The Most Reluctant Convert

A new motion picture score for The Most Reluctant Convert, directed by Norman Stone.

The film follows an elder C.S. Lewis as he looks back on his remarkable journey from hard-boiled atheist to the most renowned Christian writer of the past century.

The Most Reluctant Convert features award-winning actor Max McLean as the older Lewis and Nicholas Ralph – the breakout star of PBS Masterpiece’s All Creatures Great and Small – as young Lewis. Beautifully filmed in and around Oxford, this engaging biopic follows the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia from the tragic death of his mother when he was just nine years old, through his strained relationship with his father, to the nightmare of the trenches of World War I to Oxford University, where friends like J.R.R. Tolkien challenge his unbelief.

“The Most Reluctant Convert was the first film recording session I’d done since the pandemic began. Recording with all the musicians and Rupert Coulson at Air Studios although in very different to usual circumstances was very special. It was such a privilege to work with Norman Stone (director) on this very detailed and moving portrayal of CS Lewis. I hope the score brings some of that emotion to the film.”

Craig Armstrong

Written for the screen and directed by two-time Emmy and BAFTA winner Norman Stone (BBC’s Shadowlands), The Most Reluctant Convert brings to life the spiritual evolution of one of the 20th century’s sharpest minds and keenest wits.

The film releases nationwide in the US and Canada on November 3rd, 2021, and in theatres in the UK from November 7th, 2021.

Craig Armstrong’s score recorded at Air Studios London with a small orchestral ensemble and solo piano, creates a spell-binding and intimate portrayal of CS Lewis’s story through grief and reckoning.

Album tracks

2The Walk
3Cambridge Montage
4Lewis’s Childhood
5Mother Dies
7Dance Teacher / Recovering in hospital
Train Journey
10The Great Knock
11Back To The Kilns
12The Supernatural
13Lewis’s Hymn
14A New Day
15Return To Oxford
16I Had Arrived
17Dyson and Tolkien
18The Absolute Had Arrived
19Alone In My Room
20Walking With Tolkien
21Leaving The Cloisters
22Lewis’s Journey
23Lewis’s Hymn Orchestral
24Lewis’s Hymn Solo Piano

Artists: Craig Armstrong
Release Date: 5th October 2021
Label: CMA Records trading as Symphonic Ltd
Format: Digital