David Yates

1963 - Today

David Yates

David Yates (born (1963-10-08)8 October 1963) is an English filmmaker who has directed films, short films, and television productions. He is best known for directing the later four films in the Harry Potter series. His work on the series brought him critical and commercial success along with accolades, such as the British Academy Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.Yates also worked on various short films and became a television director early in his career. His credits include the six-part political thriller State of Play (2003), for which he won the Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, the adult two-part documentary drama Sex Traffic (2004) and the Emmy Award-winning television film The Girl in the Café (2005).Yates is a founding member of Directors UK. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Yates has received more than 1,747,398 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 462nd most popular film director.

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Among film directors, David Yates ranks 464 out of 1,305Before him are Martin Ritt, Patrice Leconte, Héctor Babenco, François Ozon, Fernando Meirelles, and Tony Gatlif. After him are Nadine Trintignant, Veljko Bulajić, Bryan Singer, Gérard Oury, Robert Enrico, and Jane Campion.

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Among people born in 1963, David Yates ranks 86Before him are Pierre Nkurunziza, Xuxa, Anita Mui, Kim Ung-yong, Liu Cixin, and Doris Leuthard. After him are Benjamin Bratt, Isaiah Washington, Marla Maples, Hakeem Olajuwon, Giuseppe Bergomi, and Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Yates ranks 1,842 out of 5,347Before him are Olivia Colman (1974), Alexander Bain (1818), Barbara West (1911), A. S. Byatt (1936), Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717), and Tony Brooks (1932). After him are Michael Sheen (1969), Alexander Cunningham (1814), Nell Gwyn (1650), Bernard Williams (1929), Matthew Paris (1200), and Thomas Andrews (1813).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, David Yates ranks 34Before him are Nicolas Roeg (1928), Anthony Minghella (1954), Roland Joffé (1945), Robert Stevenson (1905), John Badham (1939), and Derek Jarman (1942). After him are Lewis Gilbert (1920), Terence Fisher (1904), Ken Annakin (1914), John Madden (1949), J. Stuart Blackton (1875), and John Glen (1932).

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