Danny Mulhern

Danny Mulhern


Danny Mulhern is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer from London. He releases instrumental music and writes music for film, mostly working with small ensembles, combining contemporary classical with ambient/electronic.

Much of his recent work has been in collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra on records and film scores, including the critically acclaimed What They Had, starring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon and Robert Forster.

Other scores include long-running forensic crime drama Silent Witness (BBC Drama), BBC wildlife documentary strand The Natural World, numerous arts and science documentaries for the BBC including How Art Made The World and Alternative Medicine, plus entertainment shows with Derren Brown, Matt Lucas and Simon Pegg.

Danny recently finished a two-hour BBC biography of Princess Margaret, and is currently recording two instrumental records featuring London Contemporary Orchestra, exploring philosophical ideas around improvisation and other related topics.

Selected Credits


What They Had 
Bleecker Street Media
Director: Elizabeth Chomko
Producers: Albert Berger, Sefton Fincham, Bill Holderman
Starring: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster

Undercover in the Alt-Right 
Director: Bosse Lindquist
Producers: Chris Holland
Starring: Patrik Hermansson, Joe Mulhall, Stead Steadman


Fake Britain (Season 9) 
Director: Ben Thomas, Emily Wallis
Producers: Ben Thonas, Emily Wallis
Starring: Dominic Littlewood, Michelle Ackerley, Matt Allwright

The Sheriffs Are Coming 
Director: Elliot Carr-Barnsley, Robert Murray
Producers: Emma Barker, Ben Laidlow, Julie Shaw
Starring: David Reed

Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal 
Director: Hannah Berryman
Producers: Hannah Berryman
Starring: Craig Brown, Anne De Courcy, Lady Glenconner

The House That 100k Built 
Endemol Shine Group
Director: Oliver Clark, Tom McTaggart, Tom Weston
Producers: Oliver Clark, Tom Weston
Starring: Kieran Long, Piers Taylor

Staying Healthy: A Doctor’s Guide 
Channel 4 Television
Director: Catherine Gale
Producers: Catherine Gale
Starring: Pixie McKenna, Guatam Mehta

Oxford Street Revealed 
Director: Peter Gowing, Michael Bennett
Producers: Emma Barker, Peter Lowe, Gerard Melling, Rowland Stone
Starring: David Reed, Dave Berry, Cheryl

Nature Nuts with Julian Clary 
Director: Charlie Bingham, Simon Nash, Rob Neil
Producers: Alice Keens-Soper, Simon Nash
Starring: Julian Clary

Carol Klein’s Plant Odysseys 
Oxford Scientific Films
Director: Jonathan Barker
Producers: Caroline Hawkins
Starring: Carol Klein


A Town & Country Murder 
Crime & Investigation Network
Director: Gareth Rowlands
Producers: Michael Rees, Hayden King Gareth Rowlands
Starring: Fiona Foster

Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Island Feast 
Channel 4 Television Corporation
Director: James Nutt
Producers: James Nutt
Starring: Yotam Ottolenghi

A Very English Education (TV Movie) 
Director: Hannah Berryman
Producers: Hannah Berryman, Clare Sillery

Natural World – Meerkats: Secrets of an Animal Superstar 
Director: Virginia Quinn
Producers: Virginia Quinn, Chris Cole, Roger Webb
Starring: David Attenborough, Tim Clutton-Brock

The Human Mannequin (Documentary) 
Channel 4 Television Corporation
Director: Pip Banyard
Producers: Pip Banyard

Wonderland – I Was Once a Beauty Queen 
Director: Hannah Berryman
Producers: Hannah Berryman
Starring: Tracy Dodds, Della Dolan, Craig Draper

Wonderland – Meet Britain’s Chinese Tiger Mums 
Director: Hannah Berryman
Producers: Hannah Berryman, Nick Mirsky

Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure 
Director: James Nutt, Emma Peach
Producers: James Nutt
Starring: Ken Hom, Ching-He Huang

Silent Witness (Composer, Additional Music – Seasons 12-15) 
Director: Mike Barker, Farren Blackburn, Andy Hay
Producers: Lachlan Mackinnon, Ruth Kenley Letts, Richard Burrell
Starring: Emilia Fox, David Caves, Richard Lintern

H£ir Hunt£rs 
Director: Sarah Thornton, Karen Beland, Andrea Bellamy, John Widdup
Producers: Sarah Thornton, Steve Carson, Roger Bolton
Starring: Nadia Sawalha, Lisa Falkner, David Pacifico


Dickens Secret Lover (TV Movie) 
Director: Sarah Aspinall
Starring: Charles Dance, David Haig, Amy Shiels

Monty Python: Before the Flying Circus (TV Movie) 
Director: Will Yapp
Producers: Will Yapp
Starring: Robert Bathurst, Eric Idle, John Cleese

Derren Brown: The Heist 
Channel 4 Television Corporation
Director: Benjamin Caron
Producers: Simon Mills
Starring: Derren Brown, Marc Cass, Peter Clifford

How Art Made the World 
BBC Video
Director: Robin Dashwood, Mark Hedgecoe, Ben McPherson
Producers: Mark Hedgecoe, David Neiman, Kim Thomas, Douglas Varchol
Starring: Nigel Spivey, Dominic Ffytche, James David Lewis-Williams

Gifted (Composer – Additional Music) 
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Producers: Pippa Cross
Starring: Kenny Doughty, Claire Goose, Paul Popplewell


The Dead Sea (Short)
Director: Stuart Gatt
Producers: Tabitha Breese, Stuart Gatt, Kate Glover
Starring: Yasen Atour, Fayez Bakhsh, Peter Bankole

Bloom (Short) 
Territory Studio
Director: Daniel Hojlund
Producers: Sam Hart

Koan (Short) 
Territory Studio
Director: Daniel Hojlund
Producers: Sam Hart

Year of the Rabbit (Short) 
Silhouette Productions
Director: Dan Grigson

Poisoned (Short)
Director: Darren Doherty
Producers: Darren Doherty, Martin Murphy
Starring: Peter Basham, Drew Horner, Elinor Lawless

The Fishmonger (Short) 
Director: Jonathan Soper
Producers: Jane Harrison
Starring: John Henshaw, Rupert Procter