About Debbie Wiseman
A British composer for film and television, Debbie Wiseman was born in London and began composing music at the age of eight. She went on to attend the Trinity College of Music's Junior Department, and after finishing her time there, she studied piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Upon completion of her studies, she quickly landed a job for a Channel 4 documentary, which launched her career as a composer for the big and small screens.
Over her varied career, she created the music for high-profile serious television dramas like Wolf Hall and Dickensian, alongside the scores for documentaries including Joanna Lumley's Nile, Fry's Planet Word, and Palin's New Europe. Wiseman gained more exposure for her work on the big screen. The composer was responsible for the music in Haunted, Wilde, Lesbian Vampire Killers, and Tom's Midnight Garden. Her score for the 1997 Oscar Wilde biography starring Stephen Fry earned her many accolades, including a nomination for an Ivor Novello Best Original Film Score Award, and assured her frequent appearances in the Classic FM Hall of Fame. In 2011 she was signed to Warner Classics, and released her first solo album, Piano Stories. In 2004, the composer made the Queen's New Year's Honors list and was honored with an MBE, and in 2012, she was selected as one of the nine composers chosen to write music for the Queen's Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. ~ Bekki Bemrose