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Michael Apted

Director

Born - 2 October 1941, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Died - 7 January 2021

Distinguished British director of long, narrow features and a mop of fair hair who made award-winning films, but is also known for his documentary work on the ground-breaking TV series that began with 7 Up (1963). Beginning as a researcher with Granada TV, he cut his teeth on numerous episodes of the long-running soap Coronation Street before entering films with The Triple Echo (1972). Later movie credits include Stardust (1974), The Squeeze (1977), Agatha (1979), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Continental Divide (1981), Gorky Park (1983), Bring On the Night (1985), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), Class Action (1990), Thunderheart (1992), Nell (1994), Extreme Measures (1996), The World is Not Enough (1999), Enigma (2001), Amazing Grace (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), Chasing Mavericks (2012) and Unlocked (2107), his last. The final episode of his epic TV series, 63 Up, appeared in 2019. He was three times married.