Acclaimed film musician who earned a Best Achievement in Music Oscar nomination for "How to Train Your Dragon" from 2010.
He studied music at Trinity College of Music after which he cultivated productive partnerships with directors Paul Greengrass and Doug Liman.
He composed or co-composed the scores for "Shrek" from 2001, "Happy Feet" from 2006, and "Rio" from 2011.
He married his fiance Melinda Lerner.
He frequently collaborated with Hans Zimmer's music studio Remote Control Productions.