Decca Records putts a hole in one with the release of the official soundtrack to inspiring, joyous comedy drama The Phantom of the Open, available digitally from 18th March.
The beautifully emotive, orchestral score is written by Mercury KX’s award-winning composer, artist and musician Isobel Waller-Bridge (Munich – The Edge of War, Emma, Fleabag, Black Mirror). Yet again, Waller-Bridge captures the essence of the drama through music, with recurring motifs and stirring strings, guiding you seamlessly through the film’s emotional highs and lows.
The Phantom of the Open tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious, and heart-warming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.
Written by Simon Farnaby and directed by Craig Roberts, The Phantom of the Open stars Academy Award® Winner Mark Rylance as Maurice, Academy Award® Nominee Sally Hawkins as his wife Jean and BAFTA nominee Rhys Ifans as his nemesis Mackenzie.
The extraordinary story of an ordinary man, The Phantom of the Open is an uplifting and moving film about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars, no matter what hand you are dealt.
The Phantom of the Open OST is released digitally on Decca Records on 18th March 2022
The Phantom of the Open is available in cinemas across the UK from 18th March 2022