Ben Bartlett is one of the UK’s most prolific TV/Film composers, winning a BAFTA for his score for the 1999 BBC blockbuster ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’, as well as a nomination for a Primetime Emmy. Since then Bartlett’s work has been heard on innumerable award-winning productions, creating a truly vast body of experience in both TV and Film.
Working virtually without pause, Bartlett has received many award recognitions including an Ivor Novello nomination for his score for BBC Scotland’s ‘Fiona’s Story’, and several Royal Television Society nominations including the feature ‘The Mark of Cain’ directed by Marc Munden. His score for the period drama ‘Lucan’ inspired the Guardian to write “…Bartlett’s music has been the crowning glory of this show…” and received a MASA nomination.
Ben’s much-loved music to the highly popular long running ITV series ‘Vera’, which stars Brenda Blethyn, has seen audiences reach in excess of 6 million. His scores for the Sky One’s ‘Lucky Man’, ITV’s ‘The Loch’ and Sky Atlantic’s ‘The Tunnel’ saw Bartlett explore a huge range of musical approaches from solo violin, chamber voice and live aleatoric string orchestra, through to unique synth programming and solo piano performed by the composer.
His collaborations with director Adrian Shergold led to his work with Ray Winstone on the ITV Drama ‘The Trials of Jimmy Rose’, as well as the 3-part epic ‘He Kills Coppers’, based on the Jake Arnot novel.
Ben has also written extensively for concert hall and theatre, receiving critical acclaim for his mini-opera ‘El Tigre’, based on a poem of Pablo Neruda. He piano work ‘Caprice’ was performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
He lectures on composition and is a respected judge on awards panels including BAFTA and Ivor Novello.
Ben works from his studio complex in West London.