David Arnold


Birthday January 23, 1962

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Luton, England

Age 62 years old

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The composer of several acclaimed James Bond film scores, he is also well known for his Emmy-winning music for the television series Sherlock and for his Grammy-winning musical contributions to the 1996 feature film Independence Day. In 2020, he worked on the TV miniseries Dracula. 

Before Fame

Early in his career, he collaborated with film director Danny Cannon on several projects and went on to compose the score for the movie Stargate.


In 2014, he began writing a London West End musical theatre production titled Made in Dagenham. He has amassed over 90 credits as a composer throughout his ongoing career. 

Family Life

He was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, and is a cousin of the Irish vocalist and songwriter Damien Rice.

Associated With

His The Young Americans film score includes singer Bjork's UK hit "Play Dead."