Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe is an EMMY nominated and Grammy award-winning film and video game composer from Inverness, Scotland. Lorne is known for composing the scores to Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed III, the Dreamworks’ animation Megamind and Ron Howard’s film The Dilemma (the latter two in collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer, Hans Zimmer). In addition to being recognized for producing two of Zimmer’s Oscar- nominated scores, Sherlock Holmes and Inception, Lorne has also received significant recognition for his work in the United Kingdom. In 2013 Lorne received an EMMY Award nomination for his music to Endor Productions' adaptation of William Boyd's much loved novel Restless. In 2009, Lorne was nominated for the Discovery of the Year World Soundtrack Award for his score for BAFTA award- winning Crying With Laughter and he was nominated for the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award.

Balfe began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures, including: Pirates of the Caribbean II, and III, The Simpsons Movie, Angels & Demons, Iron Man, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He also composed additional music on the 2009 Golden Globe™ nominated film Frost/Nixon. Complimented by his additional music, Balfe’s role as a score producer on 2008's The Dark Knight earned Lorne a Grammy™ for “Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture.”

In 2009, Balfe was music producer and composer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 videogame, and score producer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, which earned a 2010 Oscar® nomination for Best Original Score. Only a year later, in 2011, Balfe produced the score for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score.

Balfe’s film and TV projects include the taut thriller The Frozen Ground starring Nicholas Cage, The Sweeney (Nick Love’s film based on the 1970s UK TV series), the family drama Side By Side, Synchronicity Film’s Not Another Happy Ending starring Karen Gillan, and the Sundance Channel mini-series Restless. Lorne also composed compelling scores for the ITV1 documentary Harry’s Mountain Heroes, the British made film, Ironclad, the TV anthology Five (directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins, and Penelope Spheeris) and the Ron Howard-produced Imagin8ion (directed by Bryce Howard). Most recently, he scored Girl Rising with Oscar award winning composer Rachel Portman. His work can also be heard in the video games Assassin’s Creed Revelations (featuring main theme, cutscenes & multiplayer music by Balfe), Assassin’s Creed 3: Tyranny of King Washington DLC (for which he has received a 2013 BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Games Music), Skylanders: Giants and Skylander’s: Swap Force.

To listen to a full selection of Lorne's work please visit: http://www.lornebalfe.com - and click on LISTEN

US Rep: www.wmeentertainment.com

CREDITS:

Skylanders: Swap Force Activision/Blizzard
Beyond: Two Souls Quantic Dream
Assassin's Creed 3: Tyranny Of King Washington Dlc Ubisoft 2013 BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Games Music
Assassin's Creed 3 Ubisoft
Skylanders: Giants Activision/Blizzard
Assassin's Creed: Revelation Ubisoft
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Activision/Blizzard
Crysis 2 Crytek/EA
Rango EA/Paramount Digital Entertainment
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Infinity Ward/Activision
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Digital Illusions/EA
(Additional Music)
Not Another Happy Ending Synchronicity Films
Director: John McKay
Producers: Claire Mundell
Starring: Karen Gillan
The Frozen Ground Emmett Furla Films
Director: Scott Walker
Producers: 50 Cent, Randall Emmett, Jane Fleming, George Furla, Mark Ordesky, Jeff Rice
Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, 50 Cent
Side By Side Side By Side Films
Director: Arthur Landon
Producers: Sarah Giles
Girl Rising Vulcan Productions
Director: Richard Robbins
Producers: Louise Lovegrove
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Selena Gomez, Meryl Streep
The Sweeney Vertigo Films
Director: Nick Love,
Producers: Alan Niblo, Rupert Preston, James Richardson, Christopher Simon, Felix Vossen
Exec Producer: Andrew Macdonald
Starring: Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, Ray Winstone, Ben Drew
The Dark Knight Rises (Additional Music)
Warner Bros Pics
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producer: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
Starring: Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Matthew Modine
Madagascar: Europe’s Most Wanted (Additional Music)
Dreamworks Animation
Director: Eric Darnell
Producers: Mireille Soria, Mark Swift
Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen
Magpie Mitchell Brunt Films
Director: Marc Price
Producers: Helen Grace, Justin Hayles,
Starring: Mark Strong, William Hurt, Johnny Lee Miller, Derek Jacobi, Chiwitel Ejiofor.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (Additional Music, Score Producer)
Warner Bros Pics
Director: Guy Ritchie
Producers: Susan Downey, Dan Lin, Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram
Writer: Frank Cottrel Boyce
Starring: Robert Downey Jnr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry
Kung Fu Panda Ii (Additional Music)
Dreamworks Animation
Director: Jennifer Yu Nelson,
Producer: Melissa Cobb,
Starring Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu,
Ironclad Film & Entertainment GMBH & Co
Director: Jonathan English
Producer: Rick Benattar, Andrew J Curtis
Starring: James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Derel Jacobu, Paul Giamatti
Rango (Additional Music)
Blind Wink Prods
Director: Gore Verbinski
Producers: John B Carls, Graham King
Exec Producer: Andrew Macdonald
Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy
The Dilemma Universal Pictures
Director: Ron Howard
Producer: Brian Grazer, Vince Vaughan
Starring: Vince Vaughan, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah
Megamind Dreamworks Animation
Director: Tom McGrath
Producers: Lara Breay, Denise Nolan Cascino
Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen
Inception (Additional Music)
Warner Bros Pics
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producers: Emma Thomas
Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy
***Nominated for Best Original Score Oscar® Award 2011***
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (Additional Music)
Warner Bros Pics
Director: Guy Ritchie
Producers: Susan Downey, Dan Lin, Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram
Writer: Frank Cottrel Boyce
Starring: Robert Downey Jnr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry
***Nominated for Best Original Score Oscar® Award 2010***
Capitalism: A Love Story (Soundtrack Writer)
Overture Films
Director: Michael Moore
Producer: Michael Moore, Anne Moore
Crying With Laughter BBC Scotland
Director: Justin Molotnikov
Producer: Alastair Clark, Claire Mundell, Rachel Robey
***Nominated for Discovery of the Year: World Soundtrack Awards 2009***
***BAFTA Awarded***
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (Additional Music)
Dreamworks SKG
Director: Michael Bay
Producers: Ian Bryce, Tom Desanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy
Starring: Shia LeBouef, Megan Fox
Angels And Demons (Additional Music)
Columbia Pics
Director: Ron Howard
Producer: John Calley, Brian Grazer
Starring: Tom Hanks, Ewan Macgregor, Stellan Skarsgard
Madagascar: Europe’s Most Wanted (Additional Music)
Dreamworks Animation
Director: Eric Darnell
Producers: Mireille Soria, Mark Swift
Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen
Frost/nixon (Additional Music)
Universal Pictures
Director: Ron Howard
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer
Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon, Matthew Macfayden, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones
The Dark Knight (Additional Music)
Warner Bros Pics
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producers: Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas,
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman
***GRAMMY Award Winner for Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture***
Iron Man (Additional Music)
Paramount Pictures
Director: Jon Favreau
Producer: Avi Arad, Kevon Feige
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow
Casi Divas Columbia Pics
Director:Issa Lopez
Producer: Luz Maria Rojas,
Bee Movie (Additional Music)
Dreamworks Animation
Director: Stephen Hickner
Producers: Christina Steinberg
Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellwegger, Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates
Running The Sahara (Additional Music)
Allentown Prods
Director: James Moll
Producer: Rick Eldridge, Marc Joubert, James Moll
Starring: Matt Damon
The Simpsons Movie (Additional Music)
20th Century Fox
Director: avid Silverman
Producers: Richard Sakai
Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer
Transformers (Additional Music)
Dreamworks SKG
Director: Michael Bay
Producers: Ian Bryce, Tom Desanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy
Starring: Shia LeBouef, Megan Fox
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (Additional Music)
Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Gore Verbinski
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy
The Holiday (Additional Music)
Columbia Pics
Director: Nancy Meyers
Producer: Bruce A Block, Nancy Meyers
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Additional Music)
Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Gore Verbinski
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy
The Da Vinci Code (Additional Music)
Columbia Pics
Director: Ron Howard
Producers: John Calley, Brian Grazer
Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tatou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina
Santa’s Slay (Additional Music)
Media 8 Ents
Director: David Steinman
Producer: Sammy Lee, Matthew Leonetti Jr, Brett Ratner, Douglas Steeden
Starring: Bill Goldberg, Emilie De Ravin
Blood Rayne (Additional Music)
Boll Kino Beteiligungs GmBH
Director: Uwe Boll
Producers: Daniel Clarke, Shawn Williamson
Wallace & Gromit In The Curse Of The Were_rabbit (Additional Music)
Dreamworks Animation
Director: Steve Box
Producers: Nick Park, Claire Jennings, Peter Lord, Carla Shelley, David Sproxton
Starring: Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter
Batman Begins (Music Programmer)
Warner Bros Pics
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producers: Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas,
Starring: Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
Hellraiser: Deader (Additional Music)
Dimension Films
Director: Ricky Bota
Producer: David S Greathouse, Ron Schmidt, Stan Winstone
Laura’s Star (Additional Music)
Rothkirch
Director: Piet De Rycker
Producer: Thilo Rothkirch
Hotel Rwanda (Music Programmer)
United Artists
Director: Terry George
Producers: A. Kitman Ho
Starring: Don Cheadle
Indident At Loch Ness (Additional Music)
Eden Rock
Director: Zak Penn
Producer: Werner Herzog, Zak Penn
Starring: Werner Herzog
The Night We Called It A Day (Music Arranger, Orchestrator)
The Night We Called It A Day Pty Ltd
Director: Paul Goldman
Producers: Peter Clifton, Nick Powell, Emile Sherman
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia De Rossi, Rose Byrne, David Hemmings
Crime Spree (Music Arranger)
Vision View
Director: Brad Mirman
Producer: Jamie Brown, Gary Howsam, Richard Riondo Del Castro, Perry Santos
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Johnny Hallyday
The Hands Of Orlac (Music Arranger)
Berolina Film
Director: Robert Wiene
Restless Endor Prods
Director: Edward Hall
Producers: Paul Frift
Starring: Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon, Charlotte Rampling
***EMMY Award Nominated: Original Dramatic Score for a Mini-Series 2013***
Five Sony Pictures
Director: Jennifer Aniston, Patty Jenkins, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Penelope Spheeris,
Producers: Nellie Nugiel
River City BBC
Director: Jim Shields, Stephen Moore, Daniel Wilson, Stuart Davids, Patrick Harkins, Fiona Walton, Brett Fallis, James Henry, Jeff Naylor, Simon Hook.
Producer: Morag Bain, Angela Galvin, Sandra MacIver, Amanda Verlaque, Gaynor Holmes, Donald Mackinnon, Sue Austen, Steven Ross, Carol Anne Docherty, Stuart Doughty, Jim Shields
Starring: Steve Dillane, Kerry Fox
Firestorm: Last Stand At Yellowstone (Additional Music)
A&E
Director: John Lafia
Producer: Clara George
10.5 Apocalypse (Additional Music)
Hallmark Ents
Director: John Lafia
Producer: Randy Richmond
Starring: Kim Delaney, Dean Cain
The Last Detective (Additional Music)
Meridien Broadcasting
Director: David Tucker, Douglas Mackinnon, Matthew Evans, Moira Armstrong
Producer: Nick Hurran, Robbie Sandson
Starring: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes
Detective (Additional Music)
Alpine Medien Prods
Director: David S Cass Sr
Producer: Lincoln Lageson, Randy Pope
Starring: Tom Berenger
Prinz Und Paparazzi (Additional Music)
Network Movies
Director: Jurgen Bretzinger
Producer: Reinhold Eischotz
Shoebox Zoo BBC Scotland
Director: Justin Molotnikov, James Henry, Francis Damberger, Grant Harvey
Producer: Ashley Irving Scott, Jordy Randall, Christine Shipton
Starring: Alan Cumming, Rik Mayall, Siobhan Redmond, Bill Paterson, Peter Mullan, Simon Callow, Jason Connery
Saving Jessica Lynch (Additional Music)
NBC
Director: Peter Markle
Producer: Michael R Joyce
Starring: Nicholas Guilak
Second Nature (Additional Music)
TNT
Director: Ben Bolt
Producer: Lars Macfarlane, Craig McNeil
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Powers Boothe
William And Mary Granada
Director: Matthew Evans, Stuart Orme, Jean Stewart, Coky Giedroyc, Nicholas Laughland, Sandy Johnson
Producer: Trevor Hopkins
Starring: Martin Clunes, Julie Graham

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