Michael Apted

1941 - 2021

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Michael David Apted, (10 February 1941 – 7 January 2021) was a British 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 901,675 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Michael Apted is the 525th most popular film director (up from 743rd in 2019), the 1,987th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,699th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Michael Apted ranks 525 out of 1,580Before him are Don Bluth, Ferdinand Zecca, Georges Franju, John Hughes, Lawrence Kasdan, and Pierre Woodman. After him are Mark Robson, Jean Girault, Tom Tykwer, Dadasaheb Phalke, Gore Verbinski, and Derek Jarman.

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Among people born in 1941, Michael Apted ranks 202Before him are Emmett Till, İdil Biret, Chucho Valdés, Boris Vallejo, Bohdan Stupka, and Fionnula Flanagan. After him are Laisenia Qarase, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Ignazio Giunti, Hernando de Soto Polar, Federico Faggin, and Nate Thurmond. Among people deceased in 2021, Michael Apted ranks 5Before him are Martinus J. G. Veltman, Phil Spector, Sheldon Adelson, and Tanya Roberts. After him are Marion Ramsey, Henri Schwery, Carlos do Carmo, Eusébio Scheid, Vassilis Alexakis, Rush Limbaugh, and Colin Bell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Apted ranks 1,987 out of 6,924Before him are Ernest William Brown (1866), David Gill (1843), David Knopfler (1952), Paul Freeman (1943), John Maynard Smith (1920), and Peter Frampton (1950). After him are Dua Lipa (1995), Æthelfrith (600), John William Draper (1811), Thomas Beecham (1879), Edith Pargeter (1913), and James Legge (1815).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Michael Apted ranks 42Before him are Michael Powell (1905), Jack Clayton (1921), Anthony Asquith (1902), Robert Stevenson (1905), Norman McLaren (1914), and John Glen (1932). After him are Derek Jarman (1942), Lewis Gilbert (1920), J. Stuart Blackton (1875), Ken Annakin (1914), Terence Fisher (1904), and Stephen Daldry (1960).