In 1996 Adrian Johnston scored his first feature film – Jude – and has subsequently scored more than 20 other features, including Kinky Boots, Lassie, Becoming Jane, and Brideshead Revisited.
For television, Adrian has been BAFTA nominated for The Lost Prince, Tipping the Velvet, Perfect Strangers and Our Mutual Friend , and in 2008, a year in which he scored two TV films for Stephen Poliakoff, Joe’s Palace and Capturing Mary, the latter won Adrian the BAFTA Television Craft Award 2008, adding to the Emmy he won in 2002 for his score for Shackleton. In 2009, Adrian composed scores for Stephen Poliakoff’s film Glorious 39, The Sinking Of The Laconia, a major 2-part drama for the BBC, and the first episode of C4′s acclaimed adaptation of David Peace’s Red Riding (1974), which was nominated for both an Ivor Novello Award and a BAFTA in 2010. In 2011, credits included the 3-part Exile, starring John Simm and Jim Broadbent, and Adrian won the RTS award for his theme to Zen.
Adrian’s most recent work was for the Stephen Poliakoff period drama, Dancing On The Edge, Thea Sharrock’s adaptation of Henry V, and Paula Milne’s The Politician’s Husband, all for BBC.