Leigh Phillips, is an award-winning theatre and film composer/ orchestrator with numerous credits to his name. In 1998 he became one of publishing house Wright & Round LTD's youngest best-selling arrangers and has since gone on to produce many exciting and memorable scores for animation, short features, documentaries, theatrical productions, television promos and feature film.
In 2004 Leigh completed a ten month project for Superman Returns composer, John Ottman, adapting and reconstructing the composer's score from the dark thriller PUBLIC ACCESS for performance by symphony orchestra. At the start of the following year, Leigh collaborated with Grammy-Award winning composer Joe Harnell, compiling and adapting his music from the TV series 'V' into a three-movement suite for orchestra & chorus. In July 2006, Leigh was presented with the Goldsmith Award for Best Achievement in European Audio Visual Music (free creation) at the International Film Music Conference in Ubeda, Spain, for his score from The Jungle Book. These were the first awards to be given in honour of the legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith.
Leigh continues to work in both fim and the live dramatic arts; included in his list of stage projects are several collaborations with acclaimed theatre director Nick Evans (Billy Elliot: The Musical), providing original music for the plays Coriolanus, Our Country's Good and the previously mentioned Jungle Book.
In addition to these projects Leigh is actively involved in the reconstruction of classic film scores - resurrecting lost film-music greats for concert performance. His credits in this field include Omen III: The Final Conflict, Damien: Omen II, Medicine Man, Hollowman (all Jerry Goldsmith), Raise the Titanic (John Barry),and Santa Claus the Movie (Henry Mancini). Leigh is currently working on a new set of pieces for the 08/09 concert seasons of the The Golden State Pops Orchestra/California Master Chorale and the world-renowned Halle Orchestra.