Podcast | Film Composer John Murphy

Liverpool born John Murphy began scoring movies at the age of 25. In 2001, following the success of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, he moved to Los Angeles.

Since then he has worked with some of the industry’s most respected and luminary filmmakers, including Michael Mann, Danny Boyle, Guy Ritchie, Stephen Frears, and James Gunn, producing film scores as prominent and diverse as Sunshine, Kick-Ass, The Suicide Squad, and the seminal 28 Days Later.

His movie trailers include Captain America, X-Men, Cloverfield, War of the Worlds, Ex Machina, and Avatar. His music has been featured in advertising campaigns for Nike, Audi, Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

After Kick-Ass Murphy set up the record label Taped Noise and began work on several non-movie projects. His latest film ‘The Suicide Squad’, with James Gunn for Warner Bros , is in cinemas now, and the soundtrack is available on Spotify.

Here’s John pictures at The Suicide Squad premiere with director, James Gunn

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Liverpool’s UNESCO City of Music, Kevin McManus spoke with John on behalf of Liverpool Film Office to discuss Liverpool, music, John’s career and the directors he’s worked with, and much more.