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Veteran British film editor Gerry Hambling has died. The six-time Oscar nominee was 86. He worked most closely with Sir Alan Parker who cut with Hambling on the films Bugsy Malone, Fame, Pink Floyd – The Wall, Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning and The Commitments. He won BAFTA awards for Best Editing for the latter three. Today, Parker said, “He was undoubtedly one of the finest film editors that the British film industry has produced.” With a career spanning six decades, Hambling worked with Jim Sheridan, Ridley Scott, Roland Joffé and Julien Temple. He cut his teeth at Pinewood Studios in the 1960s, working closely with director Robert Asher on Norman Wisdom comedies like The Bulldog Breed, A Stitch In Time and The Early Bird. As celluloid film was replaced by digital, Hambling retired in 2003. He passed away this week in Burwell, Cambridgeshire and is survived by his wife and two children.