Martin Phipps (The Crown, Woman in Gold, Victoria, The Honourable Woman, War & Peace, Peaky Blinders) has composed the original music for the upcoming historical drama Napoleon. The film is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Blade Runner) and stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, Vanessa Kirby as Empress Josephine, alongside Tahar Rahim, Youssef Kerkour, Edouard Philipponnat, John Hollingworth and Alfredo Tavares. The movie explores Napoleon Bonaparte’s origins and his ruthless climb to emperor, through the lens of his addictive and often volatile relationship with the Empress. David Scarpa (The Man in the High Castle, All the Money in the World) wrote the screenplay. Scott is also producing the Scott Free production with Kevin Walsh (The Last Duel, House of Gucci). Phipps (who has previously composed the music for the Scott-produced feature The Aftermath) recorded his score last fall in London. Napoleon will be released in theaters and premiere on Apple TV+ this year.

Phipps also continues to score Netflix’s The Crown, which will return for a sixth and (planned) final season.

  1. Darren says:

    I was really hoping Harry Gregson-Williams to return. Been a fan of Phipps’s music for The Crown so I am very interested to hear what he can bring to a Ridley Scott epic.