Martin Phipps (Woman in GoldVictoriaHarry BrownWar & Peace) is the new composer of the Netflix original series The Crown. The composer is scoring the third season of the show, which stars Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Marion Bailey as Queen Mother, Tobias Menzies as the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, Helena Bonham Carter as the queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, Ben Daniels as Antony Armstrong-Jones, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles. The new season covers takes place right after the events from Season 2 and will cover the period of 1964 through the early 1970s. Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) continues to serve as showrunner and executive producer. Rupert Gregson-Williams and Lorne Balfe have scored the previous two seasons of the series and Hans Zimmer was also involved in creating the main titles theme of Season 1 & 2. The third season of The Crown will premiere in 2019 on Netflix.

Phipps has also recently scored the BBC/Netflix series Black Earth Rising, as well as the period drama The Aftermath starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard & Jason Clarke (to be released on April 26, 2019 by Fox Searchlight).


  1. Miguel says:

    The music made that show . What idiots changing the music

  2. Christopher says:

    Who????balfe on second season really made the soundtrack .

    • michael says:

      Martin Phipps worked with Zimmer and did Black Mirror, Victoria and War And Peace. Plus previous seasons of The Crown had a lot of additional music from other composers or you really think that Zimmer and Balfe does everything by themselves?

      • ... says:

        Zimmer didn’t work on season 2. He only wrote the main title theme which the CD and booklet clearly stated. Rupert Gregson-Williams wrote the score for season 1 and also did season 2 but with Balfe.

        • Adams says:

          Wrong.The main theme is written by Zimmer/Balfe/Gregsonwilliams.balfe on his Facebook mention Zimmer’s involvement in season two also.Season two was musically the strongest.who ever the new composer is simply needs to copy that style.anyone know why Balfe/gregsonwilliams isn’t doing it ???