Benjamin Wallfisch is a British composer, keyboardist, conductor, and orchestrator known primarily for film and television music. His diverse résumé includes such films as the period drama Hidden Figures, Blade Runner 2049, and Stephen King's It, the first two of which he scored with Hans Zimmer.
Wallfisch made his debut as main composer on a feature film in 2005 with Lars von Trier's Dear Wendy. Over the next ten years, he worked on a variety of cinema and TV projects, among them The Escapist (2008), Hammer of the Gods (2013), and the Steven Spielberg-produced documentary short Auschwitz (2015). In the meantime, he also worked as conductor and orchestrator on soundtrack recordings such as V for Vendetta (2005), Atonement (2007), and Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska (2011). During that period, he composed additional music for the likes of 12 Years a Slave (2013) and The Little Prince (2015).
Becoming more in demand as a composer, his 2016 scores included Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness, the sports documentary Bobby, the horror films Lights Out and Within, and Best Picture Oscar nominee Hidden Figures. The latter earned a Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Original Score for the team of Wallfisch, Zimmer, and Pharrell Williams. The year 2017 saw the release of films and accompanying score recordings for Wallfisch's Bitter Harvest (Varèse Sarabande), Annabelle: Creation (Silva Screen), It (WaterTower Music), and Blade Runner 2049 (Epic). ~ Marcy Donelson