Yes Ma'am: Ruth Barrett's Score for Bodyguard
Netflix and The BBC's hit show Bodyguard became a worldwide phenomenon after breaking viewing records in the UK in 2018. The story of war veteran Sgt. David Budd (played by Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden), the bodyguard for steely British Home Secretary Julia Montague, captivated audiences with moments of tense terror and devastating vulnerability. Bodyguard's gripping plot and standout acting performances are elevated by the masterful scoring prowess of composer Ruth Barrett (Harry Brown, The Durrells, Victoria). The propulsive, intricately layered score is a master class in tension-building and eliciting emotional responses through sonic details. We caught Ruth between studio sessions to ask about this project and how it came together.