Harry Gregson-Williams was born in England to a musical family. His attention focused on teaching, initially in England but later in Egypt. He started his film career composing for Nicolas Roeg, but it was his subsequent collaboration with Hans Zimmer that helped launch his career in Hollywood. Among others, Gregson-Williams was the composer on the Shrek and Chronicles of Narnia franchises, and many films by Ridley Scott including Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Prometheus (2012) and The Martian (2015). He has also scored three of the five games in the successful Metal Gear Solid series for Hideo Kojima. Gregson-Williams has won multiple awards and been nominated for a Golden Globe® and BAFTA®. His next project is Mulan.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.