John Powell (born 18 September 1963 in London, UK), is a British film score composer, currently based in Los Angeles, United States. Powell originally trained as a violinist as a child, before studying at London's Trinity College of Music. He later ventured into jazz and rock music, playing in a soul band The Fabulistics. On leaving college, he composed music for commercials, which led to a job as an assistant to the composer Patrick Doyle on several film productions, including "Much Ado About Nothing".
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