Coming from a musical background (he is Benjamin Britten’s godson), Martin read drama at Manchester University – fortunately for the acting world he concentrated on writing music. Following the early critical success of Eureka Street and now of the BBC period dramas North and South and Elizabeth - The Virgin Queen, Martin's music is consistently innovative and strikes at the emotional heart of the drama.
In the summer of 2005 Martin wrote a haunting score to the film Pierrepoint , directed by Adrian Shergold. Other recent credits include the The Wife of Bath from the BBC’s contemporary adaptation of the Canterbury Tales, the acclaimed contemporary drama Dirty Filthy Love and the thriller She’s Gone starring Ray Winstone. Martin’s enchanting score for the 4 part BBC period drama, Elizabeth - The Virgin Queen, in which he incorporated the wonderful voices of the Medieval Babes to excellent effect, was recognised recently with an RTS Award for Best Original Score . He also scored the British feature film, “The Flying Scotsman” , which tells the true story of celebrated Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree, as well as the BBC adaptation of the 2004 Man Booker prize winning “The Line Of Beauty” by Alan Hollinghurst.
Martin scored the gripping drama Low Winter Sun for Channel 4, starring Mark Strong and Brian McCardie and Ruby In The Smoke, the first of the Sally Lockhart Mysteries adapted and written by Phillip Pullman for the BBC and aired Christmas 2006. He recently scored Persuasion , the upcoming ITV adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, and is also about to begin work on the BBC's upcoming adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, adapted by Andrew Davies. [更多][举报]