Lorne Balfe

Composer of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, The Cry, and Six Underground

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Lorne Balfe is a Grammy Award-winning, Emmy and BAFTA nominated composer. Whether on an impossible mission, the heartbreak of the Queen, the perils of the cape crusade or the soul of a genius, Lorne Balfe creates a musical voice that reflects the characters and the stories that embody them. Originally from Inverness, Scotland, Balfe has created music in virtually all genres and for all visual media with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tentpole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.

Lorne Balfe consistently receives accolades for his musical compositions. Most recently, he received critical-acclaim for his score in the most successful film of the Mission Impossible franchise, Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission Impossible - Fallout (Paramount Pictures). In 2017, Balfe was awarded an Emmy-nomination for “Outstanding Main Title theme” for Genius (National Geographic), the Ron Howard produced scripted TV series about Albert Einstein. Last year, he created a new musical-voice for Genius: Picasso about Pablo Picasso. 

His most current film and TV projects also include The Crown (Netflix), Churchill (Head Gear Films); The Lego Batman Movie (Warner Bros.). Other credits include the Oscar nominated film The Florida Project (A24), Terminator Genisys (Paramount Pictures); Pacific Rim: Uprising; 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (Paramount Pictures). Next up, Balfe is signed on to score Michael Bay’s Six Underground.

Pop Disciple Podcast Lorne Balfe Composer Score Film Music Mission Impossible Fallout The Cry 6 Underground

Listen to The Cry score.


Watch the trailers for The Cry and Mission Impossible - Fallout.


This episode of The Pop Disciple Podcast is hosted by Paul Goldowitz.

Production, Editing, Mixing, Mastering | Paul Goldowitz
Select Cues Throughout Episode | Lorne Balfe
The Pop Disciple Podcast Theme and Outro Music | Paul Goldowitz

Special thanks to Lorne Balfe and White Bear PR.