Lorne Balfe (born February 23, 1976) is a Grammy award- winning film composer from Inverness, Scotland, who works at the Remote Control Productions studio. Lorne is known for composing the scores to the Dreamworks’ animation Megamind, and Ron Howard’s film The Dilemma, in collaboration with Academy Award- winning composer, Hans Zimmer. In addition to being recognized for producing two of Zimmer’s Oscar- nominated scores, Sherlock Holmes and Inception, Lorne has also received significant recognition for his work in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Lorne was nominated for the Discovery of the Year World Soundtrack Award for his score for BAFTA award- winning Crying With Laughter and he was nominated for the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award.
Balfe began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures, including: the Pirates of the Caribbean II, and III, The Simpsons Movie, Angels & Demons, Iron Man, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He also composed additional music on the 2009 Golden Globe nominated film Frost/Nixon. Complimented by his additional music, Balfe’s role as a score producer on 2008′s The Dark Knight earned Lorne a Grammy for "Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture."
In 2009, Balfe was music producer and composer of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 videogame, and score producer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, which earned a 2010 Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. Only a year later, in 2011, Balfe produced the score for Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which also earned a Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. He is also well-known for his work on scores for Assassin's Creed series.