About

Rob Manning is a London-based composer who has scored high-profile documentary strands, drama, wildlife, hard-hitting factual films, edgy comedies, and commercials. During a decade in the industry he has composed music for various broadcasters including the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, SKY, Channel 4, ITV and FIVE.

Credits include Chuck Norris Vs Communism a documentary feature film which premiered at Sundance 2015; Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail for the BBC; American Blackout, a feature-length drama for National Geographic; Deadly Islands, a five-part wildlife series for Discovery; The Wonderful World of Tony Blair for Channel 4’s Dispatches; The Last Chance School, a BAFTA-award-winning observational film; and the BAFTA-award-winning comedy series Fonejacker.
He worked with acclaimed director Penny Woolcock on her feature-length film On The Streets, which told the stories of a group of homeless people in London and won a Liberty Human Rights award.

Rob Manning was born and raised in London, where he lives and works. He trained at Brunel University and has a distinction in professional music and has studied music technology and modern ensemble composition. He began his career in television 15 years ago working as a professional sound recordist until switching to full-time composing in 2007.

He recently recorded with the BSO for Deadly Islands (aka Mystery of the Lost Islands), a five-part wildlife series for Discovery. Soundtrack available on iTunes.