Composer Mark Thomas Represented by UK Film and Music
Much adored BAFTA winning composer Mark Thomas, sadly passed away on 18 July 2023 after bravely battling an awful illness.
Mark composed music for feature film and television drama to worldwide critical acclaim. Nominated 10 times, he won a BAFTA award for his score to for director Kevin Allen’s cult British comedy Twin Town and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for the outstanding title music he composed for Showtime / BBC2 comedy series Episodes.
He scored over 50 feature films including Dog Soldiers, Agent Cody Banks II for MGM, The Magic Roundabout Movie for Pathé / Miramax, Shadows in the Sun, Greyfriars Bobby, the dark horror feature Wilderness for Ecosse Films and Flicka 3 and Marley And Me 2 for 20th Century Fox.
In addition to Episodes Mark delivered the music for some iconic television comedy drama series including Benidorm, Stella, Brief Encounters, Becoming Eileen and Ladies of Letters. Oh yes, and over 180 episodes of Shaun The Sheep.
Among his final pieces of work were feature films Zoo, Last Summer and counter-culture feature La Cha Cha, which turned out to be his last professional collaboration with his longstanding and very dearest friend, BAFTA winning director Kevin Allen.
Please enjoy this playlist of beautiful music from one of the country’s finest ever.
BAFTA winning and Emmy nominated composer Mark Thomas is one of the most sought-after film & tv drama composers in the UK today. Classically trained, Mark is stylistically innovative and always ready to experiment and embrace something new.
A first-choice for comedy film and tv drama, Mark’s credits include all 10 series of Tiger Aspect’s ‘Benidorm’ for ITV, 5 series of ‘Episodes’ (for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy) starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Grieg & Steve Mangan; 36 episodes of Tidy Productions’ brilliant comedy series ‘Stella’ created by and starring Ruth Jones and more than 150 episodes of ‘Shaun The Sheep’ created by Aardman Animations. It was for feature film ‘Twin Town’, directed by Kevin Allen and starring Rhys Ifans and Dougray Scot, that Mark won his much deserved BAFTA for Best Original Music.
Comedy drama rarely requires ‘comedy music’ and it’s Mark’s considered, consistent and intelligent approach to storytelling that allows him to create music that engages with the audience – whatever the genre; he’s experienced and exciting. A safe pair of hands but always striving, with proven success, to deliver something extra.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Lesley Jackson