When Nina Hartstone sets off for Hollywood next week she will be hoping to return with the film world's most prized trophy - an Oscar.

Nina, who lives in Clarence Road, Windsor, has already won a British Bafta award for her sound editing work on the smash hit film Bohemian Rhapsody - following in the footsteps of her dad Graham who is a veteran sound engineer in films.

Now she is up for an Oscar as well.

But it has not always been easy. Nina found that sexism was alive and well when she started in the industry.

She said: "My first job was in the cutting rooms at Pinewood - I made the tea a lot. It was a real old boys club. I did not tell them I had a degree in visual and performing arts, they would not have liked it.

"I know what it is to be treated as second class."

She made the break through though and her growing reputation for editing dialogue led to major films like Everest in 2015, where the soundtrack was crucial in capturing the loneliness and desolation of a tragic mountain disaster.

But Bohemian Rhapsody has been her biggest challenge to take.

Recreating the life and career of Freddie Mercury presented amazing sound challenges that kept Nina and three colleagues occupied for weeks at Twickenham Studios.

The trickiest part was recreating the legendary Live Aid concert - mixing authentic and newly recorded material.

She said: "They brought in 600 extras for the film to recreate the event and recorded their reaction to Rami Malek playing Freddie on a line by line basis. We would use the sound of Rami's own breathing and then bring in Freddie's voice from the actual event. It was very intricate."

Nina lives with her husband of 20 years Kevin Kolovich and their children Noah, 15, Lola, 12 and Eli, 10.

She is vice-chairman of the P-TA at St Edward's Middle School in Parsonage Lane where her two youngest go. Noah is now at The Windsor Boys School.

Nina hopes her success will encourage more women into the sound recording side of the industry.

"I'm the first European woman to be nominated for an Oscar for sound and I hope this encourages more to take it up."