The Run-Down on Movies manager and Meet Me at the Movies co-host Thomas Manning recently interviewed composer Tom Howe about his work on the Emmy-winning Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. Watch/listen as Howe speaks about the evolution of his creative relationship with Marcus Mumford, the unique rhythm of making music for comedy, the character arc of Jamie Tartt, and more.
Ted Lasso Official Synopsis:
Jason Sudeikis is an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team. What he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, determination, and…biscuits.
Tom Howe Official Bio:
Tom Howe is an award-winning composer from the UK who has scored over 80 Emmy and BAFTA-winning dramas and documentaries. Recent projects include films like Aardman’s animated feature Early Man and Annapurna/Sony Pictures’ Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, starring Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall. In addition to his film & TV projects, Tom has also written several international Top 40 hits, as a songwriter. After establishing himself in the UK Tom moved to Hollywood, and has written music for several major motion pictures, such as Fox’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”, Warner Bros. “Wonder Woman” and “Legend Of Tarzan”.
Tom has recently completed work on the animated feature “Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon” for Aardman as well as comedy/drama “Ted Lasso” for Apple/Warner Bros starring Jason Sudeikis.
Tom’s abilities as a multi-instrumentalist, his fluency with large scale orchestral scores, combined with his talents in writing pop and rock music, electronic sound design, and his use of modern production techniques have given him an advantage few other composers can boast when scoring film, TV and other media.