burton-and-taylorJohn Lunn has composed the score for the BBC original movie Burton & Taylor. The film is directed by Richard Laxton (An Englishman in New York, Effie Gray) and stars Dominic West as Richard Burton and Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor. The movie centers on the famously tumultuous relationship of the Hollywood power couple during their final performance together in Noel Coward’s Private Lives in 1983. William Ivory (Made in Dagenham, The Closer You Get) has written the script. Jessica Pope (Silent Witness) is executive producing the project and Lachlan MacKinnon serves as producer. Burton & Taylor will premiere this Monday, July 22, on BBC Four in the UK and this fall on BBC America. To learn more about the film, visit BBC’s official movie website.

The Emmy-winning composer of Downton Abbey who just received his third Primetime Emmy Award nomination earlier this week has also scored the British TV series The White Queen. The show is based on Philippa Gregory’s bestselling historical novel series The Cousins’ War and follows three women in their quest for power and caught up in the long-drawn-out conflict for the throne of England in 1464. The series stars Rebecca Ferguson, Max Irons, Janet McTeer, James Frain, Amanda Hale and David Oakes. The White Queen aired in the UK earlier this summer and is set to premiere in the US on August 10, 2013 on Starz. For more information about the series, visit the official show website.

Lunn also composed the score for the British TV movie The Lady Vanishes directed by Diarmuid Lawrence and starring Tuppence Middleton, Tom Hughes, Keeley Hawes, Gemma Jones and Alex Jennings. The film is set to premiere in the US on August 18, 2013 as part of the Masterpiece series on PBS. Click here for more details.