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Monty Norman

4 April 1928 to 11 July 2022

A British composer and lyricist, who predominantly wrote for the stage, musicals specifically, with Expresso Bongo (1959), Irma la Douce (1963) and Make Me an Offer (for the BBC Play of the Month, 1966) all adapted into films. Although Monty Norman composed several other film scores – including The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) and Call Me Bwana (1963), and the television mini-series Dickens of London (1976) – he is best known for composing the James Bond theme, which has played at the beginning of every 007 movie since the franchise’s beginning, Dr. No (1962).

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Read Monty Norman's Stage obituary