George Fenton (born George Richard Ian Howe; 19 October 1950) is an English composer best known for his work writing film scores and music for television. He composed the themes for several programmes on the BBC, including Newsnight (1980), Bergerac (1981), The Blue Planet (2001) and Planet Earth (2006). He is also known for his work on the films Gandhi (1982), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Fisher King (1991), Groundhog Day (1993), You've Got Mail (1998), The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006) and The Bounty Hunter (2010). He is a frequent collaborator of directors Ken Loach, Richard Attenborough, Nicholas Hytner, Stephen Frears and Terry Gilliam.
George Fenton was born in 1949 in Bromley, Kent, one of five siblings. His father was a mechanical engineer, and his mother had been a dancer and dance tea…Read more on Wikipedia