Michael Apted

1941 - 2021

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Michael David Apted (10 February 1941 – 7 January 2021) was an English television and film director and producer. Apted began working in television and directed the Up documentary series (1964–2019). He later directed Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), which was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Apted has received more than 1,191,898 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Apted is the 506th most popular film director (down from 375th in 2019), the 1,850th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,478th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular British Film Director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

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  • 54.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Michael Apteds by language

Over the past year Michael Apted has had the most page views in the with 119,939 views, followed by Italian (10,665), and French (10,312). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (103.82%), Southern Azerbaijani (88.62%), and Urdu (74.26%)


Among film directors, Michael Apted ranks 506 out of 2,041Before him are Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ernst Marischka, Gleb Panfilov, Vicente Aranda, Marcel Camus, and Henry Koster. After him are John Milius, Alessandro Blasetti, Lee Chang-dong, Richard Boleslawski, Ted Kotcheff, and Sam Wood.

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Among people born in 1941, Michael Apted ranks 198Before him are Salvador Sadurní, Hagen Kleinert, Jesse Jackson, Dana Ivey, Francisco Jara, and Dag Solstad. After him are Boris Vallejo, Kim Hye-ja, Ivanka Khristova, Carla Gravina, Esther Ofarim, and Harald Nielsen. Among people deceased in 2021, Michael Apted ranks 172Before him are Jozef Vengloš, Bob Dole, Andrey Myagkov, Yuan Longping, János Kornai, and DMX. After him are Pilar Bardem, Volodymyr Holubnychy, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Tomoyasu Asaoka, Donald Arnold, and Jorge Medina.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Apted ranks 1,850 out of 8,785Before him are Christine Keeler (1942), Rick Wakeman (1949), William Boyce (1711), George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon (1827), Louis Harold Gray (1905), and Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831). After him are Barbara West (1911), Susannah York (1939), John A. Hobson (1858), Eunice Gayson (1928), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), and Horatio Gates (1727).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Michael Apted ranks 32Before him are John Guillermin (1925), Michael Anderson (1920), David Yates (1963), Ken Russell (1927), Derek Jarman (1942), and John Badham (1939). After him are Mike Leigh (1943), Peter Yates (1929), Ken Annakin (1914), Paul W. S. Anderson (1965), Hugh Hudson (1936), and George Albert Smith (1864).