Michael Apted (1941–2021)


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Michael Apted was born on February 10, 1941 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England as Michael David Apted. He was a director and producer, known for Rome (2005), Enigma (2001) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). He was married to Paige Simpson, Dana Stevens and Jo Apted. He died on January 7, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Rome Director
(2005)
Enigma Director
(2001)
(1999)
Unlocked Director
(2017)

Filmography

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 2019 63 Up (TV Series documentary)
 2017 Bloodline (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Part 30 (2017)
 2017/I Unlocked
 2013-2016 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Eyes of God (2016)
- In to Me You See (2016)
- Full Ten Count (2015)
- Mirror, Mirror (2014)
- Fight (2014)
 2013-2016 Ray Donovan (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Same Exactly (2013)
 2014 Bending the Light (Documentary)
 2014 Reckless (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bloodstone (2014)
 2012 56 Up (Documentary)
 2011 Hallelujah (TV Movie)
 2007 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- 49 Up (2007)
 2007 The Power of the Game (Documentary)
 2006 Married in America 2 (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 What About Brian (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2006 Amazing Grace
 2005 49 Up (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 Rome (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Stolen Eagle (2005)
 2005 Blind Justice (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Leap of Faith (2005)
 2003 Married in America (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Lipstick (Short)
 2002/I Enough
 2001 Enigma
 1999 Nathan Dixon (TV Movie)
 1999 Me & Isaac Newton (Documentary)
 1998 42 Up (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie)
 1997 Inspirations (Documentary)
 1995 New York News (TV Series) (1 episode)
- New York News (1995)
 1994 Nell
 1994 Moving the Mountain (Documentary)
 1993 Blink
 1992 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1992 Incident at Oglala (Documentary)
 1992 Thunderheart
 1991 35 Up (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 My Life and Times (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Jessie (1991)
- April 9, 2035 (1991)
 1991 Class Action
 1989 The Long Way Home (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Bring on the Night (Documentary)
 1984 28 Up (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Firstborn (directed by)
 1983 Gorky Park
 1982 P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang (TV Movie)
 1979 Agatha
 1972-1977 Play for Today (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Wednesday Love (1975)
- Jack Point (1973)
- Highway Robbery (1973)
- Kisses at Fifty (1973)
 1977 21 Up (TV Movie documentary)
 1977 The Squeeze
 1976 Plays for Britain (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Paradise Run (1976)
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Collection (1976)
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Destructors (1975)
 1974 Haunted: Poor Girl (TV Movie)
 1974 Stardust
 1974 Childhood (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series) (1 episode)
- High Kampf (1973)
 1973 High Kampf (TV Movie)
 1971-1972 Follyfoot (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Poor Bald Head (1972)
- Moonstone (1971)
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Joy (TV Movie)
 1971-1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Big Soft Nellie (1971)
 1970 7 Plus Seven (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 The Lovers (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Truth Game (1970)
- Brainwashing (1970)
- Freckle Face (1970)
- The Date (1970)
 1970 The Sinners (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- The Way Home (1969)
- Bonus (1969)
 1967-1968 City '68 (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Who Pays? (1968)
- Son of the City (1967)
- The Shooting War (1967)
 1967 Escape (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Bad Risk (1967)
 1966-1967 Coronation Street (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.669 (1967)
- Episode #1.668 (1967)
- Episode #1.661 (1967)
- Episode #1.660 (1967)
- Episode #1.649 (1967)
 1964 The Headliners (TV Series)
 1963 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed "Moon Over Bourbon Street" for Sting. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

BFI | DGA_homage | See more »

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Paige Simpson  (his death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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. See more »

Trivia:

On June 29, 2003, he was elected as the President of the Director's Guild of America. He replaced Martha Coolidge and was a DGA member since 1978. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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