Rolfe Kent

Rolfe R. Kent is a British film score composer.

Rolfe Kent
Born (1963-04-18) 18 April 1963
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
GenresFilm score
Years active1989–present


Kent was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. He attended St Albans School, worked at Balrossie School in Renfrewshire, Scotland, then graduated in Psychology (BSc) from the University of Leeds in 1986. 1986-1988 he taught psychology at Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Beckett University) before moving to London to concentrate on film scoring.

Rolfe currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the "Best Original Score" category for Sideways.[1] He also composed the music for the movies Slums of Beverly Hills, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Wedding Crashers, Legally Blonde, About Schmidt, Freaky Friday, Election, Town & Country, Kate & Leopold, The Matador, 17 Again, Reign Over Me, Thank You for Smoking, The Hunting Party, The Lucky Ones, Gun Shy, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Just Like Heaven, Gambit, Dom Hemingway, Up in the Air and Rock Dog. In addition, he composed the theme song to the Showtime Original Series Dexter, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music.[1] In 2013, he scored Jason Reitman's Labor Day,[2] Nicolas Bary's Au bonheur des ogres,[3] and Jason Bateman's directorial debut Bad Words.[4] He scored the 2017 film Downsizing by Alexander Payne.[5]

He will score the 2020 film Magic Camp by Mark Waters.[6]


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  4. christihopethisnameisntt (28 March 2014). "Bad Words (2013)". IMDb.
  5. Broxton, Johnathon (10 January 2018). "DOWNSIZING – Rolfe Kent". Movie Music UK. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. "Rolfe Kent Scoring Mark Waters' Magic Camp". Film Music Reporter. 25 August 2017.

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