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30 SEPTEMBER 2015
DUBBING EDITOR NORMAN WANSTALL AT 80

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2015-09-30
A celebration of Norman Wanstall, Academy Award winning dubbing editor for his work on Goldfinger (1964) (1964) and long-time FSWL supporter, on his 80th birthday.

With this page, From Sweden with Love would like to extend our personal wishes to Norman, a gentleman and wonderful person in real life.

"Our sincere best wishes for your birthday Norm, FSWL love you very much."

About Norman Wanstall:
Norman Wanstall graduated from Walpole Grammar School before entering the film business where he worked on the first five James Bond films. Apart from Goldfinger mentioned above, his Bond films include Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Thunderball (1965) (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967).

In 1970 he was sent to Copenhagen to edit The Only Way starring Jane Seymour which dealt with the escape of the Jews to Sweden in World War II.

Eager to leave London and raise his family in a more rural environment, he left the industry in 1977 after writing and editing the bull-fighting documentary Rejoneador. In 1983 he was recalled as sound editor on Never Say Never Again (1983), Sean Connery's seventh and last film as James Bond.

Wanstall is a founding member of The Guild of British Film Editors and represented Britain on the first Features Jury at Cork Film Festival on Ireland.

Anders Frejdh, founder of FSWL, invited Norman to come to Sweden and give a lecture about his sound editing work for a special and unique James Bond course at University of Skövde in 2006. Read a report from that occasion.

Comments on Norman:
"A lovely, unpretentious, unassuming man. Very friendly and very interesting."
Margaret Nolan (Dink in Goldfinger)

"I’m proud to know Norman as a very dear friend and ex colleague. To look at him I find it difficult to reconcile the fact he’s 80. He certainly doesn’t look it. I must find out what tablets he’s on. God bless Norman, may he be around for many years yet."
Colin Miller (Sound editor on TSWLM, Moonraker, FYEO, Octopussy, AVTAK and TLD)

Video from when Norman Wanstall won the Oscar® for Sound Effects after his work on Goldfinger:


Photo above:
Norman Wanstall on Goldfinger Avenue at Pinewood Studios in 2009. © From Sweden with Love

Read more about Norman Wanstall's film career on IMDB:
www.imdb.com/name/nm0911232/
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