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BAFTA to Honour Editor Terry Rawlings with Tribute Event

4 November 2014
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‘A BAFTA Tribute: Terry Rawlings’ will take place on Sunday 7 December

London, 4 November: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that editor Terry Rawlings will be the subject of a BAFTA Tribute on Sunday 7 December at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly, in London. ‘A BAFTA Tribute: Terry Rawlings’ will honour Rawlings’ outstanding contribution to picture and sound editing, and will celebrate his distinguished career spanning 50 years.

Nik Powell, Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, said: “Terry Rawlings is one of the great editors of both sound and picture. For more than half a century his work has been admired by all – not least the huge audiences who have, maybe unknowingly, experienced his influence on films like The L Shaped Room, Women in Love and Bedazzled in the 1960s, The Duellists, The Great Gatsby and The Devils in the 1970s, through to classics such as Watership Down, Alien, Chariots of Fire, Yentl, Bladerunner and GoldenEye. Across his varied career in sound and picture editing Terry has worked with directors from Karel Reisz and Ken Russell to Ridley Scott and David Fincher. It is difficult to think of another editor with such achievements across so impressive a range of credits.”

BAFTA produces a small number of tributes each year to recognise major figures in the film and television industries who have made a significant contribution to the moving arts and demonstrated excellence in their field. In recent years, BAFTA has paid tribute to journalist and broadcaster Peter Taylor OBE, factual filmmaker Roger Graef, broadcaster Delia Smith, costume designer Phyllis Dalton, production designer Sir Ken Adam, producer Betty Willingale, cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, animator Ray Harryhausen and director Nicolas Roeg.

Terry Rawlings is a five-time BAFTA nominee, recognised for his picture and sound editing across five decades on films including AlienChariots of Fire, and Blade Runner.

Rawlings started his career as a dubbing assistant before working as a sound, dubbing and music editor during the 1960s and early 1970s, on films directed by then emerging new talents including Jack Clayton, Karel Reisz, Ken Russell, and Michael Winner. He was nominated for Best Soundtrack on two films at the British Academy Film Awards in 1970:  Karel Reisz’ Isadora and Ken Russell’s Women in Love.

As a picture editor, he worked on an impressive run of films in the late 1970s and early 1980s including Alien and Blade Runner, both of which saw him BAFTA-nominated, whilst Chariots of Fire gained him both BAFTA and Oscar nominations. Rawlings has continued to work into the 1990s and 2000s on a range of high-profile features including Alien3, GoldenEye and The Phantom of the Opera.

Public tickets for ‘A BAFTA Tribute: Terry Rawlings’ will go on sale on Friday 7 November at

Event details:

A BAFTA Tribute: Terry Rawlings

Sunday 7 December

BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

15:00 Champagne Taittinger reception

15:30 Event commences

Select filmography

As sound editor:

The L-Shaped Room (dubbing editor) (1962)

Isadora (sound editor) (1968)

Women in Love (dubbing editor) (1969)

The Devils (dubbing editor) (1971)

The Great Gatsby (sound editor) (1974)

As picture editor:

The Sentinel (1977)

Watership Down (1978)

Alien (1979)

Chariots of Fire (1981)

Blade Runner (1982)

Yentl (1983)

Legend (1985)

Bullseye! (1990)

Alien3 (1992)

GoldenEye (1995)

U.S. Marshals (1998)

Entrapment (1999)

The Core (2003)

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

For further information, please contact:

Daisy Jestico at Kindred Agency
Tel: 020 7010 0834
Email: [email protected]

Hollie Rendall at Kindred Agency
Tel: 020 7010 0829
Email: [email protected]


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