Anne V. Coates

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Anne V. Coates
BornAnne Voase Coates[1]
(1925-12-12)12 December 1925
Reigate, Surrey, England, UK
Died8 May 2018(2018-05-08) (aged 92)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, US
Alma materBartrum Gables College
OccupationMovie editor
Years active1947 – 2018
Spouse(s)Douglas Hickox (? – 1988; his death)
AwardsAcademy Award for Film Editing
1963 Lawrence of Arabia
American Cinema Editors
1995 Career Achievement Award

Anne Voase Coates (12 December 1925 – 8 May 2018) was a British movie editor with a more than 60-year-long career. She was best known as the editor of David Lean's epic movie Lawrence of Arabia in 1962.

Personal life[change | change source]

Coates was born in Surrey, England. She studied at Bartrum Gables College. Coates worked as a nurse in East Grinstead. She was married to Douglas Hickox until his death in 1988. Together, they had two sons and one daughter.

Awards[change | change source]

Coates has been nominated five times for the Academy Award for Film Editing for the movies Lawrence of Arabia, Becket (1963), The Elephant Man (1980), In the Line of Fire (1993), and Out of Sight (1998).[2] She was awarded BAFTA's highest honour, a BAFTA Fellowship, in February 2007[3] and was given an Academy Honorary Award, which are popularly known as a Lifetime Achievement Oscar, in November 2016 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[4][5]

Death[change | change source]

Coates died on 8 May 2018, at a retirement center in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. BFI biodata
  2. British Independent Film Awards – (BIFA) Archived 8 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "BAFTA crowns 'Queen' best film" 11 February 2007 – Variety (subscription)
  4. "Honorary Oscar for British trailblazer editor Anne V Coates". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  5. "Jackie Chan, Anne V. Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman to Receive Academy's 2016 Governors Awards". Oscars.org. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  6. "Anne V. Coates, Oscar-Winning Film Editor on 'Lawrence of Arabia,' Dies at 92". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-05-09.

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