John Powell (born 18 September 1963) is a British composer, best known for his scores to motion pictures. He has been based in the United States since 1997 and has composed the scores to over fifty feature films. He rose to fame in the late 1990s and 2000s, scoring numerous animated films, and collaborating with directors Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass. His 2010 score for the film How to Train Your Dragon earned him his first Academy Award nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards. He is a prominent member of Hans Zimmer's music studio, Remote Control Productions, and collaborates frequently with other composers from the studio, including Harry Gregson-Williams and Zimmer himself.
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