Thom Noble was born and raised in London. Educated at Westminster School. He began his professional career in the world of book publishing, then moving to the story department of Pinewood studios. Here he became interested in film editing and in the early1960s worked on several British films as an assistant editor, taking his first credit as sole editor on Francois Truffaut's "Fahrenheit 451". After that he edited and directed 2nd Unit for several Westinghouse pictures until meeting up with Ted Kotcheff. In the 1980s he moved to Hollywood and started working with Ted on a regular basis editing films like "First Blood," "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz", "Who's Killing The Great Chefs of Europe".etc. He went on to win an Oscar for "Witness" and a nomination for "Thelma and Louise". Recently he has been supervising the editing of several Indian and Chinese movies.