Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:30:53 GMT
Based on true events, the six-part period drama series (by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows) charts the origins of the world’s most popular sport, football. Directed by Birgitte Staermose and Tim Fywell, the series follows the battle for control of the game between the working classes and the English public schools and stars Edward Holcroft, Anthony Andrews, Kevin Guthrie, Charlotte Hope and Craig Parkinson.
About the series, Harry Escott says: “I remember watching a very early assembly of the first episode and being bowled over by the story. There’s so much colour and life in here, it was an absolute pleasure to score. I really hope it provides a little light relief for people over the coming weeks.”
Harry Escott first came to prominence in 2005 with his score to David Slade’s influential psychological horror film, ‘Hard Candy’. His recent includes Paddy Considine’s boxing drama ‘Journeyman’, Fox UK’s drama ‘Deep State’ and 2017 British drama film ‘Dark River’, which was penned and directed by Clio Barnard, starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley and Sean Bean. Harry also scored successful BBC One six-part drama ‘River’, created and written by Abi Morgan, starring Stellan Skarsgård, which was awarded the 2016 Music and Sound Award for best TV original score. Harry also scored Michael Winterbottom’s most recent film ‘Greed’, (starring Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher, David Mitchell and Asa Butterfield), released in February.
The English Game is now available to stream on Netflix.Manners McDade, Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:30:53 GMT