Jessica Dannheisser is an Ivor Novello Award nominated composer based in London. Her work is characterised by a flair for combining traditional orchestral colours with imaginative contemporary production. Her passion for narrative music can be seen in her wide-ranging scores for film, television, VR, and theatre, and by her orchestral works that explore musical portraiture.
This year, Jessica’s score for Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for Best Television Soundtrack. Jessica’s latest score is for the BBC sci-fi drama series Silverpoint which is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Jessica loves scoring comedy and adventure films, and has worked with David Walliams’ production company King Bert on several films for Sky One including Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After, Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After and The Queen and I. In 2020-21 Jessica composed the score for 6-part wildlife series Secret Safari | Into The Wild narrated by Andrew Scott and she has collaborated on several of David Attenborough’s projects, including composing the score for Sky VR’s groundbreaking virtual reality experience Hold The World and orchestrating the score for A Perfect Planet.
Jessica's score for Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley has received an Ivor Novello Award nomination for Best Television Soundtrack! The winners will be announced at this year's awards ceremony on 19th May.
Jessica has spent the last few months scoring a thrilling new BBC sci-fi drama series which is now out and available to binge on BBC iPlayer. Lots of synths, guitars and orchestral colours help bring this adventure to life - get in touch via the contact page or on...
David Walliams and Sheridan Smith reunite in this fantastical Christmas special which will air on Sky One on December 23rd. Jessica composed a magical, cinematic score for the film, which also features rising young star Lilly Aspell (Wonder Woman) as Gretel.