Nicholas Hooper is a BAFTA-winning and Grammy Award-nominated British film and television composer. He has scored the award-winning BBC productions Land of the Tiger and Andes to Amazon, as well as the TV movies The Tichborne Claimant, My Family and Other Animals, and The Girl in the Café, among others. Hooper won a BAFTA Award for Original Score in 2004 for The Young Visiters and a BAFTA for Best Original Television Music in 2007 for Prime Suspect: The Final Act : starring Helen Mirren.Prime Suspect: The Final Act was an ITV and Boston-based WGBH co-production.

His highest-profile score is for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix reuniting with old friend director David Yates with whom he had worked before on The Girl in the Café. This was Hooper's first work on a blockbuster movie. Hooper was chosen again by Yates for the following Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, for which he was nominated for a Grammy. However, he chose not to return for the final episode; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which was split into two parts. Alexandre Desplat scored both parts of the final film.