John Wilson is one of Britain’s leading film editors. He has been responsible for some of the most highly acclaimed British features of the last 25 years. After art school in Portsmouth, where he qualified as a graphic designer, John began his film career at the Central Office of Information where, at 25, he became one of Britain’s youngest film editors. Cutting his teeth on documentaries, it was while at the COI that he met Peter Greenaway - a long and fruitful collaboration which saw John editing all of Greenaway’s prolific output of music documentaries and arts programmes for television as well as five feature films over the next eight years, beginning with The Draughtsman’s Contract (1981) and culminating in the highly acclaimed The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover (1989).

John’s career then broadened into a raft of critically acclaimed feature films and television dramas including the massively successful Billy Elliot (2000) which gained 13 BAFTA and three Oscar nominations including a BAFTA and an American- Eddie nomination for Best Film Editing. Following this US nomination, John was invited to join American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.): he is one of the few British film editors to enjoy membership of this prestigious society.

In 2006, John edited the film version of Alan Bennett's multi-award winning play The History Boys, directed by Nicholas Hytner for Fox Searchlight, BBC Films and DNA.

April 2009 saw the release of Good, a screen adaptation of C.P. Taylor’s highly successful play, directed by Vicente Amorim and starring Viggo Mortensen as John Halder.