Ruth Barrett

Ruth Barrett


Emmy-nominated composer Ruth Barrett has quickly become one of the most sought-after film and television composers in the UK. Her music is unmistakably original and eclectic, spanning feature films and high-end TV drama. She is now spreading her wings in the U.S. as well, with current film and series work for Netflix, as well as recent series projects for Amazon Prime and NBC.

For Netflix, Ruth is currently co-composing the feature The Old Guard 2, directed by Victoria Mahoney and starring Charlize Thereon and Uma Thurman; she is also scoring the much anticipated Jenji Kohan produced series The Decameron for the streamer. She recently completed work on Antoine Fuqua’s Amazon Prime series The Terminal List as well as the Dick Wolf anthology Law & Order: Organized Crime.

Ruth’s film credits include City of Tiny Lights and Legacy, both directed by Pete Travis (Dredd), Harry Brown (co-written with Martin Phipps) starring Michael Caine, Toast directed by S.J Clarkson, and the gritty Paul Abbott penned feature Twenty8k.

In television, Ruth has amassed over thirty scores in her twelve years of composing. She has recently scored the upcoming Pete Travis directed series BloodlandsThe Sister for ITV, Sanditon – an 8-part series based on Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, Bodyguard – Jed Mercurio’s hit series for BBC, Victoria series 3 and The Durrells series 4. Other TV projects include David Hare’s Collateral (BBC) starring Carey Mulligan, Critical (Sky), Love Nina (BBC) starring Helena Bonham Carter, Wuthering Heights(ITV/PBS) starring Tom Hardy, Wallander (BBC) and Whitechapel (ITV).

Ruth studied composition at The Royal Academy of Music and at Cambridge University. She started her career composing for theatre and commercials before setting up a music production company, Rubykon, with composer and engineer Ruskin Williamson. Between them, they have scored numerous documentaries, ad campaigns and short films.

Selected Credits


The Decameron
Director: Michael Uppendahl, Anya Adams, Andrew Young
Producers: Anthony Natoli, Ashley Glazier, Jenji Kohan, Kathleen Jordan
Starring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Tony Hale, Zosia Mamet

The Terminal List 
Amazon Prime Video
Directors: Antoine Fuqua , Frederick E.O. Toye, Sylvain White, M.J. Bassett
Producers: Max Adams, Kat Samick, David DiGilio
Starring: Chris Pratt, LaMonica Garrett, Alexis Louder   

Law & Order: Organized Crime 
Created by: Ilene Chaiken, Warren Leight, Matt Olmstead, Dick Wolf
Producers: Ilene Chaiken, Anastasia Puglisi, Dick Wolf, Fred Werner 
Starring: Christopher Meloni, Dylan McDermott, Danielle Mone Truitt       

Ale Kino +
Director: Pete Travis, Jon East  
Producers: Jed Mercurio, Christopher Hall, Jimmy Mulville, Mark Redhead  Starring: James Nesbitt, Lorcan Cranitch, Charlene McKenna

The Sister 
Director: Niall MacCormick
Producers: Neil Cross, Jonathan Curling, Kate Harwood, Noemi Spanos   Starring: Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel, Amrita Archaria 

The Durrells (Series 4)
Director: Roger Goldby, Steve Barron, Niall MacCormick, Edward Hall
Producers: Steven Ashley, Erin Delaney, Rebecca Eaton, Christopher Hall, Lee Morris, Simon Nye
Starring: Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor, Milo Parker

Director: Charles Sturridge, Olly Blackburn, Lisa Clarke 
Producers: Belinda Campbell, Andrew Davies, Rebecca Eaton 
Starring: Crystal Clarke, Rose Williams, Kris Marshall  

Masterpiece Theatre
Director: Geoffrey Sax, Olly Blackburn, Tom Vaughan  
Producers: Rebecca Eaton, Daisy Goodwin, Damien Timmer, Paul Frift    Starring: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Tommy Knight   

Director: John Strickland, Thomas Vincent   
Producers: Eric Coulter, Simon Heath, Jed Mercurio, Priscilla Parish 
Starring: Richard Madden, Sophie Rundle, Vincent Franklin 

Director: S.J. Clarkson
Producers: Elizabeth Binns
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Hayley Squires, Nathaniel Martello-White 

Elephant Films
Director: Pete Travis
Producers: Adrian Sturges
Starring: Helen McCrory, Sam Swainsbury, Jonathan Forbes 

Love, Nina
Director: S.J. Clarkson
Producers: Derrin Schlesinger
Starring: Faye Marsay, Ethan Rouse, Harry Webster  

British Sky Broadcasting
Director: Jon East, Michael Keillor,Philippa Langdale
Producers: Christopher Hall, Jed Mercurio, Mark Redhead, Cameron Roach 
Starring: Lenni James, Sheri Sadd, Peter Sullivan 

Remember Me
Director: Ashley Pearce
Producers: Chris Carey, Gwyneth Hughes, Rebecca Keane, Damien Timmer 
Starring: Michael Palin, Mark Addy, Jodie Comer  

Director: Jon East, S.J. Clarkson, David Evans 
Producers: Sally Woodward Gentle, David Boulter, Patrick Schweitzer  
Starring: Robert Penry-Jones, Steve Pemberton, Phil Davis 

SERIES (Continued)

Wuthering Heights
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Producers: Radford NevilleStarring: Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley, Andrew Lincoln      


The Old Guard 2 (Co-Composer)
Director: Victoria Mahoney
Producers: A.J. Dix, David Ellison, Marc Evans, Dana Goldberg
Starring: Charlize Theron, Uma Therman, Matthias Schoenaerts

City of Tiny Lights
Director: Pete Travis
Producers: Rebecca O’Brien, Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Krishna Floyd 

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (Song)
The Weinstein Company
“The White Queen”
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Producers: Frédéric Brillion, Suzanne Girard, Gilles Legrand
Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie  

Osiris Entertainment
Director: David Kew, Neil Thompson
Producers: Martin Carr, Neil Thompson
Starring: Sebastian Nanena, Bhasker Patel, Rani Moorthy  

Brighton Rock (Additional Music)
MPI Home Video
Director: Rowan Joffe 
Producers: Paul Webster
Starring: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren 

Harry Brown
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Director: Daniel Barber
Producers: Keith Bell, Matthew Brown, Kris Thykier, Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Charlie Creed-Miles 

Endgame (Additional Music)
Dalton Pictures
Director: Pete Travis
Producers: Hal Vogel
Starring: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller  

Inkheart (Music Editor)
Warner Bros.
Director: Iain Softley
Producers: Cornelia Funke, Diana Pokorny, Iain Softley
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sienna Guillory, Eliza Bennett 

What The Durrells Did Next (Documentary)
Director: Toby Roebuck, Ewen Thomson
Producers: Toby Roebuck
Starring: Keeley Hawes, Gerald Durrell, Lawrence Durrell 

Director: Pete Travis
Producers: Rob Bullock
Starring: Charlie Cox, Andrew Scott, Romola Garai 

Emerging Pictures
Director: S.J. Clarkson
Producers: Faye Ward
Starring: Oscar Kennedy, Victoria Hamilton, Matthew McNulty 

Hancock & Joan
Director: Richard Laxton
Producers: Simon Heath
Starring: Ken Stott, Maxine Peake, Alex Jennings   

Clapham Junction
Here TV
Director: Adrian Shergold
Producers: Elinor Day
Starring: Tom Beard, Rachael Blake, Samantha Bond, Stuart Bunce   



FILM (Continued)

A Very British Sex Scandal
Channel 4
Director: Patrick Reams
Producers:Edmund Coulthard
Starring: Nicholas Le Prevost, Harriet Eastcott, Sam Heughan

The Grey Man
Director: Declan O’Dwyer
Producers: Amanda Jenks
Starring: Daniel Ryan, Nitin Ganatra, Christopher Fulford  

To Be First 
Wall to Wall Media
Director: Patrick Reams
Producers: Simon Chinn
Starring: Rupert Graves, Ben Miles, Darrell D’Silva

What We Did On Our Holiday 
Wall to Wall Media
Director: Jeremy Webb
Producers: Chris Carey
Starring: Shane Richie, Pauline Collins, Roger Lloyd Pack


Janet and Bernard 
Director: Archie Powell, Steve Lawes
Producers: Ros Edwards
Starring: Cavan Clerkin, Jo Hartley, Anna-Maria Nabirye 

A1 Pictures
Director: Andy Poyiadgi
Producers: Jo Smith
Starring: Spencer Jones, Martin Collins, Laura Evans  

Without You
Invasive Films
Director: Emma Passmore
Producers: Emma Passmore, Helena Smith
Starring: Neil Bennun, Morven Macbeth