Biography

David Yates (born 30 November 1963) is an English director of film and television, best known for directing the final four films in the Harry Potter franchise.

His first two Potter films (Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince) became the highest-grossing entries in the series after the first instalment, which was later surpassed by Yates' Deathly Hallows, making him the most commercially successful British director in recent years. He is the only director in the series to be honoured with a Best Director accolade for his work on Harry Potter. He achieved international attention for his award-winning short films early in his career, which led to him becoming a prolific television director with credits including the BBC costume drama The Way We Live Now, the acclaimed political thriller State of Play and the BAFTA-lauded two-part drama Sex Traffic. Due to the success of these dramas and subsequent projects, Yates is considered as one of Britain's most celebrated directors of film and television.

Throughout his works, Yates uses hand-held cameras to visually provoke the subject matter; the technique is noted as one of his directorial trademarks. Yates is married to Yvonne Walcott, who is the aunt of Arsenal football player Theo Walcott.

Description above from the Wikipedia article David Yates, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

David Yates (born 30 November 1963) is an English director of film and television, best known for directing the final four films in the Harry Potter franchise.

His first two Potter films (Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince) became the highest-grossing entries in the series after the first instalment, which was later surpassed by Yates' Deathly Hallows, making him the most commercially successful British director in recent years. He is the only director in the series to be honoured with a Best Director accolade for his work on Harry Potter. He achieved international attention for his award-winning short films early in his career, which led to him becoming a prolific television director with credits including the BBC costume drama The Way We Live Now, the acclaimed political thriller State of Play and the BAFTA-lauded two-part drama Sex Traffic. Due to the success of these dramas and subsequent projects, Yates is considered as one of Britain's most celebrated directors of film and television.

Throughout his works, Yates uses hand-held cameras to visually provoke the subject matter; the technique is noted as one of his directorial trademarks. Yates is married to Yvonne Walcott, who is the aunt of Arsenal football player Theo Walcott.

Description above from the Wikipedia article David Yates, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 23

Birthday 1963-11-30

Place of Birth St. Helens, Merseyside, England, UK

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

Winter, the Dolphin that CanDirector
2024 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5Director
2022 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4Director
2020 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3Director
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldDirector
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemDirector
2016 The Legend of TarzanDirector
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Director
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Director
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceDirector
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixDirector
2005 The Girl in the CaféDirector
2004 Sex Traffic(2 episodes)Director
2003 The Young VisitersDirector
2003 State of Play(6 episodes)Director
2003 State of PlayDirector
2002 RankDirector
2001 The Way We Live Now(4 episodes)Director
1998 The Tichborne ClaimantDirector
1977 The Flumps(13 episodes)Director

Production

2014 Dolphin Tale 2Executive Producer
2011 Dolphin TaleCo-Producer
1991 Rod 'n' Emu(13 episodes)Producer

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