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". Read more on Last.fm