Murray Gold


Murray Gold

Murray Gold (1969-present) is an English composer for stage, film, and television and dramatist for both theatre and radio.

Life and Music

  • Gold has been nominated for a BAFTA four times in the category Best Original Television Music, for Vanity Fair (1999), Queer as Folk (2000), Casanova (2006) and Doctor Who (2008).
  • His score for the BAFTA winning film Kiss of Life was awarded the 'Mozart Prize of the 7th Art' by a French jury at Aubagne in 2003. He has also been nominated four times by the Royal Television Society in categories relating to music for television.
  • He wrote the theme tune for the series Shameless and scored the period drama The Devil's Whore.
  • Since 2005, Gold has served as musical director for the new series of Doctor Who. In this capacity, he created a new arrangement of the show's theme (originally composed by Ron Grainer) and he also composes the show's incidental music.
  • Gold has scored a number of British and American films, including Death at a Funeral directed by Frank Oz and Mischief Night, directed by Penny Woolcock. Other projects include Ant & Dec's 2006 film Alien Autopsy.
  • His radio play Electricity was awarded the Michael Imison award for best new play after its broadcast in 2001. It subsequently transferred to the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2004 and was performed with Christopher Eccleston in the lead role. Others of his plays include 50 Revolutions performed by the Oxford Stage Company at the Whitehall Theatre, London in 2000 and Resolution at Battersea Arts Centre in 1994.