PE LIVE _14 – (C) Alex Thompson

George Fenton

Best known for his work in film and television, George Fenton is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 films and collaborating with some of the most influential filmmakers. In 1990 he composed the score for the BBC Natural History series, Trials of Life, his first collaboration with Alastair Fothergill and the start of a creative relationship that has spanned over 20 years culminating in the Earth Trilogy: The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet.

Fenton won an Ivor Novello, BAFTA and Emmy award for Best Television Score for The Blue Planet and in October 2001 he created The Blue Planet in Concert, which premiered at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Due to its ongoing international success, Fenton was then asked to create Planet Earth in Concert, which toured America in 2010 and the UK in September 2012. Frozen Planet in Concert completes the trilogy and premiered at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in July 2012 to rave reviews and sell out audiences. All three shows continually play all over the world and have most recently performed to audiences in Oslo, Gothenburg, Germany and Shanghai.

Alongside his work in natural history Fenton has continued to compose for theatre and film. Recent projects include the soundtrack for Wild Oates, directed by Andy Tennant starring Demi Moore, Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lang; The Lady in the Van, directed by Nick Hytner, written by Alan Bennett staring Maggie Smith. 2019 has seen 3 film releases for Fenton; ‘Cold Pursuit’ starring Liam Neeson, ‘Red Joan‘ with Judi Dench and Ken Loach’s latest film, ‘Sorry We Missed You’.

Recent theatre work includes the new musical. ‘Mrs. Henderson Presents’, which opened at London’s Noel Coward Theatre, Alan Bennett’s play, ‘Allelujah!’ and ‘Untold Stories’, also written with Bennett.

Throughout his career Fenton’s work has been recognised with numerous awards, receiving 5 Oscar nominations, multiple Ivor Novello, BAFTA and Emmy awards; a Classical Brit; the Nino Rota award at Venice and this year a World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award from Film Fest Gent.

Tour Dates

13.02.2020 | Bergen, Norway - Grieghallen Get tickets

14.02.2020 | Bergen, Norway - Grieghallen Get tickets

15.05.2020 | Gothenburg, Sweden - Göteborgs Operan Get tickets

16.05.2020 | Gothenburg, Sweden - Göteborgs Operan Get tickets

17.05.2020 | Gothenburg, Sweden - Göteborgs Operan Get tickets


Past shows

19.07.2018 | Cheshire, UK - Blue Dot Festival