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28 March 1976 |
Andrew Hewitt is a British composer for film and television.
Training and performance
Andrew was classically trained from childhood as a pianist and tenor singer. He won music scholarships and entrance bursaries to Westminster Abbey Choir, Uppingham School, the National Youth Music Theatre, St Johns College, Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Before university he had already toured chorally worldwide, and on graduation in 2000 continued on to perform regularly in concerts, global tours and CD recordings for such classical groups as John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi Choir, Robert King's The King's Consort, The John Rutter Singers, Synergy, Opera Rara, the London Voices and Metro Voices. These performances covered every style, from contemporary premieres, to session choirs, and baroqoue, classical and avant-garde works.
At Abbey Road and Air Studios he has performed on many film scores, for such conductors as John Williams and Howard Shore - including the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Doomsday, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Golden Compass and A Christmas Carol.
Film and television scoring
Features include Richard Ayoade's The Double, Stephen Brown's The Sea, Ayoade's comedy Submarine (produced by Ben Stiller), feature thriller Cuckoo, starring Richard E Grant; the feature documentary Four Horsemen; and the US magical comedy "The Brass Teapot".
Andrew has also scored series, short films, advertising and animation. He worked with Richard Ayoade and Matt Holness on Channel4's Garth Marenghi's Darkplace  and Man to Man with Dean Learner, and both comedy series are released to DVD. Other projects have included: CulDeSac (starring actors from The Office); three short films for Purrfect Pictures; The Optician starring Chris Barrie; Pioneer Productions' new film drama Hindenburg: The Untold Story, recreating the 1937 airship disaster, and broadcast in the US, UK and Germany; several documentary series for Discovery, Travel Channel, and National Geographic. For Emmy-nominated film composer Richard Blackford he orchestrated twelve filmscores: Rosamunde Pilcher dramas for ZDF Germany. For Mother Advertising he wrote all songs for Pot Noodle's musicvideo ad campaign (directed by Oscar-Nominated Taika Waititi), and Twenty Twenty Television commissioned six songs for a new internet-based musicvideo project.
Awards and nominations
- 2004: BAFTA Nomination as Best New Composer for Film and TV.
- The Sea - dir Stephen Brown, starring Ciaran Hinds, Hilary Hahn violin soloist
- The Double - dir Richard Ayoade, starring Jesse Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska
- The Brass Teapot - dir Ramaa Mosley, starring Juno Temple & Michael Angarano
- Submarine - dir Richard Ayoade, Warp Films, starring Sally Hawkins, prod Ben Stiller
- Cuckoo - dir Richard Bracewell, Punk Cinema, starring Richard E Grant
- Four Horsemen - dir Ross Ashcroft, Motherlode, with Noam Chomsky
- Hindenburg: Titanic of the Skies - dir Sean Grundy, Pioneer
- Garth Marenghi's Darkplace - dir Richard Ayoade, Avalon
- Man to Man with Dean Learner - dir Richard Ayoade, Avalon
- Catastrophe - Discovery US, Pioneer, C4
- Extreme Hotels - Pioneer, Travel
- Girl Who Cries Blood - National Geographic
- My Child's a Monkey - National Geographic
- Girl with Eight Limbs Revisited - National Geographic
- Pot Noodle: 3 Songs - Ballad, Rock, Rap
- ITV Drama: 3 Auris Idents
- Abu Dhabi Golf Championships
- The Insiders Musician - TwentyTwenty, C4
Shorts and pilots
- 4Tissimo - Thamestalkback, BBC, Navelgazing
- Cosmo, Verne - Cartoon Network
- Cul De Sac
- Would Like To Meet
- The Optician - starring Chris Barrie
- The Fence
- Ah Youth - Nokia Film Awards Winner
- 10 x 120min ZDF TV Dramas for Emmy-Nominated Composer Richard Blackford