Lorne Balfe [GENIUS, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, GHOST IN THE SHELL] is a Grammy Award-winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland. His filmography boasts an incredible breadth and depth of titles, ranging from major studio to independent films, tentpole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.
Lorne’s recent film credits include; THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Warner Bros.); GHOST IN THE SHELL (Paramount Pictures); TERMINATOR GENISYS (Paramount Pictures); 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI (Paramount Pictures). His upcoming projects include CHURCHILL (Head Gear Films), GEOSTORM (directed by Dean Devlin and Danny Cannon), and the Ron Howard-produced television series about Albert Einstein titled GENIUS (National Geographic),
2010 saw the release of Lorne’s first major feature film, MEGAMIND, which he co-composed with Hans Zimmer. In 2011 he teamed up again with Zimmer, co-composing the score for THE DILEMMA (directed by Ron Howard), while finding his footing in the video game world, composing alongside Jesper Kyd on ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS (BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music). Since that time, Lorne’s video game credits include CRYSIS 2, four titles in the SKYLANDERS series (SPYRO’S ADVENTURE, GIANTS, SWAP FORCE, and TRAP TEAM), ASSASSIN’S CREED III, ASSASIN’S CREED III: THE TYRANNY OF KING WASHINGTON, CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2, and BEYOND: TWO SOULS.
Simultaneously towing the line between the film/TV and video game worlds, Lorne has shown his versatility with such films as TERMINATOR GENISYS, the animated features HOME and PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, THE SWEENEY (based on the beloved British TV series), the historical epic IRONCLAD, the Gloria Trevi-biopic GLORIA, and acclaimed documentaries MANNY (about the life of Manny Pacquiao), SALINGER (about JD Salinger) and THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON (Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan). His television work includes THE BIBLE (co-composed with Hans Zimmer), SONS OF LIBERTY, and two current series, THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN and MARCELLA. Lorne earned his first EMMY nomination for the 2012 mini-series RESTLESS.