Lorne Balfe [MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, CHURCHILL] 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, tentpole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.
Lorne Balfe consistently receives accolades for his musical compositions. He most 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). Last year, 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 was premiered in Picasso’s birthplace, Malaga, Spain by the Malaga Symphony Orchestra at the world-renowned Malaga Film Music
Festival. His most current film and TV projects also include THE CROWN (Netflix), CHURCHILL (Head Gear Films); THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Warner Bros.). Other credits include the Oscar nominated film THE FLORIDA PROJECT (A24), TERMINATOR GENISYS” (Paramount Pictures); PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING; 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI (Paramount Pictures).
He also served as score producer for DUNKIRK. Balfe’s upcoming projects include reuniting with Director/Producer Michael Bay for SIX UNDERGROUND (Netflix).
Lorne Balfe big break came when he scored his first major feature film, MEGAMIND. Within a year, he expanded his scoring talents into video games, co-composing - ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS, which received a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music. His video game credits now include CRYSIS 2, four titles in the SKYLANDERS series (SPYRO’S ADVENTURE, GIANTS, SWAP FORCE, and TRAP TEAM), ASSASSIN’S CREED III, ASSASIN’S CREED III: THE TYRANNY OF KING WASHINGTON, CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2, and BEYOND: TWO SOULS.
Lorne Balfe continues to expand his repertoire in all visual media including the animated features HOME and PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, based on the beloved British TV series, THE SWEENEY, acclaimed documentaries MANNY (about the life of Manny Pacquiao), SALINGER (about JD Salinger) and THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON (Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan). As a score producer, Balfe was awarded a Grammy in 2009 for Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT. In 2012, Lorne Balfe earned his first EMMY nomination for the mini-series RESTLESS.