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Mark Bradshaw (born 1983 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian composer known for his work in film and television.

Mark Bradshaw
EducationCollege of Fine Arts
University of Sydney
Partner(s)Ben Whishaw


Early lifeEdit

Bradshaw studied experimental music at the College of Fine Arts (COFA) in Sydney, Australia and later attended the University of Sydney.[1]


Bradshaw is best known for his work in several of Jane Campion's movies and TV series, including Bright Star and Top of the Lake.[2] Bradshaw has composed for a variety of ensembles including string quartet, orchestra, and acapella chorus.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

As of a 2010 interview, Bradshaw was living in London.[4]

In August 2012, in Sydney, Bradshaw entered into a civil partnership with British actor Ben Whishaw. Whishaw and Bradshaw met around 2009 on the set of Bright Star where Whishaw played the role of English poet John Keats.[5] The relationship remained private, until it was made public in 2013.[6]



Date Category Work Result
2010 AFI Award Best Original Music Score Bright Star Nominated
2014 AACTA Award Best Original Music Score in Television Top of the Lake Episode 5 "The Dark Creator" Nominated
2014 BAFTA Television Craft Award Best Original Music Top of the Lake Episode 5 "The Dark Creator" Nominated
2017 FCCA Award Best Music The Daughter Nominated
2017 AACTA Award Best Original Music Score in Television Top of the Lake: China Girl Episode 4 "Birthday" Nominated

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Mark Bradshaw". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. ^ "Bright Star [Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2016-10-11. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Mark Bradshaw - Biography". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. ^ "Interview : Mark Bradshaw, composer of the "Bright Star" soundtrack". Films de Lover, films d'amour et comédies romantiques. (in French). 2010-04-24. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  5. ^ "Ben Whishaw of 'Skyfall' comes out as gay". UPI. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  6. ^ Ward, Kate. "Ben Whishaw Officially Comes Out to Public". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-12-27.