Windsor is celebrating its own Oscar winner today after Nina Hartstone carried off the film world's premier award last night for her work on the smash hit film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Nina, who lives in Clarence Road, Windsor and is vice-chairman of her children's school P-TA, joined colleague John Warhurst on the podium to accept the Oscar for best sound editing.

It made a dazzling finale to the weeks of hard work at Twickenham Studios merging the soundtracks from genuine footage of the legendary Freddie Mercury singing with newly recorded recreations, in this celebrated biopic of his life.

The film won four Oscars including best actor for Rami Malek who played Freddie.

Nina has combined a successful career as a movie sound recordist with raising her children Noah, 15, Lola, 12 and Eli, 10. She and her husband Kevin Kolovich have been married 20 years.

She followed in the footsteps of her father Graham - a veteran sound engineer and BAFTA award winner.

Nina has already scooped a Bafta of her own for her work on Bohemian Rhapsody - now she will be bringing home the movie world's most illustrious award to join it.

There will be celebrations at St Edward's Middle School in Parsonage Lane where her two youngest children go and where she is vice-chairman of the P-TA. Her eldest Noah goes to Windsor Boys School. 

Nina has already told the Observer after winning the BAFTA that she hoped her example would encourage more women to go into the technical side of film making and sound editing.

Now, as an Oscar winner she is in a fine position to act as a flagbearer for others to follow.