Joining the likes of Queen, Van Morrison, and Sting among others.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) has announced that award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams will be named a BMI Icon at this year’s BMI London Awards.
Other composers and songwriters that have received this honour in the past for their contributions to music include Ray Davies, Graham Gouldman, Sting, Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Sir Tim Rice, and Queen among others.
Gregson-Williams, outside of film and television, has composed music to several video games, including Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
At the 2006 BMI Film & Television Awards, Gregson-Williams was awarded the Richard Kirk Award for his achievements in film music. The prolific composer’s scores can be heard in films such as Chicken Run, Shrek, Kingdom of Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Spy Game, and Man on Fire.
Since then the composer’s portfolio has continued to grow by working on scores behind films that include The Town, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, The Martian, Total Recall, Gone Baby Gone, The Meg, Early Man, as well as the upcoming live-action feature Mulan that’s scheduled for a 2020 release.
The BMI London Awards is a private event taking place on 1st October at The Dorchester hotel in London.
The evening will be hosted by BMI president and CEO Mike O’Neill.