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Birth name
Atticus Ross

Atticus Ross

Claudia Sarne

Years active


Roxana Lampson, Ian Ross

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16 January 1968 (age 56) Ladbroke Grove, Greater London, England (

Musician, composer, producer, audio engineer

Associated acts
The Social Network, Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon T, Broken City

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Atticus Matthew Cowper Ross (born 16 January 1968) is an English musician, composer, producer, and audio engineer. Along with Trent Reznor, Ross won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Social Network in 2010. In 2013, the pair won a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for their soundtrack to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Atticus Ross's songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.


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Early life

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Ross was born in Ladbroke Grove, Greater London, the son of Roxana Lampson and Ian Ross, a founder of Radio Caroline. His sister, Liberty Ross, is a successful fashion model. His maternal grandfather was British diplomat Miles Lampson, 1st Baron Killearn. His great-grandfather was the noted Italian pathologist and bacteriologist Aldo Castellani. He was educated at Eton College, where he was a contemporary of future Prime Minister David Cameron and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.


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Ross first came to notice in the mid-1990s as a programmer for Tim Simenon's Bomb the Bass during the period of the albums Unknown Territory and Clear. He worked on a number of production and remix projects with Simenon, as well as forming a collaborative relationship with Barry Adamson. He programmed The Negro Inside Me and Oedipus Schmoedipus, and produced As Above So Below before forming his own band, 12 Rounds, with Claudia Sarne and Adam Holden. They released two albums, Jitterjuice and My Big Hero. A third full-length album was produced by Trent Reznor, but was ultimately never finished. Three songs from that album have since been released on the band's website.


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Since moving to the United States in 2000, Ross has been credited as a producer and/or programmer on the Nine Inch Nails albums With Teeth, Year Zero, Ghosts I-IV (on which he was a co-writer), The Slip, and Hesitation Marks. He performed live with the band at the Wiltern. Beyond Nine Inch Nails, he has worked with Trent Reznor on other acts, including Saul Williams and Zack de la Rocha, and they co-produced tracks for a reformed Jane's Addiction with Alan Moulder in 2009.

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Other work has included two co-productions with Joe Barresi, the Loverman EP Human Nurture and Coheed and Cambria's Year of the Black Rainbow, as well as albums for Korn. He has also produced tracks or created remixes for such artists as Grace Jones, Perry Farrell, and Telepathe. In May 2010, Ross appeared in a cryptic video and was named as a member of a secret project, later revealed to be How to Destroy Angels, a collaboration between Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig.

Film and television

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Ross' work in film music began in 2004 when he scored the Hughes Brothers' TV series Touching Evil with his wife, Claudia Sarne, and brother, Leopold Ross. He has since provided music for two further Hughes Brothers projects: Allen Hughes' vignette in the film New York, I Love You, and Ross' first feature film, The Book of Eli (2010). The Book of Eli score was released through Reprise Records on 12 January 2010. It won at the BMI awards and earned Ross a nomination as "Discovery of the Year" at the 2010 World Soundtrack Awards.

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On 1 July 2010, Trent Reznor announced that he and Ross were scoring David Fincher's new film The Social Network. The soundtrack was released on 28 September 2010 and was highly praised. On 16 January 2011, they won the award for Best Original Score at the 68th Golden Globe Awards for their score to The Social Network. On 27 February, they received the Academy Award Best Original Score for The Social Network. Ross and Reznor again collaborated on the soundtrack to Fincher's 2011 film Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. In 2013, the pair won a Grammy Award for Best score soundtrack for visual media for their Girl with the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack.

Ross was slated to work on the 2013 samurai epic 47 Ronin, directed by Carl Rinsch, but was soon replaced by Javier Navarrete. Ross and Reznor again teamed up with Fincher to score his 2014 film Gone Girl.

Personal life

Ross has five siblings. His brother, Leopold, is also a musician and composer. His younger sister, Liberty, is a model and actress.


  • 12 Rounds
  • Error
  • How to Destroy Angels
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Tapeworm
  • Film and television

  • Touching Evil – 2004 (with Claudia Sarne and Leopold Ross)
  • Allen Hughes' segment from New York, I Love You – 2009 (with Claudia Sarne and Leopold Ross)
  • The Book of Eli – 2010
  • The Social Network – 2010 (with Trent Reznor)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 2011 (with Trent Reznor)
  • The segment "2006" from Dias de Gracia – 2011 (with Claudia Sarne and Leopold Ross)
  • Broken City – 2013 (with Claudia Sarne and Leopold Ross)
  • Gone Girl – 2014 (with Trent Reznor)
  • Love & Mercy – 2014
  • Blackhat – 2015 (with Harry Gregson-Williams)
  • Triple 9 – 2016
  • Fear the Walking Dead - 2015 (main theme)
  • Crocodile Gennadiy – release date TBA (with Leopold Ross)
  • Outcast – airdate set for 2016
  • Work with Nine Inch Nails

  • Production and programming
  • With Teeth (2005)
  • Year Zero (2007)
  • The Slip (2008)
  • Songwriter, production and programming
  • Ghosts I–IV (2008)
  • Production, programming, arranging and engineering
  • Hesitation Marks (2013)
  • Production

  • No Jahoda – Jahoda Witness
  • KornSee You on the Other Side (also co-writing)
  • Korn – Untitled album
  • Coheed and CambriaYear of The Black Rainbow (with Joe Barresi)
  • Perry Farrell – "Go All the Way (Into the Twilight)"
  • LovermanHuman Nurture (with Joe Barresi)
  • Programming

  • Bad ReligionBeyond Electric Dreams
  • Barry AdamsonOedipus Schmoedipus, The Negro Inside Me
  • From First To Last – The Levy
  • P!nk – Try This
  • Saul WilliamsThe Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! (2007)
  • Bomb the BassClear
  • Songs

    Immigrant Song
    The Way He Looks at Me
    With Suspicion
    Hand Covers Bruise
    Sugar Storm
    In Motion
    Technically - Missing
    What Have We Done to Each Other?
    In the Hall of the Mountain King
    Intriguing Possibilities
    On We March
    A Familiar Taste
    Painted Sun in Abstract
    What If We Could?
    Just Like You
    Soft Trees Break the Fall
    Clue One
    Solara Violated
    Immigrant Song - Karen O with Trent Reznor
    Like Home
    People Lie All the Time
    Empty Places
    Background Noise
    Under the Midnight Sun
    Pieces Form the Whole
    Still Gone
    3:14 Every Night


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