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David Puttnam

David Puttnam: a man who is very much on a mission

David Puttnam: a man who is very much on a mission

08 September, 2014

Lord David Puttnam with his dog Connor at his home in West CorkDavid Puttnam has tried many lives for size. Starting out as a messenger boy, he went on to work in advertising, and then he became an Oscar-winning film producer. You can hear the music from his films, including Chariots of Fire and The Mission in the National Concert Hall on September 13. He will be talking about his work, and Sacha, his film-composer son, will then perform arrangements of the famous themes with the RTE Concert Orchestra and The Mornington Singers.

Earlier on in the day, David will give a TED talk on the environment. He is nervous about that, especially as he is not allowed to use any notes. It's all go, but all part of the hectic life on which he thrives.

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