Emmy nominated composer David Buckley is currently scoring the Disney+/Nat Geo wildlife documentary In The Womb and the feature Kandahar for Ric Roman Waugh. Recent credits include Universal’s Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk, Angel Has Fallen and 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 film 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 composed the music for the hit Scott Free/CBS drama series The Good Wife and continues to score the spin-off, now in its fifth season, The Good Fight (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Title Music). He also composed the scores for Mercy Street (PBS), BrainDead (CBS), The Gifted (Marvel/FOX) and The Stranger (Netflix). He is currently starting on the second season of Evil (CBS) and Stay Close (Netflix).
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 collaborating with Harry Gregson-Williams on film 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 honoured as a ‘Brit to Watch’ by BAFTA and has been the recipient of numerous BMI Awards.
As well as film and TV, David has written the music for a number of games, including Batman Arkham Knight (Warner Bros/Rocksteady).