Remembering the Lawrence Of Arabia editor…

… Anne V Coates, whom I interviewed in 1998, when she was ‘only’ 73… She went on working till she was 90 (her last credit was 50 Shades Of Grey, 2015…) – and died this May at 92.

When you’re watching a film, as Anne Coates is the first to agree, you’re usually only conscious of the editing if it annoys you. Every now and then, however, a film is put together with such conspicuous verve that you can’t help sitting up and taking notice.
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I had a stroke on July 26th, 2013. I was a screenwriter. Don’t do that anymore. But have found another way to write.

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