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Tariq Anwar (film editor)

Tariq Anwar (film editor)

British film editor
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro British film editor
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Film editor
Gender male
Birth 21 September 1945 (Delhi)
Children: Gabrielle Anwar
The details

Tariq Anwar (Urdu: طارق اںور‎; born 21 September 1945) is an Indian-born film editor whose credits include Center Stage, The Good Shepherd, Sylvia, Oppenheimer, and American Beauty, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and won two BAFTA Awards. He has also been nominated for Academy Award in 2011 for editing The King's Speech. He is now based in the United States and the United Kingdom. With Shirley Hills, he is the father of actress Gabrielle Anwar.

Personal life

Anwar was born in Delhi, British India and was raised in Lahore and Bombay. His mother, Edith Reich, was an Austrian Jew, and his father was Indian film actor and director Rafiq Anwar. He moved with his mother to London after his parents divorced.


  • Oppenheimer (TV miniseries) (TV) (1980)
  • The Madness of King George (1994)
  • Fatherland (1994)
  • The Grotesque (1995)
  • The Crucible (1996)
  • The Wings of the Dove (1997)
  • The Object of My Affection (1998)
  • Cousin Bette (1998)
  • Tea with Mussolini (1999)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • Center Stage (2000)
  • Greenfingers (2000)
  • Focus (2001)
  • Alien Love Triangle (2002)
  • Leo (2002)
  • Sylvia (2003)
  • Stage Beauty (2004)
  • American Crude (2005)
  • Alpha Male (2006)
  • The Good Shepherd (2006)
  • Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • The Other Man (2008)
  • Stephen Fry in America (documentary) (episodes 1 and 5) (2008)
  • *Hussein Who Said No (2008-2014)
  • Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
  • The King's Speech (2010)
  • Libertador (2013)
  • The Lady in the Van (2015)

Awards and nominations


  • 1980 - BAFTA Television Award for Best Film Editor: Oppenheimer
  • 1999 - BAFTA Film Award for Best Editing: American Beauty


  • 1999 - Academy Award for Film Editing: American Beauty
  • 2011 - Academy Award for Film Editing: The King's Speech

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