Daniel Pemberton is the BAFTA nominated composer behind many of the themes and sounds you hear everyday on TV. His credits include everything from cult comedy series (Peep Show, Suburban Shootout) to mainstream reality shows (Hells Kitchen, Love Island, Bad Lads Army); acclaimed dramas such as Born With Two Mothers (starring Sophie Okonedo and Lesley Sharp) and Vincent Van Gogh biopic The Yellow House (starring John Simm) to BAFTA and Emmy award winning documentaries (Hirsohima , George Orwell - A Life In Pictures); top rated lifestyle programmes (Great British Menu) to big budget family adventures (Prehistoric Park). His ability to jump genres effortlessly yet still bring a unique and recognizable sound to every project saw him named as 'one of the hottest people working in television today' by Broadcast magazine, who praised him as 'a composer prepared to take risks'.
Whilst Daniel has done many things - co founder of the infamous Shoreditch Twat fanzine, journalist for i-D magazine, fashion show music director for designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Boudicca and Eley Kishimoto, author of nicely designed toilet humour books, backer of controversial operas - it is perhaps through this eclectic soundtrack work that he has had the biggest impact.
After releasing 'Bedroom', a self produced record of avant garde electronic music, at the age of 16 Daniel moved into writing music for the small screen. A year later, inbetween doing his homework, he wrote his first TV soundtrack - a documentary for Channel 4 in which media visionary Janet Street Porter argued that the internet was a pointless passing fad. Since then he has become one of the most in demand and prolific composers in British television, writing music for over 150 different TV productions amounting to more than 500 shows in total in the past decade. These have featured everything from a 70 piece orchestra to kazoos and a drum machine; big band jazz set ups to intricate electronic sound design; French folk bands to Armenian flautists. He recently completed his first feature film score to 'Big Kiss', a diamond heist caper starring Billy Zane (Titanic, Dead Calm).
Daniel has also done works for LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2.
Well known for his creative and incredibly versatile approach to writing no two scores ever sound the same.
Big Kiss 2007 110 mins
Dir: Billy Zane
Starring Billy Zane (Titanic, Dead Calm)
Napoleon BBC 1 2007 60 mins
Dir: Nick Murphy
Starring Tom Burk (State Of Play) and Rob Brydon
The Yellow House C4 2007 90 mins
Dir: Chris Durlacher
Starring John Simm (Life On Mars) and John Lynch (Bleak House)
Peep Show C4 2003-2007 30 X 25 mins
Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb (Mitchell and Webb)
Born With Two Mothers C4 90 Mins
Dir: Ian Duncan
Starring Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) and Lesley Sharp (Vera Drake)
George Orwell: A Life In Pictures BBC 2 2003 1 X 90 min BAFTA/EMMY/GRIERSON WINNER
Dir: Chris Durlacher
Starring Chris Langham (The Thick Of It)
The Haunted Airman BBC4 1 X 75 Mins 2006
Dir: Chris Durlacher
Starring Julian Sands (24, Ocean's 13) and Rob Pattison (Harry Potter)
Prehistoric Park ITV 6 x 60 mins 2006
Starring Nigel Marvin, Framestore CFC Dinosaurs
Suburban Shootout Five 2006-2007 12 X 25 Mins
Starring Anna Chancellor (Four Weddings And A Funeral), Emma Kennedy (Notes On A Scandal)
Forgiven C4 2006 90 Mins
Dir: Paul Wilmshurst
Starring Lucy Cohu (Gosford Park)
Real Men BBC 2 2002 2 X 90 mins
Dir: Sallie Aphramian
Starring Ben Daniels (The State Within) and Harry Eden (Oliver Twist)
Is Harry On The Boat? Sky One/Theatrical 2001 1 X 90 mins Ruby Films
Dir: Menhaj Huda
Starring Danny Dyer (The Football Factory)
Hiroshima BBC 1 2005 90 Mins EMMY/BAFTA WINNER
SAS: Embassy Seige BBC 1 1 X 90mins RTS/BAFTA/GREIRSON AWARD WINNER
The Guantanemo Guidebook C4 1 X 60mins Twenty Twenty
The King Of Communism BBC 4 Little Bird GRIERSON AWARD WINNER
Commando C4 2003 3 X 50mins Windfall Films
Men Of Iron C4 2004 3 X 50mins Windfall Films
Escape From Colditz C4 2000 3 X 60 mins Windfall Films
The Gambler C4 2000 3 X 60mins Diverse Productions
In The Wild With Julia Roberts Five 1 X 60mins Tiger Aspect
Great British Menu BBC Optomen
Hells Kitchen ITV 2004 14 X 60mins Granada
Bad Lads Army ITV 2002 10 X 50mins 20/20 TV. RTS AWARD WINNER.
Regency House Party C4 2004 8 X 60mins Wall To Wall
That'll Teach 'Em C4 2003 5 X 60 mins 20/20 TV
Edwardian Country House C4 2002 6 X 60mins Wall To Wall
French Leave C4 2003 8 X 25mins Optomen
Love Island ITV 2006 Granada
Lost C4 2001 15 X 25mins Windfall Films
The Movies X Box PC Playstation 2 Nintendo Gamecube Activision/Lionhead Studios - BAFTA NOMINATION: BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Toyota, Gucci, Volkswagen, Zanussi, Ford, The Guardian, Kwik Fit, MTV, Lipton Ice Tea, Dettol
Vivienne Westwood, Boudicca, Sophia Kokosalaki, Eley Kishimoto
The Guardian, i-D, The Face, Sleaze, Wired, GQ, Esquire, Shoreditch Twat, The Idler, The Wire, The Daily Telegraph
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