James Hannigan is a BAFTA and IFMCA winning composer and music producer, known for his hugely diverse output across all forms of media. Among his many credits are entries in the multi-million selling Harry Potter, Dead Space, Transformers, The Lord of the Rings, Evil Genius, Command and Conquer and Warhammer video game franchises; TV and Radio including ITV’s Primeval and BBC Radio 4’s Good Omens; Amazon/Audible’s multi-award winning full-cast Alien quadrilogy; the New York Times No.1 bestselling audio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman (with a cast including James McAvoy, Michael Sheen and Taron Egerton) and many others.

An IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association) Award winner for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (VG; BAFTA nomination, Music, 2010), James has scored titles such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (EA/WBIE), the Guinness World Record-breaking RuneScape, Dead Space 3, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (VG), Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (including its celebrated theme, Soviet March) and his current projects include Evil Genius 2 – the sequel to 2004’s cult hit, originally developed by Elixir Studios and Google DeepMind Founder, Demis Hassabis.

Other credits include Microsoft’s entry in the ‘Wing Commander’ universe, Freelancer; Catwoman, Brute Force, Privateer: The Darkening (with Christopher Walken, Clive Owen and John Hurt), Space Hulk, the BAFTA-nominated interactive score of Republic: The Revolution, Reign of Fire, Theme Park World (BAFTA Award, 2000), entries in EA Sports’ F1 & FIFA series, Nintendo’s Art Academy (often heard also in Super Smash Bros), Evil Genius (BAFTA Nomination, Music, 2004) and Amazon/Audible’s adaptations of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien 3 (featuring Rutger Hauer and Michael Biehn). Further work includes Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals; BBC R4’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (with James McAvoy, Christopher Lee and Benedict Cumberbatch), Wizarding World and Pottermore; Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, Warhammer: SotHR, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest and Transformers Universe. James’ music is also heard every day around the world in TV shows as diverse as The Grand Tour, Top Gear and The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

With his music airing on radio stations such as Classic FM and Scala Radio, Hannigan has worked with countless world class musicians, and orchestras including the Philharmonia, The Chamber Orchestra of London, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra and Slovak Symphony Orchestra, recording at locations such as Air-Lyndhurst, Abbey Road Studios and Skywalker Ranch.  A regular interviewee and panellist for BBC radio, Comic Con and other international events, James has been the subject of BAFTA’s Conversations with Composers at the Royal Albert Hall, and his music has been performed in numerous concerts.  He is also founder of London Southbank-based events Screen Music Connect and Game Music Connect – which in previous years have been partnered with BAFTA, PRS, Sony Playstation, EA, Music Week and the Ivors Academy.

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Evil Genius 2: World DominationRebellion Developments
Transformers UniverseHasbro
Dead Space 3
(Co-composer)
EA/ Visceral Games
Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsElectronic Arts/Warner Bros
Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s QuestHeadstrong/Warner Bros
Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian TwilightElectronic Arts
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceElectronic Arts/Warner BrosIFMCA Award 2009: Best Original Score for a Video Game
Nominated for BAFTA Video Games Awards 2010 (Best Original Score)
Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsUbisoft/Sony Pictures
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 UprisingEA LA
Unannounced TileEA Bright Light Studio
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 UprisingElectronic Arts
Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixEA/Warner BrosBest of 2007, IGN; ‘Best Game Score’, Movie Music UK Awards 2007
FreelancerDigital Anvil/Microsoft
Evil GeniusVU GamesBAFTA Nomination, Music, 2005
Republic The RevolutionEidosBAFTA Nomination, Music, 2004
Conquest: Frontier WarsDigital Anvil / Ubisoft
Warhammer: SotHRMindscape; Games Workshop
CatwomanEA/Warner Bros
Reign of FireKUJU/BAM
Brute ForceDigital Anvil/Microsoft
Yamaha SuperCrossDSI Games
Mr. BeanBlast! Ents
JetixBlast! Ents
Lost In SpaceNew Line Cinema
Sim Theme Park/Theme Park WorldElectronic ArtsBAFTA Award, 2000
Sim Coaster/Theme Park IncElectronic Art
Grand Prix 4Infogames
Warhammer: Dark OmenElectronic Arts; Sound Design
Action Man (multiple titles)Intelligent Games/Hasbro
Privateer, The DarkeningElectronic Arts, Origin Systems
FA Premier League ManagerEA SportsBAFTA Nomination, Music, 2000
F1 Series – variousEA Sports
FIFA Soccer ManagerEA Sports
FIFA Soccer Managervarious entries; EA Sports
Cutthroat IslandSony Imagesoft
Flight of the Amazon QueenRenegade
InfestationFrontier Developments
MoHoLost Toys
Beasts and BumpkinsElectronic Arts
Darklight ConflictElectronic Arts
Space HulkElectronic Arts/Games Workshop

THE GRAND TOURSeason 4 (Additional Score)
Chump / Amazon
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUMSeries 1 (Additional Score)
Disney+
Directors: Karen McGann, Simon Lloyd, Nic Stacey
Producers: Craig Robert Young, Aisling Browne
TOP GEARSeries 18 (Additional Score)
BBC
PRIMEVALSERIES 3 (Additional Score)
Impossible Pictures/ITV
Director: Tony Mitchell, Mark Everest, Cilla Ware, Richard Curson Smith, Matthew Thompson
Producer: Tim Bradley
Execs: Tim Haines, Adrian Hodges

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