Composer Natalie Holt represented by UK Film and Music
2 series (12 x 50 mins) for Disney +
Directed by Kate Herron for Marvel Studios
Drama feature for Cornerstone Films / Amazon Studios
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd for Element Pictures
1 series (4 x 60 mins) for Channel 4
Directed by Lynsey Miller for Kudos Film & Television
1 series (3 x 60 mins) for BBC One
Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe for Studio Lambert
THE HONOURABLE WOMAN
1 series (8 x 60 mins) for BBC Two
Directed by Hugo Blick for BBC Worldwide
Ivor Novello award for Best Original Television Music for The Honourable Woman
RTS Best Composer for Three Girls
TianTian Award for Best Music for Journey’s End
Nomination for primetime Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for Victoria
Natalie’s early contributions include minor roles as orchestrator and copyist on films such as Stardust. After graduating, she composed her own music for a number of short films, including the Royal Television Society award-winning short Friends Forever (2008), while working as a professional violinist. In 2007, she became part of RaVen Quartet, a London-based string quartet that performed their own musical arrangements. RaVen would go on to perform with Madness during the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony. By this time, the group had also played for Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace and were part of George Michael‘s Symphonica tour.
Holt’s breakthrough in composing came in 2012, when she worked with Martin Phipps on Great Expectations, which was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Score. Holt then co-composed with Phipps for the BBC drama The Honourable Woman, for which they jointly won the 2015 Ivor Novello Award for Best Television Soundtrack, and were nominated again for a BAFTA. She most recently collaborated with Phipps in 2017 for Victoria, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Music Composition for a Series”.
Holt subsequently wrote the original scores for a number of other high-profile television dramas including the multiple BAFTA award-winning and Royal Television Society winning score for Philippa Lowthorpe’s drama series Three Girls. Holt has also worked on My Mother and Other Strangers, the final series of Wallander, and the BBC adaptation of Sathnam Sanghera’s novel The Boy With The Topknot. In addition, she has scored two BBC TV series written by BAFTA award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett (Press and Sticks and Stones), Gurinder Chada’s 2018 series Beecham House, and in 2020 was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for her score to ITV drama Deadwater Fell.
Holt has also composed music for a number of films including Saul Dibb’s film adaptation Journey’s End, for which she jointly won Best Score at Beijing International Film Festival with Hildur Guðnadóttir. Peter Bradshaw named the score in his BAFTA predictions of 2018, and the score was described as “sinuously driving the narrative momentum” and “creating a sense of horror and dread”. Holt wrote additional music for Heyday Film’s Paddington. and the score for the first feature from Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2018. In 2019, she worked on Infidel and Herself. She has most recently worked on the Marvel Studios Disney+ series Loki, which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was described in the Washington Post as delivering “a suspenseful and mysterious vibe while providing Marvel’s horned menace with a theme song that might just be the MCU’s best”.