Golden Globe®, BAFTA®, 2x GRAMMY® and Emmy® nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch’s career spans over 75 feature films, recently including Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed BLADE RUNNER: 2049, in collaboration with Academy Award® winning composer and regular collaborator Hans Zimmer; Andy Muschietti’s IT, the most successful horror film of all time; Academy Award® Best Picture nominee, HIDDEN FIGURES (in collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer) and David F. Sandberg’s box office hit ANNABELLE: CREATION. On the invitation of Zimmer, Benjamin contributed music based on Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations for Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK.
Other recent projects include Gore Verbinski’s A CURE FOR WELLNESS, the Steven Spielberg produced short film AUSCHWITZ, directed by James Moll, KING OF THIEVES, starring Michael Caine and directed by James Marsh; and Steven Knight’s SERENITY, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Upcoming movies include David Sandberg’s SHAZAM!, starring Zachary Levi and Mark Strong, and HELLBOY starring David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, and Ian McShane, directed by Neil Marshall.
With over 25 acclaimed albums of his music released to date, Benjamin has performed live in over 100 concerts worldwide, leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony at venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House and Royal Festival Hall. He has collaborated, recorded and performed his music with artists including Lang Lang, Herbie Hancock and Yuja Wang, and has over 50 concert music commissions to his name.
He has collaborated three times with Pharrell Williams, including a live performance at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards and recently partnered with Adele, arranging her 2017 GRAMMY performance of 'Fast Love'. Benjamin is grateful to count industry legend Hans Zimmer as his mentor and regular collaborator.
A member of the BAFTA® Academy since 2009, Benjamin was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London in 2014. In 2017, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.