Westeros has the exclusive word on who has been selected by HBO to score Game of Thrones‘ first season.
HBO has kindly allowed us to break the word on one of the last major crew announcements for its production of Game of Thrones. They have informed us that Stephen Warbeck, has been selected to score the series. Warbeck’s best known for producing the soundtrack to Shakespeare in Love, for which he received the Academy Award. He has a long list of credits, including award-nominated films such as Billy Elliot and Proof, as well as other notable Hollywood productions such as Quills, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Charlotte Grey, and last year’s Princess Kaiulani.
Winter Is Coming: Warbeck’s name doesn’t ring a bell, but his credits are impressive. Plus, you can’t be displeased with an Oscar-winner. Ran has some samples of his soundtracks at Westeros, so click the link to hear some of Warbeck’s work.
UPDATE: Westeros also dug up an interview with Stephen Warbeck from only a couple of days ago, conducted in the time of the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium, where Warbeck was part of an all-star line-up of a film composition seminar and panel, as well as the World Soundtrack Awards concert and ceremony. Follow the links for the interview and the details on the festival events.