Philip Sheppard


Recent films include In the Shadow of the Moon (which won numerous awards including the World Documentary Prize at Sundance), Henry Mind of a Tyrant for David Starkey’s landmark C4 series and the forthcoming feature Sergio.

He was was commissioned to compose and produce the music for the London 2012 Handover sequence at the Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony. This included a new version of the UK National Anthem. He recorded and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra playing his Olympic sequence (entitled This Is London), and together with Steve Robson produced a new version of Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis performing Led Zep’s Whole Lotta Love for the culmination of the ceremony.

His stageworks include Sacred Monsters for Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan and In-I starring Khan and Juliette Binoche.

He regularly writes and plays with UNKLE and has featured as a guest artist with numerous rock musicians including Scott Walker, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie and Jarvis Cocker.