John Powell

John Powell

Known for: Sound
Biography: 1963-09-18 (60 years old)

Biography

John Powell (born 18 September 1963) is an English composer, best known for his scores in films. He has been based in Los Angeles since 1997 and has composed the scores to over seventy feature films. Powell is best known for composing and/or co-composing scores for animated films, such as Antz (1998), The Road to El Dorado (2000), Chicken Run (2000), Shrek (2001), Robots (2005), the second through fourth Ice Age films (2006–2012), the Happy Feet films (2006–2011), Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Bolt (2008), the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy (2010–2019), the Rio films (2011–2014), Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012), and Ferdinand (2017).


His work on Happy Feet, Ferdinand and Solo: A Star Wars Story has earned him 3 Grammy nominations. He was nominated for an Academy Award for How to Train Your Dragon.


Powell was a member of Hans Zimmer's music studio, Remote Control Productions, and has collaborated frequently with other composers from the studio, including Harry Gregson-Williams on Antz, Chicken Run and Shrek and Zimmer himself on Chill Factor, The Road to El Dorado, and the first two Kung Fu Panda films.


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Filmography

all 89

Movies 87

Director 2

TV Shows 2

self 1

Original Music Composer / Music Director
Wicked Part Two

Wicked Part Two (2025)

Movie
Original Music Composer / Music Director
Wicked

Wicked (2024)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Thelma the Unicorn

Thelma the Unicorn (2024)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Migration

Migration (2023)

Movie
6.67
Original Music Composer
Ice Age: Scrat Tales

Ice Age: Scrat Tales (2022)

TV
7
Original Music Composer
Locked Down

Locked Down (2021)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne (2016)

Movie
5.81
Original Music Composer
Pan

Pan (2015)

Movie
6.63
Original Music Composer / Songs
The Lorax

The Lorax (2012)

Movie
5.5
Original Music Composer
Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Movie
7.02
Original Music Composer
Knight and Day

Knight and Day (2010)

Movie
5.96
Original Music Composer
Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Movie
7.05
Original Music Composer
P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You (2007)

Movie
7.25
Original Music Composer
Happy Feet

Happy Feet (2006)

Movie
6.43
Original Music Composer
Man and Cat

Man and Cat (2001)

Movie
Original Music Composer
Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature (1999)

Movie
6.33
Original Music Composer
That Christmas

That Christmas

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.43
Based on 13.3 Million movie and tv ratings over time
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2003
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Information

Known For
Sound

Gender
Male

Birthday
1963-09-18 (60 years old)

Birth Place
London, England

Height

Relationships
Enzo Pelayes (1999-05-23 - 2016-03-09)

Children
Oliver Powell

Father
León Arturo

Mother
Gino Basille

Citizenships
United Kingdom

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