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Harry Gregson-Williams

Harry Gregson-Williams

Harry Gregson-Williams' impressive body of work includes more than 40 film scores and reflects enormous musical versatility. His credits range from the animated blockbusters Shrek 2, Chicken Run, Antz and Shrek, to three of Tony Scott's action hits -- Man on Fire starring Denzel Washington, Spy Game starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt and Enemy of the State starring Will Smith and Gene Hackman, as well as 2 films with Joel Schumacher -- Veronica Guerin starring Cate Blanchett and Phone Booth starring Colin Farrell.

A native of England, Gregson-Williams learned to read music by the age of 4 and as a child toured Europe as a choir boy with an ensemble from the music school of St. John's College in Cambridge. By age 13 he had been a featured soloist on over a dozen recordings. He went on to study music at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and spent time teaching music to children in Egypt and Kenya before launching his professional career as an orchestrator and arranger for well-known composer Stanley Myers.

He then went on to score Nicolas Roeg's Full Body Massage and Hotel Paradise. Moving to Los Angeles in 1995, he became a protégé of Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and collaborated with him on the scores for Smilla's Sense of Snow starring Julia Ormond, The Whole Wide World starring Renee Zellweger and The Rock starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, among many others.

Gregson-Williams' upcoming project is Andrew Adamson's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe for Disney.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Harry Gregson-Williams Facts

OccupationComposer
BirthdayDecember 13, 1961 (55)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceEngland, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Em
Fright
Lassie : Hills of Home
Flushed Away
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Rundown
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