Composer Paul Englishby is joined by Damian Lewis and Dame Maggie Smith, as Brits who brought home EMMY’s in 2012. Englishby won his first EMMY award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for David Hare’s ‘Page Eight‘. Paul is no stranger to awards as he was recently nominated for the prestigious Ivor Novello award for best TV soundtrack.
The Oscar nominated screenwriter David Hare’s masterpiece Page Eight, has already been nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. Thanks to Englishby’s amazing craftsmanship, the film can also add a nomination for the prestigious Ivor Novello award for Best TV Soundtrack and the highly desired Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.
At an early age Paul began to compose, his dedication and passion for music lead him to attend the prestigious Royal Academy of Music and go on to write highly acclaimed scores for Film, Television, Theatre, Dance, and the Concert Hall.
Paul’s film scores include the Oscar nominated An Education directed by Lone Sherfig and starring Carey Mulligan, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, directed by Bharat Nalluri and starring Amy Adams, the Peep Show team’s Magicians, Brit Flick Confetti, starring Martin Freeman and Jessica Hynes, Ten Minutes Older, which featured contributions by directors Jean-Luc Goddard, Mike Figgis, Spike Lee, Werner Herzog and Jim Jarmusch. Page Eight stars Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes. This British political drama is David Hare’s first work as a director since Strapless in 1989.
Notable Television credits include the hugely popular series Luther starring Idris Elba, Hamlet, a location-set feature version of the Royal Shakespeare Companies acclaimed production starring David Tennant and An Englishman in New York, starring John Hurt.
Not only has this gifted artist created scores for Oscar nominated films, along the way, he taught Hugh Grant to play the guitar and Nicholas Cage to play the piano, coached his singing and taught him to conduct. With a career that many only dream of, Paul Englishby remains humble and enjoys working in a field that he loves. It won’t be long before the world will find out if this down to earth Englishman will gain another title to his array of accolades as an Emmy Award Winning Composer for his breathtaking score for Page Eight.