In 2008 he was chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee to compose a new US Olympic Team anthem. After graduating from the renowned Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Leonard-Morgan developed a reputation as a composer, arranger and producer. Leonard-Morgan has worked with artists including Snow Patrol, Belle and Sebastian, Craig Armstrong, Texas, Nada Surf, The Young Knives, Mogwai and Joy Zipper. Leonard-Morgan has collaborated with ex-Belle and Sebastian cellist and singer Isobel Campbell on all her albums, including her Mercury Prize nominated album Ballad Of The Broken Seas, on which she collaborated with Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees).
Most recently Paul worked with Mogwai on their latest album “Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will”. In 2005, Leonard-Morgan was commissioned to compose the music for the official launch ceremony of The Freedom Towers, the iconic designs that will eventually replace the Twin Towers at Ground Zero. In 2007, Leonard-Morgan was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) to compose a new US Olympic anthem, previously scored by composer John Williams.
The anthem was launched at the US Olympic headquarters in Colorado Springs on September 11, 2007, with Leonard-Morgan performing it live at the Colorado Springs Concert Hall. His debut album, Filmtales, was released in 2008 to critical acclaim and features collaborations with Isobel Campbell, Richard Colburn (Belle and Sebastian), Steve Mason (Beta Band), Esther O’Connor and Jenna Gibbons (Shapeshifters). It also features the US Olympic Anthem, Glory of Pursuit. In 2007 Leonard-Morgan worked on the documentary "J.K.Rowling: A Year In The Life", providing the backing music that went with the film that showed the famous author working on the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, the final Potter book. Leonard-Morgan's first album, Filmtales, was released in 2008. Most recently, he composed the soundtrack for Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper. His upcoming works include the Judge Dredd 2012 reboot film Dredd, starring Karl Urban.
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