Dickon Hinchliffe

Composer: Locke


Dickon is a founder member of the British band Tindersticks. He began scoring films with the acclaimed French director Claire Denis for the films Nenette et Boni, Trouble Every Day and Vendredi Soir. In 2004 Dickon composed the score to Ira Sach’s Forty Shades of Blue which won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He then wrote the music to the British comedy Keeping Mum before working with Ira Sachs again on the period drama Married Life (Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Rachel McAdams).

His next films were the Golden Globe nominated Last Chance Harvey (Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson) and Cold Souls (Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun), directed by Sophie Barthes that premiered in competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He was then involved in his first collaboration with James Marsh on the highly acclaimed Red Riding – 1980.

In 2009 Dickon composed the score to Winter’s Bone, directed by Debra Granik, that was nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture. The film won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. Later that year he scored Mitch Glazer’s Passion Play (Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray) and the Michael Mann production The Texas Killing Fields (Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chloe Moretz), directed by Ami Mann.

Dickon worked with James Marsh again on the documentary Project Nim. The film premiered at Sundance in 2011 and Marsh won the world cinema documentary directing award. Later that year he scored the pilot of the HBO series Luck (Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte), directed by Michael Mannand Oren Moverman’s Rampart (Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver). Following on from this he scored James Marsh’s feature Shadow Dancer (Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough) and then Ramin Bahrani’s At Any Price (Dennis Quaid, Zac Effron). Early in 2013 Dickon scored Scott Cooper’s second feature film Out of the Furnace (Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Sam Shephard, Forest Whitaker, Willem Defoe, Zoe Saldana.)

Recently Dickon has scored Liza Johnson’s Hateship Loveship (Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte, Hailee Steinfeld) and Steven Knight’s new feature film Locke starring Tom Hardy.

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