John Lunn is a Scottish composer, probably best known for scoring the hugely successful flagship drama Downton Abbey.
John’s recent work includes the adaption of The Grantchester Mysteries by author James Runcie, Red Planet’s epic WW1 drama The Passing Bells, the feature film Electricity starring Agyness Deyn, just released in the UK; Burton And Taylor (starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham-Carter), Shetland and The White Queen (based on the bestselling novel by Phillipa Gregory), for which he also received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2014, and the re-imagining of Hitchcock’s classic The Lady Vanishes, all for the BBC.
He is currently scoring The Last Kingdom, an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s best selling The Saxon Stories for BBC/BBC America. 2015 will also see him working on Downton Abbey series 6, and a further series of The Grantchester.
He 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 Royal Television Society Best Score and Best Title nominations.