Harry Escott

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Harry Escott
Born9 September 1976 Edit this on Wikidata (age 45)
Greater London Edit this on Wikidata
Alma mater
OccupationComposer Edit this on Wikidata
Websitehttps://www.harryescott.co.uk/ Edit this on Wikidata

Harry Escott is a British composer living in London. He has composed the scores to several films, including Shame (2011), Hard Candy (2005) and A Mighty Heart (2007).[1] He scored Eran Creevy's second feature film, the action thriller Welcome to the Punch which was executive produced by Ridley Scott and had its cinematic release in 2013. This was the second time he had worked with Creevy, having scored the director's debut feature, Shifty, for which he received a BIFA nomination in 2008.

Escott's recent television credits include BBC One drama series What Remains, River and Roadkill, for which he received a BAFTA award in 2021. He has scored films for Michael Winterbottom (The Face of an Angel), Paddy Considine (Journeyman) and Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant, Dark River). His score for Clio Barnard's, Dark River, included a song co-written with PJ Harvey, "An Acre of Land",[2] released on Cognitive Shift Recordings. Regularly Escott works with the psybient group Shpongle.

He studied music at the Royal College of Music and Somerville College, Oxford.[3][4]

His choral work, "O Viridissima Virga", was written for the choir of St Bride's Church, London.



  1. ^ "Harry Escott: About". Manners McDade. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ Rife, Katie (9 February 2018). "PJ Harvey goes back to the moors on her new song, 'An Acre Of Land'". AV Club. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Harry Escott". Eaton Music. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Harry Escott (1976-)". Faber Music. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Harry Escott Scoring 'New Worlds' Mini-Series". Film Music Reporter. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.

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