Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe – Composer

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Lorne Balfe is a Grammy Award winning, Emmy and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland.

Lorne composed the scores for Dreamworks Animation’s The Penguins of Madagascar and Home starring Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Steve Martin, released in 2015 and 2016, respectively. His most recent projects include the scores for Terminator Genisys, the 2016 Paramount Pictures thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, War On Everyone, Churchill, and the eight-part ITV crime thriller, Marcella. He is currently scoring Warner Bros’ The LEGO Batman Movie, directed by Chris McKay.

In addition to recognition earned for producing two of Hans Zimmer’s Oscar-nominated scores, Sherlock Holmes and Inception, Lorne has also received significant recognition for his work in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Lorne was nominated for the Discovery of the Year World Soundtrack Award for his score in the BAFTA award-winning film, Crying With Laughter. The same year he was nominated for the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award.

While working in the UK, Lorne composed the film scores for Ironclad, The Sweeney, Not Another Happy Ending (starring Karen Gillan of Doctor Who) and Side by Side. His music is featured in the BBC and Sundance Channel TV mini-series, Restless, starring Hayley Atwell and Rufus Sewell, for which Lorne received the 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition

In the US Lorne worked alongside director Scott Walker for Walker’s film The Frozen Ground, starring John Cusack, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens. In collaboration with composer Rachel Portman, Lorne completed the music for 10×10′s feature documentary Girl Rising, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins that features narration by Hollywood actresses Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett, among others. After years of work with director Shane Salerno, Lorne’s music in the highly secretive feature documentary, Salinger, was finally released in September 2013.

When he hasn’t been composing for film, Lorne has found additional footing in the video game world. In 2011, Lorne composed alongside Jesper Kyd for the game, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music. A year later in 2012, Lorne was already hard at work composing as a solo composer for Skylanders: Giants and Assassin’s Creed III. His score for Assassin’s Creed III would earn Lorne his second BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music, as well as the BSO Goldspirit Award for Best Score for a Video Game. In late 2013, Skylanders: Swap Force as well as Beyond: Two Souls were released. Beyond: Two Souls features performances by Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe and received three BAFTA nominations including one for Best Original Music.

Lorne began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures including The Dark Knight, Inception, Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar 3, The Dark Knight Rises, and the 2009 Golden Globe nominated film, Frost/Nixon.

Lorne’s role as a score producer on The Dark Knight earned him a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture. In 2009, Lorne was music producer and composer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 video game, and score producer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, which earned a 2010 Oscar nomination for Best Original Score.
Only a year later, Lorne produced the score for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score.

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

Lorne is co-repped in the US by Rain Talent

Film
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIEWarner Bros
Director: Chris McKay
Producers: Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Jenny Slate, Zach Galifanakis, Rosario Dawson, Mariah Carey
CHURCHILLSalon Pictures
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Producers: Claudia Bluemhuber, Nick Taussig, Piers Tempest, Paul van Carter
Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery
WAR ON EVERYONEReprisal Films
Director: John Michael McDonagh
Producers: Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez-Marengo, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Tessa Thompson, Theo James
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZIParamount Pictures
Director: Michael Bay
Producers: Michael Bay, Erwin Stoff
Starring: Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinsky, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa
TERMINATOR GENISYSParamount Pictures
Director: Alan Taylor
Producers: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Jai Courtney
HOMEDreamWorks Animation
Director: Tim Johnson
Producer: Suzanne Buirgy, Mireille Soria
Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez
BONE IN THE THROAT Dignity Film Finance
Director: Graham Henman
Producers: Lenny Beckerman, Maggie Montheith, Nick Thurlow
Starring: Ed Westwick, Tom Wilkinson
CAPTIVEBN Films
Director: Jerry Jameson
Producers: Lucas Akoskin, Terry Botwick, Alex Garcia, David Oyelowo, Ken Wales, Katrina Wolfe
Starring: Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Michael Kenneth Williams
DOUGHDocler Entertainment
Director: John Goldschmidt
Producers: Wolfgang Esenwein, Gyorgy Gattyan, Andras Somkuti
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Ian Hart
GLORIARio Negro
Director: Christian Keller
Producers: Alan B. Curtiss, Matthias Ehrenberg, Barrie M. Osborne
ABOVE AND BEYONDPlaymount Productions
Director: Roberta Grossman
Producer: Nancy Spielberg
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCARDreamWorks Animation
Directors: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Producers: Lara Breay, Mark Swift
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich
WORDS WITH GODBN Films
Directors: Guillermo Arriaga, Hector Babenco, Alex de la Iglesia, Bahman Ghobadi, Amos Gitai, Emir Kusturica, Mira Nair, Hideo Nakata, Warwick Thornton
Producers: Lucas Akoskin, Guillermo Arriaga, Alex Garcia
BLACKWOODArt4Noise
Director: Adam Wimpenny
Producer: Adam Morane-Griffiths
Starring: Russell Tovey, Greg Wise, Sophia Myles, Ed Stoppard
NOT ANOTHER HAPPY ENDINGSynchronicity Films
Director: John McKay
Producers: Claire Mundell
Starring: Karen Gillan
THE FROZEN GROUNDEmmett 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
MANNYWonderspun
Director: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore
Producer: Jay Bajaj, Ken Mayer, Ryan Moore
Starring: Manny PacquiaoJimmy Kimmel, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Piven, Mark Wahlberg
SIDE BY SIDESide By Side Films
Director: Arthur Landon
Producers: Sarah Giles
GIRL RISINGVulcan Productions
Director: Richard Robbins
Producers: Louise Lovegrove
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Selena Gomez, Meryl Streep
THE SWEENEYVertigo 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
MAGPIEMitchell 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,
IRONCLADFilm & 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 DILEMMAUniversal Pictures
Director: Ron Howard
Producer: Brian Grazer, Vince Vaughan
Starring: Vince Vaughan, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah
MEGAMINDDreamworks 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 LAUGHTERBBC 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 DIVASColumbia 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
INCIDENT 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
Television Drama
MARCELLA ITV / Buccaneer Media
Directors: Charles Martin, Jonathan Toplitzky, Henrik Georgsson
Producers: Andrew Woodhead
Starring: Anna Friel, Harry Lloyd, Laura Carmichael
RESTLESSEndor Prods
Director: Edward Hall
Producers: Paul Frift
Starring: Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon, Charlotte Rampling
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***
FIVESony Pictures
Director: Jennifer Aniston, Patty Jenkins, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Penelope Spheeris,
Producers: Nellie Nugiel
RIVER CITYBBC
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 MARYGranada
Director: Matthew Evans, Stuart Orme, Jean Stewart, Coky Giedroyc, Nicholas Laughland, Sandy Johnson
Producer: Trevor Hopkins
Starring: Martin Clunes, Julie Graham
Video Games
BEYONDTwo Souls***Nominated IMFCA Award for Best Score - Interactive 2013***
SKYLANDER’SSHAPESHIFTERS
ASSASSIN’S CREED 3TYRANNY OF KING WASHINGTON DLC 2013BAFTA Award nomination for Best Original Games Music
ASSASSIN’S CREED III
SKYLANDERSGIANTS
ASSASSIN’S CREED REVELATION
SKYLANDERSSPYRO’S ADVENTURE
CRYSIS 2
RANGO
CALL OF DUTYMODERN WARFARE
BATTLEFIELD 2MODERN COMBAT (Additional Music)
Documentaries
WWII IN HD
HARRY WELCOMES ARCTIC HEROES
HOW TOP LOOK GOOD NAKED
THE SCIENCE OF SUPERSTORMS
NOVA
FIGHT SCIENCE
MEGASTRUCTURES
WHEN BEACHES ATTACK
THE TOWN THAT WANTS A TWIN
THE MAN WHO FAKED HIS LIFE
HAVE I BEEN HERE BEFORE

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