Lorne Balfe [THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, CHURCHILL] is a Grammy Award-winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated composer from Inverness, Scotland. He has scored in virtually all genres and in all visual media with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tentpole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.
Lorne Balfe recently received an Emmy-nomination for “Outstanding Main Title theme” along with Hans Zimmer for GENIUS (National Geographic), the Ron Howard produced TV series about Albert Einstein. His most current film and TV credits include CHURCHILL (Head Gear Films); THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Warner Bros.); MARCELLA (Buccaneer Media); other credits include TERMINATOR GENISYS” (Paramount Pictures); 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI (Paramount Pictures). He also served as score producer for DUNKIRK. His upcoming projects include the Dean Devlin sci-fi thriller GEOSTORM.
Balfe big break came when he scored his first major feature film, MEGAMIND, which he co-composed with Hans Zimmer. Within a year, he expanded his scoring talents into video games, composing alongside Jesper Kyd on ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS, which received a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music. His video game credits now 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.
Lorne Balfe continues to receive critical acclaim and accolades for his work in all visual media including 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 epic mini-series THE BIBLE (co-composed with Hans Zimmer) and SONS OF LIBERTY. In 2012, Lorne Balfe earned his first EMMY nomination for the mini-series RESTLESS.