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Known for pop music albums such as the self-titled Simon Turner (1973) and The Many Moods of Simon Turner (1973), Simon Fisher Turner also penned the soundtracks to the films Nadja (1974) and William Eggleston in the Real World (2005). Also an actor, Simon Fisher Turner appears in the movies The Big Sleep (1978) and The End of the Affair (1999).
A native of Dover, Kent, England, Simon Fisher Turner later settled in London with his wife and two children.
Early in his entertainment career, Simon Fisher Turner played the role of Ned East in the 1971 British television version of Thomas Hughes' novel Tom Brown's Schooldays.
In the 1980s, Turner released several singles on the él record label as the King of Luxembourg, many of them having been given airplay by BBC Radio DJ John Peel. In 1990 he released a solo album on Creation Records.
In 2002, Turner was a visiting professor at Braunschweig School of Art in Germany. In 2009, he joined Tilda Swinton on a new film essay shot in Berlin for The Invisible Frame (2009) directed by Cynthia Beatt. In the same year he produced Polly Scattergood's self-titled debut album, Polly Scattergood.
Turner completed music for sculptor, Alyson Shotz, at the Nasher Sculpture Centre, Dallas. In 2010 he composed the music for The Great White Silence a film by Herbert Ponting. It was restored by the British Film Institute, and released on Blu-ray/DVD. The soundtrack is available from Soleilmoon Recordings.
In 2011, Turner released a triple CD, Soundtracks for Derek, on Optical Sound. It is music composed for an exhibition, "Super 8", by Jarman at the Julia Stoschek Foundation. Mute Records released an album made with the sounds supplied by Espen J. Jorgensen. Also in that year, "Music for Films you should have seen" was released by Optical Sound. This includes music for the only film Jean Genet made, Un Chant D'amour. Turner continued to make music for commercials for water, supermarkets and cancer research.
In 2012, Turner worked with Shiro Takatani, artistic director of dumb type in Kyoto, the BFI in the UK and prepared new sounds. He played concerts in Europe performing both BLUE and THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE, live with the Elysian Quartet.
During 2013, Turner provided the score for The Epic of Everest: a film made in 1924 by Captain John Noel. It was restored by The British Film Institute, and was released on Blu-ray. A soundtrack album was released on Mute Records. This won him an Ivor Novello Award.
Currently, Simon Fisher Turner is 66 years old. Simon Fisher Turner will celebrate 67th birthday on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Below we countdown to Simon Fisher Turner upcoming birthday.