Michael Apted Biography (1941-)

Full name, Michael David Apted; born February 10, 1941, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England; son of Ronald William and Frances Amelia (maiden name, Thomas) Apted; married Joan, July 9, 1966 (divorced); married Dana; children: Paul, James. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Peters Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43Russell St., London WC2B 5HA England.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, screenwriter, actor
Birth Details
February 10, 1941
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Triple Echo (also known as Soldier in Skirts), Hemdale Releasing, 1973
  • Stardust, Goodtimes/Anglo, 1974
  • The Squeeze, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Agatha, Casablanca/First Artists, 1978
  • Coal Miner's Daughter, Universal, 1980
  • Continental Divide, Universal, 1981
  • Kipperbang (also known as P'Tang Yang, Kipperbang), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Gorky Park, Orion, 1983
  • 28 Up (documentary), First Run Features, 1984
  • First Born (also known as Firstborn and Moving In),Paramount, 1984
  • Executive producer, The River Rat, Paramount, 1984
  • Bring on the Night (also known as Sting: Bring on the Night), Samuel Goldwyn/A&M, 1985
  • Critical Condition, Paramount, 1986
  • Gorillas in the Mist (also known as Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey and The Adventures of Dian Fossey), Universal,1988
  • Class Action, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • 35 Up (documentary), Samuel Goldwyn, 1991
  • Thunderheart, TriStar, 1992
  • Incident at Oglala, Miramax, 1992
  • Blink, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Moving the Mountain (documentary), October Films, 1994
  • Nell, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Extreme Measures, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Inspirations (documentary), Clear Blue Sky Productions, 1997
  • Fortune's Fools, Fox 2000, 1998
  • The World Is Not Enough (also known as Pressure Point and T.W.I.N.E.), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1999
  • Me & Isaac Newton, 1999
  • 42 Up (also known as 42: Forty Two Up), First Run Features,1999
  • Enigma (also known as Enigma -- Das Geheimnis), Miramax, 2001
  • Enough, Columbia, 2002
  • Lipstick (short), 2002
  • Amazing Grace, 2006
  • Black Autumn, Fox 2000, 2006
  • Film Producer
  • 28 Up (documentary), First Run Features, 1984
  • 35 Up (documentary), Samuel Goldwyn, 1991
  • Inspirations (documentary), Clear Blue Sky Productions, 1997
  • 42 Up (also known as 42: Forty Two Up), First Run Features,1999
  • Film Executive Producer
  • The River Rat, Paramount, 1984
  • (With others) Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (also known as Dracula), Columbia, 1992
  • It's a Shame About Ray (short), 2000
  • Film Appearances
  • Ace Tomato agent, Spies Like Us, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Narrator and interviewer, 42 Up (documentary; also known as 42:Forty Two Up), First Run Features, 1999
  • Himself, The Making of "The World Is Not Enough" (documentary), 1999
  • Himself, More Than Enough (documentary short), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Director, Parkin's Patch, Yorkshire TV, 1969-70
  • Executive producer, Crossroads (also known as C. C. Riders), ABC, 1992
  • Also worked as director and investigative reporter, World in Action, ITV.
  • Miniseries
  • Director, Big Breadwinner Hog, Granada TV, 1968-69
  • Executive producer, Intruders: They Are Among Us (also known as Intruders), CBS, 1992
  • Executive producer, Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story(also known as Best Intentions: The Education and Killing of Edmund Perry and Best Intentions), NBC, 1992
  • Director and consulting producer, Rome, HBO and BBC2, 2005
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Seven Up (documentary), 1964
  • Number 10, Granada TV, 1968
  • Your Name's Not God, It's Edgar, Granada TV, 1968
  • In a Cottage Hospital, Granada TV, 1969
  • Don't Touch Him, He Might Resent It, Granada TV, 1970
  • Slattery's Mounted Foot, London Weekend TV/Kestrel Films, 1970
  • The Day They Buried Cleaver, Granada TV, 1970
  • Seven Plus Seven (documentary; also known as 7 Plus Seven),1970
  • Big Soft Nellie, Granada TV, 1971
  • The Mosedale Horseshoe, Granada TV, 1971
  • One Thousand Pounds for Rosebud, Granada TV, 1971
  • Another Sunday and Sweet F.A. (also known as ITV Sunday-Night Theatre: Another Sunday and Sweet F.A.), Granada TV, 1972
  • Joy, BBC, 1972
  • Said the Preacher, BBC, 1972
  • The Style of the Countess, Granada TV, 1972
  • High Kampf (also known as Black and Blue: High Kampf), BBC,1973
  • Jack Point, BBC, 1973
  • Poor Girl, Granada TV, 1974
  • "A Great Day for Bonzo," Childhood, Granada TV, 1974, PBS, 1977
  • Wednesday Love, BBC, 1975
  • 21 (documentary; also known as 21 Up), Granada TV, 1976
  • The Collection (also known as Laurence Olivier Presents: The Collection), Granada TV, 1976
  • P'tang Yang Kipperbang (also known as Kipperbang), Channel4, 1984
  • The Long Way Home, Yerosha Productions/Granada TV/CBS Music Video,1989
  • Always Outnumbered (also known as Socrates and Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned), HBO, 1998
  • 49 Up (documentary), ITV, 2005
  • Also directed Highway Robbery and Age 7 in the USSR (documentary).
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • (Uncredited) Researcher, Seven Up (documentary), 1964
  • Producer, Seven Plus Seven (documentary; also known as 7 Plus Seven), 1970
  • Executive producer, Criminal Justice, HBO, 1990
  • Producer, Age 7 in America (documentary; also known as 7 Up inAmerica), CBS, 1992
  • Executive producer, Strapped, HBO, 1993
  • Producer, 49 Up (documentary), ITV, 2005
  • Television Director
  • Pilots
  • The Dustbinmen, ITV, 1969
  • My Life and Times, ABC, 1991
  • Crossroads (also known as C. C. Riders), ABC, 1992
  • New York News, CBS, 1995
  • Marriage, HBO, 2004
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Director, Murder: A Professional Job, Granada, 1968
  • Director, There's a Hole in Your Dustbin Delilah, Granada, 1968
  • Director, Buggins' Ermine, Granada TV, 1972
  • Director, Haunted: Poor Girl, 1986
  • Executive producer, 14 Up in America, Showtime, 1998
  • Consulting executive, Born in the USSR: 14 Up, PBS, 1999
  • Director, Nathan Dixon, CBS, 1999
  • Advisor, Being Mick (documentary), ABC, 2001
  • Director and producer, Married in America (documentary), Arts andEntertainment, 2002
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "The Shooting War," City '68, Granada TV, 1967
  • "There's a Hole in Your Dustbin, Delilah," Playhouse, Granada TV,1968
  • The Lovers, Granada TV, 1970
  • "The Reporters," Play for Today, BBC, 1972
  • "Kisses at Fifty," Play for Today, BBC, 1973
  • "Stronger Than the Sun," Play for Today, BBC, 1977
  • Blind Justice, ABC, 2004
  • Also directed Coronation Street (also known as Corrie), ITVand CBC; Thirty-Minute Theatre, BBC; Haunted; Big Breadwinner Hog, ITV; Folly Foot, ITV; Black and Blue, BBC; My Life and Times, ABC; Crossroads, Arts and Entertainment; New YorkNews, CBS.
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Making of "Gorky Park" (documentary), 1983
  • (Uncredited) Voice of interviewer, 28 Up (documentary), Granada TV, 1984
  • (Uncredited) Voice of interviewer, 35 Up (documentary), Granada TV, 1991
  • A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (documentary; also known as Typically British!), 1997
  • Himself, The James Bond Story (also known as 007: The James Bond Story; documentary), 1999
  • Himself, Best Ever Bond (documentary), ITV1, 2002
  • Himself, James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002
  • Himself, ITV 50 Greatest Shows, ITV, 2005
  • Narrator/interviewer, 49 Up (documentary), ITV, 2005
  • Himself, The 50 Greatest Documentaries (documentary), 2005
  • Bleep! Censoring Hollywood (documentary), AMC, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Mad TV, Fox, 1999
  • This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), ITV, 2005
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Strawberry Fields, National Theatre, London, 1978
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Bring on the Night (also known as Sting: Bring on the Night), 1985
  • 35 Up (documentary), Samuel Goldwyn, 1991
  • Moving the Mountain (documentary), October Films, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, 4th ed., St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • American Film, September, 1990, p. 42
    • Interview, September, 1991
    • PR Newswire, June 14, 1999
    • Shoot, October 24, 1997, p. 1
    • Sunday Times Review (London), June 16, 1991

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