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7 June 1976 |
David Buckley (born 7 June 1976) is a British film score composer living in Los Angeles.
Buckley's first involvement with film music was as a choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ. He continued his musical education at the University of Cambridge where he subsequently taught. After graduating, he moved to London and began a career writing music for TV shows and commercials. In 2006 Buckley moved to Los Angeles to become an additional writer 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. He has also contributed music to the video game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and the TV show Shrek the Halls. In addition to his work for Gregson-Williams, he has written additional music for Danny Elfman on films including American Hustle, Big Eyes and Fifty Shades of Grey (including the choral piece Bliss) and for Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams on Winter's Tale.
He has worked with filmmakers including Ridley and Tony Scott, Ben Affleck, Joel Schumacher, Rob Minkoff, Luc Besson, Pierre Morel, Taylor Hackford and Louis Leterrier. Notable recent film scores include The Town, and The Forbidden Kingdom. He is also the composer for the critically acclaimed CBS television series The Good Wife, now in its seventh season, and provided the score for the 2015 WB/Rocksteady game Batman: Arkham Knight. 2016 projects include Sacha Baron Cohen's film Grimsby for Columbia, Shane Black and Joel Silver's film The Nice Guys for Warner Brothers, and the PBS miniseries Mercy Street.
Rides and Attractions
|2003||Duel - The Haunted House Strikes Back!||Alton Towers Resort, UK||Mack Rides|
|2003||Gloomy Wood||Alton Towers Resort, UK|
|Year||Title||Original channel(s) aired||Notes|
|2010–15||The Good Wife||CBS|
|2013||Killing Lincoln||National Geographic Channel||Television film|
|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|
- "Discover More About Our 42 Brits". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 5 July 2011.
- "Cliff Martinez and Top Composers Honored at the 2013 BMI Film & TV Awards". BMI. 16 May 2013.
- "Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards". BMI. 10 October 2016.