Martin Phipps comes from a rich musical background; he is the godson of celebrated English composer Benjamin Britten. Having originally read drama at Manchester University, he then decided to focus on writing music. Since scoring his first TV drama, Eureka Street in 2002, he has won 2 BAFTAs, 5 Ivor Novello Awards and received multiple Emmy nominations for writing music to many of the most interesting series of recent years. These include the BBC’s War and Peace, Hugo Blick’s The Honourable Woman, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror and season 3 & 4 of the Leftbank Pictures/Netflix series The Crown.
Martin’s film credits include Woman In Gold (scored with Hans Zimmer), starring Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren, Fox Searchlight’s The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, Harry Brown and Brighton Rock.
Martin set up Mearl, a project to facilitate collaborations with other artists and composers, as well as a platform for developing his own material. Peaky Blinders was the first soundtrack written under this name.