Chris Benstead

Academy and BAFTA award winner Chris Benstead, is a British composer with a distinct and captivating voice. His remarkable career spans a multitude of noteworthy projects.

Collaborating extensively with director Guy Ritchie, Chris composed the score for the upcoming feature The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare starring Henry Cavil, and recently finished the much anticipated NETFLIX series The Gentlemen, a follow up to the 2019 film that Chris also scored. His music for Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant (starring Jake Gyllenhaal) and the Jason Statham thrillers Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre and Wrath of Man were received to much critical acclaim.

His work on Disney’s blockbuster hits Aladdin and Beauty and The Beast showcases his versatility. In collaboration with Alan Menken, Chris not only composed additional music for these iconic films but also played a pivotal role in producing and arranging the songs for a modern audience.

Recent additions to his impressive portfolio include scoring the action thrillers Jericho Ridge and Rupture directed by Hamzah Jamjoom.

Chris received OSCAR and BAFTA awards for his work as re-recording mixer on Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Chris’ unique skillset allowed him to mix and sculpt the music in an extremely immersive way, pushing the limits of surround sound and exploiting the new ‘Dolby Atmos’ standard.

Previously, as an in-demand music editor Chris worked on over 40 films including the latest James Bond film No Time to DieWonder WomanBlack SwanBraveThor and Cinderella and has worked with some of the most high-profile directors in the industry including Paul Greengrass and Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Chris is a versatile multi-instrumentalist and achieved a First-Class honours in music and sound recording from the University of Surrey. He was also named as Alumni of the year for his ground-breaking achievement in music mixing on ‘Gravity’.