Arthur Sharpe

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Arthur is an RTS Award-winning film and TV composer. While still studying at Edinburgh University, he began his career writing music for various Cambridge Footlights shows including the sketch show Grow Up, which enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He then went on to form part of the team behind the soundtrack for the BAFTA-nominated feature film Black Pond. The film received multiple award nominations, as well as winning the 2012 Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer.

Most recently Arthur has worked on two series of the Channel 4 comedy/drama series Flowers, produced by Kudos and starring Olivia Colman and Julian Barratt. Helping to create a dark and eerie world with his use of strings, piano and the occasional chant in backwards English, his score for the first series won him the 2016 RTS Craft & Design Award for Best Original Music. In the same year, he also co-scored with Ralegh Long the BIFA-nominated feature film The Darkest Universe, starring Joe Thomas. His music on the film saw him work with the Navarra String Quartet as well as contributing his own guitar and piano playing.

Alongside his film and TV work, Arthur also fronts and writes for the indie band Arthur In Colour. They released their debut EP Malatrophy EP in 2012, receiving an 8/10 review from Neon Filler and 4/5 from Music Muso.  In June 2017, they released their debut album 'Nocturnalium'. 

There was a lot going on in this score and the music effectively became another character in the show with a sense of quirkiness and drama – which is hard to pull off, but done so with aplomb in this winning entry.” - RTS Awards Jury on Flowers   

Flowers Series 2

Television

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GUILT

2019

Happy Tramp/ Expectation/ BBC Scotland

Dir: Robert McKillop
Prod: Jules Hussey

GHOSTS

2019

BBC One

Dir: Tom Kingsley
Prod: Matthew Mulot

WOMEN ON THE VERGE

2018

Merman Television

Dir. Annie Griffin
Prod. Gavin O’Grady

FLOWERS SERIES 2

2017

Sister Pictures

Dir. Will Sharpe
Prod. Naomi De Pear
Nominated: Ivor Novello Awards 2019 for Best television soundtrack

FLOWERS

2016

KUDOS

Dir. Will Sharpe
Prod. Naomi De Pear
Winner: RTS Award for Original Score 2016
'A hauntingly beautiful soundtrack that tied in perfectly with the mood of the programme.’ - Televisual Magazine on Flowers

Film

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THE DARKEST UNIVERSE

2016

Dir: Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe
Prod: Jo Jo Ellison, Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe

BLACK POND

2011

Dir: Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe.
Prod: Sarah Brocklehurst, Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe

GOKIBURI

2009

Dir: Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe.

Short Films

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THE LOST FILMS OF BLOODY NORA

2018

Dir. Sophia Di Martino
Prod. Katie Mavroleon

Discography: 

2017 - Nocturnalium (music album; Band: Arthur In Colour; release date 05/06/17)

2016 - The Darkest Universe (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (with Ralegh Long; Label: Gard du Nord Records)

2016 - Flowers (Original Soundtrack) (Label: Kudos Film & Television Ltd)

2012 - ... and then I lost my voice (music album; self-released)

2012 - Malatrophy EP (music EP; Band: Arthur In Colour; self-released)