Christopher Benstead
Born
Other namesChris Benstead
OccupationComposer
Years active2004-present

Christopher Benstead is a British film composer, arranger and Academy-Award winning re-recording mixer. He has worked on several projects with director Guy Ritchie including composing the score for The Gentlemen, starring Matthew McConaughey and Michelle Dockery, and the action thriller Wrath of Man.[1] He also arranged and composed additional music for Guy Ritchie's Aladdin alongside legendary songwriter and composer Alan Menken and produced and arranged the songs in the film, working with Will Smith to create re-imagined versions of the original's songs.[2]

Chris composed additional music for Beauty and the Beast working closely with Alan Menken and director Bill Condon.[3]

Chris received OSCAR and BAFTA awards for his work as re-recording mixer on Alfonso Cuaron’s 2013 film 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.[citation needed]

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’.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Guy Ritchie's 'Wrath of Man' scored by Chris Benstead to premiere 7th May - First look trailer released". Cool Music. 29 March 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Chris Benstead". Cool Music. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Beauty and the Beast (2017)". BFI. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Forever Surrey - University of Surrey". alumni.surrey.ac.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2021.