George Fenton is a British composer best known for his work writing film scores and music for television such as for the BBC series "The Blue Planet" and Planet Earth".
Born in London, George Fenton attended St Edward's School in Oxford, starting in 1963. He worked at first as an actor. Often asked to play a musical instrument in productions, George Fenton tried his hand as a recording artist (taking The Beatles' Maxwell's Silver Hammer into the Swedish charts) and dabbled in band management, before deciding on an early career switch to composition. In 1974 he got his first major commission, as composer and musical director for Peter Gill's theatre production of "Twelfth Night" by The Royal Shakespeare Company. This led to further work in British theatre.
George Fenton is mostly famous for his work for films which started in 1982 with Richard Attenborough's biopic "Gandhi". He worked with acclaimed directors such as Stephen Frears ("Dangerous Liaisons", "Hero", "Mary Reilly", "Mrs Henderson Presents"), Ken Loach (he scored 12 of his films), Neil Jordan, Pedro Almodovar, Terry Gilliam, Wayne Wang, and many more.