Rupert Gregson-Williams

Rupert Gregson-Williams – Composer Profile

Rupert_gregson_williams_portRupert Gregson-Williams was born in England and educated at St. John’s College Choir School, Cambridge. The multi-award winning composer works from his studios in both London and Los Angeles.

A truly versatile composer, Rupert has written a wide range of scores for many feature films, including the Oscar-winning Hotel Rwanda for which he was awarded the European Film Award for Best Composer, the blockbuster DreamWorks animated films Over The Hedge and Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Movie, for which Rupert was nominated for an Annie Award for his original score and the independent BBC Films’ Love + Hate, for which he was awarded the Reims International Composer Award.

Recent scores include international hit The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie and directed by David Yates, Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Mel Gibson, and the original Netflix series, The Crown created by Peter Morgan.

Other film credits include Winter’s Tale  directed by Akiva Goldsman, Zookeeper starring Kevin James, Made of Honor starring Patrick Dempsey and Thunderpants starring Stephen Fry.

Gregson-Williams has had a long association with Adam Sandler and has composed the scores for many of his films over the past ten years, including Click, Bedtime Stories, Grown Ups, Just Go With It, Here Comes The Boom, The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over.

Rupert has composed the music for various TV projects, including the Emmy-award winning HBO series Veep, AMC’s The Prisoner, and Sky Vision’s Agatha Raisin. He received an Emmy nomination for the 2002 telefilm “Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story” for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore).  

Rupert’s commercial and film collaborations have included working with Ben Folds, Mark Knopfler, Hans Zimmer, Hadag Nahash, Lebo M., Junior Mambazo and Moya Brennan.

Rupert is co-repped in the US by Fortress Talent Management

Feature Film
HACKSAW RIDGELionsgate / Cross Creek Pictures
Director: Mel Gibson
Producers: Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut, Tyler Thompson
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington
THE LEGEND OF TARZANWarner Bros
Director: David Yates
Producers: David Barron, Alan Riche, Jerry Weintraub, David Yates
Starring: Margot Robbie, Samuel L Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Alexander Skarsgård
PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 Happy Madison Productions
Director: Andy Flickman
Producers: Todd Garner, Kevin James, Adam Sandler
Starring: Kevin James, Neal McDonough
WINTER’S TALE Warner Bros
Director: Akiva Goldsman
Producers: Mark Platt, Michael Tadross
Starring: Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Will Smith
BLENDEDWarner Bros
Director: Frank Coraci
Producers: Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo,
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore
POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE YOU KNOW YOU’RE THE ONEClassic Media
Director: Mike Disa
Producers: Robert Anich Cole
Starring: David Tennant, Rupert Grint, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Mangan
GROWN UPS 2Columbia Pics
Director: Dennis Dugan
Producers: Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo,
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Steve Buscemi,
HERE COMES THE BOOMColumbia Pics
Director: Frank Coraci
Producers: Kevin James, Todd Garner
Starring: Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler
THAT’S MY BOYColumbia Pics
Director: Sean Anders
Producers: Allen Covert, Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry, Adam Sandler
Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Vanilla Ice, James Caan
JACK AND JILLColumbia Pics
Director: Denis Dugan
Producers: Todd Garner, Jack Giarraputo
Starring: Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes
ZOOKEEPERColumbia Pics
Director: Frank Coraci
Producers: Kevin James, Walt Becker, Todd Garner, Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler
Starring: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Donnie Wahlberg
JUST GO WITH ITColumbia Pics
Director: Dennis Dugan
Producers: Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo,
Heather Parry,
Starring: Adan Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman
GROWN UPSColumbia Pics
Director: Dennis Dugan
Producers: Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo,
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Steve Buscemi,
THE MAIDEN HEISTDog Pond Productions
Director: Peter Hewitt
Producers: Lori Mcreary, Rob Paris, Bob Yari
Starring: Christopher Walken, Joseph McKenna, Morgan Freeman, William H Macy
BEDTIME STORIES Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Adam Shankman
Producers: Adam Shankman, Jack Giarraputo, Andrew Gunn, Adam Sandler
Starring: Adam Sandler, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Courtney Cox, Jonathan Pryce, Carmen Electra
YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE ZOHANZOHAN Columbia Pics
Director: Dennis Dugan
Producers: Jack Giarraputo
Starring: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Rob Schneider
MADE OF HONOUR Columbia Pics
Director: Paul Weiland
Producers: Neil H Moritz
Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd
BEE MOVIEDreamworks Animation
Director: Steve Hickner
Producers: Jerry Seinfeld, Christian Steinberg,
Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellwegger. Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, Barry Levinson, Ray Liotta, Sting, Oprah Winfrey, Rip Torn
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRYUniveral Pics
Director: Dennis Dugan
Producers: Michael Bostick, Jack Giarraputo, Tom Shadyac
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Ackroyd, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi
CLICK Columbia Pics
Director: Frank Coraci
Producers: Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner, Sean Astin, Jonah Hill
OVER THE HEDGEDreamworks Animation
Director: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick,
Producers: Bonnie Arnold, Christian Kubsch,
Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Shandling, Steve carrel, wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, Thomas Hayden-Church, Eugene Levy, Avril Levene, Catherine O’Hara, Omid Djallili
WALLACE & GROMMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERERABBITDreamworks Animation
Director: Steve Box, Nick Park,
Producers: Claire Jennings, Peter Lord, Carla Shelley, David Sproxton,
Starring: Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham-Carter, Peter Kay, Nicholas Smith, Liz Smith, Jon Thomson, Mark Gatiss
LOVE + HATEBBC Films
Director: Dominic Savage
Producers: Neris Thomas
Starring: Tracey Brabin, Mohammed Rafique, Miriam Ali, Dean Andrews
HOTEL RWANDAUnited Artists
Director: Terry George
Producers: Terry George, A. Kitman Ho,
Starring: Xolani Mali, Don Cheadle, Sophie Okenedo
KING ARTHUR(Additional Music)
Touchstone Pics
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
Composer: Hans Zimmer
Starring: Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Mads Mikkelsen, Joel Egerton, Hugh Dancy, Ray Winstone, Kiera Knightley, Stephen Dillane, Stellan Skarsgard, Ken Stott
TOOTH (Additional Music)
Archangel Filmworks
Director: Edouard Nammour
Producers: Zygi Kamasa, Susie Brooks Smith
Starring: Rory Copus, Sally Phillips, Tim Dutton, Paul Sarony, Jim Broadbent
THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAYIcon Ents
Director: Paul Goldman
Producers: Michael Thomas, Nik Powell, Emilie Sherman
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia De Rossi, Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrne, David Hemmings
CRIME SPREEision View Ents
Director: Brad Mirman
Producers: Jamie Brown, Gary Howsam, Richard Rionda Del Castro, Pery Santos
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, VHarvey Keitel, Johnny Hallyday, Said Taghamaoui
WHAT A GIRL WANTSWarner Bros
Director: Dennie Gordon
Producer: Denise Di Novi, Bill Gerber, Hunt Lowry,
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth , Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver James, Christina Cole, Sylvia Syms
UNDERTAKING BETTYSnowfall Films
Director: Nick Hurran
Producer: Michael Cowan, Suzanne Lyons, Jason Piette, Kate Robbins
Starring: Alfreed Molins, Brenda Blethyn, Robert Pugh, Jerry Springer, Naomi Watts, Lee Evans, Christopher Walken, Miriam Margoyles
THUNDERPANTSGP Medien AG
Director: Peter Hewitt
Producers: Graham Broadbent, Damian Jones
Starring: Simon Callow, Rupert Grint, Stephen Fry, Paul Giamatti, Ned Beatty, Leslie Phillips, Robert Hardy
MUPPETS FROM SPACE(Additional Music)
Jim Henson Pics
Director: Tim Hill
Producers: Martin G Baker, Brian Henson
Starring: David Goelz, Steve Whitmore, Bill Barretta, Jerry Nelson, Brian Henson, Kevin Clash, Frank Oz, Jeffrey Tambor, F. Murray Abraham, Rob Schneider, Josh Charles, Ray Liotta, David Arquette, Andie Macdowell, Kathy Griffin
VIRTUAL SEXUALITY The Noel Gay Motion Picture Company
Director: Nick Hurran
Producers: Christopher Figg,
Starring: Laura Fraser, Rupert Penry-Jones
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Additional Music)
Dreamworks Animation
Director: Brenda Chapman
Producers: Finkelman Cox, Sandra Rabins,
Composer: Hans Zimmer
Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, Martin Short
URBAN GHOST STORY Living Spirit Pictures
Director: Genevieve Joliffe
Producers: Chris Jones,
Starring: Jason Connery, Billy Boyd
Television
THE CROWNNetflix
Directors: Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin, Benjamin Caron, Julian Jarrold
Producers: Andrew Eaton, Michael Casey, Faye Ward
Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, John Lithgow
AGATHA RAISIN: THE QUICHE OF DEATHSky
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Producer: Matthew Mulot
Starring: Ashley Jenson, Matthew Horne
VEEPHBO
Director: Armando Ianucci, Chris Morris, Chris Addison, Tristram Shapiro, Tim Kirby, Becky Martin
Producers: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Stephanie Laing,
Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss,
THE PRISONER ITV Productions
Director: Nick Hurran
Producers: Trevor Hopkins, Lance Samuels
Starring: Ian McKellen, Jim Caviezel, Ruth Wilson, Hayley Atwell
THE LAST DETECTIVE ITV
Director: David Tucker, Douglas Mackinnon, Matthew Evans, Moira Armstrong
Producers: Nick Hurran, Robbie Sandison
Starring: Peter Davison
A CLASS APART BBC
Director: Nick Hurran
Producers: Nick Hurran
Starring: Roger Allam, George Cole
BORN EQUAL BBC
Director: Dominc Savage
Producers: Ruth Caleb, Lucy Hillman
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Colin Firth, Anne-Marie Duff, Charlie Creed-Miles, David Oelowo
WALK AWAY AND I STUMBLEGranada
Director: Nick Hurran
Producers: Nick Hurran
Starring: Tamzin Outhwaite, Mark Strong, Aidan Gillen
THE LONG WAY AROUND Elixir Films
Director: David Alexanian, Russ Malkin
Producers: David Alexanian, Alex Alexanian
Starring: Ewan Macgregor, Charley Boorman
WILLIAM AND MARYGranada
Director: Matthew Evans, Stuart Orme, Jean Stewart, Coky Giedroyc, Nicholas Laughland, Sandy Johnson
Producers: Trevor Hopkins
Starring: Martin Clunes, Julie Graham
SECOND NATURE TNT
Director: Ben Bolt
Producer: Lars Macfarlane, Craig McNeil
Starring: Alec Bladwin, Powers Boothe, Philip Jackson, Daisy Donovan
STRANGE RELATIONSShowtime Networks
Director: Paul Seed
Producers: Bob Mills, Jeff Pope
Starring: Paul Reiser, George Wendt, Olympia Dukakis, Julie Walters
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: THE REAL STORYHallmark Entertainment
Director: Brian Henson
Producers: Martin G. Baker, Thomas G. Smith
Starring: Matthew Modine, Vanessa Redgrave, Daryl Hannah, Jon Voight, Richard Attenborough, Honor Blackman, JJ Field, Julia Mackenzie
HAWK BBC
Director: Robin Shepperd
Producers: Victoria Fey
Starring: Robert Lindsay, Elizabeth McGovern, Sheridan Smith
PRINCESS OF THIEVES Granada Ents
Director: James McTeigue
Producers: Craig McNeil
Starring: Starring: Hannah Cresswell, Malcolm McDowell, Kiera Knightley, Stuart Wilson, Jonathan Hyde, Stephen Moyer
TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOUWGBH
Director: Nick Hurran
Producers: Gareth Neame
Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lindsay Doran
Starring: Rupert Graves, Hugh Bonneville
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAKESPEARE BBC
Director: Nick Hurran
Producers: Gareth Neame
Starring: Neil Morrisey, Dervla Kirwan, Freddie Highmore, Amanda Holden, Mark Williams
AT HOME WITH THE BRAITHEWAITESYorkshire TV
Director: Director: Andy De Emmony, Robin Shepperd, Morag Fullerton, David Innes Edwards, Dan Zeff
Producers: Hugh Warren, Sue Pritchard
Starring: Amanda Redman, Peter Davison, Linda Bellingham
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS Northwestone
Director: Sally Aprahamian
Producers: Malcolm Craddock, Michael Foster
Starring: Sean Bean
SHOCKERS: DANCEBlue Orange Productions
Director: Richard Clark
Producers: Lisa Marie Russo
Games / Documentaries / Short Films
BATTLEFIELD II: MODERN COMBATDigital Illusions CE (DICE)
Writer: Jeremy Drysdale
Programmer: Anthony Crowther
Production Manager: Siouxsie Stewart
LIFE OF STONEDirector: Moath Bin Hafez
Producers: Maitha Nasser
POLUICIAO SONORA Imagine Multimidia
Director: Wellington Goncalves
Producers: Francisco Marinho