Harry Gregson-Williams is an award-winning film composer from the U.K. who began making his mark on the Hollywood film industry around the turn of the century. Known for his work in movie franchises such as Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia, he's the older brother of film/TV composer Rupert Gregson-Williams.
Born in England on December 13, 1961, Gregson-Williams studied voice and piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he later taught music. While he began working as a film composer in the early '90s, his big break came when he was taken under the wing of Oscar-winning film composer Hans Zimmer during the mid-'90s. He worked on the soundtracks of Zimmer-scored films including Crimson Tide (1995), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), The Rock (1996), and As Good as It Gets (1997). He went on to collaborate with Trevor Rabin (1998's Enemy of the State and Armageddon) and John Powell (1998's Antz, 2000's Chicken Run, 2001's Shrek) as well.