Patrick Doyle was born on the 6 April, 1953, in Uddingston, Scotland, Great Britain. He studied music at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and graduated in 1975. He is a now a Fellow of the RSAMD. In 1987, Patrick joined the Renaissance Theatre Company as composer and musical director, and enjoyed working with some of the finest directors, as Derek Jacobi, Geraldine McEwan and Dame Judi Dench. In 1989 director Kenneth Branagh commissioned him to write the film score for Henry V. The song "Non Nobis Domine", from the film, was awarded the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme. As well as composing the score for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, he has also composed numerous other film scores, including; Donnie Brasco, Carlito's Way, Eragon, and Nim's Island.
Though a composer by trade, Doyle often makes minor cameo appearances in films which he composes for, including Branagh's Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Frankenstein, Dead Again, and As You Like It. He also composed the score for, and appeared in, the Disney/Pixar film Brave, alongside Kelly Macdonald, Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, and Emma Thompson.