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Profile – Iain Grandage

  • by Rita Williams
  • Source: Published by Symphony Services
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If he wasn't writing and playing music, Iain Grandage might well have been Australia's next Russell Crowe, or at least Dame Edna Everage. 'I was an actor at school,' he recalls, 'a lead actor, or the only person willing to put on a frock.' Eighty-year-old Miss Marple-type characters were hard to cast at the all-boys Scotch College in Perth, but Iain's deep voice was a perfect match. 'I'm a show off,' he laughs down the line from Perth, where he lives with wife and fellow musician Taryn Fiebig. 'That's the most difficult thing about being a composer - it's an isolated creative situation. There's no immediate feedback.'

Instead of developing his stagecraft, Grandage wrote theatre scores, and at 33 his credits include blockbusters such as Copenhagen, The Blue ...


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