Composer and musician Clint Mansell started his musical journey in his hometown – Stourbridge, England. As frontman of Pop Will Eat Itself, Mansell released seven albums between 1987 & 1996 and notched up 11 Top 40 hits. A chance introduction to Darren Aronofsky in NYC led to Clint’s film score debut, the acclaimed independent movie, Pi (1998). This director-composer union continued with Aronofsky’s ambitious follow-up, Requiem for a Dream (2000).
Mansell’s soundtrack of Aronofsky’s third film, The Fountain (2006) earned him a Golden Globe Nomination (Best Original Score). After The Fountain came The Wrestler (2008), Black Swan (2010) and Noah (2014). Clint provided the score for Duncan Jones’ award-winning directorial debut Moon (2009) and more recently for Mute (2017). He’s worked with Massy Tadjedin’s on Last Night (2010) and again on Berlin, I Love You (2019). Filth (2013), the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel, directed by Jon S. Baird, was also scored by Mansell. Director Park Chan-Wook chose Clint for his psychological thriller Stoker (2013).
Mansell scored the remarkable hand painted and Oscar-nominated Loving Vincent (2017), and the double Emmy winning San Junipero (2016) episode of Black Mirror. Following on from his Ivor Novello nominated score for Ben Wheatley’s take on J G Ballards ‘High Rise’ (2016), Mansell and Ben worked together again on Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018). His first project working with Carol Morley, the noir, offbeat, Out Of Blue premiered at London Film Festival before its release in 2019. Also in 2019, he performed his first live score to picture concert of Duncan Jones’ Moon at The Barbican in London in honour of the film’s tenth anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Most recently, Mansell scored Ben Wheatley’s 2021 horror film In the Earth.
Mansell has collaborated with ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and artists like Mogwai. He continues to innovate and expand his unique blend of synths, pop and rock production, and orchestral instrumentation in new scores for film and TV.