Date: 21st October 2004

Jarvis to write Harry Potter soundtrack

Jarvis Cocker has been signed to write the soundtrack for the fourth Harry Potter film.

As well as composing the music for Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, the former Pulp frontman will make a cameo appearance reports The Sun.

Movie bosses were determined to bring in a trendy British musician after the previous Potter films were scored by prolific American composer John Williams - most famous for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, ET and the chilling theme from Jaws.

But new Potter director Mike Newell wanted to make sure his movie appealed more to a generation of music-mad teens.

He asked Daniel Radcliffe and the other young stars to draw up a shortlist of candidates.

Jarvis may even write the score under the name of his alter ego Darren Spooner - a goth-rocking punk image he invented for himself last year fronting a band called Relaxed Muscle.

Jarvis will be responsible for picking additional music for the film and has already chosen Franz Ferdinand to appear and write a track.

A source said: "Everyone here is really excited about Jarvis being involved in Goblet Of Fire.

He is a very talented musician who is a big fan of movies and knows exactly how they work. You may just think Jarvis is the bloke in specs who fronted Pulp but he is a man with many hidden depths."

Source: Press Release