Michael Apted Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Birth NameMichael David Apted
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Apted was born on February 10, 1941 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England as Michael David Apted. He is a director and producer, known for Rome (2005), Enigma (2001) and The World Is Not Enough (1999).

Spouse (3)

Paige Simpson (8 January 2014 - present)
Jo Apted (9 July 1966 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)
Dana Stevens (? - present) (filed for divorce) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Former researcher at Granada TV.
Elected as the new President of the Director's Guild of America. He replaces Martha Coolidge and has been a DGA member since 1978. [June 2003]
(2003-) President of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Documentary Branch) [2002-]
He was awarded the C.M.G. (Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George) for his services to British film and television industries in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honors List.
Directed three different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Jodie Foster, Sissy Spacek and Sigourney Weaver (Spacek won).
USA [June 2008]
Father of Paul Apted.
Five of his favorite films are Wild Strawberries (1957), Kes (1969), Night and Fog (1956), This Is Spinal Tap (1984) and Pulp Fiction (1994).

Personal Quotes (3)

When I joined Granada - which, you don't want to start crying about these things, but Granada was a very, very hot place to be, it was my good fortune to be there at that time - the BBC was firmly asleep.
I've never much been interested in doing films that no one gets to see.
[on the Up documentaries] There aren't many pieces of work, especially in film, that have the patience or the longevity or the time to honor the drama of ordinary life; and after all, the drama of what we all have to go through - children, jobs, marriage, the things that touch us - is the big drama of life, far more so than the drama of movies and television.

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