Christian Henson

Christian is a UK-based multi-nominated (including Ivor Novello, BAFTA and World Soundtrack Awards), multi-award-winning composer. With over 45 films to his name Christian has proven to be a prodigious and versatile force within the UK film industry.

Selected Credits

Inside No. 9 (2014-2022)
Composer
Home (2019-2020)
Composer
Trauma (2018)
Composer
Tutankhamun (2016)
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Tommy's Honour (2016)
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Christian recently completed a score for the feature film “Unwelcome”, his fourth outing with director Jon Wright (“Robot Overlords”, “Grabbers”). Other recent work of note includes the BBC remake of “The Go Between”, ITV’s “Tutankhamun”, ITV’s “Trauma”, and a posthumous collaboration with Jerry Goldsmith, alongside co-writers “The Flight”, on “Alien Isolation” (nominated for ‘Best Score’ at the BAFTAs).

The seventh series of Reece Sheersmith and Steve Pemberton’s multi-award-winning series “Inside No. 9” is due to return to the BBC in 2022. Christian has now created over 40 totally bespoke scores for each episode of this star-studded cult franchise.

Henson notoriously undertakes challenging productions. These include the harrowing holocaust epic “La Rafle”, one of the biggest French films of recent times, Dexter Fletcher’s BAFTA-nominated debut “Wild Bill”, Lee Tamahori’s disturbing “The Devil’s Double”, and a tryptic of insidious horror and comedies from director Christopher Smith (“Severance”, “Black Death” and “Triangle”).

Christian’s heritage is from first-wave Drum and Bass and breakbeat music of the 90′s with acts such as LTJ Bukem and The Freestylers. This DNA is present in all his scores alongside his unique, self-taught approach to working with the orchestra. He has collaborated with an eclectic number of artists for his scores, including Graham Coxon (Blur), Dot Allison (One Dove, Death In Vegas, Massive Attack), Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno), Skye (of Morcheeba), Natasha Khan (of Bat For Lashes), Synergy Vocals (Steve Reich) and Ed Harcourt.

In 2007 Christian co-founded the company “Spitfire Audio”, providing tools for composers the world over. The company has developed a cult global following and has become a generous supporter of the UK music industry.

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