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Anne V. Coates
Anne Voase Coates

(1925-12-12)12 December 1925
Died 8 May 2018(2018-05-08) (aged 92)
Alma mater Bartrum Gables College
Occupation Movie editor
Years active 1947 – 2018
Spouse(s) Douglas Hickox (? – 1988; his death)
Awards Academy Award for Film Editing
1963 Lawrence of Arabia
American Cinema Editors
1995 Career Achievement Award

Anne Voase Coates (12 December 1925 – 8 May 2018) was a British movie editor with a more than 60-year-long career. She was best known as the editor of David Lean's epic movie Lawrence of Arabia in 1962.

Personal life

Coates was born in Surrey, England. She studied at Bartrum Gables College. Coates worked as a nurse in East Grinstead. She was married to Douglas Hickox until his death in 1988. Together, they had two sons and one daughter.


Coates has been nominated five times for the Academy Award for Film Editing for the movies Lawrence of Arabia, Becket (1963), The Elephant Man (1980), In the Line of Fire (1993), and Out of Sight (1998). She was awarded BAFTA's highest honour, a BAFTA Fellowship, in February 2007 and was given an Academy Honorary Award, which are popularly known as a Lifetime Achievement Oscar, in November 2016 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Coates died on 8 May 2018, at a retirement center in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

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