David Buckley has just finished the score for the remake of Papillon (featuring Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek). He has also recently scored the feature animation Arctic Justice with voice work from James Franco & Jeremy Renner, Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, 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. He is currently scoring The Good Fight for CBS All Access (for which he has just received an EMMY nomination for his Main Title theme) and The Gifted for Marvel/Fox.
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 Wonder Woman, all 3 Fifty Shades films, 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 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.