David Buckley most recently created the score (with John Powell) for the newly released summer actioner Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon in the title role. He also scored the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Brothers Grimsby, for director Louis Leterrier, and The Nice Guys for Shane Black & Joel Silver. His previous film credits include the Joel Schumacher-directed thrillers Trespass and Blood Creek, Ben Affleck’s crime drama The Town the actioner Parker directed by Taylor Hackford and Rob Minkoff’s fantasy adventure The Forbidden Kingdom. For the small screen, he has composed the music for the hit CBS drama series The Good Wife, Mercy Street for PBS and BrainDead for CBS.
Born in England, Buckley’s first involvement with film music was as a cathedral choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. He continued his musical education at Cambridge University where he subsequently taught. After graduating, he moved to London and began a successful career writing music for TV shows and commercials. In 2006, Buckley moved to Los Angeles, where he began collaborating with Harry Gregson-Williams on film scores, including Shrek the Third, Flushed Away, The Number 23 and Gone Baby Gone, as well as the television special Shrek the Halls. He has also written music for such films as Fifty Shades of Grey, Big Eyes, Winter’s Tale, and American Hustle and his music was featured in David O’Russell’s Joy. His credits also include writing the music for a number of game platforms including Batman Arkham Knight (WB/Rocksteady). Buckley was recently honored as a “Brit to Watch” by BAFTA and has been the recipient of numerous BMI Awards and a TEC Award for Call of Duty: Ghosts.