Rael Jones

Genres: Film, Soundtrack, TV
Contact: Simon Platz


Rael Jones is an Emmy and Ivor nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist. His writing often stems from improvisation and live performance, and he is a highly accomplished player of many instruments, from piano, guitars and drums, to more esoteric items like nyckelharpa, hurdy gurdy and hand pans.

Rael’s most recent work has included scoring period drama Mrs Harris Goes To Paris, Ten Percent for Bron Studios and the BBC factual dramas The Sixth Commandment and The Salisbury Poisonings. 

He created the soundtrack for the Fox Searchlight romantic thriller, My Cousin Rachel, starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin, directed by Roger Michell, earning him a Discovery of The Year nomination at the World Soundtrack Awards.

Rael’s score to Suite Française, which was directed by Saul Dibb and stars Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas and Sam Riley was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2017. The film is based on the Irène Némirovsky novels about the German occupation in France.

Rael wrote the music for Hulu & ITV’s series, Harlots, set in the 18th Century brothels of London. The boldly anachronistic soundtrack mixes rock and electronica, reflecting the present-tense experiences and rebellious nature of the women depicted in the programme. 

His other scores include Supersonic, the Oasis documentary from the producers of the Oscar-winning “Amy”, the TV adaptation of Zadie Smith’s NW directed by Saul Dibb, the black comedy Ill Behaviour from writer Sam Bain, the coming-of-age drama Kids in Love, and the feature documentary Still the Enemy Within about the British Mining strikes of the 1980s. 

Rael has also contributed additional music for the four series of the BBC’s hit drama, Sherlock, working with composers David Arnold and Michael Price. He was nominated for Emmys for his work on the series in both 2016 and 2017. Other additional composition credits include Everest, Horrid Henry: The Movie and Island. 

Known for being creatively adept, technically savvy, and flexible, Rael has adopted many roles on feature films including: music producer, orchestrator, music editor, music programmer, and session musician. Rael worked on Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Les Miserables as additional orchestrator, music editor and music programmer, for which he won a Golden Reel Award at the 2013 MPSE Awards. Other notable film credits include Steve Jobs, The Danish Girl, Alan Partridge, The Inbetweeners Movie and Hyde Park on Hudson (as Music Editor), and Wild Target and Wild Child (as Music Producer). 

Rael has a very strong musical background, rooted in classical training, which began at the age of 6. He graduated from the Tonmeister Course with First Class Honours, winning both available prizes for composition.

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