Emmy nominated composer David Buckley is currently scoring the second season of the hit Netflix show The Sandman. Recent film scores include Universal’s Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk, Kandahar & Greenland both starring Gerard Butler and directed by Ric Roman Waugh, the remake of Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek, Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass and The Nice Guys for Shane Black and Joel Silver. Previous scores include the Joel Schumacher-directed thriller Blood Creek, Ben Affleck’s crime drama The Town, Taylor Hackford’s action feature Parker and Rob Minkoff’s fantasy adventure The Forbidden Kingdom.
For television, David composes the music for The Sandman (Netflix/WB), Your Honor (Showtime), Evil (CBS) & The Lincoln Lawyer (Netflix/A&E). He has also composed the scores for the hit Scott Free/CBS drama series The Good Wife and its spinoff The Good Fight for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Title Music.
Born in England, David’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. In 2006, David moved to Los Angeles where he began working with Harry Gregson-Williams on scores including Shrek The Third and Gone Baby Gone. He has written music for films including Wonder Woman, all the Fifty Shades movies, Big Eyes and American Hustle, and his music was featured in David O’Russell’s Joy. David was honored as a ‘Brit to Watch’ by BAFTA.
As well as film and TV, David has written the music for a number of games, including Batman Arkham Knight (Warner Bros/Rocksteady).