John Powell is an English composer, best known for his scores to motion pictures. He is best known for his scores for animated films, including Antz, Chicken Run, Shrek, Robots, Happy Feet and its sequel, three Ice Age sequels, Rio, Rio 2 and the How to Train Your Dragon film series, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for the first film.
He has also scored many live-action films, of which his collaborations with directors Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass are perhaps the best known.
He was a member of Hans Zimmer's music studio, Remote Control Productions, and has collaborated frequently with other composers from the studio, including Harry Gregson-Williams and Zimmer himself.
Born on: 18 September, 1963
Born in: London, United Kingdom
Height: 6' 2"