Paul Tothill, ACE, began his career as an editor at the BBC, working with such directors as Stephen Poliakoff (Shooting the Past), Beeban Kidron (Murder), Simon Cellan-Jones (Our Friends in the North), and Gurinder Chadha (Rich Deceiver). In addition to several Royal Television Society Award nominations, Paul earned a total of five BAFTA TV Award nominations during his BBC years for his work on Bille Eltringham’s The Long Firm, Stephen Poliakoff’s Perfect Strangers, Andy Wilson’s Gormenghast, Anthony Page’s Middlemarch, and Metin Hüseyin’s The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.
His feature film credits include the Academy Award-nominated Pride and Prejudice for director Joe Wright, which garnered an ACE “Eddie” Award nomination for Tothill and kicked off what would become a long collaboration with the director. They reteamed for Atonement, starring Saoirse Ronan, James McAvoy, and Keira Knightley, which earned nominations for 7 Academy Awards and 14 BAFTA Awards, including a BAFTA nomination for Best Editing, and continued on with The Soloist, Hanna, and Pan. Other notable credits include The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for director Mike Newell, and Edward Hall’s remake of the classic comedy, Blithe Spirit, starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, and Dame Judi Dench.
Tothill’s latest work can be seen in The Great Escaper, starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson, and Freud’s Last Session, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Matthew Goode.