Rob Lane

Rob Lane – Composer Profile

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One of the most versatile and sought-after composers working today, Rob is a multi-award winning composer with a huge array of credits across many genres. A BAFTA winner for his score for Channel 4’s Elizabeth starring Helen Mirren, he has also received 3 Ivor Novello awards, 3 RTS awards and 4 EMMY nominations for scores as diverse as John Adams, Blackpool, Jane Eyre, Longford, Daniel Deronda, Charles II and The Last Weekend. Rob’s most recent work includes ITV’s brand new 13-part epic warrior drama Beowulf and BBC One’s 6-part drama The A Word.

Rob’s remarkable ear for a memorable melody has long been a key part of his output and has graced many a period drama, from Love In A Cold Climate and Tess Of The D’Urbervilles through to ITV’s Arthur and George (starring Martin Clunes) and BBC1’s recent World War One drama The Crimson Field. A suite from his much loved music for Merlin was performed in the 2012 Proms In The Park season and his main theme from HBO’s epic mini-series John Adams starring Paul Giamatti has been much performed in the US.

Equally though, more recent scores for the psychological thrillers Hidden, The Last Weekend and BBC1s recent Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne have seen an increased and innovative use of electronica that reflects a new and growing left-field aspect to Rob’s work.

A continuous desire to keep experimenting musically has also seen him recently produce two quirky jazz inflected scores for Cocky Giedroyc’s Spies Of Warsaw and Carnival Pictures’ Murder On The Home Front.

A strong desire to collaborate with interesting musicians across the world has seen Rob travelling to Johannesberg to work with the South African Broadcast Corporation Choir for Tom Hooper’s post-apartheid thriller Red Dust starring Hilary Swank and collaborating with Bollywood music stars, Shankar Esshan Loy for West Is West, Andy DeEmmony’s lyrical sequel to East Is East. He also recently sought out collaborations with Greek and Turkish musicians both for ABC Network’s remake of Ben Hur starring Ray Winstone and BBC1’s fantasy adventure series Atlantis.

It is this complete dedication to finding the emotional heart of a film and to render it in detailed, extremely nuanced work that continues to keep Rob in demand as a film & TV composer.

Film
BEST LAID PLANS Made Up North Films
Director: David Blair
Producer: Mike Knowles
Starring: Stephen Graham , Maxin Peake
WEST IS WESTAssassin Films
Director: Andy DeEmmoney
Producer: Leslee Udwin
Starring: Om Puri, Linda Bassett
THE DAMNED UNITEDLeft Bank Pictures
Director: Tom Hooper
Producers: Andy Harries, Grainne Marmion
Starring: Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall
MRS. RATCLIFFE'S REVOLUTIONAssassin Films
Director: Billie Eltringham
Producer: Leslee Udwin
Starring: Ian Glen, Catherine Tate
THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS Dazed Films
Directors: Rankin and Chris Cottam
Producer: Laura Hastings-Smith
RED DUSTBBC Films/Distant Horizon
Director: Tom Hooper
Producers: Anant Singh, David Thompson, Ruth Caleb
Cast: Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor
AILEEN: THE LIFE & DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLERDirector: Nick Broomfield
Producer: Jo Human
DEATHWATCHCo Composed for F&ME
Director: Michael J Basset
Producer: Sam Taylor
GAME OVER: KASPAROV AND THE MACHINEDirector: Vikram Jayanti
Producer: Hal Vogel
THE ESCAPISTJolyon Symonds Productions/Sky Pictures
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
THE GIRL WITH BRAINS IN HER FEETLexington Films
Director: Roberto Bangura
Producer: Don Boyd
THE YOUNG POISONER'S HANDBOOKMass Productions/British Screen/Pandora
Director: Ben Ross
Producer: Sam Taylor
Television
THE A WORDBBC
Directors: Peter Cattaneo, Dominic Leclerc, Susan Tully
Producer: Marcus Wilson
Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Morven Christie, Lee Ingleby
BEOWULFITV
Directors: Jon East, Julian Holmes, Marek Losey, Stephen Woolfenden, Kerric MacDonald
Producer: Stephen Smallwood
Starring: Keiran Bew, William Hurt, Joanne Whalley
ARTHUR AND GEORGE ITV
Director: Stuart Orme
Producers: Philippa Braithwaite, Trevor Hopkins
Starring: Martin Clunes, Art Malik
THE CRIMSON FIELD BBC
Directors: David Evans, Richard Clark
Producer: Annie Tricklebank
Starring: Oona Chaplan, Hermione Norris, Suranne Jones, Kevin Doyle, Kerry Fox, Marianne Oldham
ATLANTISBBC / Urban Myth Films
Directors: Declan O’Dwyer, Alice Troughton, Justin Molotnikov
Producer: Johnny Capps
Starring: Jack Donnely, Mark Addy, Jemima Rooper, Robert Emms, Juliet Stevenson
KLONDIKE (Additional Songs)E1 / Nomadic / Scott Free
Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Producer: Michael Frislev
Starring: Sam Shepard, Abbie Cornish, Ian Hart, Richard Madden, Tim Roth, Johnny Simmons
QUIRKEBBC
Director: John Alexander, Diurmuid Lawrence, Jim O’Hanlon
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Starring: Gabriel Byrne
MURDER ON THE HOMEFRONTCarnival Films
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Producer: Christopher Hall
Starring: Holly Atkins, Joey Batey
SPIES OF WARSAW Fresh Pictures
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Producer: Richard Fell
Starring: David Tennant, Janet Montgomery
THE MAKING OF A LADYRunaway Fridge
Director: Richard Curson Smith
Producer: Jo Willet
Starring: Lydia Wilson, Joanna Lumley, Linus Roache
BERT AND DICKIEBBC
Director: David Blair
Producer: Chrissy Skinns
Starring: Matt Smith, Sam Hoare
THE LAST WEEKENDCarnival Film & TV / ITV
Director: Jon East
Producer: Chris Hall
Starring: Rupert Penry-Jones, Shaun Evans
RTS Craft Award for Best Original Title Theme 2012
HIDDENOrigin Pictures
Director: David Blair
Producer: David Thomson
Starring: Philip Glenister, David Suchet
THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHERHat Trick Productions
Director: James Hawes
Producer: Nigel Marchant
Executive Producer: Mark Redhead
Starring: Paddy Considine
SOUTH RIDING BBC
Director: Diarmuid Lawrence
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Starring: David Morrissey, Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Clarke
BEN HURABC / CBC Canada
Director: Steve Shill
Producer: Michael Prupas
Executive Producer: David Wyler
Starring: Joseph Morgan, Ray Winstone
GRACIE!BBC
Director: Brian Percival
Producer: Janet Tyler
Executive Producer: Anne Pivcevic
Starring: Jane Horrocks
THE 39 STEPSBBC
Director: James Hawes
Producer: Lynn Horsford
Executive Producer: Hilary Salmon
Starring: Rupert Penry-Jones
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESBBC
Director: David Blair
Producer: David Snodin
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Jodie Whittaker
MERLIN (Series 1, 2 & 3)Shine Ltd/BBC Wales
Director: James Hawes
Producer: Julie Gardner
Starring: Anthony Head, Richard Wilson
JOHN ADAMSHBO
Director: Tom Hooper
Producer: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Kirk Ellis
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney
EMMY Nomination 2008: Best Original TV Music
GUN RUSHITV
Director: Richard Clark
Producer: Emma Benson
Starring: Timothy Spall
COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAINTiger Aspect
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Producer: Roanna Benn
Writer: Mark Haddon
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy
THE WHISTLEBLOWERSCarnival Films
Director: John McKay,Paul Gay and Richard Clark
Producer: Sanne Wohlenberg
FANNY HILL Sally Head Productions
Director: James Hawes
Producer: Nigel Marchant
Writer: Andrew Davies
STUART, A LIFE BACKWARDSBBC/HBO
Director: David Atwood
Producer: Pippa Harris
MARIE LLOYDHat Trick / BBC
Director: James Hawes
Producer: Rhonda Smith
JANE EYREBBC
Director: Susanna White
Producer: Diedrick Santer
Starring: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens
BAFTA Nomination 2007: Best Original TV Music.
RTS Nomination 2007: Best Original TV Music.
LONGFORDChannel 4
Director: Tom Hooper
Producer: Andy Harries, Peter Morgan
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton
EMMY Nomination 2007: Best Original TV Music
THE STREET Granada Manchester for the BBC
Directors: David Blair / Terry McDonough
Producer: Ken Horn
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Jane Horrocks,
Writer: Jimmy McGovern.
NOSTRADAMUSMentorn
Director: Bryn Higgins
Producer: Hal Vogel
ELIZABETH ICompany Pictures/HBO
Director: Tom Hooper
Producers: Barney Reisz, Mark Pybus
Starring: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons
BAFTA Award 2006: Best Original TV Music
Ivor Novello Award 2006: Best Original TV Music
RTS Award 2006: Best Original Theme Music
TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTHBBC
Director: David Attwood
Producer: Lyn Horsford
VINCENTGranada
Directors: Peter Lydon, Roger Gartland
Jeremy Lovering, Terry Mcdonough
Producer: John Rushton, Rebecca Hodgson
Starring: Ray Winstone
ARCHANGELBBC
Director: Jon Jones
Producer: Chris Hall
BLACKPOOL BBC
Directors: Julie-Anne Robinson, Cokey Giedroyc
Producer: Kate Lewis
Ivor Novello Award 2005: Best Original TV Music
THE WALKGranada
Director: Mark Brozel
Producer: David Boulter
THE LONG FIRMBBC
Director: Billie Eltringham
Producer: Liza Marshall
RTS Nomination 2004: Best Original TV Music
MAY 33rdBBC / Endor Productions
Director: David Attwood
Producer: Hilary Bevan-Jones
CHARLES IIBBC
Director: Joe Wright
Producer: Kate Harwood
EMMY Nomination 2004: Best Original TV Music
HENRY VIIIGranada
Director: Pete Travis
Producer: Francis Hopkinson
PRIME SUSPECTGranada
Director: Tom Hooper
Producer: David Boulter
DANIEL DERONDABBC
Director: Tom Hooper
Producer: Louis Marks
RTS Award 2003: Best Original TV Music
HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLESBBC
Director: David Attwood
Producer: Christopher Hall
HEARTS OF GOLDBBC
Director: Richard Laxton
Producer: Jane Davies
RTS Nomination 2003: Best Original Theme Music
THE LOST WORLDBBC
Director: Stuart Orme
Producer: Christopher Hall
BAFTA Nomination 2002: Best Original TV Music
EMMY Nomination 2002: Best Original TV Music
BABY FATHERBBC
Director: Alrick Riley
Producer: Alison Lumb
SWEET REVENGEBBC
Director: David Morrissey
Producer: Catherine Wearing
LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATEBBC
Director: Tom Hooper
Producer: Kate Harwood
THE SINSBBC
Directors: Simon Curtis, David Yates, Sally
Aprahamian
Producer: Liza Marshall
OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDRENBBC
Director: Pete Travis
Producer: Christopher Hall
DAVID COPPERFIELDBBC
Director: Simon Curtis
Producer: Kate Harwood
FORGOTTENLWT
Director: Ben Bolt
Producer: Cameron McAlistair
CLOSE RELATIONSWall to Wall/BBC
Director: Michael Whyte
Producer: Kate Harwood
Ivor Novello Award 1999: Best Original TV Music
HILLSBOROUGHGranada
Director: Charles McDougall
Producer: Nicola Schindler
OUR BOYWall to Wall/BBC
Director: David Evans
Producer: Jo Willet

Documentaries
SNOWBLINDDiscovery
Director: Vikram Jayanti
THE DARKSIDE OF LINCOLNThe History Channel
Director: Vikram Jayanti
ANCIENT EGYPTIANSChannel 4
Director: Tony Mitchell
Producer: Ben Goold
LEONARDOBBC
Director: Sarah Aspinal
Producer: Annie Burrows

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