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David Yates is a British filmmaker who has directed various short films, full-length films, and television productions. He is best known for his direction in the Harry Potter series. His notable work on the series got him commercial success and critical acclaim along with accolades. Some of them being the British Academy Britannia Award for Excellence in Direction. Some of his subsequent projects are documentary and adult drama, “Sex Traffic” (2004), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), and the sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).
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In 1988, Yates made a debut with the film, When I Was a Girl in Swindon. The film was shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival as a short film. In 1991, BBC hired him to direct a drama film titled Oranges and Lemons. His next short film, Good Looks, was showcased at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Family and Personal Life
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Talking about his personal life, Yates is married to Yvonne Walcott. She is the aunt of Theo Walcott, who is an Arsenal football player. The couple does not have any child. Yates has always preferred to work slowly and shoot several takes to get the best performance level out of the cast. Famous directors influenced Yates in the American film industry as David Lean, Ken Loach, and Steven Spielberg. Yates’s work style is characterized by political and social themes, practicality, atmospheric drama, and character-driven stories.
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Yvonne Walcott|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||David Yates|
|Age (as of today)||59 years|
|Date of Birth||October 8, 1963|
|Place of Birth||St Helens, Lancashire, England|
|Height||1.75 m, 5 feet 9 inches|
|Weight||75 kg, 165.5 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$25 million|
Height, Weight, and Age
David Yates' height is pretty average measuring 1.75 m. David Yates weighs 75 kg. Being born on October 8, 1963, translates to an age of 59 years as of todays date (June 11, 2023).
A lot of Hollywood films tend to be bloated, bombastic, loud. At the same time, I do like the infrastructure of making a blockbuster; it’s like having a big train set.David Yates
You never want to be the director who dropped the ball, you know?David Yates
I like to create an atmosphere where actors feel safe enough to take risks.David Yates
Personally, I read a lot of scripts.David Yates
In an ideal world, I’d bounce between big projects and no-budget TV dramas with fantastic scripts.David Yates