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Chris Dickens

Chris Dickens
Born England
Alma mater Bournemouth University
Occupation Film editor

Chris Dickens is a British film and television editor. His work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), directed by Danny Boyle, won the Academy Award for Film Editing, BAFTA Award for Best Editing, and the American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic).

Chris went to Hailsham Community College in his teenage years and graduated from Bournemouth University in 1990.[citation needed] He worked in television for a number of years, including a stint with the director Edgar Wright on the television series Spaced. Dickens subsequently edited Wright's first feature film, Shaun of the Dead (2004).[1] He worked again with Wright on Hot Fuzz (2007).

Dickens' editing of Slumdog Millionaire has been discussed by several critics.[2][3] Peter Caranicas wrote, "'Slumdog' has a complex structure that interweaves three story strands into a single braid, yielding a rich, almost fugal narrative."[2]

Selected filmography

Year Title Director Notes
2004 Seed of Chucky Don Mancini
Shaun of the Dead Edgar Wright
2005 Goal! Murtaza Hussain
2007 Hot Fuzz Edgar Wright
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle Academy Award for Best Film Editing
BAFTA Award for Best Editing
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Editing
2011 Paul Greg Mottola
2012 Les Misérables Tom Hooper Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Editing
2015 Macbeth Justin Kurzel
2016 Genius


  1. ^ Peters, Oliver (May 22, 2007). "'Hot Fuzz': Police Raids & Color Grades". Videography. Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b Caranicas, Peter (December 10, 2008). "Time-jumping movies challenge editors". Variety. Archived from the original on 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ Potosky, Mallory (January 29, 2009). "Chris Dickens Weaves the Tale of A Slumdog Millionaire". Moviemaker. Archived from the original on 2009-02-24. 

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