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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 30 November 1963St. Helens, Merseyside, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

David Yates was born on November 30, 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. He is a director and producer, known for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).

Trade Mark (1)

Use of hand-held camera

Trivia (7)

He worked at cre8 studios in Regent Circus in Swindon as a facilitator.
He trained as a director at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield.
His favorite directors are David Lean, Ken Loach and Martin Scorsese.
Is one of four directors to helm the Harry Potter films, the others being Chris Columbus (1, 2) Alfonso Cuarón (3), and Mike Newell (4).
Frequently works with composer Nicholas Hooper .
His favorite Harry Potter film is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) .
In November 2011, announced that he was in discussions with Jane Tranter, head of Los Angeles-based BBC Worldwide Productions, to bring the cult series "Doctor Who" to cinemas.

Personal Quotes (3)

People who work in television often don't think they can trust film makers because they are supposed to be a bit more arty and self indulgent, and people in film might think anyone who works in television is a hack. If we had more filmmakers working in television, and more television writers and directors working in film, we'd have a much healthier and more vital industry.
I like to create an atmosphere where actors feel safe enough to take risks. I certainly don't believe in being a macho bully; I'm not interested in frightening good work out of people. It's bollocks.
In an ideal world, I'd bounce between big projects and no-budget TV dramas with fantastic scripts. A lot of Hollywood films tend to be bloated, bombastic, loud. At the same time, I do like the infrastructure of making a blockbuster; it's like having a big train set.

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