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Encyclopedia > Tim Rice
Tim Rice
Background information
Birth name Timothy Miles Bindon Rice
Born November 10, 1944 (1944-11-10) (age 62)
Origin Flag of England Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
Occupation(s) lyricist

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Career

Tim Rice was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, and was educated at Aldwickbury school, St Albans School and Lancing College. He is best known for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, and his work for The Walt Disney Company with Alan Menken and Sir Elton John. He also collaborated with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA on Chess and with Rick Wakeman on the concept albums 1984 and Cost of Living. Amersham (previously Agmondesham) is a market town 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills, England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Aldwickbury prep school, Hertfordshire Aldwickbury School is an independent all boys preparatory school located on the outskirts of Harpenden, Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. ... The Abbey Gateway, now home to the schools History, Economics and Classics departments. ... Lancing College is a co-educational English Independent school, founded in 1848 by Rev. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (the first is The Likes of Us, a musical written in 1965, which received its first stage performance only in 2005). ... This article is about the rock opera. ... Evita is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). ... “Disney” redirects here. ... Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, KBE, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, is one of the most successful British pop singers, composers, and musicians. ... Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (Swedish IPA: ) (born April 25, 1945) is a Swedish musician and composer, most notable as a member of ABBA. Ulvaeus was born in Gothenburg, but as a child he moved with his family to Västervik. ... Image:Benny Andersson. ... “Abba” redirects here. ... Chess is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story involves a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 1984 is a 1981 solo album by British keyboardist Rick Wakeman, based on the classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. ...


He was a co-founder of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and served as an editor from 1977 to 1996. He has also been a frequent guest panelist for many years on the radio panel games Just a Minute and Trivia Test Match. Rice often jokes that he is most recognised in America for his appearance in the film About a Boy. The film includes several clips from a (real) edition of the game show Countdown on which he was the guest adjudicator. His other interests include cricket (he was President of the Marylebone Cricket Club in 2002) and maths. He wrote the foreword to the book Why do buses come in threes? by Rob Eastaway and Jeremy Wyndham, and featured prominently in Tony Hawks' One Hit Wonderland, where he co-wrote the song which gave Hawks a top twenty hit in Albania. The cover of the 1989 7th edition of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles Guinness World Records - British Hit Singles & Albums is a music reference book, published in the United Kingdom, by Hit Entertainment, the company that owns such childrens entertainment brands as Bob the Builder and Thomas... Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy panel game which has been running continuously since its first broadcast on December 22, 1967. ... Trivia Test Match is a British radio programme that aired originally during the early 1990s on BBC Radio and has subsequently been repeated more recently on BBC Radio 7. ... About a Boy is RUBBISH !!!! :( == Headline text == Link titleLink titleLink title About a Boy is a 2002 film directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, based on the book of the same name by Nick Hornby. ... Countdown is a British game show presented by Des OConnor and Carol Vorderman. ... Lords 2005 The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), founded in 1787, is a private members club and was the original governing body of cricket in England and across the world. ... Rob Eastaway Robert Eastaway is an author and lecturer in mathematics. ... Tony Hawks is a British comedian and author. ... Tony Hawks is an English comedian and author. ...


Rice was interviewed by Dom Joly in the cult British sketch show Trigger Happy TV. Whilst discussing Rice's autobiography somewhere near Kensington Church Street in London, Joly feigns a severe migraine, prompting Rice to ask "Are you OK? - you're not about to die are you?" Joly attempts to continue the interview but after some moments he wanders off declaring, "I'm sorry I can't do this anymore, it's not my scene" - leaving Rice to ponder, "is that normal?" Dominic John Joly (born 15 November 1968)[1] is an award-winning British television comedian and journalist. ... Trigger Happy TV is a British hidden camera television show, created, produced by and starring Dom Joly, originally aired on the British television channel Channel 4. ... , A wealthy area in Kensington, that is just south of Kensington High Street. ...


He released his autobiography Oh What a Circus - The Autobiography of Tim Rice in 1998, which covered his childhood and early adult life until the opening of the original London production of Evita in 1978. A sequel covering his life since then is in production. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Perón, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ...


Personal life

Rice married Jane McIntosh, who retains the title Lady Rice, in 1974, but the marriage broke up in the late-1980s after the British tabloid newspapers revealed that he'd been conducting an affair with the actress, Elaine Paige. It has been suggested that one of Rice's most famous songs, I Know Him So Well was based on this situation. Rice is a Sunderland A.F.C. supporter, and was awarded a honorary doctorate of letters by the University of Sunderland at a ceremony at the Stadium of Light in November 2006[1] Rice is also a supporter of the Conservative Party. On the cover of Elaine Paige Tour Programme 2004 Elaine Paige OBE (born Elaine Bickerstaff on 5 March 1948 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is a world-renowned English singer and actor, primarily in musicals. ... I Know Him So Well is a song from the musical, Chess, by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. ... Sunderland Association Football Club is a professional football club, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, in North-East England. ... St Peters Campus The University of Sunderland is located in the City of Sunderland in North East England. ... This article is about the home stadium of Sunderland A.F.C.. For the home stadium of SL Benfica, see Estádio da Luz. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ...


Theatrical productions

Rice wrote the lyrics for the following productions:

The Likes of Us is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. ... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the second musical theatre show written by the team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (the first is The Likes of Us, a musical written in 1965, which received its first stage performance only in 2005). ... This article is about the rock opera. ... Evita is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). ... Blondel, a rock opera musical by Tim Rice (book and lyrics) and Stephen Oliver (music), was inspired by, and very loosely based on, the life of the eponymous French troubadour. ... Stephen Oliver (1950-1992) was an English composer, best known for his operas. ... Chess is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story involves a romantic triangle between two players in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. ... Image:Benny Andersson. ... Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (Swedish IPA: ) (born April 25, 1945) is a Swedish musician and composer, most notable as a member of ABBA. Ulvaeus was born in Gothenburg, but as a child he moved with his family to Västervik. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... Starmania is a French / Québécois Opera written in 1976 with music by Michel Berger and lyrics by Luc Plamondon. ... Starmania is a French / Québécois Opera written in 1976 with music by Michel Berger and lyrics by Luc Plamondon. ... Luc Plamondon (born March 2, 1942) is a french-canadian song lyricist. ... For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ... Alan Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American Broadway and Academy Award winning film score composer. ... Howard Ashman ( May 17, 1950 - March 14, 1991) was an American playwright and movie music lyricist. ... Heathcliff is a made-for-TV musical (filmed in 1997) that is based on the novel Wuthering Heights and features popular singer Sir Cliff Richard as Heathcliff. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... The musical King David was performed at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City between May 15, 1997 and May 23, 1997. ... The Lion King is a Tony Award-winning Broadway and West End stage musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name and is directed by Julie Taymor, portraying actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Lebo Morake, commonly known as Lebo M, is a South African composer most famous for arranging and performing music for the Lion King movies and stage productions. ... Mark Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is a composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. ... Biography Jay Rifkin is the grammy and tony award winning producer, together with producing and composing partner Hans Zimmer, created Media Ventures, a multifaceted entertainment group that includes music, new media, film and television. ... Julie Taymor (born December 15, 1952) is an American director of Broadway theatre and film. ... Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is an Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award-winning film score composer from Germany. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... Aida is a musical drama in two acts based on Giuseppe Verdis Italian-language opera by the same name, which is in turn based on a story by Auguste Mariette. ...

Film and television work

In addition to adaptations of his theatrical productions, Rice has worked on several original film and television projects:

  • 1992: Aladdin - music by Alan Menken. Completed work begun by Howard Ashman.
  • 1994: The Lion King - music by Elton John, score by Hans Zimmer.
  • 2000: The Road to El Dorado - music by Elton John, score by Hans Zimmer.

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Trivia

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Contributions

This article is about the rock opera. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... Barcelona is an album recorded by Freddie Mercury, the front-man of the popular British rock band Queen, and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. The album was recorded in 1987 and 1988 when Freddie Mercury was ill with AIDS, and released in 1988. ... 1984 is a 1981 solo album by British keyboardist Rick Wakeman, based on the classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 [1] [2] – 21 January 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. ...

External links


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Britain.tv Wikipedia - Tim Rice (404 words)
Rice was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, and he was educated at Aldwickbury school, St Albans School and Lancing College.
Rice was made a Disney Legend by the company in 2002 for his work on Aladdin and The Lion King respectively.
Rice often jokes that he is most recognised in America for his appearance in the film About A Boy.
Biography of Tim Rice (280 words)
Tim Rice (full name Timothy Miles Bindon Rice) was born on 10 November 1944 in Buckinghamshire.
Other Tim Rice hits were Chess (1984) written to the music of Benny and Bjorn of Abba; and the lyrics for The Lion King to music by Elton John.
Sir Tim Rice is a cricket fanatic who was President of the MCC from 2002 to 2003.
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