest

October 2010
September 2010

***Best Composer Nomination at 2010 European Film Award*** Thin Man Films / Film4 / United 09 Director: Mike Leigh Producer: Georgina Lowe Starring: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville.../ ➝

April 2008

Film4 / Ingenious Film Partners / Thin Man Films Director: Mike Leigh Producer: Simon Channing Williams Starring: Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman This was my first score for a film. I was fifty-four years old, rather late, in movie industry terms, to be making such a debut. I felt at ease, though, because I’d […].../ ➝

February 2005

Isle of Man Films Directors: Tristram Powell Producers: Christopher Hall, Lynda La Plante, Starring: Michael Feast, Marcia Warren.../ ➝

January 2005

La Plante Productions, ITV 2005 Synopsis: Michael is arrested and charged with her murder. He’s not very cooperative with his barrister and he is clearly hiding something. ….../ ➝

January 2004

Ebb and Flo is an animated children’s television series of 26 five minute episodes. It aired on Five in the UK and on Nick Jr. (part of Zee’s Bookshelf), in the United States. The show has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide. Ebb and Flo is based on a series of books by Jane Simmons. The show was directed and co-produced by Kate Canning of London based Canning Factory with executive production by Genevieve Dexter. (Wikepedia)

February 2000

Thin Man Films / Goldwyn Films Director: Mike Leigh Producers: Simon Channing Williams Starring: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville.../ ➝

January 2000

Carlton Television Director: Terry Flaxton Producer: Alison Sterling.../ ➝

August 1997

Actors and directors explore scenes from Macbeth. The film uses elements of the play as a springboard for telling stories without using words, and for counterpointing speech with an expressive and detailed physical language. Originated at the National Theatre (London) studio staged by Phyllida Lloyd. Film Director Margaret Williams / Producer Anne Beresford / Music […].../ ➝

April 1997

Radio 4
26th April 1997
11:00 p.m.