Stephen Warbeck


Stephen Warbeck is one of the best-known film composers working in Britain today.  His many credits include Shakespeare in Love (Miramax), for which he won the ‘Best Original Score’ Oscar; Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (Working Title/Universal), Billy Elliott (Tiger Aspect/Working Title), The Other Man (Rainmark Films), Quills (Industry Entertainment/Fox Searchlight), Mrs Brown (Ecosse Films/Miramax) and My Son the Fanatic (BBC/Zephyr Films/Miramax).

Stephen's most recent scores include Hampstead, for Ecosse Films, starring Brendan Gleeson and Diane Keaton and road comedy The Time Of Our Lives. Other recent film credits include Mon Roi (Les Productions des Trésor), Keeping Rosy (Air Productions/Redemption Films) and Seve (Renaissance Films).

Stephen began studying piano and composing at the age of four, and by his mid-teens he had developed an affinity for rock 'n' roll as well as for theatre.  His television credits include the first five series of Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect, for which he received a BAFTA nomination and he has recently scored The Dresser, starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, for the BBC and both series of Channel 4’s prestigious primetime drama Indian Summers.  He has also written music for numerous theatre productions including Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies (RSC), The Tempest (Globe), This House (National) and productions at the Almeida and the Royal Court.  Stephen is a founder member of The Kippers, with which he still regularly performs.

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