WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member

Daniel Pemberton is an Ivor Novello winning and multi-BAFTA nominated composer well known for embracing a wide range of musical mediums – from electronic to orchestral – throughout his work. He has scored countless Emmy and BAFTA award winning dramas and documentaries such as Complicit, Peep Show, Upstairs Downstairs, Desperate Romantics, Space Dive, Occupation and Hiroshima. Pemberton moved into the world of film with the period supernatural thriller The Awakening (2011). His hybrid choral, orchestral and electronic score caught the ear of Ridley Scott and they worked together again on the director’s first foray into television – The Vatican (2014). This work, alongside scores to other features such as Blood (2012), In Fear (2013) and Cuban Fury (2014), led him to be named ‘Discovery Of The Year’ at the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards 2014. In 2015, he scored for Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and collaborated with Academy Award winner director Danny Boyle for his latest work Steve Jobs (2015).


  • Film Composer of the Year 2021: Daniel Pemberton (Enola Holmes, Rising Phoenix, The Trial of the Chicago 7)
  • Discovery of the Year 2014: Daniel Pemberton (Cuban Fury; The Counselor)