Timothy Williams (composer)

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Timothy Williams (born 14 February 1966 in Surrey, United Kingdom) is an English orchestrator and composer for film, television, theatre, and video games. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, Williams has worked on numerous projects and currently holds over 63 feature film credits.

Life and career[edit]

Williams studied at the National Film and Television School in England and did further studies at UCLA Extension and the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop. In 1989, he 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.

Williams has scored numerous award winning feature films including Diablo, starring Scott Eastwood and Walton Goggins, Wild Horses, written and directed by Robert Duvall, starring 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, the Tom Hanks produced WWII documentary Beyond All Boundaries, Red Sky, The Butterfly Circus, and I.T.

He scored additional music for Guardians of the Galaxy, Conan the Barbarian, 300, Watchmen, Super, Sucker Punch, Doomsday, and licensed music for Shark Night 3D as well as conducting music for the 2014 film, Debug written and directed by British-Canadian actor, David Hewlett who like Williams is also originally from Surrey.

In addition to orchestrating and conducting all the above, Williams also orchestrated and conducted the scores to 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.

Williams scored the animated series Sym-Bionic Titan and additional music on ABC's Missing. He co-scored 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.

Williams has also written music for over 30 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 "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". He won Best Original Soundtrack for The Butterfly Circus at the 24 FPS International Film Festival and 8 ASCAP Plus Awards. He has 22 soundtracks released.


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