Lesley Walker is a veteran film Editor who has worked with such luminary directors as Sir Richard Attenborough, Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh, and Neil Jordan, to mention just a few. A frequent collaborator with Terry Gilliam, Lesley edited The Fisher King, Tideland, The Brothers Grimm, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and more recently, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Lesley also enjoyed frequent collaborations with Sir Richard Attenborough on Cry Freedom, Shadowlands, Closing the Ring, Grey Owl, and In Love and War.
Lesley began her career working as an assistant film editor in the 1960’s on films such as Funeral in Berlin, The Last Safari and The Lion in Winter. Her first job as editor was on Joseph Strick’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in 1977, which she followed with Derek Jarman’s The Tempest and Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, for which she received her first BAFTA nomination. Other credits include Lewis Gilbert’s Shirley Valentine, Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing, Stephen Gyllenhaal’s Waterland, Luis Mandoki’s Born Yesterday, Tim Sullivan’s Jack and Sarah, and Douglas McGrath’s Emma and Nicholas Nickleby.
Her recent credits include Richard Eyre’s The Dresser and The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, and Phyllida Lloyds’ Mamma Mia, which earned her an ACE Award nomination. Her latest film is Peter Cattaneo’s Military Wives.