Charlie Mole

Charlie Mole – Composer Profile

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Charlie’s musical career began with a record deal for his band at Oxford University. After graduating, he signed to Warner-Chappell as a songwriter for 10 years before embarking on a career as a film composer.

Emmy Nominated in 2013 for his music to ITV’s Mr. Selfridge, Charlie is perhaps better known in Hollywood than in the UK because of the quality of films he has scored, despite his incredibly well received score for ITV Studios’ flagship period drama Mr. Selfridge, starring Jeremy Piven. The dark and moody orchestral score he wrote for Othello (Lawrence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh/Castlerock) “stands up there with those of James Horner, Danny Elfman and John Williams” (US Soundtrack Review). His witty and graceful score to An Ideal Husband (Rupert Everett, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore/Miramax) won numerous international awards and established him as a leading international composer. Charlie’s versatility means he is equally at home scoring contemporary, cutting edge films, such High Heels and Low Lifes for Fragile/Buena Vista (Minnie Driver). He has also been one of the UK’s top pop/R&B songwriters, having written for & with Chaka Khan, Kylie Minogue, Angie Stone, Ultra Nate, and Lenny Kravitz. This rare combination has enabled him to include end title songs in his film scores. His song “Never miss the water”  performed by Chaka Khan was a no1 US Dance hit and  featured in the US sitcom “Friends” and also “The Sopranos”

Charlie received massive critical acclaim for his score to The Importance Of Being Earnest (Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett) (Fragile/Miramax) – “Charlie Mole’s score takes risks that the camera sometimes doesn’t, boldly swirling into gaps in the action, adding pace, excitement and humour, it makes you want to laugh out loud!” (Sunday Telegraph). His film scores also include the black comedy Guy X (Jason Biggs) and the Italian set thriller Fade To Black starring Danny Huston as  Orson Welles, as well as the comedy I Really Hate My Job, also starring Danny Huston.  Charlie scored the much anticipated St Trinian’s remake as well as scoring the sequel, St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, which again sees Colin Firth and Rupert Everett reunited and the latter stepping in to Alastair Sim’s role as Miss Fritton. He also scored Northanger Abbey, a TV Film adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, starring Felicity Jones, as well as a dramatic adaptation of The Diary Of Anne Frank with Ellie Kendrick which was acclaimed by the remaining living relative as the definitive version of her story. He went on to score Dorian Gray for Fragile Films starring Colin Firth and Ben Barnes.

Most recently he has completed scoring the much-anticipated movie Dad’s Army for Universal with the stellar British cast including the likes of Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Toby Jones.

Film
DAD’S ARMYDJ Films / Universal
Director: Oliver Parker
Producer: Damian Jones
Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Toby Jones
NORTH AMERICASilverback Filoms / Discovery
Director: Sarah Kass, Max Salomon, Laura Fravel, James Manfull
Producer: Adam Chapman, Justin Anderson, Mark Brownlow
Starring: Tom Selleck
DEADMINEInfinite Frameworks Studios
Director: Steven Shiel
Producer: Catherine Davila, Daniel Davila, Nick North, Mike Wiluan
Starring: Rupert Everett
ST TRINIAN'S II: THE LEGEND OF FRITTON'S GOLDFragile Films
Director: Oliver Parker
Producer: Barnaby Thompson
Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Gemma Arterton, David Tennant
DORIAN GRAYFragile Films
Director: Oliver Parker
Producer: Barnaby Thompson
Starring: Ben Barnes
ST TRINIAN'SFragile Films
Director: Oliver Parker
Producer: Barnaby Thompson
Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth
I REALLY HATE MY JOBI Really Hate My Job Co
Director: Oliver Parker
Producer: Alan Greenspan, Andrew Higgie, Matthew Justice, Dominic Saville
Starring: Neve Campbell, Anna Maxwell Martin, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston
QUEST FOR A HEARTTitle Track
F&ME / Killerpic
Director: Pekka Lehtosaari
P: Marko Rohr
Starring: Lisa Stansfield
FADE TO BLACK Fragile Films/Dakota Films/Endgame Ents.
Director: Oliver Parker
Producer: Barnaby Thompson, Jonathan Olsberg
Starring: Danny Huston, Christopher Walken, Paz Vega.
GUY XF&ME
Director: Saul Metzstein
Producer: Sam Taylor, Mike Downey
Starring: Jason Biggs, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Northam
GOOSE!Studio Eight/Voice Pictures Canada
Director: Nicholas Kendall
Producer: Wendy Hilltout
Starring: Chevy Chase, Joan Plowright
ONLY HUMAN (Seres Queridos)Greenpoint Films/Tornasol Films Spain
Directors: Teresa Pelegri, Dominic Harari
Producers: Patrick Cassavetti, Adrian Sturges
Starring: Norma Aleandro, Guillermo Toledo
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTFragile Films/Ealing Films/Miramax
Director: Oliver Parker
Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Dame Judy Dench, Reese Witherspoon
ACAP AWARD - most performed soundtrack in US
HIGH HEELS AND LOW LIFESFragile Films/Disney
Starring: Minnie Driver
Director: Mel Smith
Producer: Barnaby Thompson
AN IDEAL HUSBANDFragile Films/Icon/Miramax
Starring: Rupert Everett, Cate Blanchette, Julianne Moore,
Minnie Driver
Director: Oliver Parker
"the score has a charming finessé - opulent, flighty and just a little wicked¦..he has a wonderful ear for melody." Variety, April 99
OTHELLOCastlerock
Starring: Lawrence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh
Director: Oliver Parker
"…..stood out as the most memorable soundtrack release in recent memory". Scorelogue (US)
PARANOIDSky Pictures
Starring: Jean Tripplehorn, Ian Glenn
Director: John Duigan
Songwriting credits: Ultra Nate, Angie Stone, Marcia Hines
UNSIGNED, LITTLE LOVING, SHORT CUTSShort films by Oliver Parker
Starring: Helena Bonham-Carter
MURDER BLUESDB and IF Films
Starring: Brad Douriff
Television
MR SELFRIDGE (Series 1, 2, 3 & 4)ITV
Director: Jon Jones, John Strickland, Nathony Byrne, Michael Keillor
Producer: Chrissy Sinns, Jeremy Piven
Executive Kate Lewis
Starring: Jeremy Piven, Frances O’Connor
***EMMY Award Nominated: Original Dramatic Score for a Series 2013***
GARROW'S LAW (Series 2)Twenty Twenty Television / BBC
Director: Ashley Pearce
Producer: Nick Pitt
Executive Producer: Dominic Barlow
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKDarlow Smithson
Director: Jon Jones
Producer: Elinor Day
NORTHANGER ABBEYITV
Director: Jon Jones
Producer: Keith Thompson
THE SECRET LIFE OF MRS. BEETONBBC
Director: Jon Jones
Producer: Catherine Lannon
A VERY SOCIAL SECRETARYMentorn/Channel 4
Director: Jon Jones
Producers: Hal Vogel, David Aukin
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAMBBC
Director: Ed Fraiman
Producer: Pier Wilkie
A BEAR NAMED WINNIEBox/Original Pictures/Powercorp
Director: John Kent Harrison
Producer: Kim Todd
Starring: David Suchet, Stephen Fry
MICHELANGELOBBC - 3 part docudrama
THE 3RD WORLD WARBBC - award winning documentary THE EMPIRE WARRIORS
BBC
SUING THE POPEBBC - award winning documentary
PACIFIC SOLUTIONBBC
CORRESPONDANTBBC
CHANNEL 5Channel Ident
Songwriting Credits
CHAKA KHAN "Never Miss the Water" from "Greatest Hits" (Warner)
ASCAP AWARD: Most played R&B in US. No.1 US Dance Chart
KYLIE MINOGUE"Surrender" from 1 st Deconstruction no1 UK album
ANGIE STONEBlack Diamonds & Pearls Album
Platinum worldwide sales
ULTRA NATE"Time of our lives" - Top 10 hit
ULTRA NATE"Time of our lives" - Top 10 hit
Other Songwriting Credits
LOUISE "Woman in Me" (EMI) JANITA (EMI) ANGIE STONE ALBUM (EMI) CLUBLAND (BMG) SADIE (BMG) CHINA BLACK (EMI) GERRY DEVEAUX (Sony) LENNY KRAVITZ co-write "Loving every minute" for Jennifer Brown (BMG) TIA CARRERA (WEA) ALISON LIMERICK (Arista) JUDY CHEEKS (EMI) ABC (EMI) RIGHT SAID FRED (TUG) VERTICAL HOLD (A&M) AZUCAR MORENO (Epic) (Hazme el amor top 10 South America) JULIETTE ROBERTS (London records) "Living in a Box" (Chrysalis) GWEN DICKEY (Rose Royce) MIGUEL GAILLARDO (Polygram)
Programming and Arranging
Savage Garden "Truly Madly Deeply" - No 1 US