Marius de Vries
|Born||1961 (age 59–60)|
|Genres||Electronic, trip hop, rock|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, composer, engineer|
|Instruments||Keyboards, drum programming, guitar|
Marius de Vries (born 1961) is an English music producer and composer. He has won a Grammy Award from four nominations, two BAFTA Awards, and an Ivor Novello Award.
Marius de Vries was educated at Bedford School between 1975-1980 and then at Peterhouse, Cambridge.
De Vries served as the executive music producer for the 2016 film La La Land and produced the accompanying soundtrack. He also co-wrote the song "Start a Fire" alongside John Legend, Justin Hurwitz, and Angelique Cinelu, and had a small role in the film as a casting director.
De Vries was the music director of the 2001 film Moulin Rouge! and worked with Nellee Hooper on the film soundtrack of Romeo + Juliet as co-composer, programmer, and co-producer. Both of these projects won de Vries BAFTA awards, and he was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for his compositional work on the former.
He also wrote the scores for Stephan Elliott's surreal thriller Eye of the Beholder as well as Elliott's adaptation of the Noël Coward comedy Easy Virtue. The latter is notable musically for using the real singing voices of leading actors Ben Barnes, Jessica Biel, and Colin Firth.
In 2010, he co-wrote the score of Kick-Ass with John Murphy, Henry Jackman and Ilan Eshkeri. He co-produced, along with Tyler Bates and Zack and Deborah Snyder, and performed on the soundtrack of Snyder's 2011 film Sucker Punch.
June 2013 saw the world premiere of de Vries' score for King Kong, directed by Daniel Kramer, with a book by Craig Lucas and animatronics by Sonny Tilders, in Melbourne ahead of a Broadway mounting.
Songs by Teddy Thompson
Songs by Rufus Wainwright
|1998||Romeo + Juliet||Best Film Music||Won|||
|1998||Ray of Light||Album of the Year||Nominated|||
|Contact from the Underworld of Redboy||Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical||Nominated|
|2001||Moulin Rouge!||Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media||Nominated|
|2017||La La Land||Won|
Ivor Novello Awards
|1998||Romeo + Juliet||Best Original Film Score||Won|||
World Soundtrack Awards
|2001||Moulin Rouge!||Best Original Score of the Year||Nominated|||
|Most Creative Use of Existing Material on a Soundtrack||Won|