Timothy Williams (composer)

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Timothy Williams
Born (1966-02-14) 14 February 1966 (age 53)
Surrey, United Kingdom
OccupationComposer, orchestrator

Timothy Williams (born 14 February 1966) is a multi award-winning English/Canadian Composer and orchestrator for film and television best known for his work on Brightburn, Get Out, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Deadpool 2 and Robert Duvall's Wild Horses. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, Williams has won numerous awards and currently holds over 110 feature film credits.

Early life and education[edit]

Williams went to St. Michaels University School in Victoria, Canada[1] at the same time as Leslie Hope, Andrew Sabiston, Kenneth Oppel, and Bert Archer before attending the National Film and Television School in England and furthering his studies at UCLA Extension and the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop.



Williams wrote the musical Napoleon, which opened in 1994 at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. It was nominated for a Dora Award for Best New Musical. EMI released a Highlights Album on their Angel Broadway label. In 1996, he relocated to England and worked with Directors Gale Edwards and Francesca Zambello to rework Napoleon until its opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End Theatre District in 2000. Napoleon did a run at NYMF in 2015, which was a reimagining of the original show with an entirely new book and many new songs.

In July 2017, a lavish new production ""Napoleon"" opened at the Charlotte Theater in Seoul for a limited three-month. It quickly became the number one selling ticket of the summer. It feature a cast of 54 including B.A.P's Daehyun and BTOB's Changsub alongside famous musical actors such as Lim Tae Kyung, Michael Lee, and Han Ji Sang. It was directed by Richard Ouzounian and features all new sets, costumes, projections, orchestrations and was translated into Korean. It received glowing reviews. It is repped in Asia by Broadway Asia


Williams has scored numerous award-winning feature films including Brightburn, Wild Horses, written, directed and starring Robert Duvall, Josh Hartnett and James Franco; Walking with the Enemy, starring Ben Kingsley , the score for which was on the eligible list for the 2015 Academy Awards, and won Best Picture at FLIFF, I.T. directed by John Moore starring Pierce Brosnan, I'm Not Ashamed, directed by Brian Baugh, nominated for Best picture at the 2017 Dove Awards, Diablo, starring Scott Eastwood and Walton Goggins which won Best Picture at the San Diego film festival, The Butterfly Circus which won over 35 Best Picture awards, the Tom Hanks produced WWII documentary Beyond All Boundaries, Red Sky for which Tim Williams was nominated Best Composer and Music Editor by Motion Picture Sound Editors, and Debug written and directed by British-Canadian actor, David Hewlett who like Williams is also originally from Surrey. he has received numerous awards including two Motion Picture SE Golden Reel Award nominations, four Thea Award wins, 10 ASCAP Plus Awards and best score at the 24FPS Festival.

He scored additional music on many blockbuster films including Get Out, Guardians of the Galaxy, Conan the Barbarian, 300, Watchmen, Super, Sucker Punch, Doomsday, Shark Night 3D.

Orchestrations and conducting[edit]

In addition to orchestrating and conducting all the above, Williams also orchestrated and/or conducted the scores to Deadpool 2, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Christopher Robin, Hidden Figures, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, It, Premium Rush, Green Hornet, The Way, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Halloween, Slither, and Half Past Dead. Williams has orchestrated for Tyler Bates, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Robert Duncan, and Bruce Broughton. He conducted for the soundtrack to Valve Corporation's Dota 2 and orchestrated Zella Day's album Kicker and "Love is Alive" from Lea Michele's album.


Williams scored the FOX Pilot Richard Lovely, and the Disney Pilot Madison High and additional music on the Cartoon Network animated series Sym-Bionic Titan, ABC's Missing as well as Fox's The Exorcist, Season 2. He orchestrated the TV series Castle, Whispers, Last Resort, Timeless, and S.W.A.T.

Video Games[edit]

He contributed music for the video game score of "Rise of the Argonauts" with composer Tyler Bates and contributed additional music on God of War: Ascension. He orchestrated and conducted Transformers: The Game and Army of Two: The 40th Day.

Live spectacle[edit]

Williams has also written music and arranged for over 55 live and spectacle shows for Disney, Universal Studios and Seaworld, including Universal's adaptation of "Wicked", Disney's "Aladdin" (Thea Award) at California Adventure, Disney's Tangled – The Musical, Disney's "Snow White", Disney's "Believe", Disney's "Wishes", Disney's "Twice Charmed", Seaworld's "Blue Horizons", Seaworld's "Believe", Disney's "Candlelight Reflection", Disney's "Rhythms of The World", Disney's "Glow in the Park", Disney's "Buzz Lightyears Big Mission", Universal Studio's "Sorciere" and Universal's "Peter Pan" and Napoleon, the West End show. He composed the score for the Georgia Aquarium's "Dolphin Tales". At least 15 shows are currently playing around the world. He has won 4 Thea awards and a Dora Award for the projects "Aladdin – A Disney Spectacular", Universal's "Peter Pan", and "Voice of an Angel" and "Beyond All Boundaries". Timothy arranged the music for the opening of Shanghai Disneyland, which was later turned into "Lunar New Year" for the "World of Color Show" at California Adventure.


He won Best Original Soundtrack for The Butterfly Circus at the 24 FPS International Film Festival, 8 ASCAP Plus Awards and was nominated for best composer for Red Sky by Motion Picture Sound Editors and best soundtrack by the Hollywood in Music Media Awards. He had won four Thea Awards for his work in themed entertainment.

He has over 30 soundtracks released on labels Sony Records, Milan Records, Lakeshore Records, Disney, EMI Broadway Asia, and First Night Records.



Year Title Role
2002 A Time for Dancing Additional Music
Half Past Dead Orchestrator
2005 Gotham Cafe Composer (Music by)
The Devil's Rejects Orchestrator, Conductor
2006 The Moment After II: The Awakening Composer (Music by)
Slither Orchestrator
300 Additional Music, Orchestrator, Conductor
2007 A Dog's Breakfast Composer (Music by)
Aberration Composer (Music by)
Halloween Orchestrator, Conductor
The Passage Composer (Music by)
2008 Doomsday Composer (additional music), Orchestrator, Conductor
Day of the Dead Orchestrator
The Day the Earth Stood Still Orchestrator, Conductor
2009 Up in the Air Composer (Music by)
Star Crossed Composer (Music by)
The Butterfly Circus Composer (Music by)
Watchmen Composer (additional music), Orchestrator, Conductor
Tales of the Black Freighter Composer (additional music), Orchestrator, Conductor
Star Crossed Guitar, Orchestrator, Conductor
Beyond All Boundaries Composer, Orchestrator
2010 The Way Composer (additional music), Orchestrator
Super Composer (additional music), Orchestrator
The Brazen Bull Composer (Music by), Conductor
The Mulberry Tree Composer (Music by)
2011 The Green Hornet Composer (Theme), Orchestrator
Blood Soldiers: Interrogation Composer (Music by)
The Lutefisk Wars Composer (Music by)
Sucker Punch Composer (additional music), Orchestrator, Conductor
Conan the Barbarian Composer (additional music), Orchestrator, Conductor
Shark Night 3D Composer (Licenced track)
The Entitled Orchestrator, Conductor
The Darkest Hour Orchestrator
2012 The History of Future Folk Composer (Music by)
Premium Rush Orchestrator, Conductor
2013 Why We Ride Orchestrator
Walking with the Enemy Composer (Music by)
2014 Red Sky Composer (Music by)
Fragmented Composer (music by)
Guardians of the Galaxy Composer (additional), Orchestrator, Conductor
Debug Composer (Music by)
The Sun Devil and the Princess Composer
2015 Wild Horses Composer (music by)
Kill Me, Deadly Orchestrator
Diablo Composer (Music by)
2016 I.T. Composer (Music by)
I'm Not Ashamed Composer (Music by)
Spark: A Space Tail Lead Orchestrator
Hidden Figures Conductor
2017 The Tank Composer (music by)
Get Out Composer (additional music), Orchestrator
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Arranger and Programmer, Conductor, Supervising Orchestrator
Annabelle: Creation Conductor
It Conductor
24 Hours to Live Composer (additional music)
2018 Deadpool 2 Conductor, Orchestrator, Programming
Nocturne Composer (Music by)
Perfect Pair Composer (Music by)
The Spy Who Dumped Me Conductor, Supervising Orchestrator, Programming
Christopher Robin Conductor
The Darkest Minds Conductor
2019 A Modern Magician Composer (Music by)
Brightburn Composer (Music by)


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Sym-Bionic Titan Composer 11 episodes
Avalon High Orchestrator
2012 Missing Composer 4 episodes
Girl vs. Monster Orchestrator TV Movie
Last Resort Orchestrator 13 episodes
2014 The Gabby Douglas Story Orchestrator TV Movie
2015 The Whispers Supervising Orchestrator 13 episodes
2016 Castle Orchestrator, Conductor (1 episode, 2016) 9 episodes, 2015 - 2016
Quantico Supervising Orchestrator 1 episode
Poor Richard's Almanack Composer (additional music) TV Movie
2017 Empire Conductor 1 episode
The Exorcist Composer 10 episodes - Season 1
Timeless Supervising Orchestrator 13 episodes, 2016-2018 (Orchestrator 2 episodes, 2016)
2018 S.W.A.T. Supervising Orchestrator 19 episodes 2017 - 2019
2019 Richard Lovely Composer Pilot


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