Harry Escott first came to prominence in 2005 with his score to the influential psychological thriller Hard Candy, directed by David Slade. Since then, He has worked with such stellar directorial talents as Eran Creevy on cult Britflick Shifty, Paddy Considine on his heartbreaking boxing drama Journeyman, Alvaro Delgado on his multi award-winning drama Retablo and, perhaps most prominently, on Steve McQueen’s seminal sophomore film Shame.
A frequent collaborator with Michael Winterbottom (A Mighty Heart, Road to Guantanamo), last year saw their fifth collaboration on Greed,a caustic satire of the super rich, starring Steve Coogan and David Mitchell. The same year saw him teaming up with PJ Harvey to write the song An Acre Of Land for Clio Barnard’s film Dark River. This year, Harry is working with Clio once more on her film Ali & Ava, their fourth collaboration since her ground breaking debut feature The Arbor.
For television, Harry recently completed the score to Roadkill, a political thriller from David Hare, starring Hugh Laurie which is being aired this autumn. Other notable scores for television include River, the BBC1 6 part drama penned by Abi Morgan, the soundtrack of which was awarded the Music and Sound Award for best original TV score, and Julian Fellowes’ first collaboration with Netflix, The English Game, a drama series which charts the 19th century origins of football.
Away from the screen, recent works include a collaboration with the poet Lavinia Greenlaw for her sound installation, Audio Obscura, which won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and O Light Of Light, a reflection on Tallis’ O Nata Lux which was commissioned and performed by Ora Singers. Their album, Many Are The Wonders, which features Harry’s work, won the prestigious Opus Klassik award for best choral album in 2018.