Gerry Hambling

Editor, Sound editor
A film editor since 1943, Hambling began his career of editing consistently noteworthy productions with the melodrama "The Whole Truth" (1958). Since that time, he has contributed to such greats as Joseph Losey's "The ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1926 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Editor (31)

Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War 2003 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Life of David Gale 2003 (Movie)

(Editor)

Angela's Ashes 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)

Talk of Angels 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Boxer 1997 (Movie)

(Editor)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

(Editor)

White Squall 1996 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Road to Wellville 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

(Editor)

City of Joy 1992 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Commitments 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)

Come See the Paradise 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

Lenny Live 1989 (Movie)

(Editor)

Mississippi Burning 1988 (Movie)

(Editor)

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)

Leonard Part 6 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)

Absolute Beginners 1986 (Movie)

(Editor)

Another Country 1984 (Movie)

(Editor)

Birdy 1984 (Movie)

(Editor)

Heartaches 1982 (Movie)

(Editor)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

(Editor)

Shoot the Moon 1982 (Movie)

(Editor)

Fame 1980 (Movie)

(Editor)

Midnight Express 1978 (Movie)

(Editor)

Bugsy Malone 1976 (Movie)

(Editor)

Moses -- the Lawgiver 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Editor

Invitation to the Wedding 1973 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Adding Machine 1969 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Bulldog Breed (Movie)

(Editor)

The Early Bird (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (1)

Foxes 1980 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Sound (1)

The Servant 1962 (Movie)

(Sound)

Biography

A film editor since 1943, Hambling began his career of editing consistently noteworthy productions with the melodrama "The Whole Truth" (1958). Since that time, he has contributed to such greats as Joseph Losey's "The Servant" (1963), on which he served as sound editor, and as editor of Alan Parker's "Midnight Express" (1978). Beginning with "Bugsy Malone" (1976), Hambling enjoyed a long collaboration with director Alan Parker, (as of 2002), their large body of work runs from the animated spectacle "Pink Floyd: The Wall" (1982) to the tense, suspenseful cutting of "Mississippi Burning" (1988), with the minor masterpiece "Birdy" (1984) and the muck-up "Angel Heart" (1987) in between, all of them reliably and cleverly edited. The flashy cutting of "Angel Heart" can also be found in Hambling's table-work for "Absolute Beginners" (1986), the underrated paeon to Anglo 1950s pop culture that also marked the beginning of the end of the latest British New Wave style as well.

Milestones

2002

Served as editor on "The Life of David Gale"; 14th collaboration with Alan Parker

1996

Reteamed with Alan Parker to cut "Evita"; earned sixth career Academy Award nomination

1993

Fifth Oscar nod for "In the Name of the Father"

1992

Nominated for fourth Academy Award for "The Commitments"

1988

Received third Oscar nomination for "Mississippi Burning"

1980

Picked up second Academy Award nod for cutting "Fame"

1978

Earned first Oscar nomination for "Midnight Express", directed by Parker

1976

First collaboration with director Alan Parker, "Bugsy Malone"

1963

Early credit as sound editor, "The Servant"

1958

Early credit as feature editor "The Whole Truth"

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