Profession: Film Director, Television Director, Producer, Writer, Actor Date of Birth: Nov 30, 1962 Country: England, United Kingdom
David Yates is an English filmmaker he has a net worth of $22 million. David Yates has earned his net worth as filmmaker well-known for his work directing the final four films in the Harry Potter film series. The extreme success of the final four installments, which all became an instant blockbuster and made him the most successful British director in recent years. David was born on November 30, 1963 in St Helens, Merseyside, England, and United Kingdom. He received the BAFTA Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing for the final four Harry Potter films. As a prolific television director he is was responsible for the acclaimed directing of the political Thriller State of Play in 2003, the two-part drama Sex Traffic in 2004 and the HBO production The Girl in the Caf'e in 2005. His parents died when he was young, he grew up in the village of Rainhill. After watching the 1975 Steven Spielberg film Jaws, he was inspired to pursue a career in the film industry. He completed the courses of sociology, political studies and literature at St Helens College, and then moved on to the University of Essex and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He is married to Yvonne Walcott, who is the aunt of Arsenal football player Theo Walcott; they do not have any children together.
David Yates (born 30 November 1963) is an English filmmaker. He began his career by directing various short films and television productions before rising to mainstream prominence by directing the final four films in the Harry Potter series: instalments five, six, seven, and eight. This feat made him the most commercially successful British director in recent years. His final Harry Potter film garnered the highest critical acclaim of the series and his direction of the four films gained him accolades, notably the BAFTA Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing. Yates' following works include Your Voice In My Head (2012), The Reliable Wife (2013), and the upcoming Al Capone trilogy Cicero. Early in his career, Yates received attention for his award-winning short films and became a prolific television director with credits including the acclaimed political thriller State of Play (2003), for which he won the Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, the BAFTA-lauded two-part drama Sex Traffic (2004), and the Primetime Emmy Award-winning HBO production The Girl in the Caf'e (2005). Due to the success of these dramas and various other projects, Yates is considered to be one of Britain's most celebrated directors of film and television. He has been recognised for his transition from dramatic programming to budget cinema and his works have displayed political and social themes with stylistic realism; his use of hand-held cameras is noted as one of his directorial trademarks. Yates is one of the founding members of Directors UK and has been a participant at award ceremonies in association with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. David Yates was born in Rainhill, Merseyside, England on 30 November 1963. His parents died when he was young. Yates was inspired to pursue a career in filmmaking after watching Steven Spielberg's 1975 movie Jaws. Before her death, Yates' mother bought him a Super 8mm camera. He use
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'Harry Potter's' David Yates to Direct FX Drama Pilot 'Tyrant'
Prior to that, much of his small screen work was done in the U.K. On the feature side, Yates directed four of the Harry Potter films, including the franchise's two-part conclusion. Yates is repped by CAA, Jenne Casarotto and attorney Alan Hergott.
Posted: June 12, 2013, 4:26 pm
David Yates' Tarzan is shutting down their production office, Warner Bros may try again next year
David Yates' ambitious TARZAN is shutting down according to Deadline. The production office setup for the film at Warner Bros has been closed and all plans to try and mount the production this year are seemingly off. Those involved at the studio say that ...
Posted: April 9, 2013, 5:00 pm
Royal Ascot bosses need to reshape race schedule to move with the times
My way, there is a natural crescendo to the highest peak of the afternoon ... That means the Queen Anne Stakes has to move. I completely understand the need to get punters through the gates on a Tuesday, but to have three Group 1 events on one card ...