Julian Nott

Julian Nott – Composer Profile

julian_nott_port_smllJulian will be forever associated with his ‘cracking’ music composed for those unique and loveable characters Wallace & Gromit. How many times in a decade does a composer manage to capture with such musical and dramatic power the real essence and humour of the on screen characters and story? Along with Nick Park’s clay-mation characters, Julian’s memorable music has been stamped on the nation’s soul forever. Wallace, Gromit, Aardman and Julian may now be working in Hollywood but they all remain faithful to their British roots and continue to “work” in all areas of the industry, from film and television to commercials.

Uniquely British, an original thinker, with an extraordinary ability to think outside the box, and to understand and capture the very essence of drama and character, combined with a wonderful gift for melody… all phrases that could be used to describe Julian’s talent. Having studied politics and economics at Oxford University and studied at the bar, Julian has had a varied career: investment banking, documentary producer, film director. However, he found his niche as a composer.

“But surprisingly, the Wallace and Gromit music is not his best work. Nott’s forte is the deep, powerful, emotional, even tragic cues he has written for his other features. If the music for A Respectable Trade is anything to go by, then there is no doubt in my mind that the name Julian Nott will be gracing the opening titles of movies on many a cinema screen for years to come. I find Nott’s music to be simply beautiful. So I’m telling you now – watch out world.” Jonathan Broxton – Movie Music UK.

Julian is now one of the busiest composers working in film and television today and his credits range from the Oscar winning Wallace Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit to the serial killer thriller Death in Holy Orders. Julian scored Marcel Sarmiento’s Heavy Petting, set in New York, the controversial Mentorn satire, Confessions Of A Diary Secretary for ITV, which charted John Prescott’s time as Deputy Prime Minister, and the BBC’s adaptation of Flora Thompson’s autobiographical novel Lark Rise To Candleford. He also scored the short feature for Aardman/BBC, Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death, which aired as a Christmas special on BBC 1, and for which he won the Ivor Novello Award for Best TV Soundtrack 2009. Julian scored the one-off drama, Ingenious, for CBBC/Lime Pictures , and in 2011 completed scoring the Isle Of Man Feature, The Decoy Bride for director Sheree Folkson.

Julian’s most recent projects include the CBeebies animated children’s series, Bing, and BBC’s The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm, directed by Sandy Johnson

Achievements

2006: Early Day Motion in House of Commons congratulating Julianon his success with Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit

2000: Retrospective of Julian’s film music at the Castelli Animati Film Festival in Italy.

2002: Commissioned by Arts Council of Great Britain to compose a piece of music for World famous Brodsky String Quartet.

2004: Featured artist at Reykjavic Arts Festival, Iceland, Summer 2004

Film
THE DECOY BRIDEIsle Of Man Films
Director: Sheree Folkson
Producers: Paul Ritchie, Douglas Rae, Robert
Bernstein
Starring: Kelly Macdonald, David Tennant, Alice Eve
HEAVY PETTINGSarco Films
Director: Marcel Sarmiento
Producer: Peter Glatzer, Vince P. Maggio
WALLACE AND GROMIT: CURSE OF THE WERERABBITDreamworks/Aardman Animation
Directors: Nick Park, Steve Box
Producers: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Claire Jennings, Peter Lord, Carla Shelley, David Sproxton
Winner Best Animation OSCAR 2006
CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE MOVIEAnimated Feature
The Illuminated Film Company
Director: Jimmy T. Murakami
Producer: Iain Harvey
Featured Voices: Kate Winslet, Nicholas Cage, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans etc
WEAK AT DENISEPeninsula Films
Director: Julian Nott
Producer: Clare Erasmus
NEW YEAR'S DAYDirector: Suri Krishnamma
Producers: Simon Channing-Williams
MY MOTHER'S COURAGELittle Bird Films
Director: Michael Verhoeven
Producers: Jonathan Cavendish, Veit Heiduschka
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCESony Pictures Classics/Little Bird Films/BBC Films
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Producers: Jonathan Cavendish
H-E DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKSWalt Disney Pictures
Director: Randy Miller
Producer: Jeffrey Lampert
Animated Short Films
WALLACE AND GROMIT: A MATTER OF LOAF AND DEATHAardman Animation
Director: Nick Park
Producer: Steve Pegram
Ivor Novello Award 2009: Best Television Soundtrack
STAGE FRIGHTAardman Animation
Director: Steve Box
Producers: Michael Rose, Helen Nabarro
Winner Best Animated Short BAFTA 1998
JOLLY ROGERDirector: Mark Baker
Producer: Claire Jennings
Nominated Best Animated Short OSCAR 1998
THE VILLAGEPizazz Pictures
Director: Mark Baker
Producer: Pam Dennis
Nominated Best Animated Short OSCAR 1994
T.R.A.N.S.I.TThe Illuminated Film Company
Director: Piet Kroon
Producers: Iain Harvey, Cecile Winje
Nominated Best Animated Short BAFTA 1998
FLATWORLD BBC
Director: Daniel Greaves
Producers: Nigel Pary, Patrick Veale
Nominated Best Animated Short BAFTA 1998
WALLACE AND GROMIT: A CLOSE SHAVEAardman Animation
Director: Nick Park
Producers: Michael Rose, Carla Shelley
Winner Best Animated Short OSCAR 1995
Winner Best Animated Short BAFTA 1996
Numerous Worldwide Awards
WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE WRONG TROUSERSAardman Animation
Director: Nick Park
Producer: Christopher Moll
Winner Best Animated Short OSCAR 1994
Winner Best Animated Short BAFTA 1994
WALLACE AND GROMIT: A GRAND DAY OUTAardman Animation
Director: Nick Park
Producer: Rob Copeland
Nominated Best Animated Short OSCAR 1991
Winner Best Animated Short BAFTA 1990
Numerous Worldwide Awards
THE HILL FARMNFTS
Director: Mark Baker
Nominated Best Animated Short OSCAR 1990
THE CHILD EATERDirector: Jonathan Tammuz
Producer: Deborah Carter
Nominated Best Short OSCAR 1990
Television
THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR BRANESTAWMBBC
Director: Sandy Johnson
Producer: Rosemary McGowan
Starring: Ben Miller, Harry Hill, David Mitchell
BINGAcamar Films
Director: Nicky Phelan
Producer: Mikael Shields
ON ANGEL WINGSIlluminated Film Company
Director: Dave Unwin
Producer: Iain Harvey
Starring: Dominic Cooper, Michael Gambon
INGENIOUSCBBC/Lime Pictures
Director: Brian Kelly
Producer: Rebecca Hodgson
LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD: Series 1, 2, 3 & 4BBC
Director: Charles Palmer
Producer: Grainne Marmion
Starring: Julia Sawalha, Dawn French
CONFESSIONS OF A DIARY SECRETARYMentorn
Director: Andy Wilson
Producer: David Aukin
SHOOT THE MESSENGER BBC
Directors: Director: Ngozi Onwurah
Producer: Producer: Anne Pivcevic
Dennis Potter Screenwriting Award 2005
PEPPA PIG: Series 1 & 2Astley Baker Davies/Channel 5/Nickelodeon
Producer: Phil Davies
Animation (Pre-School) BAFTA 2005
GIFTEDITV/Rollem Productions
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Producer: Pippa Cross
WALLACE AND GROMIT - "Cracking Contraptions"Aardman Animation
Directors: Loyd Price, Christopher Sadler
Exec Producer: Peter Lord
DEATH IN HOLY ORDERSBBC
Director: Johnny Campbell
Producer: Magaret Enefer
OUTSIDE THE RULESBBC
Director: Sallie Aprahamian
Producer: Alison Davis
GENTLEMEN'S RELISHIcon/Stock Productions
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Producers: Martyn Auty, Sarah Boote
Cast: Billy Connolly, Sarah Lancashire
THE CAZALETSBBC/WGBH Boston
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Producers: Verity Lambert, Joanna Lumley
THE VICECarlton
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Producers: Rob Pursey, Stephen Smallwood
OUT OF HOURSBBC
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Producers: Simon Passmore
TALES FROM THE CRYPT - 'Confession'HBO
Director: Peter Hewitt
Exec Producers: Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis
THE PLACE OF THE DEADITV/A&E Television
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Producer: Jeff Pope
A RESPECTABLE TRADEBBC/PBS
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Producers: Ruth Baumgarten, Ruth Caleb, Michael Wearing
LORNA DOONETalkback Thames
Director: Andrew Grieve
Producers: Alan Horrox, Antony Root
THE GRANDGranada
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Producer: Antony Wood
ORIGINAL SINITV/WGBH Boston
Director: Andrew Grieve
Producer: Andrew Benson