Biography

Michael David Apted, CMG (born 10 February 1941) is an English director, producer, writer and actor. He is one of the most prolific British film directors of his generation but is best known for his work on the Up Series of documentaries and the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.

On 29 June 2003 he was elected president of the Directors Guild of America. He returned to television, directing the first three episodes of the TV series Rome. Apted directed Amazing Grace which premiered at the closing of the Toronto Film Festival in 2006. His most recent feature film project was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader which premiered on 30 November 2010 at the Royal Film Performance. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Michael David Apted, CMG (born 10 February 1941) is an English director, producer, writer and actor. He is one of the most prolific British film directors of his generation but is best known for his work on the Up Series of documentaries and the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.

On 29 June 2003 he was elected president of the Directors Guild of America. He returned to television, directing the first three episodes of the TV series Rome. Apted directed Amazing Grace which premiered at the closing of the Toronto Film Festival in 2006. His most recent feature film project was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader which premiered on 30 November 2010 at the Royal Film Performance. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 73

Birthday 1941-02-10

Place of Birth Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Michael David Apted

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Shades of Greene(1 episode)Director
2017 UnlockedDirector
2014 Bending the LightDirector
2013 Masters of Sex(6 episodes)Director
2013 Ray Donovan(2 episodes)Director
2012 Chasing MavericksDirector
2012 56 UpDirector
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderDirector
2007 The Power of the GameDirector
2006 Married in America 2Director
2006 Amazing GraceDirector
2006 What About Brian(1 episode)Director
2005 49 UpDirector
2005 Rome(3 episodes)Director
2005 Blind Justice(1 episode)Director
2002 EnoughDirector
2001 EnigmaDirector
2000 Me & Isaac NewtonDirector
1999 The World Is Not EnoughDirector
1998 42 UpDirector
1998 Always OutnumberedDirector
1997 InspirationsDirector
1996 Extreme MeasuresDirector
1995 New York News(1 episode)Director
1994 NellDirector
1994 Moving the MountainDirector
1994 BlinkDirector
1992 Incident at OglalaDirector
1992 ThunderheartDirector
1991 35 UpDirector
1991 My Life and Times(2 episodes)Director
1991 Class ActionDirector
1989 The Long Way HomeDirector
1988 Gorillas in the MistDirector
1988 POV(1 episode)Director
1987 Critical ConditionDirector
1985 Bring on the NightDirector
1984 28 UpDirector
1984 FirstbornDirector
1983 Gorky ParkDirector
1982 P'tang, Yang, KipperbangDirector
1981 Continental DivideDirector
1980 Coal Miner's DaughterDirector
1979 AgathaDirector
1978 Stronger Than The SunDirector
1977 The SqueezeDirector
1977 21 UpDirector
1976 Laurence Olivier Presents(1 episode)Director
1976 The Paradise RunDirector
1976 The CollectionDirector
1975 Wednesday LoveDirector
1974 StardustDirector
1973 Jack PointDirector
1973 Black and Blue(1 episode)Director
1973 Highway RobberyDirector
1973 Kisses at FiftyDirector
1972 The ReportersDirector
1972 Another Sunday and Sweet F.ADirector
1972 The Triple EchoDirector
1971 Follyfoot(1 episode)Director
1970 Play for Today(5 episodes)Director
1970 7 Plus SevenDirector
1968 Your Name's Not God, It's EdgarDirector
1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre(1 episode)Director

Production

2012 56 UpProducer
2005 Rome(23 episodes)Producer
1992 DraculaExecutive Producer
1992 Crossroads(12 episodes)Producer
1990 Criminal JusticeExecutive Producer
1964 Seven Up!Researcher

Acting

2018 Hillbilly as Self
2016 Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl as Himself - Director, Coal Miner's Daughter
2014 Bending the Light as Himself (voice)
2000 Now Pay Attention 007! as Himself
1985 Spies Like Us as Ace Tomato Agent

Writing

2013 Masters of Sex(1 episode)Writer
2005 Rome(3 episodes)Writer
1985 Bring on the NightWriter

Crew

1989 The Long Way HomeCinematography

Creator

Married in AmericaCreator

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