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Anne V. Coates Biography

Birth Name:
Anne Voase Coates
Birth Place:
Reigate, Surrey, England
Editor, Producer

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Editing: nominated
  • 1998Oscar-Best Achievement in Film Editing: nominated
  • 1994BAFTA Film Awards-Best Editing: nominated
  • 1993Oscar-Best Achievement in Film Editing: nominated
  • 1981BAFTA Film Awards-Best Editing: nominated
  • 1980Oscar-Best Achievement in Film Editing: nominated
  • 1975BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film Editing: nominated
  • 1964Oscar-Best Achievement in Film Editing: nominated
  • 1962Oscar-Best Achievement in Film Editing: winner