Craig Armstrong

Genres: Action & Adventure Classical Comedy Documentaries Drama Electronic & Ambient Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks
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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

1959, Shettleston, Scotland. Armstrong is a musical Renaissance man, having worked in the classical, jazz, experimental electronics, pop and dance music fields. He trained at London’s Royal Academy Of Music and won the UK’s Young Jazz Musician Of The Year in 1981. In the mid-80s, he was involved in the Scottish pop scene and was briefly a member of Texas (writing some of their material), Big Dish and Hipsway. In the 90s, he went on to score the strings on Massive Attack’s second album Protection, as well as working with artists including Madonna, Tina Turner, U2 and Luciano Pavarotti. It is perhaps as the writer of film scores that Armstrong is better known, having won a British Academy Of Film And Television Award (BAFTA) and an Ivor Novello Award for his work on Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of Romeo And Juliet. He has also scored music for the movies Goldeneye, Mission: Impossible, Plunkett & Macleane, The Bone Collector, and Moulin...

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