Henry Jackman is an English composer, who has composed the scores for various blockbuster Hollywood films since 2008.
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HENRY JACKMAN (Composer) has established himself as one of today’s top composers by fusing his classical training and his experience as a successful record producer and creator of electronic music. His musical versatility ratcheted up the tension in Paul Greengrass’s “Captain Phillips,” earning him a BAFTA nomination; super-powered such comic book hits as “X-Men: First Class” and “Captain America: Winter Soldier”; kicked ass in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Kick-Ass”; and breathed musical life into legendary animated characters in “Winnie the Pooh,” “Puss in Boots,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and Oscar-winner “Big Hero 6.”
His most recent work can be heard in the sci-fi comedy “Pixels”; the post-apocalyptic drama “The Fifth Wave”; the blockbuster hit “Captain America: Civil War”; “Birth of a Nation,” which screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival; and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” Among his other diverse credits are the animated features “Monsters vs. Aliens” and “Turbo”; the period drama “Henri 4”; the family adventure “Gulliver’s Travels”; the crime thriller “Man on a Ledge”; the horror fantasy “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”; and the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedies “This is the End” and the firestorm sensation “The Interview.”
Jackman grew up in the southeast of England, where he began composing his first symphony at the age of six. He studied classical music at Oxford and sang in the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir, but simultaneously got involved in the underground rave scene and began producing popular electronica music and dance remixes, eventually working with artists such as Seal and The Art of Noise. In 2006, he caught the attention of film composers Hans Zimmer and John Powell and worked on “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Dark Knight.” He wrote additional music for Zimmer and Powell on “Kung Fu Panda” and for Zimmer on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, which rapidly led to scoring blockbuster films on his own.
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- Kong: Skull Island (2017)
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