Music, Sound, and the Moving Image

An Interview with Nicholas Hooper

Music, Sound, and the Moving Image (2009), 3, (1), 87–97.

Abstract

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.

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Mera, Miguel