Carl Davis

Carl Davis

Gender: Male
Known for: Sound
Birthday: 1936-10-28 (85 years old)

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Biography

Carl Davis, (born October 28, 1936) is an American-born conductor and composer who has made his home in the United Kingdom since 1961.He has written music for more than 100 television programmes, but is best known for creating music to accompany silent films. He also collaborated with Paul McCartney in the creation of the Liverpool Oratorio. Davis's music is published by Faber Music.

Personal Life

Davis married the British actress Jean Boht on December 28, 1970. They have two daughters, Hannah Louise (born 1972) and Jessie Jo (born 1974). Davis has also composed music for daughter Hannah's films Mothers & Daughters (2004) and The Understudy (2008). Davis and his wife were executive producers on the latter, and they appeared in the film as a married couple, the Davidovitzes.

Early Life

Davis was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Jewish parents, Sara (née Perlmutter) and Isadore Davis. He studied composition with Paul Nordoff and Hugo Kauder, and subsequently with Per Nørgaard in Copenhagen. He attended Bard College, in New York. His early work in the US provided valuable conducting experience with organisations such as the New York City Opera and the Robert Shaw Chorale. In 1959 the revue Diversions, of which he was co-author, won an off-Broadway award and subsequently travelled to the Edinburgh Festival in 1961. As a direct result of its success there, Davis was commissioned by Ned Sherrin to compose music for the original British version of That Was the Week That Was. Other radio and TV commissions followed and Davis's UK career was launched.

Filmography

All 126

Movies 113

TV shows 13

Self 2

Composer
Brexicuted (2018)

Brexicuted (2018)

Movie
Self
Composing Napoleon (2016)

Composing Napoleon (2016)

Movie
Composer
Ethel & Ernest (2016)

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

Movie
Orlando Adams
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Movie
5.58
Composer
The Understudy (2012)

The Understudy (2012)

Movie
Composer
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005)

I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005)

Movie
Composer
Garbo (2005)

Garbo (2005)

Movie
Composer
D-Day to Berlin (2005)

D-Day to Berlin (2005)

TV show
Composer
Promoted to Glory (2003)

Promoted to Glory (2003)

Movie
Composer
The Book of Eve (2002)

The Book of Eve (2002)

Movie
Composer
An Angel for May (2002)

An Angel for May (2002)

Movie
Self
There's Only One Paul McCartney (2002)

There's Only One Paul McCartney (2002)

Movie
Composer
The Great Gatsby (2000)

The Great Gatsby (2000)

Movie
Music
Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Movie
Composer
The Greatest Store In The World (1999)

The Greatest Store In The World (1999)

Movie
Composer
Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)

Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)

Movie
Composer
Le radeau de la Méduse (1998)

Le radeau de la Méduse (1998)

Movie
Original Music Composer
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)

A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)

TV show
Music
Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Pride and Prejudice (1995)

TV show
7.2
Composer
Anne Frank Remembered (1995)

Anne Frank Remembered (1995)

Movie
Composer
The Return of the Native (1994)

The Return of the Native (1994)

Movie
Composer
Message for Posterity (1994)

Message for Posterity (1994)

Movie
Composer
George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin (1994)

George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin (1994)

Movie
Composer
Widows' Peak (1994)

Widows' Peak (1994)

Movie
Composer
Hope In The Year Two (1994)

Hope In The Year Two (1994)

Movie
Composer
Genghis Cohn (1994)

Genghis Cohn (1994)

Movie
Composer
Liberation (1994)

Liberation (1994)

Movie
Composer
The Trial (1993)

The Trial (1993)

Movie
Composer
D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (1993)

D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (1993)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Northern Ballet's A Christmas Carol (1992)

Northern Ballet's A Christmas Carol (1992)

Movie
Composer
The Last Romantics (1992)

The Last Romantics (1992)

Movie
Composer
A Sense of History (1992)

A Sense of History (1992)

Movie
Composer
The Crucifer of Blood (1991)

The Crucifer of Blood (1991)

Movie
Composer
The Black Velvet Gown (1991)

The Black Velvet Gown (1991)

Movie
Composer
Echoes That Remain (1991)

Echoes That Remain (1991)

Movie
Composer
Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

Movie
Composer
Crossing to Freedom (1990)

Crossing to Freedom (1990)

Movie
Composer
The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990)

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990)

Movie
Composer
The Yellow Wallpaper (1989)

The Yellow Wallpaper (1989)

Movie
Composer
Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989)

Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius (1989)

Movie
Composer
The Rainbow (1989)

The Rainbow (1989)

Movie
Composer
Unexplained Laughter (1989)

Unexplained Laughter (1989)

Movie
Composer
Scandal (1989)

Scandal (1989)

Movie
6
Composer
The Girl in a Swing (1988)

The Girl in a Swing (1988)

Movie
Composer
Journey's End (1988)

Journey's End (1988)

Movie
Music Editor
The First Eden (1987)

The First Eden (1987)

TV show
Composer
Hotel du Lac (1986)

Hotel du Lac (1986)

Movie
Composer
Murrow (1986)

Murrow (1986)

Movie
Composer
A Song for Europe (1985)

A Song for Europe (1985)

Movie
Composer
Vicious Circle (1985)

Vicious Circle (1985)

Movie
Composer
To the World's End: Scenes and Characters on a London Bus Route (1985)

To the World's End: Scenes and Characters on a London Bus Route (1985)

Movie
Composer
King David (1985)

King David (1985)

Movie
Composer
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1985)

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1985)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Pickwick Papers (1985)

The Pickwick Papers (1985)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Screen Two (1985)

Screen Two (1985)

TV show
Composer
A Kind of Alaska (1984)

A Kind of Alaska (1984)

Movie
Composer
Sakharov (1984)

Sakharov (1984)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Far Pavilions (1984)

The Far Pavilions (1984)

TV show
Composer
Champions (1984)

Champions (1984)

Movie
2
Original Music Composer
Down in the Valley (1984)

Down in the Valley (1984)

Movie
Composer
St. Ursula's in Danger (1983)

St. Ursula's in Danger (1983)

Movie
Composer
The Aerodrome (1983)

The Aerodrome (1983)

Movie
Composer
The Weather in the Streets (1983)

The Weather in the Streets (1983)

Movie
Composer
Macbeth (1983)

Macbeth (1983)

Movie
Composer
Landscape (1983)

Landscape (1983)

Movie
Composer
Schoolgirl Chums (1982)

Schoolgirl Chums (1982)

Movie
Composer
Praying Mantis (1982)

Praying Mantis (1982)

TV show
Composer
The Tale of Beatrix Potter (1982)

The Tale of Beatrix Potter (1982)

TV show
Composer
Home Sweet Home (1982)

Home Sweet Home (1982)

Movie
Composer
Praying Mantis (1982)

Praying Mantis (1982)

Movie
Composer
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

Movie
Composer
Staying On (1980)

Staying On (1980)

Movie
Composer
The Merchant of Venice (1980)

The Merchant of Venice (1980)

Movie
10
Composer
A Walk in the Forest (1980)

A Walk in the Forest (1980)

Movie
Composer
The Misanthrope (1980)

The Misanthrope (1980)

Movie
Music
Hollywood (1980)

Hollywood (1980)

TV show
Composer
The Birth of the Beatles (1979)

The Birth of the Beatles (1979)

Movie
Composer
Brecht and Co (1979)

Brecht and Co (1979)

Movie
Composer
The Light Princess (1978)

The Light Princess (1978)

Movie
Composer
The Sailor's Return (1978)

The Sailor's Return (1978)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Wuthering Heights (1978)

Wuthering Heights (1978)

TV show
Composer
Langrishe, Go Down (1978)

Langrishe, Go Down (1978)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978)

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978)

TV show
Original Music Composer
Marie Curie (1977)

Marie Curie (1977)

TV show
Composer
The Kiss of Death (1977)

The Kiss of Death (1977)

Movie
Composer
The Snow Queen (1976)

The Snow Queen (1976)

Movie
Composer
Your Man from Six Counties (1976)

Your Man from Six Counties (1976)

Movie
Composer
The Elephants' Graveyard (1976)

The Elephants' Graveyard (1976)

Movie
Composer
Where Adam Stood (1976)

Where Adam Stood (1976)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Paradise Run (1976)

The Paradise Run (1976)

Movie
Composer
The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

Movie
Composer
The Canterville Ghost (1974)

The Canterville Ghost (1974)

Movie
Composer
Speed King (1974)

Speed King (1974)

Movie
Composer
The Cay (1974)

The Cay (1974)

Movie
Composer
What Next? (1974)

What Next? (1974)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The Catholics (1973)

The Catholics (1973)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The World at War (1973)

The World at War (1973)

TV show
6
Composer
The Merchant of Venice (1973)

The Merchant of Venice (1973)

Movie
Composer
Three's One (1973)

Three's One (1973)

Movie
Composer
The National Health (1973)

The National Health (1973)

Movie
Composer
The Lovers! (1973)

The Lovers! (1973)

Movie
6
Original Music Composer
Rentadick (1972)

Rentadick (1972)

Movie
Composer
The Gangster Show: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1972)

The Gangster Show: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1972)

Movie
Composer
What Became of Jack and Jill? (1972)

What Became of Jack and Jill? (1972)

Movie
Composer
Stocker's Copper (1972)

Stocker's Copper (1972)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Up the Chastity Belt (1972)

Up the Chastity Belt (1972)

Movie
Composer
The Snow Goose (1971)

The Snow Goose (1971)

Movie
Composer
Thank You Very Much (1971)

Thank You Very Much (1971)

Movie
Composer
I, Monster (1971)

I, Monster (1971)

Movie
Composer
Hell's Angel (1971)

Hell's Angel (1971)

Movie
Composer
Up Pompeii (1971)

Up Pompeii (1971)

Movie
Composer
Edward II (1970)

Edward II (1970)

Movie
Composer
Mad Jack (1970)

Mad Jack (1970)

Movie
Composer
The Right Prospectus (1970)

The Right Prospectus (1970)

Movie
Composer
Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition (1970)

Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition (1970)

Movie
Composer
The Only Way (1970)

The Only Way (1970)

Movie
Composer
The Bofors Gun (1968)

The Bofors Gun (1968)

Movie
Composer
The Godless Girl (1929)

The Godless Girl (1929)

Movie
Composer
A Woman of Affairs (1928)

A Woman of Affairs (1928)

Movie
6
Composer
Show People (1928)

Show People (1928)

Movie
Composer
The Wind (1928)

The Wind (1928)

Movie
1
Composer
Napoleon (1927)

Napoleon (1927)

Movie
1
Composer
The Eagle (1925)

The Eagle (1925)

Movie
Composer
Our Hospitality (1923)

Our Hospitality (1923)

Movie
4.86
Composer
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Movie
Music
L’Elegance

L’Elegance

Movie

Information

Known for
Sound

Gender
Male

Birthday
1936-10-28 (85 years old)

Place of birth
Brooklyn, United States of America

Spouse
Jean Boht

Citizenships
United Kingdom, United States of America

Also known as
Carl Davis CBE

Awards
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Jack Gold
Carl Davis
Jack Gold worked together with Carl Davis in:
17 Movies
2 TV shows
Kevin Brownlow
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Kevin Brownlow worked together with Carl Davis in:
6 Movies
1 TV shows
David Gill
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David Gill worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Louis Marks
Carl Davis
Louis Marks worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Graeme MacDonald
Carl Davis
Graeme MacDonald worked together with Carl Davis in:
5 Movies
Kenith Trodd
Carl Davis
Kenith Trodd worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Harold Pinter
Carl Davis
Harold Pinter worked together with Carl Davis in:
5 Movies
Clive Swift
Carl Davis
Clive Swift worked together with Carl Davis in:
5 Movies
Cherie Lunghi
Carl Davis
Cherie Lunghi worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Denyse Alexander
Carl Davis
Denyse Alexander worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
Ian Keill
Carl Davis
Ian Keill worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
Kenneth Ives
Carl Davis
Kenneth Ives worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
Jean Boht
Carl Davis
Jean Boht worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
Ned Sherrin
Carl Davis
Ned Sherrin worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
Richard Morant
Carl Davis
Richard Morant worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
Patrick Godfrey
Carl Davis
Patrick Godfrey worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Anna Massey
Carl Davis
Anna Massey worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Paul Brooke
Carl Davis
Paul Brooke worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Michael Kitchen
Carl Davis
Michael Kitchen worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
Nicol Williamson
Carl Davis
Nicol Williamson worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
John Hurt
Carl Davis
John Hurt worked together with Carl Davis in:
4 Movies
Mary Hillman
Carl Davis
Mary Hillman worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
John Coquillon
Carl Davis
John Coquillon worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Don Taylor
Carl Davis
Don Taylor worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Alan Hume
Carl Davis
Alan Hume worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Catherine Shields
Carl Davis
Catherine Shields worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Dickie Bamber
Carl Davis
Dickie Bamber worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Peter Glidewell
Carl Davis
Peter Glidewell worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Philip Mackie
Carl Davis
Philip Mackie worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
John Stothart
Carl Davis
John Stothart worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Jonathan Powell
Carl Davis
Jonathan Powell worked together with Carl Davis in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
David Hugh Jones
Carl Davis
David Hugh Jones worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Dennis Potter
Carl Davis
Dennis Potter worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Terry Glinwood
Carl Davis
Terry Glinwood worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Ivan Moffat
Carl Davis
Ivan Moffat worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
George Stevens Jr.
Carl Davis
George Stevens Jr. worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
William Shakespeare
Carl Davis
William Shakespeare worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Carmen du Sautoy
Carl Davis
Carmen du Sautoy worked together with Carl Davis in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Hal Roach
Carl Davis
Hal Roach worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Jane Lapotaire
Carl Davis
Jane Lapotaire worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Mike Leigh
Carl Davis
Mike Leigh worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
James Fleet
Carl Davis
James Fleet worked together with Carl Davis in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Richard Briers
Carl Davis
Richard Briers worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
John Thaw
Carl Davis
John Thaw worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Patricia Hodge
Carl Davis
Patricia Hodge worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Meryl Streep
Carl Davis
Meryl Streep worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
John Gielgud
Carl Davis
John Gielgud worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 TV shows
Edward Fox
Carl Davis
Edward Fox worked together with Carl Davis in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Adrian
Carl Davis
Adrian worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Carl Davis
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Joan Plowright
Carl Davis
Joan Plowright worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Annette Crosbie
Carl Davis
Annette Crosbie worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Richard Johnson
Carl Davis
Richard Johnson worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
George Stevens
Carl Davis
George Stevens worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
David Warner
Carl Davis
David Warner worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Kevin McNally
Carl Davis
Kevin McNally worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Dorothy Tutin
Carl Davis
Dorothy Tutin worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Jim Broadbent
Carl Davis
Jim Broadbent worked together with Carl Davis in:
3 Movies
Ian Holm
Carl Davis
Ian Holm worked together with Carl Davis in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
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