Julian came to music relatively late. After studying Music and Politics and Economics at Oxford University, he worked for a management consultancy firm in the City for a number of  years. Finding that not entirely to his liking, he enrolled in the UK’s National Film And Television School, funding his studies by simultaneously working freelance for the Economist Publications. After film school, Julian worked as an independent documentary film producer, making films for Channel Four Television, Arte Channel and WGBH Boston. Along the way he qualified as a (non-practising) barrister.

At film school, Julian met the animator Nick Park, writing the music for his early Wallace and Gromit films. When these films became such a huge success, the offers starting come in and Julian switched to film scoring full time. His work still includes much animation (“Wallace and Gromit in the The Curse of the Wererabbit”, “Peppa Pig”, “Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom”, “The Hungry Caterpillar”). Feature films credits include “The Decoy Bride”, “My Mother’s Courage”, “Heavy Petting” and “A Man Of No Importance”. On television, credits include all four series of the BBC’s popular “Lark Rise to Candleford”, ITV's "The Vice" and David Jason’s comedy “The Royal Bodyguard”.

Julian is the writer representative on the Board of the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society. He is happy to hear from any writer members who have concerns.


Julian Nott

Alice Eve, David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald in “The Decoy Bride”