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Ben Bartlett is one of the UK’s most in-demand composers. His music has spanned a huge range of TV and Film over the last 20 years.

Ben won a BAFTA for his score for the BBC blockbuster Walking With Dinosaurs, as well as receiving a a Primetime Emmy Nomination. Ben Bartlett has received many other award recognitions including an Ivor Novello Nomination for his score for BBC Scotland’s Fiona’s Story, and several Royal Television Society nominations including the feature The Mark of Cain directed by Marc Munden.

Ben Bartlett composed music for the ITV series Vera, which stars Brenda Blethyn. His scores for the Sky One’s Lucky Man, ITV’s The Loch and Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel.

His collaborations with director Adrian Shergold led to his work with Ray Winstone on the ITV Drama The Trials of Jimmy Rose, as well as the 3-part epic He Kills Coppers, based on the Jake Arnot novel.


Ben has also written extensively for concert hall and theatre, receiving critical acclaim for his mini-opera El Tigre, based on a poem of Pablo Neruda. His piano work Caprice was performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.


Walking With Dinosaurs

Fiona’s Story

The Mark of Cain


Lucky Man

The Loch

The Tunnel

​The Trials of Jimmy Rose

He Kills Coppers


Composer Ben Bartlett represented by UK Film and Music

Ben Bartlett

BAFTA award winning composer
Notable Credits


11 series (42 x 120 mins)
Multiple directors for ITV Studios


2 series (18 x 90 mins) for Sky One
Multiple directors for Carnival Film & Television


2 series (14 x 60 mins) for Sky One
Multiple directors for Canal+


1 series (6 x 60 mins) for ITV
Directed by Brian Kelly & Cilla Ware for ITV & Acorn TV


2 series (7 x 60 mins)
Directed by Tim Haines & Jasper James for BBC Natural History


BAFTA. Best Original Television Music for Walking With Dinosaurs
Ivor Novello, Emmy & RTS nominated

“The distinctive music of BAFTA winning composer Ben Bartlett can be heard on many award-winning TV drama and Film productions.

2021 will see the 10th anniversary of ITV’s flagship female detective series Vera for which Ben has proudly delivered all the music. Alongside Vera, Ben continues to compose contemporary scores for noir thriller and psychological drama. His scores for Sky One’s Lucky Man, ITV’s The Loch and Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel saw Ben explore a huge range of musical approaches from solo violin, chamber voice and live aleatronic string orchestra, through to unique synth programming and solo piano.

Ben’s approach to delivering a score is to collaborate with filmmakers to create, develop and hone a palette that captures the essence of the story and its characters.

When required, Ben’s scores have offered a reflection of period, spanning the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s of He Kills Coppers, a similar epic range in his score for The Runaway, and the vast biographical journey in the feature documentary Kissinger.

Ivor Novello nominated for the music for Fiona’s Story (Gina McGee, Jeremy Northam), Ben utilised the exquisite playing of solo violinist Adonis Alvanis, accompanied by some of the UK’s finest string players.

Ben’s sound is distinctive and its range is broad and he is equally at home with light drama and comedy, scoring Fairy Tales, Absolute Power (Stephen Fry), Secret World of Michael Fry (Ewen Bremner) and Mutual Friends (Marc Warren) for which he was nominated an RTS Award.”

Lesley Jackson
UK Film and Music