Escott signs to Manners McDade in exclusive deal

UK film score composer Harry Escott has signed to Manners McDade Artist Management for worldwide management.

A graduate of The Royal College of Music and Oxford University, Escott came to prominence when he composed the score for the 2005 film, Hard Candy.

Other composing credits include Michael Winterbottom’s A Mighty Heart and The Road to Guantanamo, Nick Broomfield’s Ghosts, Steve McQueen’s Shame, and Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant.

Escott has also worked in TV, having scored the BB1 thriller What Remains, Channel 4 drama Run, and historical drama New Worlds.

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He said: ‘I have been working with Manners McDade over the past year and I am delighted to be officially tying the knot now. They are a rare breed: an experienced company that is still fizzing, brimming with enthusiasm and ideas. They care about their artists and are passionate about music. I am looking forward to the coming years with them.’

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Catherine Manners, director of Manners McDade said: ‘We have been watching Harry’s career for a long time and we feel that the time is right to support him and help him develop as a multifaceted composer with an international reputation.’