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David Arnold (I)


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

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 17 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Casino Royale Composer
(2006)
Independence Day Composer
(1996)
Godzilla Composer
(1998)
(1999)

Filmography

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 2022 The Sound of 007: Live from the Royal Albert Hall (Video documentary) (music producer)
 2019 The Tiger Who Came to Tea (TV Movie) (musician: percussion, electric bass, guitar - uncredited)
 2013-2014 Big School (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
 2011 The Inbetweeners (composer: additional music)
 2011 Paul (music programmer) / (musician: bass guitar/keyboards) / (musician: guitar)
 2010-2011 Stiller & Meara (TV Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- WikiLeaks (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- Remembering 2010 (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- Die Antwoord (2010) ... (composer: theme music)
- Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2010) ... (composer: theme music)
- Kanye West (2010) ... (composer: theme music)
 2010 Made in Dagenham (musician: bass, guitars, keyboards) / (programming) / (score producer)
 2010 Sherlock (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Unaired Pilot (2010) ... (music)
 2009 BBC Electric Proms (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Dame Shirley Bassey (2009) ... (musical director)
 2008 Stargate: Continuum (Video) (composer: original 'Stargate' themes)
 2008 Stargate: The Ark of Truth (Video) (original themes by: Stargate)
 2007 Bee Movie (composer: additional music)
 2007 El hoppo! (Short) (music supervisor)
  Stargate SG-1 (TV Series) (composer - 212 episodes, 1997 - 2007) (theme by - 1 episode, 1997)
- Unending (2007) ... (composer: original themes)
- Dominion (2007) ... (composer: original themes)
- Family Ties (2007) ... (composer: original themes)
- Talion (2007) ... (composer: original themes)
- Bad Guys (2007) ... (composer: original themes)
 2006/I Venus (composer: additional music) / (musician: additional bass guitars/keyboards) / (score producer)
 2005 Stoned (music score producer)
 2002 The Bond Essentials (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 2002 Die Another Day: Shaken and Stirred on Ice (Video documentary short) (music)
 2002 Changing Lanes (music programmer - uncredited) / (musician - uncredited)
 2001-2002 UC: Undercover (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- The Sins of Sonny Walker (2002) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Manhunt (2002) ... (composer: theme)
- The Siege (2001) ... (composer: main title theme)
- City on Fire (2001) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Nobody Rides for Free (2001) ... (composer: theme)
 2001 The Musketeer (score producer)
 2000 The Patriot (composer: unused music)
 2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series) (composer: title theme)
 1999-2000 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Sleepy Time/Suds (2000) ... (composer: additional music)
- Culture Shock/F.U.N. (1999) ... (composer: additional music)
- Sandy's Rocket/Squeaky Boots (1999) ... (composer: additional music)
- Mermaidman and Barnacleboy/Pickles (1999) ... (composer: additional music)
 1999 Wing Commander (theme by)
 1997-1998 The Visitor (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- The Trial (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Chain (1998) ... (composer: theme music)
- Miracles (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- Going Home (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- Caged (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
 1997 Playing God (music consultant)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Composed the music performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The International Olympic Committee was so impressed they asked him to return in the same capacity for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. See more »

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Spouse:

Ellie Pole  (3 children)
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Trivia:

Was highly recommended to producers to do the score for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) by John Barry, composer of 11 James Bond films. Arnold went on to score five James Bond films in total, second only to Barry. See more »

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