Warner Bros confirms new ‘Harry Potter’ composer

By • May 12, 2006

Warner Bros. has confirmed to Film Music Radio that British composer Nicholas Hooper has been signed to compose the original score for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The news about Hooper’s involvement in the picture was first presented by web site The Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator, however the actual deal between the composer and Warner Bros. has not been in place until today. Following in the footsteps of esteemed previous Harry Potter composers John Williams, William Ross and Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper comes aboard the franchise as a regular member of director David Yates’ creative team – they have worked extensively together in television and also on the feature The Tichborne Claimant. In 2004, Hooper won the BAFTA TV Award for his score to The Young Visiters and in 2002 he was nominated for The Way We Live Now, both of them directed by Yates. Represented by Cool Music Ltd, Nicholas Hooper’s most recent credits include the BBC productions The Chatterly Trial, My Family and Other Animals and Messiah III. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film based on the best-selling J.K. Rowling novels, once again features Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. It’s shceduled to premiere on July 13 next year.

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