John Lunn’s music possesses a wonderfully unique voice that spans a wide spectrum of musical styles. Classically trained, yet contemporary in attitude, he combines a highly intelligent and sensitive approach with a sound that always hits at the emotional heart of a piece. His scores, which match the highest production values with a continual desire to discover new colors and sounds, are continuously in high demand. He is probably best known for scoring the hugely successful flagship ITV/NBC/PBS/Carnival Films drama, Downton Abbey, for which he has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, in 2012 and 2013 (with a further nomination in 2014), and two BAFTA Nominations, in 2012 and 2016. John is currently scoring the upcoming Downton Abbey Movie, due to be released on 13 September 2019.
John’s recent work includes four series of ITV/PBS’s adaption of The Grantchester Mysteries by author James Runcie; The White Queen and The White Princess (based on the bestselling novels by Phillipa Gregory), the former of which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination; all five series of Shetland; four series of The Last Kingdom, To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, written and directed by Sally Wainwright for the BBC, and three series of Sky/Carnival Films Jamestown.
John has received critical acclaim for three adaptations of Charles Dickens classics: the BBC/Masterpiece centenary adaptation of The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, for which he was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award (2013), a 14-part re-imagining of Little Dorrit (2008), which garnered both a BAFTA nomination and his first Primetime Emmy nomination, and Bleak House (2006), for which he received RTS Best Score and Best Title nominations.