Ivor Novello Winner and BAFTA nominated composer Natalie Holt has created dramatic original scores for feature films, television drama, and narrative-driven entertainment. Her latest projects include BBC’s powerful drama Three Girls (Dir: Philipa Lowthorpe) and the feature film Journey’s End (Dir: Saul Dibb).
Natalie's current projects are Beecham House, ITV's epic drama set in late 18th century Delhi, created and directed by Gurinder Chada and due to broadcast later this spring. Natalie is also scoring Knightfall starring Mark Hamill, a US period drama that chronicles the final days of the Knights Templar in the 14th century. Natalie's most recent tv drama series was Press starring Ben Chaplin and Charlotte Riley.
She has also composed rich, emotional scores for the BBC drama My Mother and Other Strangers, the final series of BBC1 hit drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, and has written award winning music for the BBC’s Great Expectations,The Honourable Woman (Dir: Hugo Blick) and ITV’s Victoria with Martin Phipps. Holt’s music can also be heard alongside Hans Zimmer’s in the Weinstein company film Woman in Gold, and in the family smash hit Paddington.
Natalie trained in composing at the National Film and Television School after studying violin at the Royal Academy of Music. Her diverse repertoire ranges from epic scores recorded with 80-piece orchestras to intimate, small ensembles and hybrid electronic scores featuring an eclectic mix of live solo instruments. To create unique sounds for each project, she draws from her large collection of instruments. As a highly accomplished musician herself, who performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony, Natalie personally performs on most of her scores.
Based in London, the heart of Europe’s post-production community, she regularly records with A-list orchestras at major studios including Abbey Road and Air Studios, and works with filmmakers in Los Angeles, London and with commercial clients worldwide.
In 2017, Natalie was given the prestigious accolade of being made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.