Henry Jackman About

While known by some for his producing, programming, and writing work in the pop and electronic realms, English musician Henry Jackman is best known for his output as a film composer. Although Jackman was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2014 for the biopic Captain Phillips, he is most associated with the action and animation genres. His alternately whimsical and dramatic, rousing scores have included such global box-office hits as Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019).

Born in Hillingdon of suburban London into a family of music-industry professionals, Henry Jackman’s father, Andrew Pryce Jackman, was a keyboardist and arranger who worked with the likes of Yes, Barbra Streisand, and Nanci Griffith. His uncle Gregg Jackman is a sound engineer and producer for artists such as Barclay James Harvest, Seal, and Enya, and his grandfather Bill Jackman played woodwinds for, among others, the King’s Singers. Jackman himself grew up with formal music study, culminating at St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir School, Eton, and Oxford University in the ‘90s, a period that also found the young musician inspired by the underground rave scene. He soon found work as a producer or programmer for musicians as diverse as Mike Oldfield, Coolio, Alphaville, and the Art of Noise, and he released his own ambient electronic work in the 2000s. His first solo album, Utopia, was issued by West One in 2003. It was followed by 2005’s Transfiguration and 2007’s Acoustica, both on KPM. Jackman’s voyage in film music took off when Hans Zimmer offered him work assisting on scores (programming, additional music) at his post-production company in Los Angeles. After contributing to movies such as The Da Vinci Code (2006), Kung Fu Panda (2008), and The Dark Knight (2008), Jackman earned his first main-composer credit on a feature-length film with the 2009 animated picture Monsters vs. Aliens. Able to work with both symphonic and electronic palettes, Jackman accumulated composing credits at a fast pace, including, among others Gulliver’s Travels (2010), Winnie the Pooh (2011), and comic-book franchise entry X-Men: First Class (2011). Among his scores to hit theaters in 2012 was the animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph, and his 2013 credits included Captain Phillips, a Tom Hanks biographical thriller that earned Jackman a BAFTA nomination for Best Film Music.

The year 2014 saw the release of no less than three blockbuster movies featuring Jackman’s music: Big Hero 6, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Kingsman: The Secret Service, which he co-wrote with Matthew Margeson. Pixels followed in 2015, and Captain America: Civil War hit theaters in 2016. That year, Jackman also scored his first complete video game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, though he’d been contributing tracks, themes, and sound effects to games dating back to the late Commodore 64 era in the early ‘90s. Uncharted 4 earned Jackman a second BAFTA nomination, this time for a Games Award for Best Music. He returned with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in 2017, a year that also brought the feature films Kong: Skull Island, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the latter another collaboration with Margeson. Scores for the franchise installments The Predator and Ralph Breaks the Internet arrived the following year. His 2019 film projects included Pokémon Detective Pikachu and Jumanji: The Next Level. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi

Henry Jackman Lyricsby Popularity

1 Assembling the Team Henry Jackman 46 2 The Insurgency Henry Jackman 45 3 Packard's Blues Henry Jackman 43 4 Kong the Protector Henry Jackman 42 5 Kong the Destroyer Henry Jackman 41 6 Zero by Imagine Dragons Henry Jackman 41 7 Best Friends Henry Jackman 40 8 An Unexpected Friend Henry Jackman 39 9 South Pacific Henry Jackman 36 10 The Jumanji Suite Henry Jackman 36 11 Monster Mash (Bonus Track) Henry Jackman 35 12 The True Meaning of Friendship Henry Jackman 34 13 BuzzzTube Henry Jackman 33 14 Marlow's Farewell Henry Jackman 33 15 I'm the Captain Now Henry Jackman 33 16 King Kong Henry Jackman 33 17 When Can I See You Again? by Owl City Henry Jackman 32 18 Man vs. Beast Henry Jackman 32 19 Breaking Up Henry Jackman 32 20 On the Rooftop Henry Jackman 31 21 The Big Idea Henry Jackman 31 22 The Battle of the Zeppelin Henry Jackman 31 23 El Lugar by Karol Sevilla Henry Jackman 31 24 Comfort Zone Henry Jackman 30 25 KnowsMore & Spamley Henry Jackman 30 26 Home at Last Henry Jackman 29 27 A Place Called Slaughter Race by Sarah Silverman (Ft. Gal Gadot - גל גדות) Henry Jackman 29 28 A Place Called Slaughter Race (Instrumental) by Alan Menken Henry Jackman 28 29 Creature from the Deep Henry Jackman 28 30 The Roundhouse Henry Jackman 28 31 Laffy Taffies Henry Jackman 27 32 Initiate the Tow Henry Jackman 27 33 Captured Henry Jackman 27 34 Overnight Sensation Henry Jackman 27 35 Life In The Arcade Henry Jackman 26 36 Olive Branch Henry Jackman 26 37 A Big Strong Man in Need of Rescuing Henry Jackman 26 38 Desperate Measures Henry Jackman 26 39 The Tale of Jurgen the Brutal Henry Jackman 26 40 In This Place by Julia Michaels Henry Jackman 26 41 A Whole New World Henry Jackman 25 42 This Is Not a Drill Henry Jackman 25 43 Letting Go Henry Jackman 25 44 The Quest Begins Henry Jackman 25 45 Rocket Fiasco Henry Jackman 25 46 Maersk Alabama Henry Jackman 25 47 Dirty Dozen Henry Jackman 25 48 The Lost Legacy Henry Jackman 24 49 Grey Fox Henry Jackman 24 50 Monsters Exist Henry Jackman 24 51 Wreck-It Ralph Henry Jackman 23 52 The Jumanji Berry Tree Henry Jackman 23 53 Sugar Rush by AKB48 Henry Jackman 23 54 Checkout Fiasco Henry Jackman 23 55 Entering the Lifeboat Henry Jackman 23 56 Pikachu vs. Charizard Henry Jackman 22 57 Rory Henry Jackman 22 58 Shank Henry Jackman 22 59 Arranged Marriage Henry Jackman 22 60 This Tiger's Got Claws Henry Jackman 22 61 True Colors Henry Jackman 21 62 Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph by Buckner & Garcia Henry Jackman 20 63 A Familiar Foe Henry Jackman 20 64 Shift Change Henry Jackman 20 65 Candy Vandals Henry Jackman 20 66 Unauthorized Access Henry Jackman 20 67 Shock to the System Henry Jackman 19 68 Merge to One Henry Jackman 19 69 Multiplayer Henry Jackman 19 70 The Arrival Henry Jackman 19 71 Growing Pains Henry Jackman 19 72 Vanellope's March Henry Jackman 19 73 Revelations Henry Jackman 19 74 Failed Attempt Henry Jackman 18 75 Kling Kong Henry Jackman 18 76 Embrace Henry Jackman 18 77 Cupcake Breakout Henry Jackman 18 78 Out Of The Penthouse, Off To The Race Henry Jackman 17