Lorne Balfe [THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, CHURCHILL, THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN] 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 and TV credits include “CHURCHILL” (Head Gear Films); “THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE” (Warner Bros.); “MARCELLA” (Buccaneer Media); “THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN” (Revelations Entertainment); “TERMINATOR GENISYS” (Paramount Pictures); “13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI” (Paramount Pictures). His upcoming projects include the Ron Howard-produced 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. One year later, he would begin to find footing in the video game world, composing alongside Jesper Kyd on ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS, (BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music). Since that time, his 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’s credits include TERMINATOR GENISYS, the animated features HOME and PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, based on the beloved British TV series, THE SWEENEY, the historical epic IRONCLAD, the Gloria Trevi-biopic GLORIA, 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.