British film editor Anne V. Coates, who won an Oscar for David Lean’s epic film Lawrence of Arabia, has died. She was 92.
BAFTA, which awarded her the organization’s highest honor, a BAFTA Fellowship, tweeted the news of her death. “We’re so sad to learn that British film editor Anne V. Coates has died” BAFTA wrote. “During her incredible career, Anne was BAFTA-nominated four times for work including ‘The Elephant Man’ and ‘Erin Brockovich,’ and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2007. She will be greatly missed.”
Coates received five Best Film Editing Oscar nominations over the course of her career for Becket (1963), The Elephant Man (1980), In the Line of Fire (1993) and Out of Sight (1998) in addition to her nom and win for Lawrence of Arabia (1962). She also received an Academy Honorary Award, known as a Lifetime Achievement Oscar, in November 2016 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Coates thrived in an industry where women accounted for only 16 percent of all editors working on the top 250 films of 2004.
Her other editing credits include Young Cassidy (1965), Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965), Hotel Paradiso (1966), The Bofors Gun (1968), The Public Eye (1972), Sidney Lumet’s Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), What About Bob? (1991), Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin (1992), Congo (1995), Striptease (1996), Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich (2000), Unfaithful (2002), The Golden Compass (2007) and Extraordinary Measures (2010). She also shared editing credit on 2015’s Shades of Grey with Lisa Gunning and Debra-Neil Fisher.
She continued working up to the time of her death. She was currently in pre-production as an editor on A Dolphin In Our Lake, and as executive producer on Off The Leash.