John Murphy is a prominent British film composer from the city of Liverpool.
He began composing music for films in the early 1990s and scored his first hit with Leon the Pig Farmer. Together with former OMD member <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/music/David+Hughes" class="bbcode_artist">David Hughes</a> he worked on several successful British movies, enjoying particular success with the soundtrack to 1998's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Since 2000's Snatch, Murphy has been mainly based in Los Angeles. He has produced several prominent and diverse successes, including City By the Sea and Danny Boyle's box-office success 28 Days Later, Miami Vice, Sunshine, 28 Weeks Later and The Last House on the Left.
Awards for his film music include the <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/tag/silver%20award" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">silver award</a> (1st Prize) at Cannes, <span title="Unknown tag" class="bbcode_unknown">British D & AD Award</span>, and John has been nominated for an Ivor Novello, an RTS Award, and the <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/tag/brit%20award" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">brit award</a> for Best Soundtrack. He has also composed and produced music for commercials, including campaigns for Reebok, Nike and Apple Computer. Other excerpts from his scores have been released for advertising, in particular In The House, In a Heartbeat from 28 Days Later.
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