elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Kenneth “Ken” McGregor (died January 24, 1994)

James Bernard was a British film composer. While still a student at Wellington College, Bernard met Benjamin Britten when the composer visited the school. The two stayed in touch during Bernard's service in the RAF from 1943 to 1946. In 1950, Britten approached him to copy out the vocal score of his new opera Billy Budd for his publishers Boosey & Hawkes. While doing this he stayed with Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh. He went to the opening night with Benjamin Britten's housekeeper and the librettist, E.M. Forster. Around the time Bernard graduated from the RCM, he met the writer and critic Paul Dehn with whom he started a relationship. Dehn died in 1976. Working on She (1965, in which McGregor played one of the members of the tribe), Bernard first met the man who later became his second life partner, actor Ken McGregor, with whom he lived in Jamaica until McGregor's death there in 1994. Bernard then moved back to London and lived there for the remainder of his life. McFarland published David Huckvale’s critical biography of the composer, James Bernard - Composer to Count Dracula in 2006.
Together from 1965 to 1994: 29 years.
James Bernard (September 20, 1925 – July 12, 2001)
Ken McGregor (died in 1994)

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