William Walton
Date of Birth
Mar 29, 1902
Birth Place:
Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK

Biography

William Walton (later Sir William Walton) was already an established composer for the concert hall when he began writing film music in the mid-1930s. His first two such assignments, for Escape Me Never (1935) and As You Like It (1936), came courtesy of producer/director Paul Czinner. It was Walton's work on the second film that brought him into the orbit of its male lead, the young...