About Anne Dudley


Over the course of a varied career, Anne has won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Brit and an Ivor Novello. 

She was musical director for Bill Bailey's "Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra" which toured in 2009. She composed an opera, "The Doctor's Tale" with writer Terry Jones, for the Royal Opera House "Opera Shots" season which had six performances in April 2011.

Anne was music producer on the Academy award winning film of "Les Miserables" starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

Anne has been composing music for the splendid adaptation of "Poldark" for BBC television. A three CD box set of music from series one to five was released in July 2019 to coincide with the broadcast of the fifth and last series. The music from series one and two were nominated for BAFTAs (2016 and 2017).

Anne has provided four arrangements for the Last Night of the Proms - the latest being a version of Pomp and Circumstance, rearranged for a smaller, socially distanced orchestra in 2020.  Anne composed a concert piece for the violinist Joshua Bell entitled "The Man with the Violin" featuring narration and animation. It was premiered in Washington in February 2017 and Ottawa in December 2017.

Anne added her distinctive string arrangements and keyboard playing to the seminal Lexicon of Love album in 1982 and has continued to work with ABC and many other groups providing arrangements. Anne has toured with ABC over several years, taking in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham City Hall. Anne conducted the orchestra marshalling 50 musicians on stage re-creating "The Lexicon of Love" live.

With her Art of Noise colleagues, Anne performed at LIverpool's Sound City Festival. A further one-off performance followed at the British Library. She has completed an album entitled "Anne Dudley Plays The Art of Noise", exploring the many textures of the acoustic and electric piano. The UK release was in June 2018.

Anne produced an album of folk inspired covers for "Poldark" actress Eleanor Tomlinson. "Tales From Home" went immediately to number one in the Folk/Acoustic album charts.

She received an Ivor Novello Award for outstanding contribution to British music.