An Evening With Debbie Wiseman, 3rd March 2012
Debbie is one of the UK’s most prolific film and television composers, with over 200 film and TV credits. She has been nominated for two Ivor Novello Awards, for Wilde and for the BBC documentary series The Death of Yugloslavia, and in 2007 she was awarded the Gold Badge of Merit by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters. Her album of music to accompany the fairy stories of Oscar Wilde was nominated for a Grammy Award and was then made into a trilogy of animated films - Wilde Stories - for Channel 4. Other TV work includes music for the BBC’s Land Girls, Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Judge John Deed.
As well as her composing work, Debbie is a Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, and also appears in concert halls across the country conducting her film scores. She is a regular guest at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual ‘Filmharmonic’ concert at the Royal Albert Hall, and in 2008 conducted the RPO in a sell-out concert of her film and TV scores at London’s Cadogan Hall.
Sir Sydney Samuelson, son of the film pioneers G.B. Samuelson, has had a life working in film. A permanent Trustee and Fellow of BAFTA, he was also the first British Film Commissioner.
This is one of five Cine Sisters events being run in association with the Cinema & Television History (CATH) Research Centre at De Montfort University.
Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.30 start, and the event is expected to end at 22.00. Refreshments will be available.