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Michael Apted

Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_Apted


Michael Apted

English director, producer, writer and actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1941.

Countries: United Kingdom (50%), United States (38%), Russia (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Vanessa Redgrave, Pierce Brosnan, Ioan Gruffudd

Linked to: City of London School, Downing College, Cambridge, Soviet Union




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Michael Apted was born in 1941 add something


Apted made his first feature film in 1972, "The Triple Echo", starring Oliver Reed and Glenda Jackson, and he directed two films for David Puttnam add something


In 1976 he directed a play in the Granada TV Series " Laurence Olivier Presents" add something


In 1979 he directed the Hollywood-financed "Agatha", featuring Vanessa Redgrave add something


Agatha Christie - The 1979 Michael Apted film "Agatha" starring Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman and Timothy Dalton depicts Christie planning suicide, to frame her husband's mistress for her "murder"


He went to the United States in 1980, where he directed "Coal Miner's Daughter", which received seven Academy award nominations, winning best actress for Sissy Spacek add something


They teamed up again in 1982 for the TV movie "P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang", the first film commissioned by Britain's Channel 4 add something


In 1983 he directed "Gorky Park", a political thriller based on the novel by Martin Cruz Smith, that deals with police corruption in the former Soviet Union add something


Sting (musician) - The 1986 film "Bring on the Night", directed by Michael Apted, documented the formation of the band and its first concert in France


In a project backed by Trudie Styler, Apted directed "Moving the Mountain", a feature documentary which probed the origins of the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square and the consequences of the movement in the lives of several of the movement's student leaders add something


In 1997, he explored the creative process in "Inspirations" through candid discussion with seven artists from diverse media, including music, painting, dance, sculpture, and architecture add something


Apted directed the 1999 James Bond film "The World Is Not Enough", the first Bond film in which the main villain is a woman add something


Patricia Wright - In 2001, she was one of only seven scientists profiled in "Me & Isaac Newton", an inspiring film directed by Michael Apted, creator of the classic Up Series of films


On 29 June 2003 he was elected president of the Directors Guild of America add something


Toronto Film Festival - Apted directed "Amazing Grace" which premiered at the closing of the Toronto Film Festival in 2006 add something


In 2006, Apted directed "The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup", narrated by Pierce Brosnan add something


Romola Garai - Also in 2006, she starred in the biographical drama movie "Amazing Grace", which was directed by Michael Apted and co-starring Ioan Gruffudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Michael Gambon


Pierce Brosnan - In 2006, Brosnan narrated "The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup", directed by Michael Apted


William Wilberforce - "Amazing Grace", a film about Wilberforce and the struggle against the slave trade, directed by Michael Apted and starring Ioan Gruffudd was released in 2007 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Parliament's anti-slave trade legislation


He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 2008 Birthday Honours add something


The latest version, "56 Up", was produced in 2012, at which time Apted's age was 71 add something


Chasing Mavericks - "'Chasing Mavericks"' is a 2012 American biographical drama film directed by Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted about the life of American surfer Jay Moriarity


From his first marriage to Jo Apted he had two sons, Paul and Jim. Paul Apted was a sound editor who worked on movies such as "The Wolverine", and died on 4 July 2014 from colon cancer add something


" The series looks at the lives of this sample of British people over the years; the latest instalment, "63 Up", was produced in 2019 add something