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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 October 1972England, UK
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Writer, Director and Producer Rupert Wyatt was born and raised in the South of England.

He is the founding member of the film collective Picture Farm that along with its prolific Commercial output has produced numerous Documentaries and Feature Films including the multi-award winning DARK DAYS (2001), and FISHING WITHOUT NETS (2014) both audience award winners of the Sundance Film Festival. His directorial debut was THE ESCAPIST (2008) starring Brian Cox, Damian Lewis, Dominic Cooper and Joseph Fiennes, which premiered at the Sundance film festival and was nominated for eight international awards.

As a screenwriter he has worked in France for producers Claudie Ossard (AMELIE) and Jean-Pierre Ramsay (TOTAL ECLIPSE), the UK, and the U.S where has written screenplays for 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Universal Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

His 2nd film as director was 20th Century Fox's RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011) starring Andy Serkis. Since it's release, the film has seen enormous success worldwide, both critically and commercially, spawning one sequel and a second soon to be released.

In 2013 he directed the Pilot episode of AMC's TURN which is soon to begin production on its 4th Season. 2014 saw the release of Paramount Pictures' THE GAMBLER, his 3rd film as director, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and Jessica Lange.

As of 2016, he lives between Los Angeles and Hudson, New York with his wife Erica Beeney; a film maker, and their three children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Trivia (1)

Winner of BBC Showreel 88 film competition with first film made at the age of 16.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on directing Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)] We are, first and foremost, an origin story. We're not so much trying to wipe the slate clean, but to lay a foundation from which other films can come that will ultimately lead to the original Planet of the Apes (1968), which is 3,000 years away.
[n walking the fine line between depicting 'Caesar's triumph' and 'our own doom' in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)] We were using human traits as much as we could..so we could grow to feel for [the apes]. And it's very easy to do that, in one respect, because they're the oppressed, they're the incarcerated, they're the underdogs. In terms of how they bring about our own demise, interestingly, it's less them. We bring about our own demise, in a way, through our own hubris, our own evolution.. This film is less about the conflict between humans and apes. It's how these apes rise up to be in a position to find a freedom, to find a place where they can evolve themselves. And that's where our film is heading to... they're trying to find their own paradise.
[observation, 2014] You're not seeing as many of the younger generation coming up on the basis of the craft, of the work. The movie stars of the Meryl Streep generation and the generation beneath her, in some ways are the last generation of filmmaking. Now the popular culture is beginning to dominate.
[on 'The Gambler'] This film is less about a gambling addiction and more about a guy gambling with his life. It's more of a redemption story, and that's what intrigued me, because this guy is really circling the drain.

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