Harry Gregson Williams

Theme From Spy Game

Harry Gregson Williams (1961 -)

Composer Harry Gregson-Williams was tutored for a career in music from a very early age. He attending a "Dickensian" music school in England from the age of six and spent several years in Egypt and Kenya teaching music and sports. He also held a position in the 1980s as a music teacher to pupils at the Amesbury School in Surrey, (his brother Rupert Gregson-Williams, also a film composer, also taught at Amesbury School during this period).Williams made his movie debut in 1993 with the score for serial killer Brit pic 'White Angel'.

He broke into Hollywood by writing additional music for action pics 'Broken Arrow' and 'The Rock', and composed the score for Smilla's Sense Of Snow (1997). Subsequent high profile scores include (big breath) Antz, Enemy Of The State, Chicken Run, Spy Kids, Spy Game, Shreks 1 and 2, Veronica Guerin, Man On Fire, Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, Team America: World Police, and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous, and Kingdom Of Heaven. And if he's not written a recent Hollywood score, there's always a chance it was composed by his brother Rupert (who provided the music for Hotel Rwanda).Gregson-Williams has a completely disctinct feel to his orchestrations and is therefore in high demand for many main stream movies today.

Gregson-Williams has also worked on the video games Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. His arrangement of the original Metal Gear Solid Main Theme was one of many works he created for the Metal Gear Solid productions that involved both orchestral and electronic textures.

Upcoming projects for Gregson-Williams include 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', The Taking of Pelham 123' and 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' (main themes, producer, music composed by David Arnold) .One person he won't be working with again is Armageddon helmer Michael Bay, whom he calls "the most odious director alive"

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