John Tams

His career has spanned four decades in every performance medium. A multi-award winner, he has worked at London's National Theatre as an actor, composer and musical director on more than 30 productions, many of which transferred to the West End or toured. Extensive TV and film work includes playing Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the long-run-ning series "Sharpe," for which, with Dominic Muldowney, he created the music. He is a recognized authority on traditional English folk music and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University and a Doctor of Letters at the University of Derby. He has recently completed work with Steven Spielberg on the movie of War Horse and works closely with the novel's original author, Michael Morpurgo, while continuing to tour festivals and concert stages throughout the UK and Europe.