Film first for Director's Cut

The film editor behind The Twilight Saga:New Moon and Woman in Gold will appear in the Granite City as part of the University of Aberdeen's popular Director's Cut series.

Peter Lambert has built up an impressive CV since his first break as trainee editor on Love Actually (2003). He has worked on an array of high profile films such as Body of Lies (2008) starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Ridley Scott, and Woman in Gold (2015), starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

It is the first time an editor has appeared at Director’s Cut, which brings well-known and innovative filmmakers and broadcasters to Aberdeen and is now in its ninth season.

The event, on March 30, will see him reunited with former tutor Professor Alan Marcus, who is now head of Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen and organiser of Director’s Cut.

Marcus said: “During my time as a film lecturer in the Drama department at Manchester University I had two students in the same year group who were great friends and have subsequently excelled in their careers.  One was the actor Benedict Cumberbatch and the other was film editor Peter Lambert.

“Following a course on video production Pete did with us as part of his degree, he went on to be a trainee on Love Actually (2003), and an assistant editor on films such as Children of Men (2006) and Body of Lies (2008), before becoming editor on a number of movies, including The Twilight Saga (2009), X + Y (2014) and his latest film Woman in Gold (2015).”

The session is free to attend at will begin at 6pm in the King’s College Conference Centre, Old Aberdeen, followed by a reception. Lambert will explore the role of an editor, his filmography and career paths in the film industry ‘in discussion’ with Professor Marcus.

“This is the first time in our nine seasons to date of the Director’s Cut public talks series that we have featured a film editor and we are greatly excited about Pete Lambert coming,” Professor Marcus added.

“This event probes not only a vital creative component of the filmmaking process, but also highlights the work of a talented young editor and allows members of the public and students, who will be inspired by his achievements, to pose questions about how films are constructed.”

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