Stephen Warbeck is one of the best-known film composers working in Britain today. His many credits include Shakespeare in Love (Miramax), for which he won an Oscar Award for Best Original Score; Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (Working Title/Universal), Billy Elliott (Tiger Aspect/Working Title), Birthday Girl (Portobello Films/Film Four/Miramax), Quills (Industry Entertainment/Fox Searchlight), Mrs Brown (Ecosse Films/Miramax) and My Son the Fanatic (BBC/Zephyr Films/Miramax). Stephen’s most recent scores include Killing Bono (Cinema Three) and Angels Crest (Process Film).
He has written extensively for theatre – most recently Haunted Child at The Royal Court, Hamlet at The Young Vic and The Veil at the National Theatre. Stephen completed his first ballet score in 2005, Peter Pan, for Northern Ballet, choreographed by David Nixon.
In recent years Stephen has written scores for more than forty television plays or films, including all of Lynda La Plante’s Prime Suspect dramas (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA award). He scored BBC1’s hit children’s drama Just William. He also writes music for his band the Kippers. He is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.