Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe
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Background information
Born (1976-02-23) 23 February 1976 (age 42)
Inverness, Scotland
GenresFilm scores, video game score, electronic, new age, ambient, Rock, Alternative rock, Jazz
Occupation(s)Composer, music producer
Years active1999–present
WebsiteLorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe (born 23 February 1976) is a Scottish music producer and composer for film, television, and video games. He is best known for composing music for films such as Mission: Impossible – Fallout, iBoy, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, DreamWorks animated films Home and Penguins of Madagascar, video games Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Crysis 2, Skylanders and the Call of Duty franchise. He has a studio at Hans Zimmer's company Remote Control Productions, and has collaborated with him on multiple projects. He sometimes composes under the pseudonym "Oswin Mackintosh".

Discography

Feature Films

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2009 Crying with Laughter Justin Molotnikov Cinetic Rights Management Nominated — World Soundtrack Award: Discovery of the Year
Sherlock Holmes Guy Ritchie Silver Pictures
Village Roadshow PicturesWarner Bros. Pictures
Main score composed by Hans Zimmer
Score producer
2010 Megamind Tom McGrath DreamWorks Animation
Pacific Data Images
Paramount Pictures
Composed with Hans Zimmer
2011 The Dilemma Ron Howard Imagine Entertainment
Spyglass Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Composed with Hans Zimmer
Ironclad Jonathan English Arc Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures
N/A
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Guy Ritchie Silver Pictures
Village Roadshow PicturesWarner Bros. Pictures
Main score composed by Hans Zimmer
Score producer
2012 The Sweeney Nick Love Vertigo Films
Entertainment One
N/A
2013 Magpie Marc Price Mitchell-Brunt Films Composed with Blair Mowat, Giona Ostinelli and Sid G. Szydelko
The Frozen Ground Scott Walker Emmett/Furla Films
Lionsgate
N/A
Red Wing Will Wallace Hammond Entertainment
Gravitas Ventures
N/A
Side by Side Arthur Landon Nanny Films
Newtide Films
N/A
Not Another Happy Ending John McKay British Film Company
Synchronicity Films Ltd
Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Composed with Dan Michaelson
Blackwood Adam Wimpenny Wildcard Films N/A
2014 Son of God Christopher Spencer Lightworkers Media
20th Century Fox
Composed with Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard
The Last Man on the Moon Mark Craig Mark Stewart Productions
Gravitas Ventures
N/A
Penguins of Madagascar Eric Darnell
Simon J. Smith
DreamWorks Animation
Pacific Data Images
20th Century Fox
First solo work on a DreamWorks film without Hans Zimmer
2015 Home Tim Johnson DreamWorks Animation
20th Century Fox
Composed with Stargate
Terminator Genisys Alan Taylor Skydance Productions
Paramount Pictures
Replaced Christophe Beck
Executive Score Producer by Hans Zimmer
Additional Music by Dieter Hartmann & Andrew Kawczynski
Captive Jerry Jameson Yoruba Saxon Productions N/A
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Michael Bay 3 Arts Entertainment
Bay Films
Paramount Pictures
Executive Score Producer by Hans Zimmer
Kung Fu Panda 3 Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Alessandro Carloni
DreamWorks Animation
Oriental DreamWorks
20th Century Fox
Main score composed by Hans Zimmer
Score producer
2017 The Lego Batman Movie Chris McKay Vertigo Entertainment
Animal Logic
Warner Animation Group
Warner Bros. Pictures
N/A
Ghost in the Shell Rupert Sanders DreamWorks Pictures
Reliance Entertainment
Paramount Pictures
Composed with Clint Mansell
Churchill Jonathan Teplitzky Embankment Films
Cohen Media Group
N/A
The Florida Project Sean Baker Cinereach
June Pictures
A24
N/A
Geostorm Dean Devlin Electric Entertainment
Skydance Media
Warner Bros. Pictures
Replaced Pinar Toprak
2018 12 Strong Nicolai Fuglsig Alcon Entertainment
Black Label Media
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
N/A
The Hurricane Heist Rob Cohen Foresight Unlimited
Entertainment Studios
N/A
Pacific Rim Uprising Steven S. DeKnight Legendary Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Replaced John Paesano
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Christopher McQuarrie Bad Robot Productions
Skydance Media
Paramount Pictures
Succeeded Joe Kraemer

Short Films

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2002 Cigarette Oliver Moran Intense Productions N/A
2003 Loved, Alone Indra Bhose Dark Cloud Productions LLC N/A
2010 Uganda: Friends of the Gorilla Rachel Layne McDonald N/A N/A
Sodales Jessica Biel Glamour Magazine
Hyundai Motor Company
N/A
2011 When You Find Me Bryce Dallas Howard Freestyle Picture Company
Canon: Project Imagin8tion
N/A
J.A.W Nate Parker FarWord
Mogul Ranch Media
N/A
2013 Evermore Biz Stone Freestyle Picture Company N/A
Making a Scene Janusz Kamiński The New York Times Magazine N/A
The Championship Rounds Daniel Stine Rushaway Pictures
SkyScope Pictures
N/A
2014 Almost Home Todd Wilderman DreamWorks Animation
20th Century Fox
N/A
2015 Wasted Beauty Martin Paves Unbelievable Entertainment
1961 Productions
N/A
2016 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll Rodolphe Guenoden DreamWorks Animation
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Composed with Hans Zimmer
Alibi Cameron Burnett Autumn Bailey Entertainment
Burnett Film Group
N/A
2017 Them Nate James Williams Blueshift Productions N/A
Rakka Neill Blomkamp Oats Studios Main Composer
Firebase
Zygote
Adam: The Mirror
Happy Birthday to Me Michael Reilly N/A Composed with Max Aruj

Television

Year Title Studio(s) Notes
2004 Shoebox Zoo[1] BBC One Children's television production
2013 The Bible History Channel Composed with Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard
2015 A.D. The Bible Continues NBC Composed with Hans Zimmer
2016-present Marcella ITV Main composer
Opening theme "Fall" by The Bug featuring Inga Copeland
2017 The Crown Netflix Main theme composed by Hans Zimmer
Composed with Rupert Gregson-Williams for Season 2 only
2017-present Genius National Geographic Main composer
Main theme composed by Hans Zimmer
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music with Hans Zimmer

Video Games

Year Title Developer(s) Notes
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Activision Main theme composed by Hans Zimmer
Composed with Hans Zimmer
Score Producer
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Original Score with Hans Zimmer
Nominated — IMFCA Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media with Hans Zimmer
2011 Rango Behaviour Interactive
Electronic Arts
Film scored by Hans Zimmer
Crysis 2 Crytek
Electronic Arts
Composed with Borislav Slavov, Hans Zimmer and Tilman Sillescu
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Activision
Toys for Bob
Main theme composed by Hans Zimmer
Additional Music by Andrew Kawczynski and Pete Adams
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Ubisoft Cinematics and multiplayer music with Jesper Kyd
Additional Music by Andrew Kawczynski and Steve Mazzaro
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Original Music with Jesper Kyd
2012 Skylanders: Giants Activision
Toys for Bob
Additional Music by Andrew Kawczynski, Dave Fleming and Jasha Klebe
Assassin's Creed III Ubisoft Additional Music by Andrew Kawczynski, Dave Fleming, Jasha Klebe, Max Aruj and Steve Mazzaro
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Original Music
2013 Beyond: Two Souls Sony Interactive Entertainment
Quantic Dream
Finished score due to the death of Normand Corbeil
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Original Music
Nominated — IMFCA Award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media
Skylanders: Swap Force Activision
Vicarious Visions
N/A
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Activision
Toys for Bob
N/A
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Activision
Beenox
Vicarious Visions
Additional Music by Max Aruj, Steffen Thum and Thomas Farnon
Honor of Kings Tencent
Timi Studio Groups
In collaboration with Hans Zimmer, Jeff Broadbent and Duncan Watt
2016 Assassin's Creed Identity Blue Byte
Ubisoft
Composed with Brian Tyler and Jesper Kyd[2]
Skylanders: Imaginators Activision
Toys for Bob
N/A
Other Languages
العربية: لورن بالف
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Deutsch: Lorne Balfe
español: Lorne Balfe
français: Lorne Balfe
한국어: 론 밸프
Bahasa Indonesia: Lorne Balfe
italiano: Lorne Balfe
Nederlands: Lorne Balfe
polski: Lorne Balfe
русский: Бэлф, Лорн
svenska: Lorne Balfe
українська: Лорн Белф