19Mike Ellis

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Mike Ellis in his edit suite

(Courtesy of Mike Ellis)

The original conversation with Mike took place in his edit suite as he was finishing off a film with Mark Herman, with whom he has collaborated several times. Mike has edited for a whole host of distinguished directors from Lindsay Anderson to Bill Forsyth, and including a prophetic thriller directed by Bertrand Tavernier. With his kind co-operation we have now included Mike’s career over the intervening years.

ME: I was brought up in a flat at Notting Hill Gate in London by my mother and my granny. My father was an RAF pilot but he was killed a few months before I was born. ...

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