15 17 Oct '24

Lorne Balfe

Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Lorne Balfe [MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE] is a Grammy Award-winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated composer. Whether on an impossible mission, the heartbreak of the Queen, the perils of the cape crusade or the soul of a genius, Lorne Balfe creates a musical voice that reflects the characters and the stories that embody them. Originally from Inverness, Scotland, Balfe has created music in virtually all genres and for all visual media with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tent pole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features. Some of his latest projects include the TV Mini-Series THE CRY (BBC One), AD ASTRA (Twentieth Century Fox), which he co-scored with composer Max Richter, Ang Lee’s GEMINI MAN (Paramount Pictures), HBO’s upcoming HIS DARK MATERIALS, as well as Director/Producer Michael Bay’s SIX UNDERGROUND (Netflix), and BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (Columbia Pictures). Lorne Balfe consistently receives accolades for his musical compositions. He recently received critical-acclaim for his score in the most successful film of the Mission Impossible franchise, Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie’s MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT (Paramount Pictures). In 2017, Balfe was awarded an Emmy-nomination for “Outstanding Main Title theme” for GENIUS (National Geographic), the Ron Howard produced scripted TV series about Albert Einstein; this year he created a new musical-voice for GENIUS: Picasso about Pablo Picasso. His “Picasso Suite” from the series premiered in Picasso’s birthplace, Malaga, Spain by the Malaga Symphony Orchestra at the world-renowned Malaga Film Music Festival.

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