Over the past two decades, Edward Shearmur has demonstrated his ability to transcend comedy, action, thriller, and dramatic projects alike. His gift for capturing the spirit of family material and comedy can be found in such films as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Jumping the Broom, Bride Wars, Blue Streak, College Road Trip, and Miss Congeniality. His thrilling, heart-racing action scores can be found in The Count of Monte Cristo, Derailed, Charlie’s Angels, Charlie’s Angels 2, Johnny English, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Cruel Intentions, Reign of Fire, K-Pax, The Skeleton Key, and Abduction. His tender, dramatic side was showcased beautifully in the film Mother and Child, and he won an Emmy Award for his theme to the Showtime series Masters of Horror. Shearmur’s most recent projects include Rowan Joffe’s mystery thriller Before I Go To Sleep, Peter Bogdanovich’s comedy She’s Funny That Way, the Blumhouse thriller Curve, BBC’s Reg, starring Tim Roth, The Outcast from director Iain Softley, and Amazon’s Elvis & Nixon starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey.
Shearmur was born in London, sang in a boy’s choir, and studied at the Royal College of Music. He became Michael Kamen’s assistant in the ’90s, and broke out in a big way with the drama The Wings of the Dove, since establishing himself as a true renaissance composer.