Nicholas Hooper is a British film and television composer. He has
scored the award-winning BBC productions Land of the Tiger (1985)
and Andes to Amazon (2000), as well as the movies The Tichborne Claimant
(1998), The Heart of Me (2002), and The Girl in the Café (2005), among
many others. Hooper won a BAFTA Award for Original Score for The
Young Visiters in 2004, and a BAFTA for Best Original Television Music
for Prime Suspect: the Final Act in 2007.
We discussed his highest profile score to date, Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix (2007), but also touched upon Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince, which Hooper had just finished scoring and which is
due for release in July 2009. Both Potter scores were completed under
the guidance of long-time collaborator, director David Yates.