Dru Masters

Dru Masters – Composer Profile

UnknownAt 3 years old, Dru knew he wanted to be a composer. His mother had joined the Sadlers Wells Ballet at 15 and used to break in Margot Fonteyn’s shoes, his father was a playwright and a poet. Dru won a scholarship to attend the Purcell School at 10 and joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra at 16. He studied composition and arrangement with legendary MD, Ray Cooke and spent much of his late teens sitting in the orchestra pit of countless London theatres, marking up scores for shows like Sweeney Todd, Jean Seberg and West Side Story.

Dru’s career in television began as a composer’s assistant on the BBC drama, Howards Way. He went on to produce and co-write several ITV dramas with acclaimed British composer, Steve Martland, before being asked to score his first drama, Paul Abbot and Kay Mellor’s The Ward, which ran for 5 years on ITV, winning many awards, including a BAFTA. Dru is currently scoring the Welsh thriller, Y Llyfrgell, by award winning director Euros Lyn (Doctor Who, Broadchurch).

Recently, Dru scored Capital, the new 3-part series for BBC1 starring Toby Jones, all three series of Peter Moffat’s triple BAFTA nominated BBC drama, Silk, starring Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones, Young James Herriot, which also won a BAFTA, and Charlie Brooker’s hilarious spoof, A Touch Of Cloth, starring John Hannah and Suranne Jones.

He composed the music for the trailer launching the new Ubisoft game, Anno 2205, scores for a number of highly acclaimed theatre productions, several television comedies, including the BBC’s Parmface and I’m With Stupid, many short films and the feature film, Jump, directed by Bindu de Stoppani and starring Claire Price, for which he was nominated for Best Score at the British Independent Film Festival.

Dru has also composed scores for countless factual television shows, including the multi BAFTA winning, The Apprentice, The Restaurant, Undercover Boss and station ident branding for ITV. He has also written and produced songs for artists as diverse as Mediaeval Baebes and George Michael.

Television Drama
CAPITALBBC / Kudos Productions
Director: Euros Lyn
Producer: Matt Strevens
Starring: Toby Jones
SILKBBC
Directors: Marc Jobst, Catherine Morshead, Michael Offer, Peter Hoar, Alice Troughton, Jeremy Webb, Michael Keillor
Producers: Hilary Salmon, Charlotte Bloxham, Cameron Roach, Elizabeth Binns, Richard Stokes, Matt Strevens, Peter Moffat
YOUNG JAMES HERRIOTBBC
Director: Michael Keillor
Producer: Alan J. Wands
A TOUCH OF CLOTHZeppotron
Director: Jim O’Hanlon
Producer: Mat Chaplin, Adam Tandy
CHILDREN’S WARD
(Series 12)
Granada Television
Director: Bren Simson
Producer: Diane Whitley
Film
Y LLYFRGELLFflim Ffolyn
Director: Euros Lyn
Producers: Fflur Dafydd, Cheryl Davies, Euros Lyn
JUMPManmade Films
Director: Bindu De Stoppani
Producers: Emily Man, Christof Neracher
PEACE
(short)
Director: Andy Devonshire
Producers: Mandy Boyter, Louise Cowley
PARADISE MALES
(short)
Director: Andy Devonshire
Producer: Michael Spicer
RIDE THE WAKE
(short)
Director: Jennifer Akana Sturla
Producers: Zach Evans, Drew Masters
Games
ANNO 2205 [Ubisoft]
(trailer)
Theatre
THE VERY NEARLY LOVE LIFE OF MY FRIEND PAUL
CANNIBAL
Television Factual (selection)
THE APPRENTICE [Boundless]
BRING BACK BORSTAL [Wall To Wall]
THE POSH COUPLE [Studio Lambert]
TIMECRASHERS [Wall To Wall]
HESTON'S RECIPE FOR ROMANCE [Betty TV]
THE BIG ALLOTMENT CHALLENGE [Silver River]
BEAR GRYLLS: BREAKING POINT [Betty TV]
BEAR GRYLLS: ESCAPE FROM HELL [Betty TV]
BEST CHEF WORST CHEF [Betty TV]
FOUR ROOMS [Boundless]
ROSS NOBLE: FREEWHEELING [North One]
TURN BACK TIME: THE FAMILY [Wall To Wall]
YOUNG VETS [ITN Productions]
UNDERCOVER BOSS [Studio Lambert]
FRAUD SQUAD [Wild Pictures]
THE RESTAURANT [BBC]
RAYMOND BLANC: KITCHEN SECRETS [BBC]