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Paul Weston

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Paul Weston (given birth to Paul Weststein, March 12, 1912, Springfield, MA) was probably one of the most diverse and talented arrangers and conductors from the ’40s and ’50s, moving from mainstream golf swing and jazz to instrumental easy hearing play the span of his profession. Though he started his profession playing hard golf swing, Weston may be the dad of feeling music — lush, calming instrumental orchestral pop made to give a soundtrack to everyday occasions like love and eating. Originally, Weston was an economics main at Dartmouth. While he was students, he became captivated by jazz, particularly golf swing, and started playing in a variety of college bands. Quickly, he made a decision to pursue a profession in music. Weston became referred to as a vocal arranger. His use Rudy Vallee brought him to nationwide attention. After organizing for Vallee, he attemptedto use Bing Crosby, however the outcomes had been unsuccessful. Following a failed Crosby endeavor, Weston became an arranger for Tommy Dorsey, that is where he produced his status. While with Dorsey, he published jumping, swinging graphs for the music group and vocalists like Dinah Shoreline and Jo Stafford, whom he’d marry within the middle-’40s. Weston became the A&R movie director for Capitol Information in 1944, once the label was simply starting. Though he continuing to create fast golf swing charts for a while, Weston pointed out that the preferences of the general public had been starting to move toward gentler materials, so he altered his music appropriately. Weston released his initial album of disposition music, Music for Fantasizing, in 1945. Music for Dreaming was decidedly calmer than his prior work, though there is a subtle golf swing traveling the subdued music. The recording was a significant achievement, and Weston continuing to record albums of clean, string-laden music for another five years. By 1950, the word “feeling music” have been adopted from the press to spell it out this form of instrumental pop. Weston remaining Capitol Information in 1950 for Columbia Information, where he continuing to record albums of instrumental feeling music. He also continuing to write plans and conduct classes for performers like Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Shoreline, and Doris Day time. By the finish from the decade, he previously came back to Capitol Information, where he remained through the entire ’60s. During this time period, he and Jo Stafford documented a small number of albums as Jonathan & Darlene Edwards. The Jonathan & Darlene albums had been comedy information that parodied nightclub functions; on each record Stafford sang offkey and Weston horridly performed out of period and from key. In the first ’70s, Weston and Stafford both retired. The few started a reissue label, Corinthian Information, in the first ’90s which released Compact disc versions of the music.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paul Weston
Died September 20, 1996, Santa Monica, California, United States
Weight 85 kg
Profession Politician, Activist
Nationality British
Awards Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Grammy Trustees Award
Music Groups Jonathan and Darlene Edwards
Music Songs Debussy: Suite bergamasque, Clair de lune, Debussy: La plus que lente, Chopin: Valse, Op.69, No.1 in A-flat major, Chopin: Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4 in E minor, CALAMITY JANE / Black Hills Of Dakota, Reflections of an Indian Boy, Dutch Treat, Wonderful Copenhagen, The Kentuckian Song, Riverfront Blues, La Raspa, Deep Purpil, Civil Defense March, Floatin' Like A Feather, Do You Ever Think Of Me, Day By Day, Esplanade At Stunset, Indiscretion, I Only Have Eyes for You, Storyville, Paul's Melody, I'm In the Mood for Love, There Will Never Be Another You, Stella By Starlight, Laura, No Other Love, Stardust, Out of Nowhere, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Your Eyes Have Told See Me, My Blue Heaven, Like Someone In Love
Albums Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris, The Piano Artistry of Jonathan Edwards, Complete Original Albums, Music For Memories, Dream Time Music, Mood For 12, Solo Mood, Music For A Rainy Night, Music for Dreaming 2, Golden Oldies, Music for Dreaming, Leisure Time, Music for Loving, Jerome Kern on Broadway, The Great Hit Sounds of Paul Weston: Morningside of the Mountain, Music For Romancing/Music For The Fireside, Paul Weston Conducts Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Hollywood, Paul Weston - The Greatest Hits Collection, The Paul Weston Collection 1935-61, Vol. 2, Crescent City - The Moods Of New Orleans, Something to Remember, Floatin' Like A Feather/The Sweet and Swingin', Melodies for Sweethearts, Relaxing Moods & Sounds, Floatin' Like A Feather, The Paul Weston Collection 1935-61, Vol. 1, Music from the Movies, Music for Romancing, Music For The Fireside, The Sweet and the Swingin', Jonathan and Darlene's Greatest Hits: Volume 2, Old Time Good Time: Johnny Mercer, Vol. 3, Easy Listening, My Foolish Heart (The Paul Weston Story - Original Recordings), Easily Stop Time, Melodies for Moonlight, The Sweet and Swing (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1960), Breezin' Along, Dateline Rome, Big Hit Collection, Awesome Moments of Music., The Mega Collection, Best Hits Collection of Paul Weston, Sunny Sounds, Old Time Good Time: Johnny Mercer, Vol. 2, Explore, Easy Come, Easy Go (The Paul Weston Story - Original Recordings), Love Letters, A Playful Way, Spring Caper
Nominations Edgar Award for Best Young Adult
Movies Kull the Conqueror


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Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Off Their Rockers 2016 TV Series stunts - 3 episodes
The Security Men 2013 TV Movie stunt coordinator
DCI Banks 2012 TV Series stunt coordinator - 6 episodes
Skyfall 2012 stunts
Hugo 2011 stunt performer - uncredited
Just William 2010 TV Series stunt coordinator - 2 episodes
Come Rain Come Shine 2010 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Robin Hood 2010 stunt performer
A Touch of Frost TV Series stunt coordinator - 6 episodes, 2006 - 2010 stunt performer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2003
Holby City 2010 TV Series stunt coordinator - 3 episodes
The Wolfman 2010 stunts
Albert's Memorial 2009 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Waking the Dead 2008-2009 TV Series stunt coordinator - 6 episodes
May Contain Nuts 2009 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Casualty TV Series stunt coordinator - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009 stunt arranger - 1 episode, 2005
A Risk Worth Taking 2008 TV Movie stunt coordinator
The Bill 2008 TV Series stunt coordinator - 2 episodes
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day 2008 stunt coordinator
Sleuth 2007 stunt coordinator
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 2006-2007 TV Series stunt coordinator - 2 episodes
Diamond Geezer 2005-2007 TV Series stunt coordinator - 4 episodes
This Life + 10 2007 TV Movie stunt coordinator
The Magic Flute 2006 stunt coordinator
Ghostboat 2006 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Eleventh Hour 2006 TV Series stunt coordinator - 2 episodes
Perfect Day: The Funeral 2006 TV Mini-Series stunt coordinator - 1 episode
The Murder Room 2005 TV Mini-Series stunt coordinator - 2 episodes
Roman Road 2004 TV Movie stunt coordinator
The Final Quest 2004 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Doc Martin 2004 TV Series stunt coordinator - 1 episode
New Tricks 2004 TV Series stunt coordinator - 3 episodes
The Second Quest 2004 TV Movie stunt coordinator
State of Play 2003 TV Mini-Series stunt coordinator - 3 episodes
Octane 2003 stunt coordinator
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine 2003 TV Mini-Series stunt coordinator - 2 episodes
The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 stunt coordinator
A Knight's Tale 2001 stunt coordinator - uncredited / sword fight choreographer
Dalziel and Pascoe 2000 TV Series stunt coordinator - 1 episode
Grafters 1999 TV Series stunt coordinator - 3 episodes
Mad Cows 1999 stunt coordinator
My Life So Far 1999 stunt coordinator
Every Woman Knows a Secret 1999 TV Mini-Series stunts - 3 episodes
Ravenous 1999 stunt coordinator
Peak Practice 1997-1999 TV Series stunt performer - 2 episodes
Merlin 1998 TV Mini-Series stunts - 3 episodes
My Giant 1998 stunt coordinator: Czech Republic
Heat of the Sun 1998 TV Mini-Series stunt coordinator - 1 episode
Dangerfield 1997 TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
Kull the Conqueror 1997 stunt coordinator
Smilla's Sense of Snow 1997 stunt coordinator / stunts
Daylight 1996 stunt coordinator
DragonHeart 1996 stunt coordinator
The Viking Sagas 1995 stunt coordinator
Wild Justice 1994 TV Movie stunts
Heartbeat 1993-1994 TV Series stunt arranger - 9 episodes
Royce 1994 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Spender: The French Collection 1993 TV Movie stunt coordinator
The Three Musketeers 1993 stunt coordinator
Bad Company 1993 TV Movie stunts
Detonator 1993 TV Movie stunt coordinator / stunt double: Pierce Brosnan - uncredited / stunts - uncredited
Splitting Heirs 1993 stunts
Lipstick on Your Collar 1993 TV Mini-Series stunt arranger - 1 episode
Agatha Christie's Poirot 1992-1993 TV Series stunts - 2 episodes
Taggart 1993 TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
Boon TV Series stunt performer - 4 episodes, 1990 - 1991 stunt arranger - 3 episodes, 1990 - 1992
Between the Lines 1992 TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
Double X: The Name of the Game 1992 stunts
Year of the Comet 1992 stunts
Emmerdale 1990-1991 TV Series stunt arranger - 4 episodes
Under Suspicion 1991 stunts
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 stunt coordinator
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound 1990 stunt performer
Stay Lucky 1990 TV Series stunt arranger - 1 episode
Shoot to Kill 1990 TV Movie stunts
Till We Meet Again 1989 TV Mini-Series stunt arranger - 2 episodes
The Paradise Club 1989 TV Series stunt coordinator
Licence to Kill 1989 stunt coordinator
Space Riders 1988 stunts
Without a Clue 1988 stunt coordinator
The Beast of War 1988 stunt coordinator
Consuming Passions 1988 stunt arranger
It Couldn't Happen Here 1987 stunts
The Living Daylights 1987 stunt supervisor
The Return of Sherlock Holmes 1986 TV Series fight arranger - 1 episode
Aliens 1986/I stunt coordinator
Lovejoy 1986 TV Series stunt arranger - 1 episode
Spies Like Us 1985 stunt coordinator / stunts
Bergerac TV Series stunt arranger - 7 episodes, 1981 - 1985 fight arranger - 1 episode, 1983
Going Undercover 1985 stunts
Deceptions 1985 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Super Gran 1985 TV Series stunt coordinator - 13 episodes
Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye 1985 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Morons from Outer Space 1985 stunt coordinator
Gulag 1985 TV Movie stunt coordinator
Dempsey and Makepeace 1985 TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
Give us a Break 1983-1984 TV Series stunt arranger - 2 episodes
Mitch 1984 TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Top Secret! 1984 stunts
Lassiter 1984 stunts
Superman III 1983 stunt coordinator / stunts - uncredited
Octopussy 1983 stunt double: Roger Moore - uncredited / the stunt team supervisor
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 stunt performer
The Haunting of Cassie Palmer 1982 TV Series stunt arranger - 1 episode
Barriers 1982 TV Series stunt coordinator - 2 episodes
Minder TV Series stunt arranger - 1 episode, 1982 stunt coordinator - 1 episode, 1980
An American Werewolf in London 1981 stunts
For Your Eyes Only 1981 additional stunts - uncredited
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 stunts
Superman II 1980 stunt coordinator / stunts - uncredited
The Professionals 1980 TV Series stunt arranger - 2 episodes
Bear Island 1979 stunts
Moonraker 1979 stunt double: Richard Kiel - uncredited / stunts
The Lady Vanishes 1979 stunt arrangements
Blakes 7 1979 TV Series stunt performer - 1 episode
Ashanti 1979 stunt coordinator / stunts - uncredited
Escape to Athena 1979 stunt double: Anthony Valentine - uncredited / stunts - uncredited
Superman 1978 additional stunts
Tod oder Freiheit 1977 stunts
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 stunts - uncredited
A Bridge Too Far 1977 stunt double: Robert Redford - uncredited / stunt double: Ryan O'Neal - uncredited / stunts - uncredited
The Ritz 1976 stunt arranger
Side by Side 1975 stunts
Eskimo Nell 1975 stunts
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 stunts - uncredited
Live and Let Die 1973 stunts - uncredited
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 stunts - uncredited
The Avengers 1968-1969 TV Series stunt double - 4 episodes
The Dirty Dozen 1967 stunts - uncredited
You Only Live Twice 1967 stunts - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spectre 2015/I Franz Oberhauser's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Off Their Rockers 2014-2015 TV Series Prankster
Kull the Conqueror 1997 Dragon Legion Guard
Royce 1994 TV Movie Bus Driver
Splitting Heirs 1993 French Driver
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound 1990 Watchman
The Living Daylights 1987 Gibraltar Soldier #3 (uncredited)
Dempsey and Makepeace 1985 TV Series Radley's Driver
Bergerac 1984 TV Series Muhammed Ibram
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 Vedain - Sand Skiff Pilot (uncredited)
Minder 1982 TV Series Man in Car
Moonraker 1979 Space Fighter (uncredited)
Blakes 7 1979 TV Series Goth Warrior
Space: 1999 1975-1977 TV Series Medical Security Guard / Security Guard / Technician / ...
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Guard called on by Monorail Driver (uncredited)
Alien Attack 1976 TV Movie Main Mission Operative (uncredited)
The Satanic Rites of Dracula 1973 Guard 2
The Tomorrow People 1973 TV Series Motor bike person
The Protectors 1972 TV Series Lintar
Fraud Squad 1970 TV Series Colin
The Avengers 1967-1968 TV Series Thug in lighthouse / Peter Peel / Second Policeman / ...
The Saint 1965 TV Series Trainer / Researcher

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Tricks 2004 TV Series second unit director - 1 episode
My Giant 1998 second unit director: Czech Republic
Royce 1994 TV Movie second unit director
Heartbeat 1993 TV Series second unit director - 2 episodes
Detonator 1993 TV Movie second unit director - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Master 2012 writer: "No Other Love"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Viking Sagas 1995 sword master

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bond '89 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The Count of Monte Cristo: An Epic Reborn 2002 Video documentary short Himself
School of Hard Knocks 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Tournaments: A Cross Between Pro Football and Stock Car Racing 2001 Video documentary short Himself
A Director's Quest 2001 Video short Himself
You Never Know What You'll Find in a Czech Prop House 2001 Video short Himself
Double-O Stunts 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Inside 'Octopussy' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Inside 'The Living Daylights' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
30 Years of James Bond 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie 1991 TV Short documentary Himself - Stunt Coordinator

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' 2003 Video documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture Skyfall (2012) · Hussain Abdullah
· Arsha Aghdasi
· Mahsa Ahmadi
· Gillian Aldam
· Lucy Allen
· Scott Armstrong
· Gary Arthurs
· Amir Badri
· Lee Bagley
· Cody Banta
· Carly Barnes
· Lloyd Bass
· Nicola Berwick
· Mustafa Beyter
· Dani Biernat
· Nellie Burroughes
· Michael Byrch
· Annabel Canaven
· Cuco Usín
· Boris Martinez
· Tracey Caudle
· Cha-Lee Yoon
· Nick Chopping
· Ben Collins
· Ben Cooke
· Rob Cooper
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