January 2016

MERCY STREET, scored by Buckley, will premiere on PBS, January 17 10/9c. Based on real events, Mercy Street goes beyond the front lines of the Civil War and into the chaotic world of the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia.

THE GOOD WIFE continues to play Sunday nights on CBS.

THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY will be released by Sony on 11 March 2016 and THE NICE GUYS by Warner on 20 May 2016. Both scores were written by Buckley.

David will start work on the new CBS show BRAINDEAD in the next few months.


December 2015

A selection of cues from THE GOOD WIFE soundtrack were licensed for use in the new David O. Russell film, JOY. David had previously written a number of cues for DOR’s previous movie, AMERICAN HUSTLE. THE GOOD WIFE soundtrack is available from the discography page.

Recent Projects


Mercy Street




David is a British film composer living in Los Angeles. He has worked with many prominent filmmakers including Ridley and Tony Scott, Ben Affleck, Joel Schumacher, Rob Minkoff, Luc Besson, Pierre Morel, Taylor Hackford and Louis Leterrier. Notable recent film scores include THE TOWN and THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM. He is also the composer for the critically acclaimed CBS TV show THE GOOD WIFE, now in it’s seventh season, and has recently provided the score for WB/Rocksteady game: BATMAN, ARKHAM KNIGHT. Upcoming projects include Sacha Baron Cohen’s THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY for Columbia, Shane Black and Joel Silver’s THE NICE GUYS for Warner Brothers, and the PBS Miniseries MERCY STREET.

Buckley’s first involvement with film music was as a cathedral choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. He continued his musical education at Cambridge University where he subsequently taught music. After graduating, he moved to London and began a successful career writing music for TV shows and commercials. In 2006 Buckley moved to LA to become an additional writer on a number of Harry Gregson-Williams’ scores including SHREK, GONE BABY GONE, FLUSHED AWAY, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, PRINCE OF PERSIA and THE NUMBER 23. He has also contributed music to the video game, METAL GEAR SOLID 4, and the TV show, SHREK THE HALLS and has written additional music for Danny Elfman on films including AMERICAN HUSTLE, BIG EYES & FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (including the choral piece BLISS) and Hans Zimmer & Rupert Gregson-Williams on WINTER’S TALE.

The 2015 David O. Russell film, JOY, features a number of cues from THE GOOD WIFE in its soundtrack.

Buckley was recently honored as a BRIT TO WATCH by BAFTA and has been the recipient of numerous BMI AWARDS and a TEC Award for CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS.