Andrew Hewitt

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Andrew Hewitt
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Background information
Born (1976-03-28) 28 March 1976 (age 41)
England, UK
Genres Film scores
Occupation(s) Composer, musician
Years active 2000–present

Andrew Hewitt (born 28 March 1976) is a film composer based in Los Angeles.


Hewitt was classically trained from childhood as a pianist and tenor singer. He won music scholarships 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 performed on many film scores, for such conductors as John Williams and Howard Shore – including The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Film scoring[edit]

Hewitt is Associate Member of PRS For Music, and recently accepted invitations to become a member of both the World Soundtrack Academy and BAFTA.

Hewitt combines a lifelong passion for film with extensive classical training, recording and worldwide concert experience. He orchestrates and conducts all his scores, fusing them with electronic textures at his studio.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • BAFTA Nomination as Best New Composer for Film and TV

Motion pictures[edit]

  • We Have Always Lived In The Castledir Stacie Passon
  • Old Boys - dir Toby Macdonald, prod Luke Morris
  • The Good Neighbordir Kasra Farahani, starring James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist
  • The Divide - dir Katharine Round, featuring Kwame Anthony Appiah, Noam Chomsky, Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson
  • Mojavedir Bill Monahan, starring Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Mark Whalberg
  • The Stanford Prison Experimentdir Kyle Alvarez, starring Michael Angarano, Ezra Miller
  • Billdir Richard Bracewell, starring Ben Willbond, Laurence Rickard
  • The Doubledir Richard Ayoade, starring Jesse Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska
  • The Seadir Stephen Brown, starring Ciaran Hinds, violin soloist Hilary Hahn
  • The Brass Teapotdir Ramaa Mosley, starring Juno Temple & Michael Angarano
  • Four Horsemendir Ross Ashcroft, Motherlode, with Noam Chomsky
  • Submarinedir Richard Ayoade, Warp Films, starring Sally Hawkins, prod Ben Stiller
  • Cuckoodir Richard Bracewell, Punk Cinema, starring Richard E Grant

Television series[edit]

  • Hindenburg: Titanic of the Skies – dir Sean Grundy, TV movie, 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
  • National Geographic – three documentaries
  • The Stuarts – BBC
  • Harry Hill The Reunion
  • Globetrekker
  • Parking Tribunal – BBC
  • Parasomnia – BBC

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