Matt Dunkley

Matt Dunkley – Composer Profile

Matt4_portMatt is a wonderfully talented and established film and TV composer who has also managed to develop a highly successful parallel career as one of the UK’s leading orchestrators, arrangers and conductors.

He has worked on over 100 movies, including; Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, World War Z, Fast And Furious 6, The Great Gatsby, Filth, Stoker, The Dark Knight Rises, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer, Madagascar, Pirates Of The Carribbean, Kung Fu Panda, Inception, Black Swan, Moulin Rouge, Batman: The Dark Knight, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, Ray, The Incredible Hulk, Love Actually, The Quiet American, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Bone Collector, Iron Man, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, World Trade Center and The Assassination of Jesse James.

Matt has worked with pop/rock acts such as Badly Drawn Boy, Dido, the Pet Shop Boys, Tom Jones, U2, Massive Attack, Elliot Smith, Catatonia, and international artists including Monica Naranjo, Eros Ramazotti and Hooverphonic, as well as classical artists, Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Russell Watson, Vanessa Mae, Il Divo, Amici, Bond and Maxsim.

Matt has scored a number of network series for ITV and the BBC including I Saw You, Rescue Me, Safe as Houses and Number 13. He has recently completed the exciting new children’s adventure series, Spirit Warriors, for CBBC. Most recently he was commissioned to score Peter Pan: The World Arena Tour, a huge musical and theatrical touring extravaganza based on the JM Barrie story.

He composed a wonderfully rich and textured score for The Four Musketeers, (D’Artagnan et les Trois Mousquetaires), directed by Pierre Aknine and starring Emmanuelle Béart. The soundtrack was released by Movie Score Media to critical acclaim. Matt then went onto score the action thriller Storm Force, (Windkracht 10), directed by Hans Herbots. The film was chosen to open the Ghent International Film Festival and went onto top many a European box office.

Matt studied trumpet and piano at the London College of Music and then went on to work with world-renowned film orchestrator Christopher Palmer. This led to him working with the acclaimed Scottish composer, Craig Armstrong. They have now worked together for over 15 years on various projects, many of which have won awards including a Golden Globe, 2 Baftas and 2 Ivor Novellos. Matt has also orchestrated and conducted exclusively for the superstar Indian composer, and recent Bafta, Golden Globe and two-time Oscar winning, A.R. Rahman. Furthermore he regularly works with many of the most recognized names in film composition today – Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Clint Mansell, Randy Edelman, John Murphy, Tuomas Kantelinen, Ramin Djawadi, Christian Henson and Henry Jackman.

Matt continues to be asked to work alongside some of the most exciting and high profile names in movie score. His real love and talent lies in composition. He is proving to be an extremely gifted and powerful writer of film music as well as music for a wide variety of TV projects. Drawing on his years of experience, built up whilst working with most of the Hollywood ‘great-and-good’, he has become one of the most upcoming media composers in the UK.

Orchestration / Arranging / Conducting
MUTELiberty Films UK
Director: Duncan Jones
Producers: Stuart Fenegan
Starring: Alexander Skarsgåd, Justin Theroux, Sam Rockwell, Paul Rudd
LOVING VINCENTBreakThru Productions
Director: Dorota Koiela, Hugh Welshman
Producers: Sean M. Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner
VICEROY’S HOUSEPathé / BBC Films
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Producers: Paul Mayeda Berges, Deepak Nayar
Starring: Gillian Anderson, Michal Gambon
THE ADVENTURERSGravity Pictures
Director: Stephen Fung
Producers: Terence Chang
Starring: Jean Reno, Qi Shu
GHOST IN THE SHELLParamount Pictures
Director: Rupert Sanders
Producers: Ari Arad, Avi Arad, Michael Costigan, Steven Paul
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk
THE BABY BOSSDreamWorks Animation
Director: Tom McGrath
Producers: Ramsey Ann Naito
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi
THEIR FINESTBBC Films
Director: Lorne Scherfig
Producers: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Stephen Woolley
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Clafin, Bill Nighy
A CURE FOR WELLNESS20th Century Fox / Regency Films
Director: Gore Verbinski
Producers: David Crockett, Arnon Milchan, Gore Verbinski Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Celia Emrie
SPLITUniversal Pictures / Blinding Edge Pictures
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Producers: Marc Bienstock, Jason Blum
Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION Bad Robot
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Producers: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise, David Ellison
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Furguson, Alec Baldwin
HIGH-RISERecorded Picture Company
Director: Ben Wheatley
Producer: Jeremy Thomas
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss
NINA Ealing Studios
Director: Cynthia Mort
Producers: Ben Latham-Jones, Stuart Parr, Barnaby Thompson
Starring: Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo
THE GUNMANStudioCanal
Director: Pierre Morel
Producers: Ron Halpern, Sean Penn, Andrew Rona
Starring: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone
MUHAMMAD Nourtaban Film Industry
Director: Majid Majid
Producer: Muhammad Mehdi Heidarian
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Twentieth Century Fox
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Producers: Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Samuel L. Jackson
SEVENTH SONChina Film Co.
Director: Sergey Bodrov
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Thomas Tull, Lionel Wigram
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander
DRACULA UNTOLDUniversal Pictures
Director: Gary Shore
Producer: Michael De Luca
Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper
THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEYAmblin Entertainment
Director: Lasse Hallström
Producers: Juliet Blake, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey
Starring: Helen Mirren
KOCHADAIIYAANMedia One Global Entertainment
Director: Soundarya R. Ashwin
Producers: Prashita Chaudhary, Sunil Lulla, Sunanda Murali Manohar
MILLION DOLLAR ARM Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Craig Gillespie
Producers: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Joe Roth
Starring: Jon Hamm
NOAH Paramount Pictures
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Producers: Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman
POMPEII TriStar Pictures
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Producers: Paul W.S Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Don Carmody, Robert Kulzer
Starring: Kit Harrington
THE LEGEND OF HERCULES Millennium Films
Director: Renny Harlin
Producers: Boaz Davidson, Renny Harlin, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon
Starring: Kellan Lutz
HALF A YELLOW SUN Slate Films
Director: Biyi Bandele
Producer: Andrea Calderwood
Starring: Thandi Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 3DAnimal Logic / BBC Earth
Directors: Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale
Producers: Mike Devlin, Luke Hetherington, Amanda Hill, Deepak Nayar
THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE Pinewood Studios
Director: John Stephenson
Producers: Hannah Leader, Tom Newman
Starring: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks
2 GUNS Universal Pictures
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Producer: Andrew Cosby, Randall Emmet, George Furla, Norton Herrick, Marc Platt, Ross Ricjie, Adam Siegel
Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg
WORLD WAR ZParamount Pictures
Director: Marc Forster
Producer Ian Bryce, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox
FAST AND FURIOUS 6Universal Pictures
Director: Justin Lin
Producer Vin Diesel, Neal H Moritz, Clayton Townsend
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Robinson, Michelle Rodriguez
THE GREAT GATSBYWarner Bros Pics
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Producer Baz Luhrmann, Lucy Fisher, Catherine Knapman, Catherine Martin, Douglas Wick
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Macguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher
FILTHSteel Mill Pictures
Director: John S. Baird
Producer John S. Baird, Mark Amin, Christian Angermeyer, Will Clarke, Stephen Mao, Ken Marshall, Jens Meurer, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler,
Starring: James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Eddie MArsan,
JAPPALOUPAcajou Films
Director: Christian Duguay
Producer Ludi Boeken
Starring: Guillaume Canet, Daniel Auteuil
THE HYPNOTISTFilmpool Nord
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Producer Borge Hansson, Bertli Hansson
STOKERFox Searchlight Pics
Director: Chan Wook Park
Producer Michael Costigan
Starring: Mia Waikowska, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Goode
ABRAHAN LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTERTim Burton Prods
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Producer: Tim Burton Jim Lemley
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell
THE DARK KNIGHT RISESWarner Bros Pics
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producer Chris Roven, Emma Thomas
Starring: Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Jason Gordon Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Matthew Modine
HALO 4 (Video Game)
343 Industries
Director: Frank O’Connor, Brien Goodrich
LES SEIGNEURSVito Films
Director: Oliver Dahan
Producer: Isaac Sharry
KOCHADAIYAANEros Int’l
Director: Soundaraya Ranjindkanth
Producer: Soundaraya Ranjindkanth
MADAGASCAR 3: Europe’s Most WantedPacific Data
Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Producer: Mireille Soria, Mark Swift
Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen
PEOPLE LIKE US Dreamworks SKG
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Producer: Robert Orci, Bobby Cohen, Clayton Townsend
Starring: Chris Pine, Michelle Pfeiffer
SAFE HOUSEUniversal Pictures
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Producer: Scott Stuber
Starring: Denzil Washington, Ryan Gosling, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard
GRABBERSHigh Treason Prods
Director: Jon Wright
ProducerTracy Brimm, Eduardo Levy, James Martin, Kate Myers, Martin Niland, Piers Tempest
Starring: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey
IN TIMERegency
Director: Andrew Niccol
Producer: Marc Abrahem, Eric Newman
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried
THE THREE MUSKETEERSImpact Pictures
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Producer: Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer
Starring: Matthew Macfayden, Milla Jovovich
KUNG FU PANDADreamworks
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Producer: Melissa Cobb
Starring: Jack Black, Angelione Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDESWalt Disney Pictures
Director: Rob Marshall
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane
UNITEDWorld Productions
Director: James Strong
Producer: Julia Stannard
Starring: David Tennant, Dougray Scott
THE ITALIAN KEYOld Trace Roaf Prods
Director: Rosa Caro
Producer: Peter O. Almond
THE LAST DRAGONColumbia Pictures
Director: Mario Andreacchio
Producer: John Davis, Kerry Gordy, Liu Zhi Jiang, RZA
Starring: Samuel L Jackson
THE DEVIL'S DOUBLECorsan
Director: Lee Tamahori
Producers: Paul Breuls, Catherine Vandeleene, Michael John Fedun, Emjay Rechsteiner
Starring: Dominic Cooper
127 HOURSCloud Eight Films
Director: Danny Boyle
Producer: Christian Coulson, John Smithson
Starring: James Franco
Nominated for BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award For Film Music
BLACK SWANFox Searchlight
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Producer: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brian Oliver
Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder
INCEPTIONWarner Bros
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producer: Emma Thomas
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy
Oscar Nomination Best Original Score
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPSEdward R Pressman Films
Director: Oliver Stone
Producer: Eric Kopeloff, Edward R Pressman
Starring: Michael Douglas, Shia LeBouef
CEMETERY JUNCTION Columbia Pictures
Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Producer: Sue Baden Powell, Charlie Hanson
Starring: Tom Hughes, Christian Cooke, Ralph Fiennes
CLASH OF THE TITANS Warner Bros
Director: Louis Leterrier
Producer: Kevin De La Noy, Basil Iwanyk
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Aterton
KICK ASSPlan B Ents
Director: Matthew Vaughan
Producer: Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack, Brad Pitt, David Reid, Kris Thykier
Starring: Aaron Johnson
COUPLES RETREAT Universal
Director: Peter Billingsley
Producer: Scott Stuber
Starring: Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Vince Vaughan, Jon Favreau, Jean Reno
THE FATTEST MAN IN BRITAIN ITV
Director: David Blair
Producer: Jeff Pope
Starring: Timothy Spall, Frances Barber
THE INVENTION OF LYINGWarner Bros
Director: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Producer: Dan Lin, Lynda Obst, Oly Obst
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe
THE ROADDimension
Director: John Hillcoat
Producer: Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwarz, Nick Wechsler
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit- Mcphee
THE DARK NIGHTWarner Bros
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producer: Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
Starring: Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Maggue Gyllenhaal
THE INCREDIBLE HULKUniversal
Director: John Hillcoat
Producer: Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, Gale Anne Hurd
Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
IRON MANParamount
Director: Jon Favreau
Producer: Avi Arad, Kevin Feige
Starring: Robert Downey Jnr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow
THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRLFocus Features
Director: Justin Chadwick
Producer: Alison Owen
Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana
27 DRESSESFox 2000
Director: Anne Fletcher
Producer: Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman
Starring: Katherine Heigle
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGEUniversal
Director: Shekah Kapur
Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jonathan Cavendish
Starring: Kate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush
THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSIE JAMES BY THE COWARD...Warner Bros
Director: Andrew Dominik
Producer: Jules Daly, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Ridley Scott, David Valdes
Starring: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck
MONGOLKimokompaniya CTB
Director: Sergey Bodrov
Producer: Anton Melnik, Sergei Selyanov
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S ENDWalt Disney
Director: Gore Verbinsky
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Starring: Jonny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush
SUNSHINEDNA Films
Director: Danny Boyle
Producer: Andrew Macdonald
Starring: Cillian Murphy
OPEN SEASONColumbia Pictures
Director: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchii
Producer: Michael Murdocca
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Billy Connolly, Gary Sinise, Jon Favreau
WORLD TRADE CENTER Paramount
Director: Oliver Stone
Producer: Moritz Berman, Debra Hill, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Mario Bello
BASIC INSTINCT IIMGM
Director: Michael Caton Jones
Producer: Mario F Kassar, Joel B Michaels, Andrew G Vajna
Starring: David Morrissey, Sharon Stone
FEVER PITCHFox 2000 Pics
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Producer: drew Barrymore, Alan Greenspan, Nancy Juvonen, Gil Netter, Amanda Posey, Bradley Thomas
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon
BRIDE & PREJUDICEPathe Pics Int.
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Producer: Deepak Nayar
Starring: Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson, Nadira Babbar
RAYUniversal Pics
Director: Taylor Hackford
Producer: Howard Baldwin, Karen Elise-Baldwin, Stuart Benjamin
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Kerrie Washington
BAFTA Nomination for Anthony Asquith Award For Film Music
HAWKINGBBC
Director: Phillip Martin
Producer: Jessica Pope
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch
LOVE ACTUALLYUniversal Pics / Working Title
Director: Richard Curtis
Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Dincan Kenworthy Starring: Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson
THE MAGDELENE SISTERSScottish Screen
Director: Peter Mullan
Producer: Frances Higson
Starring: Geraldine Mcewan, Anne Marie Duff
KISS OF THE DRAGON Europa Corp
Director: Chris Nahon
Producer: Steve Chasman, Happy Walters
Starring: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda
MOULIN ROUGE 20th Century Fox
Director: Baz Lurhmann
Producer: Fred Baron, Martin Brown
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan Macgregor
Won BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award For Film Music
SAVING GRACE Portman Ents Group
Director: Nigel Cole
Producer: Mark Crowdy
Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes
THE INVISIBLE CIRCUSFine Line Features
Director: Adam Brooks
Producer: Julia Chasman, Nick Wechsler
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Christopher Ecclestone, Blythe Danner
Films
STORM FORCEMMG Film
Director: Hans Herbots
Producer: Hilda De Leare, Erwin Provoost
THE FOUR MUSKETEERSGMT, Transfilm, Spice Factory, Eos, Okko Prods.
Director: Pierre Aknine
Producer: Jean Pierre Guerin, Veronique Marchat
Starring: Emmanuel Beart, Tcheky Karyo
TV
THE FADES(Conductor)
BBC
Director: Farren Blackburn, Tom Shankland
Producer: Caroline Skinner
SPIRIT WARRIORSBBC
Director: Jon East, Matt King
Producer: Cahal Bannon, Jon East, Nick Pitt
NUMBER 13BBC
Director: Pier Wilkie
Producer: Richard Fell, Sue Smith
RESCUE METiger Aspect
Director: Kate Dennis, Julia Holmes
Producer: Christine Langan
SAFE AS HOUSES BBC
Director: Tom Vaughan
Producer: Tom Vaughan
Starring: Ricky Tomlinson
I SAW YOUGranada
Director: Tom Vaughan
Producer: Christine Langan
Starring: Fay Ripley, Paul Rhys
Theatre
PETER PAN: The World Arena TourRoel Hermanns Prods
Director: Luc Petit
Producer: Geert Allaert