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Peter Yates (I) (1929–2011)

Having seen Robbery (1967) and Bullitt (1968), it comes as no surprise that Peter Yates started out as a professional racing car driver and team manager - albeit briefly - before turning his attention to film. The son of a military man, he was educated at Charterhouse School and trained at RADA, gaining his first experience as an actor with local ... See full bio »


(age 81) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Bullitt Director
Breaking Away
Breaking Away Director
Krull Director
The Dresser
The Dresser Director


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 2004 A Separate Peace (TV Movie)
 2000 Don Quixote (TV Movie)
 1995 Roommates
 1987 Suspect
 1985 Eleni
 1983 The Dresser
 1983 Krull
 1981 Eyewitness
 1979 Breaking Away
 1977 The Deep
 1972 The Hot Rock
 1971 Murphy's War
 1969 John and Mary
 1968 Koroshi (TV Movie)
 1968 Bullitt
 1967 Robbery
 1965-1967 Secret Agent (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Shinda Shima (1967)
- Koroshi (1967)
 1963-1965 The Saint (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Sibao (1965)
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Other Works:

Provided a commentary for the DVD release of Summer Holiday (1963). See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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[on Raquel Welch] She isn't an actress of fathomless talent, but she is very professional and hard-working. It's just the strange way people are brought up in America to promote themselves before the character. See more »


Yates' three favorites among his own films are "The Frends of Eddie Coyle," "The Dresser," and "Breaking Away.". See more »

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