NEXT 007: Music Composer

by octagonproplex | created - 07 May 2017 | updated - 07 May 2017 | Public

1. David Arnold

Soundtrack | Casino Royale

David Arnold was born on January 23, 1962 in Luton, England. He is known for his work on Casino Royale (2006), Independence Day (1996) and Godzilla (1998). He has been married to Ellie Pole since June 8, 1996. They have three children.

2. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to ...

3. Craig Armstrong

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Craig Armstrong, born in Glasgow, 1959. Studied composition and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 1977 to 1981.

From his base in Glasgow he has written for film, classical commissions and solo recordings. He has composed for Baz Lurhmann's Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, The Quiet...

4. Daniel Pemberton

Composer | The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Pemberton was born on November 3, 1977 in the UK. He is known for his work on The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Steve Jobs (2015) and The Counselor (2013).

5. John Murphy

Composer | The Suicide Squad

John Murphy is a British film composer from Liverpool. He began composing music scores for films in the early 1990s, working on several successful British movies, enjoying particular success with the soundtracks to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).

Since 2000, Murphy has ...

6. Clint Mansell

Composer | Black Swan

Clint Mansell was born on January 7, 1963 in Coventry, West Midlands, England. He is known for his work on Black Swan (2010), The Fountain (2006) and Moon (2009).

7. John Powell

Composer | Solo: A Star Wars Story

John Powell was born on September 18, 1963 in London, England. He is known for his work on Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Rio (2011). He was previously married to Melinda Lerner.

8. Richard Jacques

Composer | James Bond 007: Blood Stone

Classically trained from a young age at the Royal Academy of Music in London with an extensive repertoire including orchestral, jazz and popular music genres, Richard Jacques is a multiple award-winning composer for film, television and video games. Best known for his critically acclaimed ...

9. Michael Giacchino

Composer | Up

Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.

Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...

10. Marco Beltrami

Composer | I, Robot

Marco Beltrami was born on October 7, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on I, Robot (2004), World War Z (2013) and Knowing (2009).

11. Blake Neely

Composer | Greyhound

Blake Neely was born on April 28, 1969 in Paris, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Greyhound (2020), All American (2018) and You (2018).

12. James Newton Howard

Composer | King Kong

James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office (1985) in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, ...

13. Mark Mancina

Soundtrack | Tarzan

Known for his wide-ranging talents, Mark Mancina's film scores traverse almost every genre: drama, action, comedy, suspense, and period epic. His dark, edgy music for the Oscar-winning Training Day (2001), is a benchmark score that expanded the boundaries of scoring street-wise drama, and is widely...

14. Danny Elfman

Music_department | The Nightmare Before Christmas

As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's ...

15. Thomas Newman

Music_department | Skyfall

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...

16. John Debney

Music_department | The Jungle Book

John Debney's career seemed destined for Hollywood, the son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John grew up in nearby Glendale, California where he got early inspiration for film and music growing up on the Disney Studio lot. The child of two musicians, John showed an early aptitude for music...

17. Alan Silvestri

Composer | The Polar Express

In his ongoing, decades-long career as a composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. With a credit list of over 100 films Silvestri has composed some of the most recognizable and ...

18. Dario Marianelli

Composer | Atonement

Dario Marianelli was born in Pisa and studied piano and composition in Florence and London. After a year as a postgraduate composer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he spent 3 years at the National Film and Television School, from which he graduated in 1997. Dario's film scores include '...

19. Ilan Eshkeri

Composer | Layer Cake

Ilan Eshkeri is an award winning British composer whose work uses multiple disciplines in various fields of art. Composer, songwriter, producer and conductor, Eshkeri's work is performed in concert halls, theatres, galleries and on film & television; his eclectic body of work is linked by his love ...

20. Edward Shearmur

Composer | Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Edward Shearmur was born on February 28, 1966 in London, England. He is known for his work on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). He was previously married to Allison Shearmur.

21. Christopher Young

Composer | Sinister

Composer Christopher Young was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. After graduating from Hampshire College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, Young went on to pursue his post-graduate studies at North Texas State University. After college Christopher moved to Los Angeles, ...

22. John Ottman

Composer | The Usual Suspects

John Ottman holds dual distinctions as a leading film composer and an award winning film editor. Ottman has often completed both monumental tasks on the same films. Such remarkable double duties have included The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, and Jack the Giant Killer. He has...

23. Ludwig Göransson

Composer | The Mandalorian

Ludwig Göransson was born on September 1, 1984 in Linköping, Östergötlands län, Sweden. He is known for his work on The Mandalorian (2019), Tenet (2020) and Black Panther (2018). He has been married to Serena McKinney since 2018. They have one child.

24. Abel Korzeniowski

Music_department | A Single Man

Born on the 18th of July, 1972, in Cracow, Poland. In 1996 graduated the instrumental studies (specialization: cello), and then in 2000 graduated with merit from the composition class of Krzysztof Penderecki at the Music Academy in Cracow. At the same Academy, in the years 1999-2000, he was an ...

25. Patrick Doyle

Composer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer.

His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado...

26. Harry Gregson-Williams

Composer | Shrek

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood's most sought-after and prolific composers whose long list of film and television credits underscore the diverse range of his talents. Gregson-Williams wrote the music for Disney's live-action feature film "Mulan" which had a premium video on-demand ...

27. Andrew Lockington

Composer | San Andreas

Andrew Lockington is best known for his epic score to the Warner Bros/Newline Blockbuster San Andreas, contributing to the film grossing close to $475 million worldwide. Andrew's other credits include the Golden Globe nominated Frankie and Alice starring Halle Berry, Fox 2000's Percy Jackson: Sea ...

28. Bruce Broughton

Music_department | Lost in Space

Bruce Broughton composes in almost every medium, from theatrical motion pictures and television to computer games, in styles ranging from large symphonic settings ("Silverado") to contemporary electronic scores (the recently Emmy-nominated "The Dive from Clausen's Pier"). Broughton has written the ...

29. Nick Glennie-Smith

Music_department | The Rock

Nick Glennie-Smith was born on October 3, 1951 in London, England as Nicholas Hugh Glennie-Smith. He is known for his work on The Rock (1996), We Were Soldiers (2002) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). He is married to Jan Glennie-Smith. They have four children.

30. Steve Jablonsky

Composer | Transformers

Steve Jablonsky was born on October 9, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Transformers (2007), Desperate Housewives (2004) and Deepwater Horizon (2016).

31. Trevor Rabin

Composer | Deep Blue Sea

Trevor Rabin was born in South Africa in 1954. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 after having had piano lessons since he was a toddler. In 1972 he formed the band Rabbit becoming the most successful rock act ever to emerge from South Africa. Rabin left Rabbit to pursue a solo career in ...

32. Henry Jackman

Composer | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Henry Jackman has established himself as one of today's top composers by fusing his classical training with his experience as a successful record producer and creator of electronic music.

Jackman grew up in the southeast of England, where he began composing his first symphony at the age of six. He ...

33. Lorne Balfe

Composer | The Lego Batman Movie

Lorne Balfe was born on February 23, 1976 in Inverness, Scotland. He is known for his work on The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Megamind (2010) and Black Widow (2021).

34. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

35. Brian Tyler

Composer | Iron Man Three

Brian Tyler was born on May 8, 1972 in Orange County, California, USA as Brian Theodore Tyler. He is known for his work on Iron Man 3 (2013), The Final Destination (2009) and Eagle Eye (2008).



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