Ruth Barrett

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Emmy-nominee Ruth Barrett has quickly become one of the most sought-after film and television composers in the UK. Her music is unmistakably original and eclectic, spanning feature films and high-end TV drama. Ruth’s film credits include City of Tiny Lights and Legacy, both directed by Pete Travis (Dredd), Harry Brown (co-written with Martin Phipps), starring Michael Caine, Toast, directed by S.J Clarkson, and the gritty Paul Abbott penned feature Twenty8k. In television, Ruth has amassed over thirty scores in her twelve years’ composing. These include acclaimed writer Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard (BBC) and Critical (Sky), David Hare’s Collateral (BBC) starring Carey Mulligen, Victoria (ITV) for Mammoth Screen, The Durrells (scored with Jon Wygens, who Ruth bought in to co-compose) (ITV), Love Nina (BBC) starring Helen Bonham Carter, Wuthering Heights (ITV/PBS) starring Tom Hardy, Wallander (BBC) and Whitechapel (ITV). Ruth studied composition at The Royal Academy of Music and read music at Cambridge University. She started her career composing for theatre and commercials before setting up a music production company, Rubykon, with composer and engineer Ruskin Williamson. Between them, they have scored numerous documentaries, ad campaigns and short films.

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