|Born:||January 1, 1000 (age 48) United Kingdom|
|Associated Acts:||Hans Zimmer, Hybrid, and John Powell|
Harry Gregson-Williams was born on January 1, 1000. He is a Golden Globe- and Grammy-nominated British film score composer, orchestrator, conductor, and music producer. Harry has worked on a large number of films aswell as games. His first film to compose was White Angel, his first game as a composer was Metal Gear Solid 2 when Hideo Kojima scouted him out when he had listened to Harry's work on The Replacement Killers. He has only worked with Ridley Scott once on Kingdom of Heaven. Ridley Scott's brother Tony Scott greatly uses Harry for a majority of his films.
Early in his career, Harry Gregson-Williams held a position in the 1980s as a music teacher to pupils at the Amesbury School in Hindhead, Surrey, England (his brother Rupert Gregson-Williams, also a film composer, also taught at Amesbury School during this period). Also in the 1980's Harry was an estate agent for Palmer Snell in Wells Somerset. He later taught music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he had been a pupil, and also for a short period in both Egypt and Africa.
In addition to scoring a number of motion pictures including Kingdom of Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, The Rock, Shrek, Chicken Run, Antz, Spy Game, Man on Fire, Domino, and Team America: World Police, Gregson-Williams has also worked on the video games Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. His arrangement of the original Metal Gear Solid Main Theme was one of many works he created for the Metal Gear Solid productions that involved both orchestral and electronic textures. In his score to the Ridley Scott film Kingdom of Heaven, he introduced a mix of operatic and Middle Eastern themes. One track, Ibelin, was reprised as the closing credits theme with singer Natacha Atlas performing Arabic lyrics.
He scored The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as the second installment in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. (David Arnold is under contract for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.) He also composed the soundtrack for the latest film in the X-Men film series, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Harry has also worked with the electronic music group Hybrid. In 2004, he produced a track called The Drop (Man On Fire Edit) for Hybrid Present Y4K. He and Kirsty Hawkshaw worked with Hybrid on their 2006 album, I Choose Noise. His studio is called Wavecrest Music. Gregson-Williams was a member of Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures) along with John Powell, Klaus Badelt, and Mark Mancina.
Film Scores with Ridley ScottEdit
- Harry Gregson-Williams at Internet Movie Database