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Michael Apted

Film Director / Television Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 02/10/1941 († 79, 01/07/2021) | Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
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Michael David Apted, (10 February 1941 – 7 January 2021) was a British television and film director and producer. Apted began working in television and directed the Up documentary series (1964–2019). He later directed Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), which was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. His subsequent work included Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Nell (1994), James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Enigma (2001). His film Amazing Grace (2006) premiered at the closing of the Toronto International Film Festival that year. On 29 June 2003, he was elected president of the Directors Guild of America, a position he served until 2009. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2008 Birthday Honours. ()
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Michael David Apted, CMG (10 February 1941 – January 2021) was a British director, producer, writer and actor. One of the most prolific English film directors of his generation, he is known for directing: the Up series (1964–), the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999), and the American film, Coal Miner's Daughter (1980); the latter being nominated for seven Academy Awards, including for the Best Picture. He also directed Nell (1994), which received three Golden Globe Award nominations and one Academy Award nomination.On 29 June 2003, he was elected president of the Directors' Guild of America. He returned to television, directing the first three episodes of the TV series Rome (2005). Apted directed Amazing Grace, which premiered at the closing of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Michael Apted

Companion of The Order of St Michael and St George Directors Guild of America Awards Grammy Award for Best Music Film

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Movies with Michael Apted as Actor(18)

as Self (archive footage)2020 Belushi
as Himself - Interviewer/Narrator (voice)(uncredited)2019 63 Up
as Self - Director, The Up Series2019 7 Up and Me
as himself2018 Hillbilly
as Self - Director, Coal Miner's Daughter2016 Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl
as Himself (voice)2014 Bending the Light
as Himself - Interviewer/Narrator (voice)(uncredited)2012 56 Up
as Himself - Interviewer/Narrator (voice)(uncredited)2005 49 Up
as Himself - Interviewer/Narrator (voice)(uncredited)1998 42 Up
as Himself - Interviewer/Narrator (voice)(uncredited)1991 35 Up
as Ace Tomato Agent1985 Spies Like Us
as Himself - Interviewer/Narrator (voice)(uncredited)1984 28 Up
as Himself - Interviewer/Narrator (voice)(uncredited)1977 21 Up
as Himself - Interviewer/Narrator (voice)(uncredited)1970 7 Plus Seven

Movies with Michael Apted as Crew(59)

Directing/Director2019 63 Up
Directing/Director2017 Unlocked
Directing/Director2014 Bending the Light
Directing/Director2012 56 Up
Production/Producer2012 56 Up
Directing/Director2012 Chasing Mavericks
Directing/Director2007 The Power of the Game
Directing/Director2006 The Grand Finale
Directing/Director2006 Married in America 2
Directing/Director2006 Amazing Grace
Directing/Director2005 49 Up
Directing/Director2002 Enough
Directing/Director2001 Enigma
Directing/Director2000 Me & Isaac Newton
Directing/Director1999 The World Is Not Enough
Directing/Director1998 42 Up
Directing/Director1998 Always Outnumbered
Directing/Director1997 Inspirations
Directing/Director1996 Extreme Measures
Directing/Director1994 Nell
Directing/Director1994 Blink
Directing/Director1994 Moving the Mountain
Production/Executive Producer1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula
Directing/Director1992 Thunderheart
Directing/Director1992 Incident at Oglala
Directing/Director1991 35 Up
Directing/Director1991 Class Action
Production/Executive Producer1990 Criminal Justice
Crew/Cinematography1989 The Long Way Home
Directing/Director1989 The Long Way Home
Directing/Director1988 Gorillas in the Mist
Directing/Director1987 Critical Condition
Directing/Director1985 Sting - Bring on the Night
Writing/Writer1985 Sting - Bring on the Night
Production/Executive Producer1984 The River Rat
Directing/Director1984 28 Up
Directing/Director1984 Firstborn
Directing/Director1983 Gorky Park
Directing/Director1982 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang
Directing/Director1981 Continental Divide
Directing/Director1980 Coal Miner's Daughter
Directing/Director1979 Agatha
Directing/Director1978 Stronger Than the Sun
Directing/Director1977 21 Up
Directing/Director1977 The Squeeze
Directing/Director1976 The Collection
Directing/Director1976 The Paradise Run
Directing/Director1975 Wednesday Love
Directing/Director1974 Haunted: Poor Girl
Directing/Director1974 Stardust
Directing/Director1973 Kisses at Fifty
Directing/Director1973 Highway Robbery
Directing/Director1973 Jack Point
Directing/Director1972 Another Sunday and Sweet F.A.
Directing/Director1972 The Reporters
Directing/Director1972 The Triple Echo
Directing/Director1970 7 Plus Seven
Production/Researcher1964 Seven Up!

TV Shows/Series with Michael Apted as Crew(15)

Creator/Creator2021 Married in America
Directing/Director2013 Masters of Sex
Directing/Director2013 Ray Donovan
Directing/Director2006 What About Brian
Writing/Writer2005 Rome
Directing/Director2005 Rome
Production/Producer2005 Rome
Directing/Director2005 Blind Justice
Directing/Director1995 New York News
Directing/Director1988 POV
Directing/Director1975 Shades of Greene
Directing/Director1973 Black and Blue
Directing/Director1971 Follyfoot
Directing/Director1970 Play for Today
Directing/Director1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre

Full Name: Michael David Apted
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Monday, 02/10 1941 (February) in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Thursday, 01/07 2021 (January) in Los Angeles (aged: 79)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Downing College
Other names for Michael Apted (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Michael David Apted"
Michael Apted frequently works together with these people:
Jacqueline Bassett (13x, Actress)
Bruce Balden (13x, Actor)
Lynn Johnson (13x, Actress)
Suzanne Dewey (12x, Actress)
Paul Kligerman (12x, Actor)
Neil Hughes (12x, Actor)
John Brisby (12x, Actor)
Symon Basterfield (12x, Actor)
Andrew Brackfield (11x, Actor)
Susan Sullivan (11x, Actress)
Nicholas Hitchon (10x, Actor)
David Hollander (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3667, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/12/2022