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Melanie Ann Oliver
Melanie Ann Oliver was honored with a BAFTA Award for her work as editor of Tom Hooper’s telefilm Longford, starring Golden Globe Award winners Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton. She also collaborated with the director as editor of the multi-Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning miniseries Elizabeth I, for which she was an Emmy Award nominee; the feature The Damned United, starring Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall; and the multi-Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning miniseries John Adams, for which she was again an Emmy Award nominee as well as an American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.) Eddie Award nominee.
She began her career as assistant editor, working on such films as Jane Campion’s An Angel at My Table and The Portrait of a Lady; and Anna Campion’s Loaded. Since then, she has been film editor on documentaries, television commercials, shorts, and features alike. Among her credits are Cassian Harrision’s BAFTA and Peabody Award-winning documentary Beneath the Veil; Joe Wright’s miniseries Bodily Harm and Bob & Rose and award-winning short films The End and Crocodile Snap.
Ms. Oliver has since been the film editor on such features as Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane, also for Ruby Films; Jon Amiel’s Creation, starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly; and Richard Loncraine’s telefilm The Special Relationship, starring Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Hope Davis, and Helen McCrory.