Tom Hiddleston takes on own of his most challenging (and what one would assume more gratifying) roles to date with I Saw The Light, a first rate biopic on the complex life of transcendent country singer/songwriter Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston). The film opens in select theaters (NY/LA) on Friday, March 25.
Oscar nominated composer Patrick Doyle, who recently scored the Disney hit “Cinderella,” will be honored with the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award in Ghent, Belgium. Piece from Doyle’s work will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé.
This year’s focus of the 42nd Film Fest Gent will be on British cinema, so Patrick Doyle was the ideal candidate to grant the Lifetime Achievement Award to, during the 15th World Soundtrack Awards,” said Patrick Duynslaegher, artistic director of Film Fest Gent. “Anyone who can still recount hearing Doyle’s score for Kenneth Branagh’s debut film “Henry V” in 1989 for the first time, knows that back then a great composer was born.”
Along with composing a hauntingly beautiful score for director Brian De Palma’s New York set crime drama “Carlito’s Way,” Doyle has also worked on “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Hamlet,” “As You Like It,” and “Thor.”
In the Soundcloud bar below, “Thor” actor Tom Hiddleston talks about meeting composer Patrick Doyle:
For more info on the World Soundtrack Awards, which takes place October 24, 2015, please go to this link.