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Nicholas Hooper
Biographical information
Nationality

British

Gender

Male

Career
Years active

1985-present

In Harry Potter

Score composer

Nicholas Hooper is a British film composer.

Biography

Before Potter

In the past, he has scored the award-winning BBC productions Land of the Tiger and Andes to Amazon, as well as the TV movies My Family and Other Animals, and The Girl in the Café, amongst others. Hooper won a BAFTA Award for Original Score in 2004 for The Young Visitors and a BAFTA for Best Original Television Music in 2007 for Prime Suspect:The Final Act: starring Helen Mirren.[1] Prime Suspect: The Final Act was an ITV and WGBH co-production. Before his work on Harry Potter, he hadn't composed for a blockbuster film. [2]

Harry Potter films

He was nominated for World Soundtrack Award for his score for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007, as well as a Saturn Award for the same film in 2008. He most recently composed the score for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

In July 2009 a week after the successful release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, iF Magazine released an interview with Hooper noting in his final words that he will not be composing the soundtracks for the final two films.[3]

Filmography

Composer

  • Enid Blyton (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Einstein and Eddington (2008)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Prime Suspect: The Final Act (2006)
  • The Chatterley Affair (2006)
  • The Best Man (2006)
  • My Family and Other Animals (2005)
  • The Girl in the Café (2005)
  • The Cost of Living (2005)
  • Bloodlines (2005)
  • Nature (6 episodes, 1996-2005)
  • Blue Murder (4 episodes, 2004)
  • Messiah: The Promise (2004)
  • The Young Visiters (2003)
  • State of Play (5 episodes, 2003)
  • Loving You (2003)
  • The Future Is Wild (7 episodes, 2003)
  • The Heart of Me (2002)
  • The Secret (2002)
  • The Way We Live Now (4 episodes, 2001)
  • Tichborne Claimant (1998)
  • Punch (1996)
  • The Time Traveller (1993)
  • Good Looks (1992)
  • The Weaver's Wife (1991)
  • Land of the Tiger (1985)

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Notes and references

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