Profile:Lorne Balfe/Composer/BAFTA Nom/Inception/Iron Man/Dark Knight

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Lorne Balfe is a Grammy Award winning, Emmy and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland. Lorne is known for composing the scores to the Dreamworks’ animation Megamind, and Ubisoft’s acclaimed game, Assassin’s Creed III.In addition to recognition earned for producing two of Hans Zimmer’s Oscar- nominated scores, Sherlock Holmes and Inception, Lorne has also received significant recognition for his work in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Lorne was nominated for the Discovery of the Year World Soundtrack Award for his score in the BAFTA award-winning film, Crying With Laughter. Lorne began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures including the second and third installments of The Pirates of the Caribbean, The Simpsons Movie, Angels & Demons, Iron Man, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He also composed additional music on the Golden Globe nominated film Frost/Nixon. Complimented by his additional music, Balfe’s role as a score producer on 2008′s The Dark Knight earned Lorne a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture. Balfe was music producer and composer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 video game, and score producer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, which earned a 2010 Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. Only a year later, in 2011, Balfe produced the score for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. In more recent years, Balfe composed additional music for The Dark Knight,Inception, Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,Madagascar 3, and 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

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