Harry Escott

(1976 - )


Born in London, Harry Escott’s musical education began as a chorister at Westminster Cathedral and he went on to complete his studies at The Royal College of Music and Somerville College, Oxford University, studying composition under Robert Sherlaw-Johnson and Francis Pott.

Harry Escott first came to prominence in 2005 with his score to the influential psychological horror film Hard Candy.  Since then, Harry has worked with such stellar directorial talents as Michael Winterbottom (on both A Mighty Heart and The Road To Guantanamo), Nick Broomfield (Ghosts), and 2014 Oscar winner Steve McQueen (Shame).

Most recently, Harry has scored the spy movie, Damascus Cover, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Olivia Thirlby, The Face of an Angel for director Michael Winterbottom, British crime movie, Welcome to the Punch, directed by Eran Creevy and starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough, and The Selfish Giant, a contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story directed by Clio Barnard.  For the BBC, Harry has scored crime dramas River and What Remains, while his work for Channel 4 includes Run, a 4-part urban drama and New Worldsa major historical drama by Peter Flannery.

In recent years Escott has revisited his roots, writing a large-scale choral work, O Viridissima Virga, for the Choir of St Bride's Church, London, critically acclaimed in The Observer as "a stunning new piece for choir" that "feels as though it's been in the repertoire for years."

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