Dario Marianelli

When films with lush art direction, elaborate costumes, and epic cinematography needed a composer to tie everything together with a beautiful tapestry of music, it was Dario Marianelli who often took the call. The Italian master was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for "Pride and Prejudice," and won a Golden Globe and Academy Award two years later for his work in the poetic film masterpiece "Atonement" (2007). Aside from his brilliant work in the film, Marianelli also wrote orchestral pieces for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and music for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Further accolades came Marianelli's way for his sweeping compositions featured in the historical epic "Agora" (2009), which was nominated for Spain's Goya Award, and work on such period films as "Jane Eyre" (2011) and "Anna Karenina" (2012). Capable of transporting audiences to the majesty and grandeur of the past, or relating the complex emotions of contemporary society, Marianelli could always be counted on to elevate any film fortunate enough to employ his skill.