David Arnold


Multiple Grammy, Ivor Novello and BMI Award winning David Arnold is one of Britain’s leading film composers and music producers.

From his early beginnings in Luton where he began making student films, to Hollywood, David’s film scores include Stargate, Independence Day, Chronicles of Narnia, Shaft and Zoolander, as well as homegrown British films such as Hot Fuzz, Paul, Made in Dagenham and perhaps most famously, taking over from John Barry, scoring 5 James Bond films : Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

On television he provides music for the BBC’s Sherlock (with Michael Price) and has scored the Matt Lucas and David Walliams series’ Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, winning two Royal Society of Television Awards and BAFTA nominations along the way.

Away from the film world, David maintains a career as a successful record producer and song writer, having worked with a wide range of artists including KD Lang, Pulp, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop, Garbage, Martina Topley-Bird, Dame Shirley Bassey , George Michael, Tinie Tempah, Ed Sheeran, Damien Rice, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, The Who, Queen, Bjork and Kate Bush.

David was Music Director of the Closing and Paralympic Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic Games, curating, composing and producing the music for those two events, watched live by a billion people.

David is an International Ambassador for the charity Care International