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    Murray Gold was born in Portsmouth in 1969. He studied history at Cambridge University where he was also a member of the university drama club the Footlights.

    Although he is mainly known for his work on Doctor Who he is also an accomplished playwright having staged Electricity at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2004 which started life as a radio play that won a Michael Imison award for best new play. His other plays include 50 Revolutions and Resolution. As well as scoring Doctor Who he has produced music for Casanova, Queer as Folk, Second Coming, Shameless and Torchwood.

    Murray has also scored a number of British and American films most recently working with Frank Oz on Death at a Funeral.

    He has been nominated for a Bafta three times, has won a Bafta Cymru for Doctor Who and has recently been nominated for a Bafta Craft for Doctor Who.

    Murray has been round the world three times and currently splits his time between London and New York.