Trevor Morris (musician)

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Trevor Morris
Born (1970-05-25) 25 May 1970 (age 52)
London, Ontario, Canada
GenresFilm score, video game score
Occupation(s)Film composer, music producer
Years active1999–present
LabelsRemote Control Productions
Websitehttp://www.trevormorris.com/

Trevor Morris (born 25 May 1970) is a Canadian orchestral composer and music producer. His scores include the television shows The Tudors, The Pillars of the Earth, The Borgias, and Vikings; the film Olympus Has Fallen and its sequel London Has Fallen; and the video game Dragon Age: Inquisition. He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for his score for The Borgias and for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or A Special (Original Dramatic Score) for his score for The Pillars of the Earth.

Life and work[edit]

Morris was born in London, Ontario, Canada, 2 hours west of Toronto. He was accepted to St. Mary's school for the arts as a child, where he studied violin and choir daily. At age 13, Morris was commissioned by his school to compose a piece for his graduating class to perform in honor of the Pope John Paul II's visit to Canada. His fee was $50. Beloved Young People, a book authored by the Pope aimed at the youth of the generation became the source for adapted lyrics, and Trevor's senior class performed his composition for Piano and 4-part Choir at St. Mary's cathedral at graduation. It was a defining moment that would shape Trevor's future.

At college Morris attended, Fanshawe College's "Music Industry Arts" program. He graduated top of his class and upon graduation immediately moved to Toronto to start work. He spent his 20s in the music production circles of Toronto but eventually turned his attention away from production and over to composing full-time music for television commercials. Wanting a longer format for his music ideas, Morris moved towards scoring films and television series and in 1999 he moved to Los Angeles to follow this new career angle. During his early years in Los Angeles, Morris worked with famous score composers, James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer. As part of Zimmer's team, Morris amassed over 25 major screen credits on some of Hollywood's block busters.

As Morris' own career in composition developed, so did the opportunity to directly collaborate with others such as Jerry Bruckheimer, Neil Jordan and Tony and Ridley Scott. In 2007 Morris received the EMMY award for best music composition for a television series main title for The Tudors. 2010 marked Morris' fourth television collaboration with Jerry Bruckheimer and his team. Morris also completed the mini-series The Pillars of the Earth with Tony and Ridley Scott producing. Morris has worked as composer on a number of video games including SimCity Societies, Army of Two, Need for Speed: Carbon and most recently, for the epic third installment of the Dragon Age series by BioWare, Dragon Age: Inquisition as well as films such as The Hills Have Eyes 2, and The Marine 2. He produced the score for the 2013 film Olympus Has Fallen.

Morris maintains a production company in Toronto with his partners. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles with his family.

Discography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
1999 Teen Knight Phil Comeau The Kushner-Locke Company
Castel Films
Canarom Productions
2001 Hunger Maria Giese Market Street Productions
2002 Judge Is God James Allen Short
2003 Terminal Venus Alexandre Franchi Short
2004 Rancid Jack Ersgard Sonet Film Swedish language
2005 The Lost Angel Dimitri Logothetis Elio Pictures
4 Square Productions Canada
Synergy Movies
2005 3 Needles Thom Fitzgerald Bigfoot Entertainment
Emotion Pictures
Wolfe Releasing
Composed with Christophe Beck
2007 The Hills Have Eyes 2 Martin Weisz Fox Atomic
Dune Entertainment
2009 Stolen Anders Anderson IFC Films
2009 The Marine 2 Roel Reiné 20th Century Fox
WWE Films
Direct-to-video
2010 Krews Hilbert Hakim Osiris Entertainment
KH Krews Productions
2010 Beautiful Boy Shawn Ku Anchor Bay Entertainment
2011 Tornado Alley Sean C. Casey Giant Screen Films
Graphic Films
2011 Immortals Tarsem Singh Relativity Media
Virgin Produced
Rogue
2012 Gotham Francis Lawrence 20th Television Television
2012 The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption Roel Reiné Universal Pictures Direct-to-video
2012 Fire with Fire David Barrett Lionsgate
2013 Death Race 3: Inferno Roel Reiné Universal Pictures Direct-to-video
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Antoine Fuqua FilmDistrict
Millennium Films
2016 London Has Fallen[1] Babak Najafi Focus Features
Millennium Films
2016 Hard Target 2 Roel Reiné Universal 1440 Entertainment Composed with Jack Wall
Direct-to-video
2018 Redbad Splendid Films
Epic Pictures Group
Asura Peng Zhang Alibaba Pictures
Hunter Killer Donovan Marsh Summit Entertainment

Television[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
1997 Splat! Nickelodeon Studios
2000 Code Name: Eternity Sci Fi Channel
2005–2006 E-Ring NBC
2006–2007 Justice Fox
2007 Traveler ABC Episode: "The Retreat"
Co-composed with Blake Neely
2007–2008 Moonlight CBS Co-composed with John Frizzell
2007–2010 The Tudors Showtime
2009 Kings NBC
Mental Fox Television Studios
2010 Day One NBC Episode: "Pilot"
The Bridge CTV
Miami Medical CBS
The Pillars of the Earth Starz TV miniseries
2010–2011 Chase NBC
2011–2013 The Borgias Showtime
2012 The Firm NBC
Alphas Syfy Co-composed with Edward Rogers
2013–2020 Vikings History
Netflix
Additional contributions by Wardruna & Einar Selvik
2013 Body of Proof ABC Composed Season 3
Dracula NBC
2013–2017 Reign The CW
2017–2019 Shadowhunters Freeform Co-composed with Jack Wall
2017 Iron Fist Netflix Composed Season 1
2017–2018 Taken NBC
2017–2021 Castlevania Netflix
2019–2021 Another Life
2020–present Big Sky ABC
2022–present Vikings: Valhalla Netflix Additional contributions by Lustmord

Video games[edit]

Year Title Studio Notes
2006 Need for Speed: Carbon Electronic Arts
2007 SimCity Societies
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Co-composed with Steve Jablonsky
2008 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
2008 Army of Two
2009 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Activision
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Electronic Arts

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category
2007 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music (for The Tudors)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trevor Morris to Return for 'London Has Fallen' | Film Music Reporter".
  2. ^ "Awards for Trevor Morris". imdb.com. Retrieved 22 November 2009.

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