Simon has worked on a long series of comedy-dramas for Talkback Thames, including Monday MondayOpen Wide and Beauty (starring Martin Clunes). In 2009 he worked on his second feature film, Good, starring Vigo Mortensen. His many documentary credits include Pioneer Productions’ epic Life Before Birth. He has composed title themes for many well-known productions, not least Channel 4’s hugely-successful Scrapheap Challenge. Above all, Simon is a delight to work with, with the consequence that directors and producers return to him again and again. 

A graduate of University College London and classically trained pianist, Simon Lacey started his musical career as songwriter and vocalist in the band Great Northern Electrics, subsequently playing keyboards for artists ranging from Ricky Gervais to Echobelly.  His career as a television composer took off in the mid-90s when he scored numerous projects for the then fledgling RDF Television, also doing documentary work for the BBC and others.

Simon's reputation as a sensitive and original composer for drama has been growing rapidly since his work on Carlton's remake of E. Nesbit's The Railway Children in 2000. For this film, starring Richard Attenborough, Gregor Fisher and Jenny Augutter as 'Mother', Simon created a beautifully lyrical chamber orchestra score evoking the idealised world of Edwardian childhood.

Recent work includes the feature film Good, starring Viggo Mortensen and directed by Vicente Amorim, for which Simon composed an orchestral score as well as arranging songs by Mahler. However Simon can also write in a more contemporary mode, as in the recent ITV comedy-drama Monday Monday.  Comedy drama is something of a speciality, and Simon has composed for several Simon Nye-scripted comedies for Talkback Thames including Open Wide, Tunnel of Love and Beauty, the latter starring Martin Clunes.

In the documentary field, Simon composed the music for Pioneer Productions' highly acclaimed documentary film Life Before Birth (broadcast on Discovery as In The Womb).  He has also written many memorable and popular title themes, including those for the BBC's drama series Fish and for BBC2's 7-part series British Film Forever, which led the BBC's Summer of British Film in 2007.  Simon has also enjoyed working on a couple of historical drama-documentaries: Mary Shelley: The Birth of Frankenstein, for the BBC (for which he was able to dip his toes into the horror genre); and Anthony and Cleopatra for Wall to Wall.

In contrast to these dramas, Simon has also worked on entertainment shows including RDF's Scrapheap Challenge and its American spin-off Junkyard Wars – a reflection of his eclectic ability to work in any style, to any brief.

Lacey Composes Music for ITV's Monday Monday

With a stellar ensemble cast including Cold Feet star Fay Ripley and film and TV star Jenny Agutter the scene is set in an office where not all relationships are professional, the head of Human Resources finds solace in booze, and the company's chief executive finds his position under threat by a highly ambitious woman determined to make her way to the top.

Simon Lacey Music for Monday Monday

Simon Lacey has provided the music for ITV1's new seven-part comedy drama series "Monday Monday": going out each Monday evening from July 13th. Starring Fay Ripley, Holly Aird, Morven Christie and Jenny Agutter, Monday Monday is set in the head office of struggling supermarket chain, Butterworth's. Gareth Mclean, The Guardian's TV Editor, has described it as "warm, smart and funny - a return to form for ITV drama". A DVD of the series will be released in August.

Good on Release Friday 17th April

The highly anticipated feature "Good" is out for release in cinemas on 17th April 2009. Starring Viggo Mortensen and music by Simon Lacey! Reviews for the movie: "Sensitively and intelligently crafted.” - Red Reed, NEW YORK OBSERVER I was riveted from beginning to end.” - Stephen Farber, HOLLYWOOD LIFE

Lacey's Theme for ‘British Film Forever’ and ‘Good’

Simon Lacey composed the theme for the BBC's British Film Forever, a seven-part primetime series for BBC Two. The series was made with the support of the British Film Institute and the UK Film Council. British Film Forever forms the centrepiece of the BBC's Summer Of British Film season, an unique television event celebrating the rich heritage of British film. Jessica Hynes (Spaced, Shaun Of The Dead) guides us through the series examining British film by genre, with highlights from over 200