Richard Blair-Oliphant is an Emmy nominated film and television composer.

His film credits include The All Together starring Martin Freeman, the found footage flick The Dinosaur ProjectRocketmen for Sony Pictures, and Blindsight directed by Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker.

In television he’s carved a niche composing for historical and period dramas. These include the Emmy nominated Moonshot, 1066: the Battle for Middle EarthA Harlot’s Progress starring Toby Jones, the BAFTA nominated The Relief of Belsen, and City of Vice starring Ian McDiarmid and Iain Glenn, winner of the Royal Television Society Judges’ Award.

Among his numerous BBC credits are the natural history series Great Barrier Reef  performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Election theme performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and music for flagship strands Horizon and Natural World.

Richard has also composed the music for some of the most popular and successful shows on Discovery/Animal Planet such as How the Universe WorksWhen We Left Earth: the NASA Missions, the 3D special Last Day of the DinosaursI Shouldn’t Be Alive, and the Emmy nominated Dragons: a Fantasy Made Real.

His score for When We Left Earth was nominated for an Emmy in 2009. The soundtrack album went on to win Best New Archival Release (digital) at the Reel Music Awards in 2020, where his score for The Life of Earth also received a nomination for Best Original Score for a Documentary.

Richard is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). He has served on music juries for the BAFTA and Ivor Novello awards.

He has a music degree from Goldsmiths, University of London.