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List of notable or famous film score composers from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top film score composers born in Scotland and even some popular film score composers who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish film score composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These film score composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known film score composer from Scotland is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Angus Young and Donovan Leitch.

This historic film score composers from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish film score composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous film score composers from Scotland?" These prominent film score composers of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish film score composers.

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Angus Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Scotland
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Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish-born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and popularisation of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, Young was ranked by ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Credits: The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Bridesmaids

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Craig Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Scotland
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Craig Armstrong, OBE is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1981, and has since written music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. Armstrong's ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer

Credits: The Incredible Hulk, Love Actually, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, Ray, + more

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Donovan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Scotland
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Donovan is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music. He has lived in Scotland, London and California, and, since at least 2008, in County Cork, Ireland, with his family. Emerging from the ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Maryhill, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, + more

Credits: Goodfellas, Children of Men, Zodiac, The Girl Next Door

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#52 on The Top Pop Artists of the 1960s

#36 on The Best Singers Who Only Need to Go By One Name

#25 on The Greatest English Pop Singers

#13 on People Only Your Dad Cares About

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Evelyn Glennie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Scotland
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Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She is announced as one of the two laureates for the Polar Music Prize of 2015. ...more

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Age: 51

Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Percussionist

Credits: The Children, Freedom Machines, Touch the Sound, Golf in the Kingdom, See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary, + more

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#35 on History's Greatest Female Drummers, Ranked

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