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Claire Simpson

Film Editor

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Academy Award for Best Film Editing, BAFTA Award for Best Editing

Satellite Award for Best Editing, BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Editing

Jeffrey Caine, Robert Richardson, Chris Menges, Arnold Kopelson, Cesar Charlone

Claire simpson

Claire Simpson is a British film editor whose work has been honored with an Academy Award (for Oliver Stone's Platoon) and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Editing for The Constant Gardener. She was mentored by Dede Allen and in turn mentored such notable and renowned Academy Award-winning film editors such as Pietro Scalia, David Brenner, Joe Hutshing and Julie Monroe. She also worked as editor of Oliver Stone's Salvador and Wall Street.


See: Academy Award for Film Editing

Claire Simpson - Quotes about editing

  • "I think that editing has... to do with architecture and, having built a house recently, I can honestly say that dealing with the plumbing can be as tantalizing as disguising the mechanics of the plot."
  • "Cutting rooms are only dark and gloomy places if you make them so. Hard work, educated taste, sharp instincts and a flair for the absurd have been essential to my career as an editor as well as important ingredients for my life. And never underestimate the value of good luck. I know many extraordinarily talented people who have not been lucky enough to win an Academy Award. Don't get me wrong, it was remarkably validating to win. But what really counts is to face every working day with the guts to be honest both with your director and with the material you're working with. If you can't do that, don't take the job."
  • As film editor

  • Peace on Borrowed Time (1983) (TV)
  • C.H.U.D. (1984)
  • Salvador (1986)
  • Platoon (1986)
  • Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
  • Wall Street (1987)
  • Tequila Sunrise (1988)
  • Hell High (1989)
  • State of Grace (1990)
  • The Mambo Kings (1992)
  • Black Beauty (1994)
  • The Fan (1996)
  • Without Limits (1998)
  • Jakob the Liar (1999)
  • Town & Country (2001)
  • Possession (2002)
  • The Constant Gardener (2005)
  • The Return (2006)
  • Stop-Loss (2008)
  • The Reader (2008)
  • Nine (2009)
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
  • As assistant film editor

  • Reds (1981)
  • Academy Award nominations & wins

  • 2006 – The Constant Gardener (nominated) Best Achievement in Film Editing
  • 1987 – Platoon (won) Best Achievement in Film Editing
  • Other awards and nominations

  • 2006 – The Constant Gardener (nominated) ACE Eddie - Best Edited Feature Film, Dramatic
  • 2006 – The Constant Gardener (won) BAFTA FIlm Award - Best Editing
  • 2006 – The Constant Gardener (nominated) OFCS Award (Online Film Critics Society) Best Editing
  • 1987 – Platoon (won) ACE Eddie - Best Edited Feature Film
  • 1988 – Platoon (won) BAFTA FIlm Award - Best Editing
  • References

    Claire Simpson Wikipedia

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