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Born in London, England, UK

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John Powell was born on September 18, 1963 in London, England. He is a composer, known for How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Rio (2011) and The Bourne Identity (2002). He was previously married to Melinda Lerner.

Spouse (1)

Melinda Lerner (? - 2016) (her death) (1 child)

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Use of live percusions, especially the Indian Conga drum, which he first used in The Bourne Supremacy.

Trivia (3)

Was nominated for Film Composer of the Year in 2006 and 2008 by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA).
Won the IFMCA Awards for Score of the Year and Best Score for an Animated Feature for his score to How To Train Your Dragon (2010).
His 2010 score for the film How to Train Your Dragon earned him his first Academy Award nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards.

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