Claire Simpson


Claire Simpson started her career as an editor of wildlife documentaries for the celebrated Irish wildlife filmmaker Eamon de Buitlear. She moved on to narrative feature films, apprenticing with Dede Allen and assisting with the editing of the witnesses on the film Reds, directed by Warren Beatty. She worked on a number of award-winning documentaries before collaborating with Oliver Stone on Salvador, Wall Street, and Platoon, receiving an Academy Award® and a British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) award for Best Editing for the latter.

She has worked with some of the most creative names in cinema, both as an editor and a consultant, and her collaborations traverse continents. These include: Fernando Meirelles: The Constant Gardener, for which she received a BAFTA award and an Academy Award® nomination; Anton Corbijn: A Most Wanted Man, Thomas Vinterberg: Far From The Madding Crowd; Terrence Malick: Tree of Life, receiving “special thanks”; Stephen Daldry: The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; Robert Towne: Tequila Sunrise and Without Limits; and Ridley Scott: Someone to Watch Over Me, All the Money in the World, The Last DuelThe House of Gucci, and the upcoming Gladiator 2.

Additional award wins and nominations include the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Award for Platoon and an ACE nomination for The Constant Gardener.

Claire Simpson lives in Italy and the United States.

As from the press release from Sony Pictures, Cristiana Caimmi.

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