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Harry Gregson-Williams

Harry Gregson-Williams
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Background information
Born (1961-12-13) 13 December 1961 (age 57)
Origin Sussex, England
Genres Film score, video game music
Occupation(s) Composer, conductor, music producer
Instruments Piano, percussion
Years active 1990–present
Labels Wavecrest Music
Associated acts John Powell

Nick Glennie-Smith

Hans Zimmer

David Buckley

Atticus Ross

Halli Cauthery

Marc Streitenfeld

Trevor Rabin

Alberto Iglesias

Audiomachine

Leopold Ross

Hybrid

Stephanie Economou

Harry Gregson-Williams (born 13 December 1961)[1] is an English composer, orchestrator, conductor, and music producer. He has regularly written for video games, television and films, such as the Metal Gear series, Spy Game, Phone Booth, Man on Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Déjà Vu, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Martian, and the Shrek franchise. He is the older brother of composer Rupert Gregson-Williams.

Education [ edit ]

Gregson-Williams won a musical scholarship to St John's College School in Cambridge at the age of seven, where he was a child chorister, and later attended Stowe School, a boarding independent school in the civil parish of Stowe in Buckinghamshire, where he was a music scholar, followed by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.[2]

Discography [ edit ]

Film [ edit ]

1990s [ edit ]

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
1990 Revenge Tony Scott Rastar additional music, director's cut
1991 Cold Heaven Nicolas Roeg Hemdale music associate
1994 White Angel Chris Jones Living Spirit Pictures N/A
Broken Heart Matt McConaghy ITV Yorkshire Short film
1995 Hotel Paradise Nicolas Roeg Westdeutscher Rundfunk Short film
Three Miles Up Lesley Manning TV movie N/A
Full Body Massage Nicolas Roeg Paramount Television

Showtime Networks
TV movie
1996 The Whole Wide World Dan Ireland Sony Pictures Classics with Hans Zimmer
Witness Against Hitler Betsan Morris Evans BBC TV movie
The Rock Michael Bay Hollywood Pictures Music producer with Hans Zimmer

Score composed by Hans Zimmer and Nick Glennie-Smith
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Bille August Det Danske Filminstitut

Bavaria Film

Constantin Film

Fox Searchlight Pictures (US)
with Hans Zimmer
Deceiver Jonas Pate

Josh Pate
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer N/A
The Borrowers Peter Hewitt Working Title Films

PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Gramercy Pictures
N/A
1998 The Replacement Killers Antoine Fuqua Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Columbia Pictures
N/A
Antz Eric Darnell

Tim Johnson
Pacific Data Images

DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Pictures
with John Powell
Enemy of the State Tony Scott Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Scott Free Productions

Touchstone Pictures
with Trevor Rabin
1999 Swing Vote David Anspaugh Columbia TriStar Television

ABC
TV movie
The Match Mick Davis Gramercy Pictures N/A
Light It Up Craig Bolotin 20th Century Fox N/A
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Peter Hewitt Intermedia N/A

2000s [ edit ]

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2000 The Tigger Movie Jun Falkenstein DisneyToon Studios

Walt Disney Pictures
N/A
The Magic of Marciano Tony Barbieri Outrider Pictures N/A
Chicken Run Peter Lord

Nick Park
Aardman Animations

DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Pictures (International)

Pathé (Europe)
With John Powell
King of the Jungle Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Urbanworld Films N/A
2001 Spy Kids Robert Rodriguez Troublemaker Studios

Dimension Films
with John Debney, Danny Elfman, Los Lobos, Robert Rodriguez, Heitor Pereira, and Gavin Greenaway
Shrek Andrew Adamson

Vicky Jenson
Pacific Data Images

DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Pictures
with John Powell
The Hire Alejandro González Iñárritu BMW Films Segment: "Powder Keg"
Spy Game Tony Scott Beacon Pictures

Universal Pictures
N/A
2002 Passionada Dan Ireland Samuel Goldwyn Films N/A
Phone Booth Joel Schumacher Zucker/Netter

20th Century Fox
N/A
The Hire Tony Scott BMW Films Segment: "Beat the Devil"
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Tim Johnson

Patrick Gilmore
DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Pictures
N/A
Veronica Guerin Joel Schumacher Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Touchstone Pictures
N/A
The Rundown Peter Berg Strike Entertainment

WWE Films

Universal Pictures (North America & Japan)

Columbia Pictures (International)
N/A
2004 Man on Fire Tony Scott Scott Free Productions

Regency Enterprises

20th Century Fox
with Lisa Gerrard
Shrek 2 Andrew Adamson

Kelly Asbury

Conrad Vernon
DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Pictures
N/A
Return to Sender Bille August DEJ Productions N/A
Team America: World Police Trey Parker Paramount Pictures N/A
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Beeban Kidron StudioCanal

Working Title Films

Miramax Films

Universal Pictures
N/A
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Ridley Scott Studio Babelsberg

Scott Free Productions

20th Century Fox
As Composer & Conductor
Domino Tony Scott Scott Free Productions

Davis Films

New Line Cinema
N/A
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Andrew Adamson Walden Media

Walt Disney Pictures
N/A
2006 The Uninvited Louise Runge Logo TV Short film
Seraphim Falls David Von Ancken Icon Productions

Samuel Goldwyn Films

Destination Films
N/A
Flushed Away Sam Fell

David Bowers
Aardman Animations

DreamWorks Animation

Paramount Pictures
N/A
Déjà Vu Tony Scott Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Scott Free Productions

Touchstone Pictures
N/A
2007 The Number 23 Joel Schumacher New Line Cinema N/A
Shrek the Third Chris Miller

Raman Hui
DreamWorks Animation

Paramount Pictures
N/A
Gone Baby Gone Ben Affleck The Ladd Company

Miramax Films
N/A
Slipstream Anthony Hopkins Strand Releasing

Destination Films
Music Producer

Score composed by Anthony Hopkins
2008 Em Tony Barbieri SnagFilms

Vanguard Cinema
N/A
The Forbidden Kingdom Rob Minkoff Lionsgate

Relativity Media

Casey Silver Productions

Huayi Brothers
Score Producer

Score composed by David Buckley
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Andrew Adamson Walden Media

Walt Disney Pictures
N/A
Jolene Dan Ireland E1 Entertainment Also music producer
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Gavin Hood Seed Productions

Marvel Entertainment

20th Century Fox
As Composer & Conductor Additional Music By Hybrid & Halli Cauthery
The Taking of Pelham 123 Tony Scott Escape Artists

Scott Free Productions

Relativity Media

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Columbia Pictures
Additional Music By Hybrid

2010s [ edit ]

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2010 Twelve Joel Schumacher Radar Pictures

Hannover House

Gaumont
N/A
Shrek Forever After Mike Mitchell DreamWorks Animation

Paramount Pictures
N/A
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Mike Newell Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Walt Disney Pictures
Additional Music By Halli Cauthery & David Buckley. As composer & conductor
The Town Ben Affleck GK Films

Legendary Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures
with David Buckley
Unstoppable Tony Scott Scott Free Productions

Dune Entertainment

20th Century Fox
Additional Music By Justin Caine Burnett
2011 Life in a Day Kevin Macdonald National Geographic Films N/A
Cowboys & Aliens Jon Favreau Platinum Studios

Fairview Entertainment

Imagine Entertainment

DreamWorks Pictures

Universal Pictures (North America)

Paramount Pictures (International)
Additional Music By Halli Cauthery. Hybrid (British band) provided sound design textures[3]
Arthur Christmas Sarah Smith Aardman Animations

Sony Pictures Animation

Columbia Pictures
N/A
2012 Prometheus Ridley Scott Scott Free Productions

Brandywine Productions

Dune Entertainment

20th Century Fox
Two tracks ("Life" and "We Were Right")

Main score by Marc Streitenfeld
I Am Bad David Rackoff OneZero Productions N/A
Total Recall Len Wiseman Original Film

Columbia Pictures
Additional Music By Hybrid. As composer & Music producer. Orchestra Conducted By Gavin Greenaway
2013 The East Zal Batmanglij Scott Free Productions

Fox Searchlight Pictures
Themes

Main score by Halli Cauthery
Mr. Pip Andrew Adamson Olympus Pictures N/A
2014 Hate from a Distance Dan Ireland Privarte Pictures Co-composed with Tom Howe
The Equalizer Antoine Fuqua Escape Artists

Village Roadshow Pictures

Columbia Pictures
Additional Music By Hybrid
2015 Blackhat Michael Mann Legendary Pictures

Universal Pictures
with Atticus Ross, Ryan Amon, & Leo Ross
Monkey Kingdom Mark Linfield

Alastair Fothergill
Disneynature N/A
The Martian Ridley Scott Genre Films

TSG Entertainment

Scott Free Productions

20th Century Fox
as composer & conductor
Miss You Already Catherine Hardwicke Lionsgate (US)

Entertainment One (UK)
N/A
2016 Confirmation Rick Famuyiwa HBO TV movie, Additional Music By Stephanie Economou
Live by Night Ben Affleck Warner Bros. Pictures

Appian Way Productions

Pearl Street Films
Additional Music By Stephanie Economou. As composer & conductor
2017 The Zookeeper's Wife Niki Caro Focus Features Additional Music By Stephanie Economou. As composer & conductor
Breath Simon Baker Additional Music By Stephanie Economou
2018 Early Man Nick Park StudioCanal

Aardman Animations
with Tom Howe Additional Music By Paul Mounsey. Orchestra Conducted By Harry Gregson-Williams & Gavin Greenaway
The Equalizer 2 Antoine Fuqua Columbia Pictures

Escape Artists
Additional Music By Stephanie Economou
The Meg Jon Turteltaub Warner Bros. Pictures Additional Music By Stephanie Economou. As composer & conductor
2019 Penguins Alastair Fothergill

Jeff Wilson
Disneynature N/A

2020s [ edit ]

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2020 Mulan Niki Caro Walt Disney Pictures N/A

Television [ edit ]

Year Title Notes
1991 G.B.H. 2 episodes

music coordinator
1992 Champion Children
1999 The Hunger Episode: "Sanctuary"
2002 AFP: American Fighter Pilot
2004 Father of the Pride 3 episodes
2007–2008 The Riches
2007 Shrek the Halls TV special
2017–present Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
2019 Whiskey Cavalier

Video games [ edit ]

Year Title Notes
2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty With Norihiko Hibino
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater With Norihiko Hibino
2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Main theme only and music producer

With Stephen Barton
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots With various others
2014 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes With Ludvig Forssell
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Main title and themes only

With audiomachine (Paul Dinletir and Kevin Rix)
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Music producer

Score composed by Ludvig Forsell,

Justin Burnett and Daniel James

Rides [ edit ]

Year Title Notes
2001 Shrek 4-D At various theme parks around the world.

Based on the Shrek film franchise.

Awards and nominations [ edit ]

Awards [ edit ]

Nominations [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Harry Gregson-Williams". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Harry Gregson-Williams". Stowe School. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Cowboys & Aliens". Hybrid Scores website. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

External links [ edit ]

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