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Jennie Muskett has lived in London, South Africa and LA and has established an international reputation as a composer for film and television, having written scores for Miramax, Paramount, Disney, IMAX, the BBC and many more.
Over the years Muskett has also made her mark in Hollywood as a composer with scores such as her lyrical music for The Prince and Me (2004) directed by Martha Coolidge and her comedy score for Material Girls (2005), starring Hilary Duff and Anjelica Huston.
She has provided high-profile TV scores, most recently for the critically acclaimed BBC film, Miss Austen Regrets (2008) and Compulsion starring Ray Winston. Muskett has also been awarded 2 BAFTA nominations for her scores for the series Spooks, for which she also composed the theme, and more recently, the mini-series The State Within received two Golden Globe nominations.
Muskett trained at the Royal College of Music in London and soon after began a career as a cellist, playing for named UK orchestras. Her composing career began when she was invited to write the music for a natural history documentary which, in turn, spurred further commissions in this genre. She worked for production companies such as National Geographic, Discovery, the BBC and IMAX. Muskett’s passion for the environment and her fascination with the natural world inspired a diverse ethnicity in her scores. Inevitably Muskett’s documentary work has received praise, winning her 2 Emmy’s and 5 Emmy nominations.
Muskett has a studio in LA and another in Highgate, London and divides her time between them, working in both film and TV.
- Costa, Ray (20 January 2008). "Award Winning Female Composer Jennie Muskett Brings Jane Austen to Life". SoundtrackNet. Retrieved 27 July 2010.