Jon Harris (director)

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Jon Harris
Born (1967-07-11) 11 July 1967 (age 47)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Nationality English
Occupation Film editor, film director

Jon Harris (born 11 July 1967) is a film editor and director.[1][2]


Harris' first major work as a film editor was Guy Ritchie's Snatch (2000). Since then Harris has worked on three films for director Matthew Vaughn, Layer Cake (2004), Stardust (2007), and Kick-Ass (2010). He also edited Neil Marshall's The Descent (2005) for which he received a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Technical Achievement 2005. Harris then made his directorial debut with the sequel The Descent: Part 2 (2009).

In 2011 Harris was nominated for an Oscar and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for his editing work on Danny Boyle's 127 Hours (2010) and subsequently became a member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

He then went on to edit James Watkins' The Woman In Black (2012) for Hammer Film Productions. The Woman In Black (2012) has become the most financially successful British horror film since records began.

In 2013 Harris' editing credits included Danny Boyle's Trance (2013), Hossein Amini's The Two Faces of January (2014) and the YouTube documentary Christmas In A Day for Kevin MacDonald.

In 2014 Harris completed work on Danny Boyle's feature length first episode of new Channel 4 series Babylon, Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service (2015), provided additional editing on Paul King's Paddington and began work in Paris on James Watkins' "Bastille Day" (2016).

Since 2013 Jon Harris has been a judge on the panel for the Norwich Film Festival.




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