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- Top celebrities: 8898
, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
- Spouse: Jo Apted (9 July 1966 - ?) (divorced) 2 children, Dana Stevens (? - present)
- Zodiac sign: Aquarius
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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:
Nominated Flaherty Documentary Award (TV) - 1999 for "for:42: Forty Two Up (1998) (TV). Shared with:
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
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:
Also born in February 1938-1942