Michael J. Lewis (Michael John Lewis)
BiographyAberystwyth, Wales, UK
Michael J Lewis, the award winning composer and producer was born in Aberystwyth, Wales. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he studied harmony, counterpoint and composition. His many film scores include Julius Caesar (1970) starring Charlton Heston, The Medusa Touch (1978) starring 'Richard Burton', 11 Harrowhouse (1974) starring James Mason, The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970) starring Roger Moore and The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) starring Katharine Hepburn for which he won the Ivor Novello Award. Read more... Award. Michael's score for the 1979 TV animated adaptation of C.S. Lewis's _Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The (1979) (TV)_ won him a coveted Emmy Award. He moved from the UK to the USA in the 1980s and his first venture into American films, writing the score for The Rose and the Jackal (1990), starring Christopher Reeve, achieved an American Cable Excellence nomination. Michael J Lewis' last film score to date was for the 1994 martial arts thriller Deadly Target (1994). He currently divides his time composing, producing and recording between the USA and the UK. In the mid 1990s he formed his own company called Pen Dinas Productions, the first release in 1995 being the highly acclaimed double CD entitled 'Orchestral Film Music of Michael J Lewis', which received outstanding critical reviews.