Our latest confirmation, besides being the third Oscar winner amongst the Training Ground 2018 guest speakers, has been a musician practically since he was born.
Stephen Warbeck began studying piano and composing at the age of four. By his mid-teens, Stephen developed an affinity for rock 'n' roll and for theatre. He studied Drama and French at Bristol University, and began his career at the Theatre Royal, as a musician and actor.
After eight years, Stephen began writing music for film and television and has since built up a considerable filmography with up to one hundred credits.
His main works include films like “Proof” (John Madden, 2005), “Quills” (Philip Kaufman, 2000), “Billy Elliot” (Stephen Daldry, 2000), “Mon Roi” (Maïwenn, 2015) and “Shakespeare in Love” (John Madden, 1998), which earned him an Academy Award and several nominations for Best Music; and series like “Screen Two” (1985), “Prime Suspect” (1991) and “The Hollow Crown” (2012), for which he won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Television Music.
More recently he’s been working in the British productions “The Winter Butterfly”, directed by Marcus Tozini, and “Timeless Eye” (Edilberto Restino), set to premiere in 2018.
This June he’ll be in Espinho to pass along his knowledge in music and film composition to the participants of FEST - Training Ground.
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