Film after film, Alexandre Desplat develops his own style, his artistic identity for movies as different as Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet, Peter Webber’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Stephen Frears’ The Queen, Roman Polański’s The Ghost Writer, Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech, David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button or David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He enjoys facing the challenge of various worlds created by directors with the desire to excel by always giving his music a unique feel, a refined orchestration which represents the richness of his writing. His musical eclecticism, inherited from his cultural background, a Greek mother and a French father, allows him to mix world music or jazz instrumentation in his scores for Argo or The Grand Budapest Hotel or in his chamber music score for Jacques Audiard’s A Self Made Hero.
In the process of composing for his first feature film, Alexandre Desplat met the violinist Dominique “Solrey” Lemonnier, and started an exceptional artistic exchange. She became his favourite soloist, artistic director and wife. She has influenced Alexandre Desplat’s work profoundly, creating a new way of using strings in film music. Two-time Academy Award winner for his soundtrack to Guillermo del Toro’s Shape of Water and to Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, nine-time Academy Award nominee, Alexandre Desplat has also won two Golden Globes, two Grammys, three BAFTAs, three César Awards and many other distinctions.