Harry Gregson-Williams

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Harry Gregson-Williams
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Background information
Born (1961-12-13) 13 December 1961 (age 53)
Origin Sussex, England, UK
Genres Film scores, video game music
Occupation(s) Composer, conductor, music producer
Instruments Piano, violin, percussion
Years active 1993–present
Labels Wavecrest Music
Website facebook.com/pages/Harry-Gregson-Williams/13725844020?ref=hl

Harry Gregson-Williams (born 13 December 1961) is an English composer, orchestrator, conductor, and music producer. He has regularly written for television and films, such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the Shrek franchise.

Gregson-Williams has also composed music for several video games, having notably helped score every main entry in the Metal Gear series since Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.


Gregson-Williams won a musical scholarship to St John's College at the University of Cambridge at the age of seven, where he was a child chorister, and later attended Stowe School, a boarding independent school in the civil parish of Stowe in Buckinghamshire, where he was a music scholar, followed by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.[1]



Year Title Director(s) Notes
1994 White Angel Chris Jones N/A
Broken Heart Matt McConaghy Short film
1995 Hotel Paradise Nicolas Roeg Short film
Three Miles Up Lesley Manning TV movie
Full Body Massage Nicolas Roeg TV movie
1996 The Whole Wide World Dan Ireland with Hans Zimmer
Witness Against Hitler Betsan Morris Evans TV movie
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Bille August with Hans Zimmer
Deceiver Jonas Pate
Josh Pate
The Borrowers Peter Hewitt N/A
1998 The Replacement Killers Antoine Fuqua N/A
Antz Eric Darnell
Tim Johnson
with John Powell
Enemy of the State Tony Scott with Trevor Rabin
1999 Swing Vote David Anspaugh TV movie
The Match Mick Davis Gramercy Pictures
2000 The Tigger Movie Jun Falkenstein with John Powell
The Magic of Marciano Tony Barbieri N/A
Chicken Run Peter Lord
Nick Park
with John Powell
King of the Jungle Seth Zvi Rosenfeld N/A
2001 Spy Kids Robert Rodriguez with John Debney, Danny Elfman, Los Lobos, Robert Rodriguez, Heitor Pereira, and Gavin Greenaway
Shrek Andrew Adamson
Vicky Jenson
with John Powell
The Hire Alejandro González Iñárritu Segment: "Powder Keg"
Spy Game Tony Scott N/A
2002 Passionada Dan Ireland N/A
Phone Booth Joel Schumacher N/A
The Hire Tony Scott Segment: "Beat the Devil"
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Tim Johnson
Patrick Gilmore
Veronica Guerin Joel Schumacher N/A
The Rundown Peter Berg N/A
2004 Man on Fire Tony Scott with Lisa Gerrard
Shrek 2 Andrew Adamson
Kelly Asbury
Conrad Vernon
Return to Sender Bille August DEJ Productions
Team America: World Police Trey Parker with Marc Shaiman
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Beeban Kidron N/A
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Ridley Scott N/A
Domino Tony Scott N/A
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Andrew Adamson N/A
2006 The Uninvited Louise Runge Short film
Seraphim Falls David Von Ancken N/A
Flushed Away Sam Fell
David Bowers
Déjà Vu Tony Scott N/A
2007 The Number 23 Joel Schumacher N/A
Shrek the Third Chris Miller
Raman Hui
Gone Baby Gone Ben Affleck N/A
2008 Em Tony Barbieri N/A
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Andrew Adamson N/A
Jolene Dan Ireland N/A
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Gavin Hood N/A
The Taking of Pelham 123 Tony Scott N/A
2010 Twelve Joel Schumacher N/A
Shrek Forever After Mike Mitchell N/A
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Mike Newell N/A
The Town Ben Affleck with David Buckley
Unstoppable Tony Scott N/A
2011 Life in a Day Kevin Macdonald N/A
Cowboys & Aliens Jon Favreau N/A
Arthur Christmas Sarah Smith N/A
2012 Prometheus Ridley Scott Two tracks ("Life" and "We Were Right")
Main score by Marc Streitenfeld
I Am Bad David Rackoff N/A
Total Recall Len Wiseman N/A
2013 The East Zal Batmanglij Themes
Main score by Halli Cauthery
Mister Pip Andrew Adamson N/A
2014 The Equalizer Antoine Fuqua N/A
2015 Blackhat Michael Mann with Atticus Ross
Monkey Kingdom Mark Linfield
Alastair Fothergill
Miss You Already Catherine Hardwicke N/A
The Martian Ridley Scott N/A


Year Title Notes
1992 Champion Children
1999 The Hunger Episode: "Sanctuary"
2002 AFP: American Fighter Pilot
2004 Father of the Pride 3 episodes
2007-2008 The Riches
2007 Shrek the Halls TV special

Video games[edit]

Year Title Notes
2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty with Norihiko Hibino
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater with Norihiko Hibino
2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare with Stephen Barton, composer (Main Theme) and producer
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots with various others
2014 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes with Ludvig Forssell and Akihiro Honda
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with Audiomachine (Paul Dinletir, Kevin Rix)
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain with Ludvig Forssell and Akihiro Honda


Year Title Notes
2001 Shrek 4-D At various theme parks around the world.
Based on the Shrek film franchise.

Awards and nominations[edit]




  1. ^ Stowe School - Harry Gregson-Williams Publisher: Stowe School. Retrieved: 24 August 2013.

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