Julian will be forever associated with his ‘cracking’ music composed for those unique and loveable characters Wallace & Gromit. How many times in a decade does a composer manage to capture with such musical and dramatic power the real essence and humour of the on screen characters and story? Along with Nick Park’s clay [plasticene?] characters, Julian’s memorable music has been stamped on the nation’s soul forever. Wallace, Gromit, Aardman and Julian may now be working in Hollywood but they all remain faithful to their British roots and continue to ‘work’ in all areas of the industry, from film and television to commercials.
Uniquely British, an original thinker, an extraordinary ability to think outside the box, to understand and capture the very essence of drama and character, a wonderful gift for melody …..all phrases that could be used to describe Julian’s talent. Having studied politics and economics at Oxford University, Julian has had a varied career: investment banking, documentary producer, film director; however he has found his niche as a composer.
“But surprisingly, the Wallace and Gromit music is not his best work – Nott's forte is the deep, powerful, emotional, even tragic cues he has written for his other features. If the music for A Respectable Trade is anything to go by, then there is no doubt in my mind that the name Julian Nott will be gracing the opening titles of movies on many a cinema screen for years to come. I find Nott's music to be simply beautiful. So I'm telling you now - watch out world.” Jonathan Broxton – Movie Music UK.
Julian is now one of the busiest composers working in film and television today and his credits range from the latest Oscar winning Wallace Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit to the serial killer thriller Death in Holy Orders. Julian is currently working on Marcel Sarmiento’s The Underdog , set in New York , and the controversial satire charting the Deputy Prime Ministers’ relations, Confessions Of A Diary Secretary.