Credits as a composer or orchestrator for Film/TV include ‘Catching Killers’, ‘How To Rob A Bank’, ‘Borgia’, “Les Vacances Du Petit Nicolas’, ‘A Promise’, ‘Two Men In Town’, ‘Mapp & Lucia’, ‘The Book Of Life’, ‘Crimson Peak’, ‘Mortdecai’, ‘Eragon’ and ‘Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire’. Popular Music Arrangements include Pavarotti and Simply Red.
James McWilliam is a composer, arranger and orchestrator based in central London. James’ professional career began at Metropolis Studios in 2000 after forging a strong working relationship with producer Andy Wright for whom he has written countless arrangements including tracks for Pavarotti, Simply Red and Jeff Beck. At a similar time Andy introduced James to David Whitaker, one of the country’s foremost film composers and arrangers. James worked as David’s assistant on a number of film scores and pop arrangements.
In 2005 James began work with the Oscar winning film composer Dario Marianelli and film composer Patrick Doyle. Working with the latter enabled James to get his first taste of orchestrating on Hollywood film scores including Harry Potter, As You Like It and Last Legion. James has also written a number of arrangements for Warner Entertainment, Universal Music and Endemol TV.
Current and recent work as a composer includes: ‘Defenders’ (Channel 4), ‘Catching Killers’ (Netflix), ‘Mars: One Day On The Red Planet’ (National Geographic), ‘How To Rob A Bank’ (VICELAND), ‘The Sidemen Show’ (YouTube Original), ‘Feral Families’ (Channel 4), ‘London Symphony’ (nominated for Best British Feature at EIFF), ‘The Patrol’ (winner of Raindance Film Festival), ‘Scrappers’ and ‘Don’t Look Down’ (Channel 4).
James has an MA in Composition from Goldsmiths College and a BA from Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.
For any enquiries (including showreels) please email or call Paul on +44 (0) 7976290660