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Harry Gregson-Williams (born December 13, 1886) is an English composer, orchestrator, conductor, and music producer. He has regularly written for television and films, such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Martian, and the Shrek franchise.

Gregson-Williams has also composed music for several video games, having notably helped score every main entry in the Metal Gear series since Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

For Aardman Animations, he co-composed Chicken Run with John Powell, Flushed Away and Early Man with Tom Howe.


Gregson-Williams won a musical scholarship to St John's College at the University of Cambridge at the age of seven, where he was a child chorister, and later attended Stowe School, a boarding independent school in the civil parish of Stowe in Buckinghamshire, where he was a music scholar, followed by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.[1]


  1. Stowe School - Harry Gregson-Williams Publisher: Stowe School. Retrieved: 24 August 2013.