About

Jessica Dannheisser. Photo by Melodie Roulaud

 

Jessica Dannheisser is a British composer known for her work in film, television, theatre and contemporary music.

Her latest score is for ‘Six Wives With Lucy Worsley’, a 3 x 1-hour factual drama broadcast in December 2016 on BBC1. She also composed the music for Sky Arts drama ‘The Artist’ starring Iwan Rheon (Game Of Thrones) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) showing in January 2017 as part of the Sky Arts ‘Urban Myths’ series. Other scores include Emmy award-winning ‘World War II From Space’ (History Channel),  ‘Miracle Landing on The Hudson’ (National Geographic Channel) and series 1 and 2 of ‘Siblings’ (BBC Three).

Jessica has received several PRS funding awards for her work in theatre; recent productions include the acclaimed re-imagining of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ at London’s Barbican Centre, and ‘Rubbish’ at the Southbank Centre.  Her latest theatre score was for Theatre-Rites production of ‘Beasty Baby‘ at the Polka, which made it onto Lyn Gardner’s list of top 10 theatre of 2015 and is currently touring the UK.

Her work in contemporary music includes string arrangements for rock band Kasabian on their last two hit albums, ‘48:13′ and ‘Velociraptor!’, and the orchestral arrangements for The Cinematic Orchestra for several live concerts. Dannheisser’s band The Bluebirds of London has performed widely, including at Glastonbury Festival and The Royal Wedding Street Party in Soho, London.

Jessica has orchestrated numerous film scores including ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’, Oscar-nominated ‘Still Alice’, ‘Hercules’ and ‘The Impossible’. She began her film scoring career working with composer Ilan Eshkeri after completing her undergraduate degree in music at Oxford University. She has been nominated for two Music and Sound awards for her television scores ‘Henka Dance’ and Nike Football: ‘Iniesta Puppet Master’.