Nicholas Hooper is one of Europe’s leading composers, having written and produced music for over 250 films, dramas and documentaries since 1990. He has developed a reputation for producing music that is original, inspiring and always colourful.

His scores have received several major accolades. He’s won two BAFTAs for Best Original Score, one in 2007 for ITV’s Prime Suspect VII and another in 2004 for The Young Visiters (as well as being nominated for State of Play in the same year). He was nominated for a 2006 BAFTA for his score to The Girl In The Café, and prior to this was BAFTA nominated for The Way We Live Now. In 1998 he won the coveted Golden Panda Award for Land of the Tiger, a major BBC documentary series on India. The following year he won again (having been nominated for three separate scores), making him the first composer to win the award consecutively. He has received many other accolades for his feature films including the period feature The Heart Of Me, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams, and The Tichbourne Claimant (a quote from Variety: “Nicholas Hooper’s alert symphonic score rates a major bow, adding shape and atmosphere to the labyrinthine tale”).

Nicholas scored Philip Martin’s feature, Einstein and Eddington, starring David Tennant as Sir Arthur Eddington and Andy Serkis as Albert Einstein for Company Pictures/HBO, and Belonging for BBC Wales Drama. He also scored Enid for Carnival/BBC, Mo for C4, and Yes Virginia, a CBS animated film for Christmas 2009.

Nicholas has received great critical acclaim for his stunning scores to both Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for Warner Bros, (“Let there be no doubt –  Hooper’s reputation is cemented with this work, and his career just shifted gears.” Daniel Champion, Music from the Movies, July 2007), and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, nominated for a 2010 Grammy for Best Film Score. He most recently completed recording two wonderful scores to the Walt Disney Pictures feature releases, African Cats and Chimpanzee.

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JANE EYRERuby Films
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Producers: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins
LIFE IN A DAYYou Tube/Hanway Films
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Producers: Liza Marshall
EAT PRAY LOVEColumbia Pictures
Director: Ryan Murphy
Producers: Dede Gardner
Starring: Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, James Franco
ROBIN HOOD Universal Pictures
Director: Ridley Scott
Producers: Russell Crowe, Brian Grazer
Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Maz Von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Danny Huston
EVERYBODY’S FINEMiramax
Director: Kirk Jones
Producers: Vittorio Checci Gori, Ted Field, Glynnis Murray, Gianni Nunari
Starring: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell
DOGHOUSECarnaby International
Director: Jake West
Producers: Mike Loveday
Starring: Noel Clarke, Danny Dyer
MUTANT CHRONICLESEdward R Pressman Films
Director: Simon Hunter
Producers: Stephen Belafonte, Tim Dennison, Peter La Terriere, Pras, Edward R Pressman
Starring: Ron Perlman, Sean Pertwee, Jon Malkovitch
AGORAMod Productions
Director: Alejandro Amenabar
Producers: Alvaro Augustin, Fernando Boveira
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella
THE SOLOIST Dreamworks SKG
Director: Joe Wright
Producer: Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff
Starring: Robert Downey Jnr, Jamie Foxx
THE BRAVE ONEWarner Bros Pictures
Director: Neil Jordan
Producer: Susan Downey, Joel Silver
Starring: Jodie Foster
ATONEMENTUniversal Pictures
Director: Joe Wright
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Brenda Blethyn, James McAvoy. Kiera Knightley
GOODBYE BAFANABanana Films
Director: Bille August
Producers: Bille August, Bob Graham
Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Diane Kruger
SHROOMS Capital Films
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Producers: Paddy Macdonald, Robert Walpole
Starring: Jack Huston
ERAGONFox 2000 Pictures
Director: Stefan Fangmeier
Producers: Jon Davies, Wyck Godfrey
Starring: Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Robert Carlyle, Ed Speeler
MISS POTTERPhoenix Pictures
Director: Chris Noonan
Producers: David Kirschner, Mike Medavoy, Arnold W Messer, Cory Sienega, David Thwaites
Starring: Renee Zellwegger, Ewan Macgregor, Emily Watson, Bill Paterson
THE RETURNRoset Film Productions
Director: Asif Kapadia
Producers: Aaron Ryder, Jeffrey Silver
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar
COPYING BEETHOVENSidney Kimmel Ents
Director: Agniezska Holland
Producers: Sidney Kimmel, Michael Taylor
Starring: Ed Harris, Diane Kruger
V FOR VENDETTAWarner Bros Pictures
Director: James McTeigue
Producers: Grant Hill, Lorne Orleans, Joel Silver, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski,
Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving
OPAL DREAMAcademy Features
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Producers: Lizzie Gower, Nick Morris, Emile Sherman
NANNY MCPHEE Universal Pictures
Director: Kirk Jones
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lindsay Doran
Starring: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth
THE BROTHERS GRIMMMiramax
Director: Terry Gilliam
Producers: Daniel Bobker, Charles Rovin
Starring: Heath Ledger, Matt Damon
PRIDE AND PREJUDICEFocus features
Director: Joe Wright
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster
Starring: Kiera Knightley, Tallulah Riley, Rosamund Pike, Carey Mulligan, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Macfayden
BEYOND THE GATESCrossday
Director: Mochael Caton Jones
Producers: David Belton, Pippa Cross, Jens Meurer
Starring: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy
SONS OF THE WIND (Les Fils Du Vent)Dan Films
Director: Julien Seri
Producer: Yves Marmion
CHASING LIBERTYAlcon Ents
Director: Anton Cadiff
Producers: Broderick Johnson, Andrew A Kosove, David Parfitt
Starring: Mandy Moore, Jeremy Piven

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