Rob Manning is a London-based multi-instrumentalist and composer for film and television. With over a decades experience he has composed and recorded music in a wide range of styles from intimate acoustic textural work, epic orchestral to electronica for broadcasters including the Sony Pictures, BFI, HBO, Netflix, Disney, Discovery, National Geographic, SKY, BBC, Channel 4, ITV and FIVE.
Credits include the feature documentary Maiden which premiered at TIFF 2018, the BAFTA nominated documentary One Deadly Weekend in America; 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; Wild Lives, a natural history film for Disney; 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 25 years ago working as a professional sound recordist until switching to full-time composing in 2005.