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Michael Apted

Michael Apted
  • Career: Director
  • Top celebrities: 8898
  • BirthDate: 1941, 10 of February , Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  • Spouse: Jo Apted (9 July 1966 - ?) (divorced) 2 children, Dana Stevens (? - present)
  • Zodiac sign: Aquarius
  • Facts of life

    Michael Apted: Brilliance Personified!

    Very few succeed in delivering huge and mega blockbusters and Michael Apted is one of those lucky few. An Englishman by birth, Apted has become a household name after he directed and made films like The Chronicles of Narnia and The James Bond film ‘The World is Not Enough’, both of which have been the biggest grossing movies and earned him fame.

    The accomplished director has always dabbled in TV and films, and has worked with Grenada TV at the beginning of his career where he assisted the legendary Paul Almond in making a documentary that involved lots of research and selection procedures of the participants. The documentary went on to become hugely successful and gathered recognition for Apted. He worked for a few years and during his stint there, managed to carve a place for himself.

    All of Michael Apted’s films are well written and crisply directed, paving the way for new age directors to take a cue from his brilliant pieces of works.

  • Awards: Nominated BAFTA TV Award - 2006 for "Best Factual Series for:49 Up (2005) (TV). Shared with: Bill Jones Claire Lewis"
    Nominated Flaherty Documentary Award (TV) - 1999 for "for:42: Forty Two Up (1998) (TV). Shared with: Claire Lewis"
    Won Flaherty Documentary Award (TV) - 1992 for "for:35 Up (1991) (TV)."
    Won Flaherty Documentary Award (TV) - 1985 for "for:28 Up (1984) (TV)."
    Nominated BAFTA TV Award - 1983 for "Best Single Drama for:P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. (1982) (TV)."
    Won BAFTA TV Award - 1974 for "Best Single Play for:"Play for Today" (1970). For episode "Kisses at Fifty (#3.13)"."
    Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - 1995 for "Forum of New Cinema for:Moving the Mountain (1994)."
    Nominated British Independent Film Award - 2001 for "Best Director for:Enigma (2001)."
    Won Christopher Award - 2008 for "Feature Films for:Amazing Grace (2006). Shared with: Steven Knight (screenwriter) Edward R. Pressman (producer) Terrence Malick (producer) Patricia Heaton (producer) David Hunt (producer) Ken Wales (producer) Mark Cooper (co-producer) Jeanney Kim (executive producer) James Clayton (executive producer) Duncan Reid (executive producer)"
    Nominated Critics Award - 1992 for "for:Incident at Oglala (1992)."
    Won DGA Award - 2006 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night for:"Rome" (2005). Shared with: Stan Wlodkowski (unit production manager) (plaque) Sergio Ercolessi (first assistant director) (plaque) Julie A. Bloom (first assistant director) (plaque) Tommy Gormley (first assistant director) (plaque) Barbara M. Ravis (second assistant director) (plaque) Kiersten Pilar Miller (second assistant director) (plaque) For episode "The Stolen Eagle"."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1981 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1979 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night for:"Great Performances" (1971). For episode "The Collection"."
    Won Career Award - 1998 for ""
    Won Special Jury Award - 2000 for "for:Me & Isaac Newton (1999). For the best documentary feature."
    Won Grammy - 1987 for "Best Music Video, Long Form for:Bring on the Night (1985). Shared with: Sting (artist/video producer)"
    Won Feature Film Prize in Science and Technology - 2001 for "for:Enigma (2001)."
    Won Career Achievement Award - 1999 for ""
    Nominated IDA Award - 1998 for "Feature Documentaries for:42: Forty Two Up (1998) (TV)."
    Won IDA Award - 1985 for "for:28 Up (1984) (TV)."
    Nominated Crystal Globe - 1994 for "for:Blink (1994)."
    Nominated Golden St. George - 1991 for "for:Class Action (1991)."
    Nominated Golden Prize - 1973 for "for:The Triple Echo (1972)."
    Won Spotlight Award - 2002 for ""
    Won RTS Television Award - 1985 for "Most Original Programme for:28 Up (1984) (TV)."
    Won Silver Spire - 1999 for "Television - Drama-Television Feature for:Always Outnumbered (1998) (TV)."
    Won Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award in Documentary - 2008 for ""
    Won Best Documentary Feature - 1994 for "for:Moving the Mountain (1994)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 520
  • Films with Michael Apted: Hallelujah - 2011
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - 2010
    P.O.V. - 2007
    The Power of the Game - 2007
    Married in America 2 - 2006
    The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup (TM) - 2006
    What About Brian - 2006
    Amazing Grace - 2006
    49 Up - 2005
    Rome - 2005
    Blind Justice - 2005
    Married in America - 2003
    Lipstick - 2002
    Enough - 2002/I
    Enigma - 2001
    The World Is Not Enough - 1999
    Me & Isaac Newton - 1999
    Nathan Dixon - 1999
    42: Forty Two Up - 1998
    Always Outnumbered - 1998
    Inspirations - 1997
    Extreme Measures - 1996
    New York News - 1995
    Nell - 1994
    Moving the Mountain - 1994
    Blink - 1994
    Crossroads - 1992
    Incident at Oglala - 1992
    Thunderheart - 1992
    35 Up - 1991
    My Life and Times - 1991
    Class Action - 1991
    The Long Way Home - 1989
    Gorillas in the Mist - 1988
    Critical Condition - 1987
    Bring on the Night - 1985
    28 Up - 1984
    Firstborn - 1984
    Gorky Park - 1983
    P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang. - 1982
    Continental Divide - 1981
    Coal Miner's Daughter - 1980
    Agatha - 1979
    The Squeeze - 1977
    Play for Today - 1972-1977
    21 - 1977
    Plays for Britain - 1976
    Great Performances - 1976
    Shades of Greene - 1975
    Haunted: Poor Girl - 1974
    Stardust - 1974
    Childhood - 1974
    High Kampf - 1973
    Black and Blue - 1973
    ITV Playhouse - 1968-1972
    Buggins' Ermine - 1972
    Follyfoot - 1971-1972
    Thirty-Minute Theatre - 1972
    Joy - 1972
    ITV Saturday Night Theatre - 1971-1972
    The Triple Echo - 1972
    7 Plus Seven - 1970
    The Lovers - 1970
    Parkin's Patch - 1969
    Big Breadwinner Hog - 1969
    City 68' - 1967-1968
    Escape - 1967
    Haunted - 1967
    Coronation Street - 1966-1967
    World in Action - 1963
    21 Up America - 2006
    It's a Shame About Ray - 2000
    14 Up in America - 1998
    Dracula - 1992
    Intruders - 1992
    Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story - 1992
    Age 7 in the USSR - 1991
    Age 7 in America - 1991
    Criminal Justice - 1990
    The River Rat - 1984
    Born in the USSR: 21 Up - 2005
    Seven Up! - 1964
    Spies Like Us - 1985
    CinemAbility - 2012
    Click Online - 2012
    John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge - 2010
    Biography - 2010
    Treasures of the Academy: Guardians of History - 2008
    Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen - 2007
    How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace - 2007
    BBC Look North - 2007
    Up Close with Carrie Keagan - 2007
    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies - 2006
    The 50 Greatest Documentaries - 2005
    This Morning - 2005
    ITV 50 Greatest Shows - 2005
    E! True Hollywood Story - 2004
    More Than Enough - 2003
    James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute - 2002
    Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond - 2002
    Best Ever Bond - 2002
    James Bond Down River - 2000
    Now Pay Attention 007! - 2000
    And the Word Was Bond - 1999
    MADtv - 1999
    The Bond Cocktail - 1999
    The James Bond Story - 1999
    The Making of 'The World Is Not Enough' - 1999
    A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears - 1997
    The Making of 'Gorky Park' - 1983
    Clapper Board - 1981
    Cleanflix - 2009
    España, plató de cine - 2009
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