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David Arnold

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David Arnold won a Grammy Award for scoring Roland Emmerich’s blockbuster Independence Day.

He has scored multiple James Bond features. These include Martin Campbell’s Casino Royale, which introduced Daniel Craig in the role; and the Pierce Brosnan-starring Die Another Day (directed by Lee Tamahori), The World is Not Enough (directed by Michael Apted), and Tomorrow Never Dies (directed by Roger Spottiswoode). He has also produced and co-written original songs for several of these Bond films. Additionally, Mr. Arnold won the coveted Ivor Novello Award (from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters) for his score of The World is Not Enough; and recorded an album, “Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project.”

Among the other films for which he has composed the original scores are Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace and Enough; John Singleton’s Four Brothers, Baby Boy, and Shaft; Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla and Stargate; Roger Michell’s Changing Lanes; and Ben Stiller’s Zoolander.

Mr. Arnold has also co-written and produced songs for such artists as Aimee Mann, Pulp, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop, Garbage (with whom he collaborated on the main title theme of The World is Not Enough), Natalie Imbruglia, and the Cardigans’ Nina Persson.