Composer / Sound Designer

Frans Bak

Selected credits

  • The Killing (I, II, III, IV)NRK/AMC/Netflix
  • Doctor Foster (Series One)BBC1/Drama Republic
  • An Enemy of The People Adam Penford/Nottingham Playhouse
  • Disparue (The Disappearance)FR2/BBC4


Frans is a composer, conductor and instrumentalist with some 30 years experience scoring for the film, TV and advertising industries.

His award-winning score for THE KILLING was nominated for three Emmys and set the standard for original music in the  ‘Nordic Noir’ genre.   He followed with THE KILLING II, III & IV,all four series of AMC’s US version and the Turkish remake, CINAYET.   His many other notable scores for Nordic, French, British and US producers includes the first series of award winning BBC1 drama DOCTOR FOSTER and the hit French thriller DISPARUE.   He has also scored three Oscar nominated short films;  Ernst & Lyset, Helmer & Son and Skal vi være kærester?.

Featured work

Doctor Foster (BBC1)

Created and written by Mike Bartlett

Production Company
Drama Republic

Grainne Marmion
Tom Vaughn
Jean-Philippe Gossart
Tom Hemmings
Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel, Tom Taylor

Disparue (The Disappeared)

France 2 / BBC4
Written by Marie Deshaires, Catherine Touzet, Nathalie Alquie

Production Company
Quad Télévision, AT-Production, RTBF
Iris Bucher
Charlotte Brandström
Pascal Gennesseaux
Bertrand Molina, Julien Morel, Florence Morel, Camille Guérin

An Enemy of The People

Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Nottingham Playhouse
Director: Adam Penford
Designer: Morgan Large
Lighting: Tina MacHugh
Sound: Drew Baumohl

“Frans Bak’s music gradually enhances the weight of the dilemma on Stockmann’s shoulders” Whatsonstage ****


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