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BIOGRAPHY

Patrick Woodroffe

For over 40 years Patrick Woodroffe has created the lighting for rock concerts, operas, ballet, architecture and special events. He has lit and directed shows for artists as diverse as Adele, ABBA and AC/DC, Bob Dylan and Lady Gaga, Elton John and Ozzy Osbourne, Donna Summer, Peter Gabriel and the Rolling Stones. In the classical world he has lit performances by many important singers, conductors and orchestras including the Three Tenors, Sir Georg Solti and the London Symphony Orchestra. He lit the much-acclaimed production of Roméo et Juliette at the Vienna State Opera where the lighting took the place of the scenery on a bare stage.
He has lit arena productions including Ben Hur Live, Batman Live and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as the anniversary concerts of Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall. For 20 years he has lit and helped produce the famous Vanity Fair Oscar party in Los Angeles.
In film he worked with Martin Scorsese on the Rolling Stones’ Shine a Light, and his work was also featured in Michael Jackson’s This Is It, the film of the ill-fated tour for which Patrick Woodroffe conceived and designed the lighting.
He has been responsible for many important architectural lighting schemes, including the lighting of Highgrove House for Prince Charles, Prague Castle for President Havel and the Millennium Dome in London. He conceived and lit the Lake of Dreams son et lumière at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and has created schemes at both Somerset House and the V& A Museum in London. He recently lit the opening and closing ceremonies for both the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
In 2014 Patrick Woodroffe was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for a lifetime’s service to the arts.

Current as of May 2016

Patrick Woodroffe, © Charlie JH Round-Turner

Patrick Woodroffe, © Charlie JH Round-Turner

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Patrick Woodroffe