Henry Jackman

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Henry Jackman
Born 1974 (age 38-39)
Hillingdon, Middlesex
Nationality British
Education St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School,
Eton College,
Framlingham College
Alma mater University of Oxford
Occupation Film score composer
Years active 1999-present

Henry Pryce Jackman (born 1974) is a British film score composer and keyboard player.

Life and career[edit]

Jackman was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex.[1] He studied classical music at St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School, Eton College, Framlingham College and University of Oxford.

Jackman has done programming and production work with artists including Mike Oldfield (Voyager), Sally Oldfield (Flaming Star), Trevor Horn/Art of Noise (The Seduction of Claude Debussy), Elton John and Gary Barlow. He co-produced Seal's unreleased 2001 album Togetherland. "This Could Be Heaven", released from the album, was also co-written by Jackman and used on the movie The Family Man and included on the deluxe edition of Seal's compilation album Hits.

Jackman has released three albums, Utopia (2003), Transfiguration (2005) and Acoustica (2007; with Augustus Isadore).

Jackman had various minor roles on film scores since 2006, generally working with mentor Hans Zimmer, including for The Da Vinci Code (music programmer), The Dark Knight (music arranger) and additional music for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, The Simpsons Movie, Kung Fu Panda and Hancock. In 2009, Jackman, Zimmer and John Powell won the 2008 Annie Award for Music in an Animated Television Production or Short Form for their work on DreamWorks Animation's Secrets of the Furious Five (a sequel to Kung Fu Panda). He has since composed soundtracks for Monsters vs. Aliens, Henri IV, Gulliver's Travels, X-Men: First Class, Winnie the Pooh, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wreck-It Ralph and Captain America: The Winter Soldier .


Henry Pryce Jackman is the son of keyboardist and arranger Andrew Pryce Jackman, who was a member of The Syn and worked for many years with Chris Squire of Yes. Henry Jackman himself and members of Spock's Beard formed the backing band for a one-off live performance by Chris Squire in August 2006. His uncle Gregg Jackman is a sound engineer and producer who was has worked with Yes and Barclay James Harvest; Henry and his uncle both worked on Moa's 1999 album Universal. His grandfather, Bill Jackman, played clarinet on "When I'm Sixty-Four" on The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.[citation needed]

Discography (partial)[edit]



Solo albums[edit]

  • Utopia (WestOneMusic, 2003)
  • Transfiguration (KPM Music, 2005)
  • Acoustica (KPM Music, 2007)

Film scores[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2008 Secrets of the Furious Five Raman Hui Paramount Home Entertainment
DreamWorks Animation
With Hans Zimmer and John Powell
Semi-sequel/Spin-off of Kung Fu Panda
2009 Henri 4 Jo Baier Central Film With Hans Zimmer
Monsters vs. Aliens Conrad Vernon
Rob Letterman
Paramount Pictures
DreamWorks Animation
2010 Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn Marv Films
Plan B Entertainment
With Marius de Vries, Ilan Eshkeri and John Murphy
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Tim Johnson DreamWorks Animation Television special
Gulliver's Travels Rob Letterman 20th Century Fox
Davis Entertainment
Dune Entertainment
2011 Winnie the Pooh Stephen J. Anderson
Don Hall
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
X-Men: First Class Matthew Vaughn 20th Century Fox
Marvel Entertainment
Dune Entertainment
Puss in Boots Chris Miller Paramount Pictures
DreamWorks Animation
Spin-off and prequel to the Shrek franchise
2012 Man on a Ledge Asger Leth Summit Entertainment
di Bonaventura Pictures
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Timur Bekmambetov 20th Century Fox
Bazelevs Company
Tim Burton Productions
Wreck-It Ralph Rich Moore Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Jon M. Chu Paramount Pictures
Skydance Productions
di Bonaventura Pictures
Sequel to and replaced Alan Silvestri from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
This Is the End Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen
Columbia Pictures
Mandate Pictures
Point Grey
Turbo David Soren 20th Century Fox
DreamWorks Animation
Kick-Ass 2 Jeff Wadlow Universal Pictures with Matthew Margeson
Captain Phillips [2] Paul Greengrass Columbia Pictures
Michael De Luca Productions
Scott Rudin Productions
Trigger Street Productions
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Anthony and Joe Russo Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Marvel Studios
Sequel to and replaced Alan Silvestri from Captain America: The First Avenger
Big Hero 6[3] Don Hall
Chris Williams
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
The Interview Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg
Columbia Pictures N/A
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service Matthew Vaughn 20th Century Fox with Matthew Margeson
Goosebumps Rob Letterman Columbia Pictures N/A
2016 Captain America 3 Anthony and Joe Russo Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Marvel Studios


  1. ^ Henry Pryce Jackman at Genes Reunited.
  2. ^ "Henry Jackman Scoring Paul Greengrass’ ‘Captain Phillips’". FilmMusicReporter.com. 
  3. ^ "Henry Jackman to Score Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′". Film Music Reporter. April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 

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