About

Rob Manning is a London-based film and television 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, NBC, SKY, Channel 4, ITV and FIVE.

He recently recorded with the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra for How We Invented the World, a five-part drama documentary series for Discovery, broadcast in over 200 countries. Soundtrack available on iTunes.

Credits include Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail for the BBC; American Blackout, a feature-length drama for National Geographic; Mystery of the Lost Islands, a five-part wildlife series for Discovery; The Wonderful World of Tony Blair for Channel 4’s Dispatches; Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape, a seven-part gastronomic journey through India and South East Asia; 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 still 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.

Rob is a multi-instrumentalist working with an eclectic range of instruments, including guitars, mandolin, piano, accordion, banjo, cello, dulcimer, bass guitar and a nose flute.