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Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe (born February 23, 1976) is a Grammy award-winning film composer from Inverness, Scotland. Lorne is known for composing the scores to the DreamWorks' animation Megamind, and Ron Howard's film The Dilemma, in collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer, Hans Zimmer.

In addition to being recognized for producing two of 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 on BAFTA award-winning Crying With Laughter and he was nominated for the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award. Balfe began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures, including: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and At World's End, The Simpsons Movie, Angels & Demons, Iron Man, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He also composed additional music on the 2009 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 Motion Picture." In 2009, Balfe was music producer and composer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 videogame, 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. Balfe's recent film projects include DreamWorks' box office hit Megamind, Ron Howard's film The Dilemma, and the British made film, Ironclad.

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Along with these, Balfe did music for the E3 trailer of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and was a secondary composer for Assassin's Creed: Revelations. In Revelations, he was responsible for composing the game's main theme, the music for in-game cinematics, and the background music for the game's multiplayer installment. However, the primary composer was Jesper Kyd, who composed music for all previous games of the series and scored the majority of Revelations' single-player music. Balfe was the sole composer for Assassin's Creed III after taking over from Jesper Kyd.[1]



  • The Wings Of A Film (assistant to Hans Zimmer)
  • Ancient Warriors (additional music)


  • The Last Detective (additional music)
  • 666 - Traue Keinem, Mit Dem Du Schläfst! (additional music)
  • Most Haunted (additional music)
  • River City
  • Cigarette
  • Animal Park


  • Saving Jessica Lynch (additional music)
  • Fahrerflucht (additional music)
  • Mimic: Sentinel (additional music)
  • Crime Spree (Music Arranger (uncredited))
  • What a Girl Wants (Music Arranger)
  • Barstow (additional music)
  • God Is No Soprano (additional music)
  • William and Mary (additional music)
  • Second Nature (additional music)
  • The Night We Called It A Day (additional music)


  • Long Way Round (additional music)
  • Sterne leuchten auch am Tag (additional music)
  • Hellraiser: Deader (additional music)
  • La Torcedura (additional music)
  • King Arthur (additional music)
  • Laura's Star (additional music)
  • Wimbledon (additional music)
  • Shoebox Zoo
  • Manhunt (TV series)
  • Crazy in Love
  • Loved, Alone
  • Incident at Loch Ness (additional music)


  • Santa's Slay (additional music)
  • Batman Begins (Music Programmer)
  • Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (additional music)
  • Detective (additional music (uncredited))
  • Prinz und Paparazzi (additional music)
  • Kein Himmel über Afrika (additional music)
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (additional music)
  • True Crime
  • Mersey Cop
  • Have I Been Here Before?
  • Artworks Scotland
  • The Jeremy Kyle Show
  • Hotel Rwanda (Music Programmer)


  • 10.5: Apocalypse (additional music)
  • Blood Rayne (additional music)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (additional music)
  • The Da Vinci Code (additional music)
  • The Holiday (additional music)


  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (additional music)
  • The Simpsons Movie (additional music)
    • The Simpsons Movie: The Music (additional music)
  • Transformers (additional music)
  • Bee Movie (additional music)


  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (additional music)
  • Casi Divas (Percussion Musician)
  • Running The Sahara (additional music)
  • Frost/Nixon (additional music/recordings)
  • The Dark Knight (additional music)
  • Iron Man (additional music)
  • The Burning Plain (Soloist)


  • Angels & Demons (additional music)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (additional music)
  • Sherlock Holmes (additional music)
  • Crying With Laughter
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (with Hans Zimmer)
  • World War II in HD


  • Verizon 4G/LTE Lightning Bolt commercial (background music)
  • Megamind (with Hans Zimmer)
  • Inception (additional music)
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (E3 trailer)
  • Salinger


  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (additional music)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (additional music)
  • Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (with Hans Zimmer)
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations (with Jesper Kyd)
  • Crysis 2 (with Hans Zimmer)
  • The Dilemma (with Hans Zimmer)
  • Ironclad



  • Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington soundtrack
  • Beyond 2 Souls 


  1. Twitter Lorne Balfe (@Lornebalfe) on Twitter "@Azialos just me." (screenshot)

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