Tim Phillips (musician)

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Tim Phillips
OriginLondon, England
Film score
Occupation(s)Composer, songwriter
Associated actsCatHead, Filter Theatre

Tim Phillips is co-creator of West End musical The Grinning Man. It opened at The Trafalgar Studios in December 2017.[1][2]

He is a Canadian/British composer, songwriter, and lyricist based in London, England.

He has written scores for many screen productions, including the BBC Film Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, HBO's Entourage, the ITV series Jericho and the hit Channel 4 series Shameless[2] and Ackley Bridge.

He is Co-Artistic Director of Filter Theatre, a national and international touring company he co-founded with actors Ferdy Roberts and Oliver Dimsdale in 2003. Their productions include Faster, Three Sisters, Water[3] (all at the Lyric Hammersmith), a production of Bertolt Brecht's play The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the National Theatre, several RSC commissions (Silence and Twelfth Night), as well as A Midsummer Night's Dream. Filter has enjoyed widespread success with their productions.

Phillips was in the UK rock band CatHead until Nov 2006. He also provided the vocals for Murray Gold's "Song for Ten", an original song composed for the Doctor Who 2005 Christmas special, "The Christmas Invasion".[4] He performed "Song for Ten" at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms in July 2008.[4]


  1. ^ "Tim Phillips". Manner McDade. Manners McDade Music Publishing Ltd. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Desk, BWW News. "Photo Flash: First Look at THE GRINNING MAN". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  3. ^ Billington, Michael (2007-10-19). "Water". Guardian Unlimited. London: Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
  4. ^ a b "Hear the Christmas Song". Doctor Who: News. BBC. 2006-01-10. Archived from the original on 2006-01-14. Retrieved 2007-08-24.

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