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David Yates

Screenwriter / Film Director / Film Producer / Television Director | * 11/30/1963 (56) | St. Helens, Merseyside, England, UK
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David Yates (born (1963-10-08)8 October 1963) is an English film director who has directed films, short films, and television productions. He is best known for directing the later four films in the Harry Potter series. His work on the series brought him critical and commercial success along with accolades, such as the British Academy Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. Yates also worked on various short films and became a television director early in his career. His credits include the six-part political thriller State of Play (2003), for which he won the Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, the adult two-part documentary drama Sex Traffic (2004) and the Emmy Award-winning television film The Girl in the Café (2005). Yates is a founding member of Directors UK. He has had a close partnership with Warner Bros. as a director and producer. ()
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David Yates (born 30 November 1963) is an English director of film and television, best known for directing the final four films in the Harry Potter franchise. His first two Potter films (Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince) became the highest-grossing entries in the series after the first instalment, which was later surpassed by Yates' Deathly Hallows, making him the most commercially successful British director in recent years. He is the only director in the series to be honoured with a Best Director accolade for his work on Harry Potter. He achieved international attention for his award-winning short films early in his career, which led to him becoming a prolific television director with credits including the BBC costume drama The Way We Live Now, the acclaimed political thriller State of Play and the BAFTA-lauded two-part drama Sex Traffic. Due to the success of these dramas and subsequent projects, Yates is considered as one of Britain's most celebrated directors of film and television. Throughout his works, Yates uses hand-held cameras to visually provoke the subject matter; the technique is noted as one of his directorial trademarks. Yates is married to Yvonne Walcott, who is the aunt of Arsenal football player Theo Walcott.

Most frequent genres for this person: Fantasy | Drama | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for David Yates

European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film 3x European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film

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Movies with David Yates as Actor(3)

Movies with David Yates as Crew(17)

Directing/Director2021 Fantastic Beasts 3
Directing/Director2020 Fantastic Beasts 4
Directing/Director2020 Fantastic Beasts 5
Directing/Director2016 The Legend of Tarzan
Directing/Director2016 Winter, the Dolphin that Can
Production/Executive Producer2014 Dolphin Tale 2
Production/Co-Producer2011 Dolphin Tale
Directing/Director2005 The Girl in the Café
Directing/Director2003 The Young Visiters
Directing/Director2002 Rank
Directing/Director1998 The Tichborne Claimant

TV Shows/Series with David Yates as Crew(3)

Directing/Director2004 Sex Traffic
Directing/Director2001 The Way We Live Now
Production/Producer1991 Rod 'n' Emu

Full Name: David Yates
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 11/30 1963 (November) in St Helens (current age: 56 years + 336 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Essex
David Yates frequently works together with these people:
J.K. Rowling (18x, Crew)
Stuart Craig (11x, Crew)
Daniel Radcliffe (9x, Actor)
Rupert Grint (9x, Actor)
David Heyman (9x, Crew)
Emma Watson (8x, Actress)
Steve Kloves (7x, Crew)
Mark Day (7x, Crew)
Robbie Coltrane (6x, Actor)
Tim Burke (6x, Crew)
Lionel Wigram (5x, Crew)
Rod Hull (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2631, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/25/2020