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Heitor Pereira
Background information
Born November 29, 1960 (1960-11-29) (age 59)
Birthname Heitor Teixeira Pereira
Birthplace Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Also known as Heitor TP
Former members
Years active 1980s–present
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Ivan Lins
Simply Red
Hans Zimmer
Pharrell Williams
Notable Instruments

Heitor Teixeira Pereira (Template:IPA-pt) (born November 29, 1960), or Heitor TP, is a Brazilian musician, who played with Simply Red and several famous musicians, like Elton John, Rod Stewart, k.d. lang and Jack Johnson;[1] and is currently working as a film music composer at Hans Zimmer's studio. Although primarily a guitarist, he also provided backing vocals live for the Simply Red song "Thrill Me".

In 1994 he released a solo album in the UK called Heitor TP, which featured guest appearance from Mick Hucknall on the track "Manchester". Heitor left Simply Red to concentrate on his solo career. He played guitar and composed additional music for soundtracks like Gladiator, Mission Impossible 2, The Road to El Dorado, I Am Sam, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Madagascar.

In 2003, Pereira contributed the song "Remember Me" for the soundtrack for Something's Gotta Give.

In 2006, Heitor Pereira won a Grammy Award for 'Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist' on a version of the song "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" by Chris Botti and Sting.

In 2011, he played guitar on the soundtrack of the film, Cowboys & Aliens.


Film scores


Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2001 Spy Kids Robert Rodriguez Dimension Films with John Debney, Danny Elfman, Robert Rodriguez, Los Lobos, Gavin Greenaway and Harry Gregson-Williams
Riding in Cars with Boys Penny Marshall Columbia Pictures with Hans Zimmer
2002 Dead in the Water Gustavo Lipsztein Lionsgate N/A
Real Women Have Curves Patricia Cardoso HBO Films N/A
2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Guy Ferland Miramax Films
Artisan Entertainment
Haven Frank E. Flowers Haven Distribution N/A
2006 Curious George Matthew O'Callaghan Universal Pictures
Universal Animation Studios
Ask the Dust Robert Towne Paramount Classics with Ramin Djawadi
Blind Dating James Keach Samuel Goldwyn Films N/A
Two Weeks Steve Stockman Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer N/A
2007 Suburban Girl Marc Klein Image Entertainment N/A
Illegal Tender Franc. Reyes Universal Pictures N/A
2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua Raja Gosnell Walt Disney Pictures N/A
2009 The Canyon Richard Harrah Magnolia Pictures N/A
It's Complicated Nancy Meyers Universal Pictures with Hans Zimmer


Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2010 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Norton Virgien Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Animation Studios
Direct-to-video film
2011 From Prada to Nada Angel Garcia Lionsgate
Pantelion Films
A Little Bit of Heaven Nicole Kassell Millennium Entertainment N/A
The Little Engine That Could Elliot M. Bour Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Animation Studios
Direct-to-video film
The Smurfs Raja Gosnell Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! Lev L. Spiro Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Direct-to-video film
2014 If I Stay R. J. Cutler Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Phil Weinstein Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Animation Studios
Direct-to-video film
2016 The King's Daughter Sean McNamara Paramount Pictures N/A
2017 The Nut Job 2[2] Cal Brunker Open Road Films
Red Rover International
ToonBox Entertainment
Gulfstream Pictures


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