A celebrated composer who has won acclaim in his native Spain and abroad, Roque Baños's career has collaborated with renowned Spanish director Álex de la Iglesia on "The Oxford Murders" and British visionary Jonathan Glazer on "Sexy Beast". Baños studied music throughout his youth, at Madrid's Royal Conservatory of Music. Afterwards he won a scholarship to Boston's famed Berklee College of Music, where he studied composition for film under David Spear, at that point a well-known composer in Hollywood. By the late '90s, Baños had begun to score a number of shorts, small features, and a television series, but it was in 2000 that he had his first big breaks, scoring Iglesia's tense horror thriller "La comunidad" and Glazer's feature debut, the gangster film "Sexy Beast". The praise he received for his work on these two features, coupled with the Goya nomination he earned for "La comunidad<", made Baños a sought-after composer in Spain throughout the 2000s. He landed work on dozens of projects throughout the decade, including several outside Spain, including the 2004 indie thriller "The Machinist", starring a gaunt Christian Bale. Baños continually worked with Iglesia, notably on the 2008 mystery thriller "The Oxford Murders", for which he won a third Goya, among other honors. The next year, he followed up with another award-winning score, for Daniel Monzón's prison-riot action drama, "Cell 211".