Thelma Connell

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Thelma Connell
Thelma Balle Dunaway

30 June 1912
London, England
Died29 April 1976
Other namesThelma Myers
OccupationFilm editor, director

Thelma Connell (credited early in her career as Thelma Myers) was a film editor from England. She was known for her work on thrillers and mysteries, and she often collaborated with Frank Launder, Sidney Lumet, and Lewis Gilbert.[1][2]


Born in London, she began her career as a continuity girl, and then moved to assistant editor on films such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp before taking the editing role for the first time in In Which We Serve (1943).

Subsequent films included Green for Danger (1946), The Deadly Affair (1966) and Alfie (1966) for which she was nominated for a BAFTA. She was the original editor on the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice, but she was replaced after the producers were unhappy with the running time of the film.[3]

On television, she acted as producer on the ITC series The Adventures of Robin Hood. She also served as co-director on the 1954 film Tale of Three Women.[4][5]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Ladwig, Samantha. "25 Golden Age Movies Edited by Women". Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Cutters' Way: The Mysterious Art of Film Editing". Bright Lights Film Journal. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  3. ^ "You Only Live Twice". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  4. ^ "The British Entertainment History Project | Girls Like Us: Women Editors in British Film |". Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  5. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Sid Cole: BECTU Interview Part 3 (1987)". Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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