Nick Glennie-Smith (born 3 October 1951) is an English film score composer whose most prominent work is in collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the scores to the 1994 animated film The Lion King and 1996 action film The Rock, the 2006 historical movie Children of Glory and the 1993 drama Point of No Return. Glennie-Smith has also written the scores for the films Home Alone 3, The Man in the Iron Mask, We Were Soldiers, Secretariat, and the score for the Disney animated film The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Lauras Stern, Der kleine Eisbär 2 - Die geheimnisvolle Insel and A Sound of Thunder.
Glennie-Smith is a part of Hans Zimmer's film score company Remote Control Productions, for which he has conducted the soundtracks such as The Simpsons Movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, X-Men: First Class and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Glennie-Smith is also known as the master composer of the music in the French theme park le Puy du Fou. He also accompanied Zimmer on the score for Man of Steel. He also had a brief collaboration with the former Pink Floyd bassist, Roger Waters, his first was on the 1986 film When the Wind Blows, then some keyboard overdubbing for Waters' 1987 Radio K.A.O.S. album (namely the song "The Powers that Be"), and finally - performing at the 1990 concert "The Wall Live in Berlin" as a keyboardist alongside Peter Wood. He also toured in the 1980s with Cliff Richard, again playing keyboards. In 1987, he was responsible, with producer Vic Coppersmith-Heaven and singer Kenny Young, for the album Transmissions under the group name Gentlemen Without Weapons.
Glennie-Smith was born in London. In 1975, he started his musical career with the band Wally, performing keyboards on their second album, Valley Gardens. And in 1980, He played keyboards on Leo Sayer's album Living in a Fantasy. And again in 1980, he started recording and touring with Cliff Richard, appearing on three albums, I'm No Hero (synthesizer), Wired for Sound (engineer, piano on one song), and The Rock Connection (synthesizer on one song).
Glennie-Smith is also known for his contributions to Roger Daltrey's solo albums, Under a Raging Moon, and Can't Wait to See the Movie, and Paul McCartney's solo albums Press to Play, and Flowers in the Dirt.
He has also worked with many other artists including Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Elvis Costello, Pharrell Williams, Nik Kershaw, Duane Eddy, Katrina & the Waves, The Adventures.
|1994||The Lion King||Roger Allers |
|Walt Disney Studios||(additional music) with Hans Zimmer|
|1996||Two If by Sea||Bill Bennett||Warner Bros. Pictures||N/A|
|The Rock||Michael Bay||Hollywood Pictures||with Hans Zimmer|
|1997||Fire Down Below||Félix Enríquez Alcalá||Warner Bros. Pictures||N/A|
|Home Alone 3||Raja Gosnell||20th Century Fox||N/A|
|Cyclops, Baby||D. J. Caruso||Touchstone Pictures||Short film|
|1998||The Man in the Iron Mask||Randall Wallace||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer |
|The Lion King II: Simba's Pride||Darrell Rooney||Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment |
|Max Q||Michael Shapiro||Touchstone Television |
|1999||Michelle Kwan Skates to Disney's Greatest Hits||Steve Binder||Unclear||Television film. Reuses music from The Jungle Book (1967), The Aristocats (1970), The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), The Lion King (1994), Hercules (1997), Mulan (1998), and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998).|
|2000||Highlander: Endgame||Doug Aarniokoski||Dimension Films||with Stephen Graziano|
|2002||We Were Soldiers||Randall Wallace||Paramount Pictures||N/A|
|2004||Ella Enchanted||Tommy O'Haver||Miramax Films||N/A|
|Laura's Star||Piet De Rycker |
|Warner Bros. Pictures||with Hans Zimmer and Henning Lohner|
|2005||A Sound of Thunder||Peter Hyams||Warner Bros. Pictures |
Rothkirch Cartoon Film
|The Little Polar Bear 2 – The Mysterious Island||Piet De Rycker |
|Warner Bros. Pictures |
Rothkirch Cartoon Film
|with Hans Zimmer|
|2006||Children of Glory||Krisztina Goda||C2 Pictures||N/A|
|2010||Secretariat||Randall Wallace||Walt Disney Pictures||N/A|
|2013||A Belfast Story||Nathan Todd||Adnuco Pictures||N/A|
|2014||Heaven Is for Real||Randall Wallace||TriStar Pictures||N/A|