Patrick 'Pat' Doyle composed the soundtrack for the 2011 movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Doyle was born in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. He studied piano and singing at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and graduated in 1975, writing his first score in 1978. He admits that he didn't know whether he wanted to be an actor or composer, and appeared in Chariots of Fire (1981), TV drama The Monocled Mutineer (1986) and was a regular on Saturday morning kids TV show No 73 (1982-83). In 1987, Doyle joined the Renaissance Theatre Company as composer and musical director. His first TV score was for Kenneth Branagh's television production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1988), and he has since scored nine Branagh films including Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) - in each of which he appeared on-screen - Hamlet (1996, Academy Award-nominated) and Thor (2011). Among many other notable scores composed by Doyle are Indochine (1992), Into the West (1992), Carlito's Way (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995, Academy Award-nominated), Donnie Brasco (1997), Great Expectations (1998, completed while undergoing treatment for leukemia), Est-Ouest (1999), Bridget Jones' Diary (2001), Gosford Park (2001), Calendar Girls (2003), Man to Man (2005), Nanny McPhee (2005), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Eragon (2006), The Last Legion (2007) and Nim's Island (2008).

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