Craig Armstrong (II)

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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 American, Ray, Orphans, Oliver Stone's World ... See full bio »

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Moulin Rouge! Composer
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 2016 Snowden ("Secret Downloading") / (producer: "Secret Downloading") / (writer: "Secret Downloading")
 2016 One Kiss (performer: "Finding Beauty")
 2015 Victor Frankenstein (arranger: "Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324", "Valse Bleue", "Marche Militaire No. 1, Op. 51", "Waltz from 'Coppélia'", "España Waltz, Op. 236", "Les Patineurs Valse, Op. 183")
 2014 Hollywood in Vienna (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Hollywood in Vienna 2014: Comedy Tonight (2014) ... (music: "Love Actually")
 2014 Tobias and the Half-Pariah ("Let's Go to Town", "Dead Myrtle")
 2014 Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United (Video) (writer: "The Incredible Hulk")
 2014/I Mommy (performer: "Childhood") / (writer: "Childhood")
 2013 The Great Gatsby (writer: "Into the Past", "Can't Repeat the Past", "Infinite Hope", "Daisy's Theme")
 2012 Laurence Anyways (performer: "Let's Go Out Tonight") / (writer: "Let's Go Out Tonight")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Smash Sumthin")
 2011 What's Your Number? (writer: "Motor City")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Top Nine Perform (2010) ... (music: "Ruthless Gravity")
 2010 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Wedding Bride (2010) ... ("PM's Love Theme", uncredited) / (performer: "PM's Love Theme" - uncredited)
 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (performer: "Ball") / (writer: "Ball")
 2010 Clash of the Titans (writer: "Io's Theme")
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (performer: "Secret", "Take a Bow", "Frozen", "The Power Of Good-Bye")
 2009 Escape Mission (TV Movie) (performer: "Let it be Love") / (writer: "Let it be Love")
 2009 Desert Flower (music: "Without You (Glenn Morrison Remix)")
 2008 The Incredible Hulk (performer: "Bruce Goes Home" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bruce Goes Home" - uncredited)
 2008 Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Angry Video Game Nerd Rant: Part 2 (2008) ... (music: "Escape" - uncredited)
  Monsters We Met (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2007) (writer - 2 episodes, 2007)
- The End of Eden (2007) ... (performer: "Revelations") / (writer: "Revelations")
- The Eternal Frontier (2007) ... (performer: "Revelations") / (writer: "Revelations")
 2007 In the Nick of Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.15 (2007) ... (writer: "This Love")
  Verbotene Liebe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Episode #1.2702 (2006) ... (performer: "Choral Ending") / (writer: "Choral Ending")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kama Kama? (2006) ... (performer: "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" - uncredited)
 2004 16mm Mystery (Short) ("Ruthless Gravity")
 2004 Layer Cake (performer: "Ruthless Gravity") / (writer: "Ruthless Gravity")
 2004 Wimbledon (performer: "Ball") / (writer: "Ball")
 2003 Love Actually (performer: "PM's Love Theme" - uncredited)
 2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (producer: "Lab Scene") / (writer: "Lab Scene")
 2003 Body to Body ("This Love")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 ... (performer: "This Love" - uncredited)
 2003 Benjamim (performer: "Laura's Theme")
 2002 The Quiet American (lyrics: "Song for Phuong") / (writer: "Song for Phuong")
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Room (2001) ... (performer: "Let's Go Out Tonight")
 2001 Kiss of the Dragon (arranger: "As If You Said Nothing") / (performer: "As If You Said Nothing") / (producer: "As If You Said Nothing") / (writer: "As If You Said Nothing")
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (performer: "Inhaler") / (writer: "Inhaler")
 2001 Moulin Rouge! (producer: "Nature Boy", "Sparkling Diamonds", "Your Song", "One Day I'll Fly Away", "Elephant Love Medley", "Come What May", "Fool To Believe", "The Show Must Go On") / (writer: "Fool To Believe")
 2000 Long Haul (Short) (writer: "Weather Storm")
 2000 Complicity (performer: "Ball") / (writer: "Ball")
 2000 The Dancer (performer: "Let's Go Out Tonight") / (writer: "Twisted Mess")
 1999 Wie is de Mol? (TV Series) (performer: "New York City")
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (performer: "Secret", "Take a Bow", "Frozen", "The Power of Good-Bye")
 1999 One Day in September (Documentary) (performer: "Glasgow", "Rise", "The Saint", "Short Piece 5", "Short Piece 11", "Short Piece 12") / (writer: "Glasgow", "Rise", "The Saint", "Short Piece 5", "Short Piece 11", "Short Piece 12")
 1999 Bad Company (writer: "Rise")
 1999 The Bone Collector (performer: "McKenzie") / (writer: "McKenzie")
 1999 Best Laid Plans (writer: "Twisted Mess")
 1999 Cruel Intentions (performer: "This Love") / (writer: "This Love")
 1999 Plunkett & Macleane (performer: "No 9", "Childhood", "Hypnotic", "Houses in Motion", "Revelations") / (writer: "No 9", "Childhood", "Hypnotic", "Revelations")
 1998 Alice and Martin (performer: "Laura's Theme") / (writer: "Laura's Theme")
 1998 Madonna: The Power of Good-Bye (Video short) (performer: "The Power Of Good-Bye")
 1998 The Negotiator (performer: "Rise") / (writer: "Rise")
 1998 Madonna: Frozen (Video short) (performer: "Frozen")
 1996 Romeo + Juliet (arranger: "Slow Movement") / (writer: "Slow Movement")
 1994 Madonna: Take a Bow (Video short) (performer: "Take a Bow")
 1994 Madonna: Secret (Video short) (performer: "Secret")
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He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the music industry.

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