Jacob Groth


Jacob Groth - Oh, To Be A Butterfly

Jacob Groth - The Millennium Trilogy

Jacob Groth - TV Dramas

Jacob Groth - Wisting


Jacob Groth is perhaps most famous for his score work on the film trilogy based on Swedish crime author Stieg Larssons Millennium series of 3 best-selling novels ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ (nominated for Best Score at the European Film Awards), ‘The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest’ and ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’. Jacob Groth was born in 1951 in Copenhagen and still lives there. In recent years, he also spent a lot of time in Los Angeles, scoring projects such as the CBS drama series ‘Unforgettable’, (a series that, aided by Groth’s atmospheric score, went on to run for 4 seasons and for which Jacob was awarded Best Music Score at the ASCAP Awards). He has also scored the NBC supernatural drama series “Midnight, Texas”.
His first major work was on the Søren Kragh-Jacobsen film debut ‘Vil du se min smukke navle?’. Jacob's working relationship with Kragh-Jacobsen led to a long period of collaboration. Latest, he has scored “Lille Sommerfugl”, which premiered in December 2020. He also built an ongoing creative relationship with Director Rumle Hammerich which included the movie ‘Otto er et næsehorn’ in 1983 and ran up to ‘Headhunter’ in 2009. In 2012 he teamed up once again with Millennium director Niels Arden Oplev to score the major Hollywood production ‘Dead Man Down’, starring Colin Farrell. In 2014, Groth worked on the action thriller ‘Skin Trade’ produced by and starring Dolph Lundgren.
Jacob has excelled in his Nordic TV work, from the late 90s watershed Danish drama series ‘Taxa’ and ‘Unit One’ (‘Rejseholdet’) to his Emmy Award-winning work on the early life of Hans Christian Andersen, ‘Young Andersen’. He has also added his unique compositional style to 2 seasons of the hit Swedish crime series ‘Modus’.
In 2019, Jacob released his first studio album since beginning his career as a score composer. The album, Music For Your Inner Movie, is inspired by his joy of nature and dedicated to the young people, who are fighting to save our climate. On the album, Jacob Groth has composed the music without his usual fixed frames and is moving in a lighter direction than his well-known Nordic Noir-style.
Other recent projects include Danish-French tv-series "DNA" starring Anders W. Berthelsen and Charlotte Rampling, which has been bought by the BBC for the UK market, as well as the crime-thriller series ‘Wisting’ based on the award-winning series of books by former Norwegian homicide detective Jørn Lier Horst. The series is available to watch on both Amazon Prime and Viaplay. ‘Wisting’ has been picked up for a second season, which Jacob Groth will also be scoring, expecting to premiere in 2022.



  • Jacob Groth wins Æresprisen at Carl Prisen 2021

    Jacob Groth wins Æresprisen at Carl Prisen 2021

    26th august 2021

    On Monday, August 23rd, Jacob Groth was awarded with the prestigeous Æresprisen (Honorary Award) at this years Carl Prisen! He receives the award for his outstanding work as a film composer throughout the past many years, scoring legendary...

  • New album from Jacob Groth

    New album from Jacob Groth

    5th december 2019

    For more than 40 years, Jacob Groth has created the perfect soundscapes for Danish as well as international productions with his score music. Now he is releasing his first studio album since starting as a score composer. The release was...

  • Jacob Groth-scored "Wisting" gets U.S. premiere

    Jacob Groth-scored "Wisting" gets U.S. premiere

    18th november 2019

    The hugely popular Norwegian drama series "Wisting" has been picked up by Sundance Now and will get its premerie in the US on December 18. Based on two novels by Jørn Lier Horst, the 10-part series tells the story of Norwegian homicide...

  • 'Oh, To Be A Butterfly' with score by Jacob Groth

    'Oh, To Be A Butterfly' with score by Jacob Groth

    28th oktober 2019

    Søren Kragh-Jacobsen returns with his first Danish feature in several years with a score composed by Jacob Groth. The upcoming dramedy, 'Oh, To Be a Butterfly', is centered on the stubborn pig farmer Ernst and his wife Louise who are...

  • Jacob Groth nominated for The Camille Awards

    Jacob Groth nominated for The Camille Awards

    5th oktober 2018

    Jacob has been nominated for an European Film Composer Award, the Camille Award, for Best Score 2017, for his score for Modus (Second Season). The Camille Awards are a set of awards given to composers of exceptional pieces of film and...