Martin Phipps

Biography

Martin Phipps (born 1 August 1968) is a British composer, who has worked on numerous film and television projects.

Phipps's father, Jack Phipps, was an arts administrator who had previously founded a management agency, which acted for many leading musical figures (including Benjamin Britten, Phipps's godfather).

Having read drama at Manchester University, Phipps enjoyed early critical success with Eureka Street, and went on to score the BBC period dramas North and South and Elizabeth - The Virgin Queen, for which he was recognised with the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score.

Phipps scored Low Winter Sun for Channel 4, starring Mark Strong and Brian McCardie and Persuasion, the most recent ITV adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, as well as Grow Your Own, a feature for Warp Films. He also scored the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, adapted by Andrew Davies. Phipps was then commissioned to score the BBC's Oliver Twist adaptation, for which he was recognised with the Ivor Novello Award 2008 for Best Television Soundtrack.

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Links & Information

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Brighton Rock – Original Soundtrack Recording

    Brighton Rock – Original Soundtrack Recording 2011

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Phipps has created a fantastic, enveloping score, suitably dark and threatening.
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