Stephen Warbeck


Stephen Warbeck’s is one of the best-known film composers working in Britain today.  His many credits include Shakespeare in Love (Miramax), for which he won an Oscar for Best Original Score; Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (Working Title/Universal), Billy Elliott (Tiger Aspect/Working Title), Birthday Girl (Portobello Films/Film Four/Miramax), 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 Mon Roi (Les Productions des Trésor), Keeping Rosy (Air Productions/Redemption Films) and Seve (Renaissance Films).

He has written extensively for theatre – most recently The Seagull, The Winterling and Alice Trilogy at The Royal Court, Pericles, Prince of Tyre at the Globe, and Proof at the National Theatre. Stephen completed his first ballet score in 2005, Peter Pan, for Northern Ballet, choreographed by David Nixon.

In recent years Stephen has written scores for more than forty television plays or films, including all of Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect dramas (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award) and most recently the BBC's The Dresser, starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins and both series of Channel 4's primetime drama, Indian Summers. He also writes music for his band The hKippers. He is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Site Search

Newsletter sign-up

Submit your email address here to receive the latest news and special offers from Faber Music

Take a look

Michael Daugherty

One of the most performed American composers of his generation.  Hailed by The Times (London) as “a...

read more