Anne V. Coates

Active - 1952 - 2015  |   Born - Dec 12, 1925 in Reigate, Surrey, England  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Thriller, Action

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A graduate of Bartrum Gables College, Anne V. Coates worked briefly as a nurse before entering the British film industry. Beginning with 1952's The Pickwick Papers, Coates worked steadily as a film editor in both England and the U.S. She won an Academy Award for her work on Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and was Oscar-nominated for Becket (1964), The Elephant Man (1980), and In the Line of Fire (1993), and Out of Sigh (1998); she won an Honorary Award from the Academy in 2016.. In 1989, Coates was a key contributor in the painstaking archival restoration of Lawrence of Arabia. Anne V. Coates was the wife of Douglas Hickox and the mother of Anthony Hickox, directors both.

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  • Originally given a job editing religious films by a relative who hoped the subject matter would turn her away from working in Hollywood.
  • Was brought in to edit the 1989 restoration of Lawrence of Arabia, 25 years after editing the original film.
  • Named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2003.
  • Only the second editor in history to receive an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.