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Bill Varney

Sound Mixer
22 January 1934 to 1 April 2011

A legendary sound mixer, Varney was known for his work on The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – both BAFTA nominated – and Back To The Future (1984). In addition he won praise for his efforts restoring Orson Welles’ neglected masterpiece Touch of Evil in 1998.

Read Bill Varney's Guardian obituary.