Simonstone film-maker’s BAFTA disappointment

A FILM-MAKER from Simonstone who edited a Hollywood blockbuster movie has missed out on a top academy award.

Monday, 13th February 2012, 8:24 am

Matthew “Mat” Newman (36) was nominated for best editing on the film “Drive” starring Ryan Gosling at the BAFTA Awards.

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The former Gawthorpe High School pupil came up against “Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy”, “The Artist”, “Hugo” and “Senna” – which won on the night.

The father-of-two is currently in Bangkok making the sequel to “Drive”.