Born in Liverpool, Ben is a composer who has written extensively for television, most notably the first three series of Torchwood for the BBC, which earned him 3 BAFTA nominations for best music. Ben is also known as an orchestral arranger for film and television. Recent credits include films The Grey, Prometheus, and 7 consecutive series of Doctor Who for the BBC.
As a conductor, Ben has recorded or performed live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, CBSO, London Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Recent highlights include conducting a world tour wiith Peter Gabriel, orchestrating and conducting music for the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics for composer David Arnold, and work with producer Giles Martin.
Ben has a very busy year ahead; having composed the music for series 3 of Scott & Bailey, he will be continuing work on Doctor Who as Orchestrator and Conductor, scoring 3 films for BBC Natural History Unit, and co-composing the score for the film Noble.