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Baker collects Best Sound Design

Reporter: Matthew Amer, first published Sun 15 Apr 2012 18:25
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Simon Baker has collected the Best Sound Design Olivier Award for his work on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 10-time nominated production Matilda The Musical.

The first-time winner’s acclaimed contribution to the five star hit helped bring to life Roald Dahl’s story of a neglected young girl who discovers she has magical powers. With music by Australian musician and comedian Tim Minchin, Baker’s work helped create an exuberant, loud and joyful production.

The designer previously worked with the prestigious company on production Don John and boasts sound design credits for more than 70 productions. These include numerous West End shows including The Lord Of The Rings and Brief Encounter, both of which earned him Olivier Award nominations.

Baker fought off competition from fellow nominees Underworld and Ed Clarke, Bobby Aitken, and brothers Ben and Max Ringham.

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