Nick Glennie-Smith

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Nick Glennie-Smith
Born (1951-10-03) 3 October 1951 (age 63)
London, England
Genres Film scores
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer, Conductor
Instruments Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Strings, Guitar
Years active 1986–present

Nick Glennie-Smith (born 3 October 1951)[1] is an English film score composer whose most prominent work is an collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the score to the 1996 action film The Rock, the 2006 historical movie Children of Glory and the 1993 drama Point of No Return. Glennie-Smith has also written the scores for the films Home Alone 3, The Man in the Iron Mask, We Were Soldiers, Secretariat, and the score for the Disney animated film The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Lauras Stern, Der kleine Eisbär 2 - Die geheimnisvolle Insel and A Sound of Thunder.

Glennie-Smith is a part of Hans Zimmer's film score company Remote Control Productions, for which he has conducted the soundtracks such as The Simpsons Movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, X-Men: First Class and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Glennie-Smith is also known as the master composer of the music in the French theme park le Puy du Fou. He also accompanied Zimmer on the score for Man of Steel. He also had a brief collaboration with the former Pink Floyd bassist, Roger Waters, his first was on the 1986 film When the Wind Blows, then some keyboard overdubbing for Waters' 1987 Radio K.A.O.S. album (namely the song "The Powers that Be"), and finally - performing at the 1990 concert "The Wall Live in Berlin" as a keyboardist alongside Peter Wood. He also toured in the 1980s with Cliff Richard, again playing keyboards. In 1987, he was responsible, with producer Vic Coppersmith-Heaven and singer Kenny Young, for the album Transmissions[2] under the group name Gentlemen Without Weapons.

Musical career[edit]

Glennie-Smith was born in London. In 1975, he started his musical career with the band Wally, performing keyboards on their second album, Valley Gardens. And in 1980, He played keyboards on Leo Sayer's album Living in a Fantasy. And again in 1980, he started recording and touring with Cliff Richard, appearing on three albums, I'm No Hero, Wired for Sound, and The Rock Connection.

Glennie-Smith is also known for his contributions to Roger Daltrey's solo albums, Under a Raging Moon, and Can't Wait to See the Movie, and Paul McCartney's solo albums Press to Play, and Flowers in the Dirt.

He has also worked with many other artists including Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Elvis Costello, Pharrell Williams, Nik Kershaw, Duane Eddy, Katrina & the Waves, The Adventures.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
1996 Two If by Sea Bill Bennett Warner Bros. Pictures N/A
The Rock Michael Bay Hollywood Pictures with Hans Zimmer
1997 Fire Down Below Félix Enríquez Alcalá Warner Bros. Pictures N/A
Home Alone 3 Raja Gosnell 20th Century Fox N/A
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Randall Wallace Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
United Artists
N/A
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Darrell Rooney Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DisneyToon Studios
Direct-to-video film
Max Q Michael Shapiro Touchstone Television
ABC
Television film
2000 Highlander: Endgame Douglas Aarniokoski Dimension Films with Stephen Graziano
2002 We Were Soldiers Randall Wallace Paramount Pictures N/A
2004 Ella Enchanted Tommy O'Haver Miramax Films N/A
Laura's Star Piet De Rycker
Thilo Rothkirch
Warner Bros. Pictures with Hans Zimmer and Henning Lohner
2005 A Sound of Thunder Peter Hyams Warner Bros. Pictures
Rothkirch Cartoon Film
N/A
The Little Polar Bear 2 – The Mysterious Island Piet De Rycker
Thilo Rothkirch
Warner Bros. Pictures
Rothkirch Cartoon Film
with Hans Zimmer
2006 Children of Glory Krisztina Goda C2 Pictures N/A
2010 Secretariat Randall Wallace Walt Disney Pictures N/A
2013 A Belfast Story Nathan Todd Adnuco Pictures N/A
2014 Heaven Is for Real Randall Wallace TriStar Pictures N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nick Glennie-Smith". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Gentlemen Without Weapons Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Nick Glennie-Smith | Credits". AllMusic. 1951-10-03. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 

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