Paul’s film scores include the Oscar nominated An Education directed by Lone Sherfig and starring Carey Mulligan, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, directed by Bharat Nalluri and starring Amy Adams, the Peep Show team’s Magicians, Brit Flick Confetti, starring Martin Freeman and Jessica Hynes, Ten Minutes Older,  which featured contributions by directors Jean-Luc Goddard, Mike Figgis,  Spike Lee, Werner Herzog and Jim Jarmusch.

Recent Theatre credits include HEDDA GABLER for the Old Vic, starring Sheridan Smith, SOUTH DOWNS/THE BROWNING VERSION, which enjoyed a sell out west end run, THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO, directed by Gregory Doran at the RSC,  NO QUARTER at the Royal Court and CHILDREN'S CHILDREN at the Almeida Theatre, both directed by Jeremy Herrin.

Paul's work in Ballet and Dance scores includes several works with choreographer Will Tuckett, notably PLEASURE'S PROGRESS, THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD, both for the Royal Opera House, a Kanagawa Arts, Japan commission THE CRANE MAIDEN, and LES GRANDES BALS DE LEGENDE, which premiered at Buckingham Palace last year.

His Television scores range from the hard-hitting drama of GOOD COP and INSIDE MEN, both for the BBC, the emotionally wrought A MOTHER'S SON, through character studies AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK, starring John Hurt as Quentin Crisp, and HAMLET, an adaptation of the RSC hit productions starring David Tennant, to the Jazz arrangements for Stephen Polliakoff's DANCING ON THE EDGE.


Paul is about to embark on scoring  the concluding two films of David Hare's WORRICKER TRILOGY, starring Bill Nighy, the RSC's RICHARD II, and the National Theatre's EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES which will play in the Olivier Theatre over Christmas.

Biography

Paul Englishby conducting
Paul won the 2012 Emmy award for his work on David Hare's film, PAGE EIGHT, he was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award, won back to back ASCAP Awards, as well as receiving critical acclaim for his work across various genres.

His recent scores include series three of transatlantic success LUTHER, the forthcoming musical feature film, SUNSHINE ON LEITH, the 60s Jazz influenced score to THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, to be broadcast in october on BBC1, THE GUILTY, the harrowing tale of a missing child for ITV, and the smash-hit west end show THE AUDIENCE, starring HELEN MIRREN and directed by STEPHEN DALDRY.

Paul studied composition at Goldsmiths' College and at The Royal Academy of Music, where he received the Charles Lucas Prize. As well as his many scores for the screen, he has composed three large works for the Royal Opera House, and written many scores for the Royal Shakespeare Company, with whom he is an Associate Artist.


 

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