Rupert Gregson-Williams

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Rupert Gregson-Williams
Born (1966-10-12) 12 October 1966 (age 54)
Chichester, West Sussex, England
GenresFilm score, jazz, electronic
Occupation(s)Composer
InstrumentsPiano, keyboards, synthesizer, violin, guitar
Years active1998–present
Associated actsHarry Gregson-Williams (brother)

Rupert Gregson-Williams (born 12 October 1966) is a British composer of motion picture and television scores. His filmography includes Hotel Rwanda, for which he was awarded the European Film composer award, Hacksaw Ridge, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Made of Honor, Abominable, The Holiday, The Legend of Tarzan, and numerous films by Happy Madison Productions, many of which star Adam Sandler. His most notable works in television include Veep, Catch 22 and The Crown.

Educated at choir school, Lancing College, and St John's College, Cambridge, he is the younger brother of film composer Harry Gregson-Williams.[1] He is a member of Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions team of composers.

He has received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award and is a recipient of a BMI Award and a European Film Award.

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

1990s

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
1998 Urban Ghost Story Geneviève Joliffe
  • Living Spirit Pictures
  • Panorama Entertainment
N/A
1999 Virtual Sexuality Nick Hurran Columbia Pictures N/A
Shockers: Dance Richard Clark Blue Orange Productions Television film

2000s

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2001 Princess of Thieves Peter Hewitt Granada Productions N/A
Hawkins Robin Shepperd N/A Television film
My Beautiful Son Paul Seed Television film
Lego Jack Stone Robert Dorney N/A Short film
2002 Thunderpants Peter Hewitt Pathé N/A
Plots with a View Nick Hurran Miramax Films N/A
2003 What a Girl Wants Dennie Gordon Warner Bros. Pictures N/A
Crime Spree Brad Mirman DEJ Productions N/A
The Night We Called It a Day Paul Goldman Icon Entertainment N/A
2004 Hotel Rwanda Terry George United Artists Co-composed with Andrea Guerra & Afro Celt Sound System
King Arthur Antoine Fuqua Touchstone Pictures Additional music
Score composed by Hans Zimmer
2005 Love + Hate Dominic Savage BBC Films N/A
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Steve Box
Nick Park
DreamWorks Animation
Aardman Animations
DreamWorks Pictures
Additional music
Score composed by Julian Nott
2006 Over the Hedge N/A
The Holiday Nancy Meyers Columbia Pictures conductor (Hans Zimmer credited as writer)
Click Frank Coraci Happy Madison Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Dennis Dugan Happy Madison Productions
Universal Pictures
N/A
Bee Movie
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Columbus 81 Productions
  • Paramount Pictures
N/A
2008 Made of Honor Paul Weiland Columbia Pictures N/A
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Dennis Dugan Happy Madison Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Bedtime Stories Adam Shankman Happy Madison Productions
Walt Disney Pictures
N/A
2009 The Maiden Heist Peter Hewitt Yari Film Group N/A

2010s

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2010 Grown Ups Dennis Dugan Happy Madison Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
2011 Just Go with It Dennis Dugan Happy Madison Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Zookeeper Frank Coraci Happy Madison Productions
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Jack and Jill Dennis Dugan Happy Madison Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
2012 That's My Boy Sean Anders Happy Madison Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
Here Comes the Boom Frank Coraci Happy Madison Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
2013 Grown Ups 2 Dennis Dugan Happy Madison Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
2014 Blended Frank Coraci Happy Madison Productions
Warner Bros. Pictures
N/A
Postman Pat: The Movie Mike Disa Icon Productions N/A
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Andy Fickman Happy Madison Productions
Columbia Pictures
N/A
The Ridiculous Six Frank Coraci Happy Madison Productions
Netflix
Co-composed with Elmo Weber
Open Season: Scared Silly David Feiss Co-composed with Dominic Lewis
2016 The Do-Over Steven Brill Happy Madison Productions
Netflix
N/A
The Legend of Tarzan David Yates Warner Bros. Pictures N/A
Hacksaw Ridge Mel Gibson Summit Entertainment Replaced John Debney
2017 Sandy Wexler Steven Brill Happy Madison Productions
Netflix
N/A
Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins Warner Bros. Pictures N/A
2018 The Week Of Robert Smigel Happy Madison Productions
Netflix
N/A
Terminal Vaughn Stein RLJE Films Co-composed with Anthony Clarke
Aquaman James Wan Warner Bros. Pictures N/A
2019 Murder Mystery Kyle Newacheck Happy Madison Productions
Netflix
N/A
Abominable Jill Culton
Also voice of Everest's humming voice

2020s

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2020 Hubie Halloween Steven Brill Happy Madison Productions
Netflix
N/A
2021 Fatherhood Paul Weitz Netflix
Columbia Pictures
N/A
2022 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom James Wan Warner Bros. Pictures N/A

Television[edit]

Year Programme Notes
1988 Crimestoppers Theme
1999 Extremely Dangerous
1999–2003 At Home with the Braithwaites
2000 Take a Girl Like You
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
2001 The Wonderful World of Disney
2004 William and Mary
2004 Long Way Round
2005–2007 The Last Detective Co-composed with Alastair King
2006 Born Equal
2009 The Prisoner
2012 Veep Co-composed with Christopher Willis
2014 Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death Co-composed with Christopher Willis
2015 Virtuso
2016–2017 The Crown Title music composed by Hans Zimmer
Composed with Lorne Balfe
2017 The Alienist Composed Season 1
2019 Catch-22 Co-composed with Harry Gregson-Williams
2019 Catherine the Great
2021 Behind Her Eyes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Studio Notes
2005 Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Digital Illusions CE Co-composed with Tobias Marberger

Awards[edit]

Year Work Organization Category Result Ref
2002 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special Nominated [2]
2007 Bee Movie International Animated Film Association Best Music in a Feature Production Nominated [3]
2017 The Crown Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Music Composition for a Series Nominated [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bond, Jeff (22 November 2020). "Oscars: Two Sets of Composer Brothers Competing With (and Against) Each Other". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  2. ^ "54th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Television Academy - Emmys. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  3. ^ "35th Annual Annie Awards - Winners & Nominees". Annie Awards. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Emmys 2017: Full List of Nominations". Variety. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2020.

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