December 12, 1925 – May 8, 2018 (age 92)
Cause of Death: Unknown

Best known for her Academy Award winning work on “Lawrence Of Arabia,” editor Anne V. Coates would go on to work with some of the biggest directors in history, including Sidney Lumet on “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), David Lynch on “The Elephant Man” (1980), and Steven Soderbergh on “Out Of Sight” (1998) and “Erin Brockovich” (2000). I would come to know her work on smaller titles like “Congo” (1995), “Unfaithful” (2002), and “Taking Lives” (2004) as well as her last credited work on “Fifty Shades Of Grey” (2016). A year after that, she would receive an Honorary Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Although she will truly be missed, her legacy will live on forever.


1963 “Lawrence Of Arabia” Won Best Film Editing
1965 “Becket” Nominated Best Film Editing
1981 “The Elephant Man” Nominated Best Film Editing
1994 “In The Line Of Fire” Nominated Best Film Editing
1999 “Out Of Sight” Nominated Best Film Editing
2017 Academy Honorary Award Won Lifetime Achievement Award


1952 The Pickwick Papers Noel Langley
1953 Wicked Wife
Bob McNaught
1954 Forbidden Cargo Harold French
1955 To Paris With Love
Robert Hamer
1956 Tears for Simon Guy Green
1957 The Truth About Women Muriel Box
1958 The Horse’s Mouth
Ronald Neame
1960 Tunes of Glory Ronald Neame
1961 Why Bother To Knock?
Cyril Frankel
1962 Lawrence of Arabia David Lean
1964 Becket
Peter Glenville
1965 Young Cassidy
Jack Cardiff & John Ford
1965 Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
Ken Annakin
1966 Hotel Paradiso Peter Glenville
1968 Great Catherine Gordon Flemyng
1970 The Adventurers Lewis Gilbert
1971 Friends Lewis Gilbert
1972 Follow Me!
Carol Reed
1973 The Nelson Affair James Cellan Jones
1973 Conflict Jack Gold
1974 11 Harrowhouse Aram Avakian
1974 Murder on the Orient Express Sidney Lumet
1975 Man Friday
Jack Gold
1976 Aces High
Jack Gold
1976 The Eagle Has Landed John Sturges
1978 The Legacy
Richard Marquand
1980 The Elephant Man David Lynch
1981 Ragtime (co-editor)
Miloš Forman
1983 The Pirates of Penzance Wilford Leach
1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Hugh Hudson
1986 Lady Jane
Trevor Nunn
1986 Raw Deal
John Irvin
1987 Masters of the Universe Gary Goddard
1989 Farewell To The King John Milius
1989 Listen To Me
Douglas Day Stewart
1990 I Love You to Death Lawrence Kasdan
1991 What About Bob? Frank Oz
1992 Chaplin Richard Attenborough
1993 In the Line of Fire Wolfgang Petersen
1994 Pontiac Moon Peter Medak
1995 Congo Frank Marshall
1996 Striptease Andrew Bergman
1997 Out To Sea
Martha Coolidge
1998 Out Of Sight
Steven Soderbergh
2000 Passion Of Mind
Alain Berliner
2000 Erin Brockovich Steven Soderbergh
2001 Sweet November
Pat O’Connor
2002 Unfaithful Adrian Lyne
2004 Taking Lives
D. J. Caruso
2006 Catch and Release
Susannah Grant
2007 The Golden Compass
Chris Weitz
2010 Extraordinary Measures Tom Vaughan
2015 Fifty Shades Of Grey
Sam Taylor-Johnson


1972 A War of Children Editor Television movie

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