British Academy Award winner and five-time BAFTA original music nominee, James Hannigan, is a composer & multi-instrumentalist profoundly focused on the emotional directness and personal nature of his music - known in part for his contributions to blockbuster franchises such as Harry PotterDead SpaceEvil Genius, RuneScape, EA Sports, TransformersTheme Park, Warhammer and the Command & Conquer game series. His work in TV and Radio includes BBC America’s Primeval, the award-winning BBC adaptations of Neverwhere and Good OmensAudible's Alien trilogy and Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals and his music is regularly heard the world over in countless shows, commercials and trailers.

An IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association) Award winner, James's many credits include: PottermoreRuneScape (the world’s most popular free MMORPG), Dead Space 3, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (the iconic theme of which, Soviet March, has collectively received over 50 million plays on YouTube), Nintendo’s Art AcademyTransformers Universe, Theme Park World/Sim Theme Park (BAFTA Award, 2000), Terraria: OtherworldEvil Genius (BAFTA Nomination, 2005), the groundbreaking interactive score of Republic: The Revolution (BAFTA Nomination, 2004), entries in the Warhammer and Space Hulk series, Chris Roberts' Freelancer, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. 4 (additional music)Reign of Fire, Grand Prix, Cutthroat Island, Brute Force, CatwomanThe Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (VG), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (VG; BAFTA nomination, 2010; IFMCA Award Winner), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2, the technically dazzling experimental fusion of film and game: Privateer: The Darkening (with John Hurt & Christopher Walken), Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, Conquest: Frontier Warsentries in the EA Sports F1 & FIFA series’ - and more.


James has been fortunate enough to record with several world-class orchestras during his career so far - ranging from The Philharmonia Orchestra, The Chamber Orchestra Of London to the The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra and Slovak Symphony Orchestra -  at locations such as Air-Lyndhurst, Abbey Road Studios and Skywalker Ranch.  A collector of vintage synthesisers, he considers himself a sound designer as well as a composer, taking a profound interest in the interplay between sound and music in everything he does. James's sound design can be heard in productions such as Lost In Space, and during his formative years as a composer, he worked as in-house composer for Electronic Arts Europe/Bullfrog Productions.

James is the Founder of London-based conference, Screen Music Connect, and co-founder of popular event series, Game Music Connect and is a regular interviewee/expert contributor for BBC RadioClassic FMBafta GuruBEEP and others.  His music has been performed by Video Games Live, The Eminence Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonia and other ensembles, and he writes using words, too.

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