Atli Örvarsson is an Icelandic film score composer. Atli’s credits include composing and orchestrating music for some of Hollywood’s biggest projects, including the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He has contributed music to films from Angels and Demons to The Holiday. Atli's film scores include The Eagle, Vantage Point, Babylon A.D., the Morgan Freeman caper Thick as Thieves, The Fourth Kind, and the Nicolas Cage medieval fantasy Season of the Witch. Atli’s most recent credits include fantasy epic The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, historical romance Colette the dark and edgy film Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, the drama/thriller A Single Shot starring Sam Rockwell, the hit NBC series Chicago Fire, and working with Hans Zimmer to contribute music to the Zack Snyder Superman reinstallment Man of Steel.
Originally from the small town of Akureyri, Atli became established in the local music scene at a young age. He earned three platinum and two gold records as a member of the Icelandic band Salin hans Jons mins before studying film composing at Berklee College of Music and the North Carolina School of the Arts. He excelled in composing and was awarded the Pete Carpenter Fellowship, which brought him to Los Angeles. He began working alongside TV veteran Mike Post on NYPD Blue and three Law and Order brands. Atli soon caught the attention of composer Hans Zimmer, who extended an invitation to Atli to join his team at Remote Control Productions.