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Paul Leonard-Morgan

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Christopher Paul Leonard-Morgan (born 1974) is a Scottish , particularly known for his work in scoring for television and film. He won a BAFTA award for his first film score, the movie Pineapple. He was also nominated for a BAFTA and an Ivor Novello award for his score to the ITV drama Fallen. He composed the scores for series 5, 6,7 and 8 of the long-running BBC spy drama Spooks. In 2008 he was chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee to compose a new US Olympic Team anthem.

After graduating from the renowned Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Leonard-Morgan developed a reputation as a composer, arranger and producer.

Leonard-Morgan has worked with artists including Snow Patrol, Belle and Sebastian, Craig Armstrong, Texas, Nada Surf, The Young Knives, Mogwai and Joy Zipper.

Leonard-Morgan has collaborated with ex-Belle and Sebastian cellist and singer Isobel Campbell on all her albums, including her Mercury Prize nominated album Ballad Of The Broken Seas, on which she collaborated with Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees). Most recently Paul worked with Mogwai on their latest album “Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will”.

In 2005, Leonard-Morgan was commissioned to compose the music for the official launch ceremony of The Freedom Towers, the iconic designs that will eventually replace the Twin Towers at Ground Zero.

In 2007, Leonard-Morgan was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) to compose a new US Olympic anthem, previously scored by composer John Williams. The anthem was launched at the US Olympic headquarters in Colorado Springs on September 11, 2007, with Leonard-Morgan performing it live at the Colorado Springs Concert Hall.

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