Mick was a postgraduate student at the Royal College of Art film school and began his film editing career at the British Film Institute Production Board working with writer director Bill Douglas cutting the final film of Douglas’ autobiographical trilogy My Way Home.

The first of an extensive collaboration with Stephen Frears began in 1981.

He received a BAFTA award for editing The Snapper and a nomination for Dangerous Liaisons.

Other awards include African Movie Academy Award as supervising editor on How To Steal Two Million directed by Charlie Vundla.

He has contributed to a number of books, articles and international conferences concerning the art and craft of film editing and its development into the digital era.

His endeavour to bring together filmmakers from a wide range of experience has resulted in the launch of Sprocket Rocket Soho, a networking organisation that holds regular events in London with links to New York and Los Angeles.

Mick has recently received an honorary degree as Doctor of Arts at Southampton/Solent University.

In his spare time Mick is a keen photographer. He also writes songs on the guitar and ukulele and hasn’t given up on his dream that one day his song ‘Your dog has fleas’ will make it into the top 40.