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Graeme Revell
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Graeme Revell

New Zealander Graeme Revell came to the field of film scoring from an unconventional background, after holding jobs as a regional planner and as a psychiatric orderly in Australia. A classically trained pianist and French horn player, he also composed and performed with the post-industrial new wave group SPK.

His eerie score for the thriller Dead Calm earned him an Australian Academy Award for Best Score in 1989. After moving to Los Angeles, Revell composed music for a diverse range of films such as The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Body of Evidence, Hard Target, Basketball Diaries, Strange Days, From Dusk Till Dawn, Until the End of the World, The Craft, Spawn, The Crow, The Saint, The Big Hit, The Negotiator, Bride of Chucky and Wayne Wang's Chinese Box, for which Revell received the award for Best Original Music at the Venice Film Festival.

Among Revell's more recent projects are The Siege, Three to Tango, The Insider, Pitch Black, Gossip, Titan A.E., The Negotiator, Red Planet, the television miniseries Dune, Double Take, Blow, the television film Anne Frank, Human Nature, Tomb Raider and the current release Below.

Upcoming for Revell is the feature High Crimes.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Graeme Revell Facts

BirthdayOctober 23, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

Selected Filmography

Not available.