John Murphy



Liverpool born John Murphy is an award nominated film composer who began scoring movies at the age of 25. He moved to Los Angeles in 2001, following the success of his scores for Guy Ritchie’s films Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.

Since then, he has worked with some of the industry's most respected and luminary filmmakers including Michael Mann, Danny Boyle, Guy Ritchie, and James Gunn, producing film scores as prominent and diverse as Sunshine, Kick-Ass, The Suicide Squad, and the seminal 28 Days Later.

John recently scored Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, continuing his collaboration with James Gunn following The Suicide Squad. The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special, also featuring John’s music, was released in December 2022.

His movie trailers include Captain America, X-Men, Cloverfield, War of the Worlds, and Avatar. His music has been featured in advertising campaigns for Nike, Microsoft, Google, and Apple. Murphy set up the record label Taped Noise as a home for his non-movie projects. 

Murphy’s other film scoring credits include City by the Sea, The Perfect Score starring Scarlett Johannson and Chris Evans and Snatch starring Brad Pitt and Jason Statham. His other credits include the BBC mini-series adaptation of Les Misérables and The Valley, a documentary looking into Kosovo at the height of carnage in 1998.

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