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7 June 1976|
Buckley's first involvement with film music was as a cathedral choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. He continued his musical education at the University of Cambridge. In 2006 Buckley moved to Los Angeles to collaborate on a number of Harry Gregson-Williams’ scores, including Shrek, Gone Baby Gone, Flushed Away, Arthur Christmas, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and The Number 23. In addition to his work for Gregson-Williams, he has written additional music for Danny Elfman on films including American Hustle, Big Eyes and all Fifty Shades movies (including the choral piece Bliss) and for Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams on Winter's Tale and WonderWoman.
He has worked with filmmakers including Ridley and Tony Scott, Ben Affleck, Joel Schumacher, Rob Minkoff, Luc Besson & Taylor Hackford. Notable film scores include The Town, Jason Bourne, Papillon & The Forbidden Kingdom. He is also the composer for the critically acclaimed Scott Free-produced CBS television series The Good Wife and its spinoff The Good Fight. His music from The Good Wife was prominently featured in the 2015 David O. Russell film Joy.
Buckley was included in BAFTA's list of "Brits to Watch", is the recipient of numerous BMI Awards, and earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2017 for Outstanding Theme Music for his work on The Good Fight.
|Year||Title||Original channel(s) aired||Notes|
|2010–15||The Good Wife||CBS|
|2013||Killing Lincoln||National Geographic Channel||Television film|
|2016||Killing Reagan||National Geographic Channel||Television film|
|2017-19||The Good Fight||Nominated - Emmy Award for Outstanding Theme Music (2017)|
|2017-18||Fox||with John Ottman|
|2008||Metal Gear Solid||Konami||Konami||Additional Music|
|2010||Shrek Forever After||XPEC||Activision|
|2013||Call of Duty: Ghosts||Infinity Ward
|2015||Batman: Arkham Knight||Rocksteady Studios||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||Composed with Nick Arundel|
- "David Buckley - Official Composer Website". David Buckley. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
- "Discover More About Our 42 Brits". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 5 July 2011.
- "2017 EMMY® AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR PROGRAMS AIRING JUNE 1, 2016 – MAY 31, 2017" (PDF). Emmys.org. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.