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Michael Apted Biography

Michael Apted

Facts of Michael Apted

Date of Birth: 1941 , February-10
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

Quick Timeline of Michael Apted

1941 Born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
1964 His first project Up Series
1972 First feature film, The Triple Echo
1999 Directed a movie The World Is Not Enough
1966 Married to Jo Apted
2014 Married to Paige Simpson
1967 First child, Paul Apted
2007 Third child, Lily Mellis
1974 Won BAFTA Awards
2006 Won Directors Guild of America, USA
1985 Won International Documentary Association

Detail Timeline of Michael Apted

February 10 , 1941

Born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England

A multi talented man, Michael Apted was born as Michael David Apted in the early 1940s in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom to Ronald William Apted and Amelia Thomas. Both of his parents were the insurance company employee. He is of white ethnicity.

1964

His first project Up Series

He took training at Granada Television in Manchester for about half a year. While he was working as a researcher at Granada Television, he worked in a series of documentary films Up Series. He is also known for being the director of a British soap opera Coronation Street.

1972

First feature film, The Triple Echo

He made his feature film debut in 1972 by directing the drama movie The Triple Echo. In the mid 1970s, he also worked in the movies like Stardust, Trick or Treat, The Squeeze and so on as its director.

1999

Directed a movie The World Is Not Enough

Michael Apted is a director, producer and a writer from United Kingdom. He is popular in the world for being the director of the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. In 2012, he directed the movie Chasing Mavericks. 

July 9 , 1966

Married to Jo Apted

He got married to Dana Stevens. They got married on 9th of July 1966. Jo Apted is an actress and producer. Michael was also married to Dana Stevens. They also welcomed a child from this married life. Besides living a happy married life, this married life ended within few years. 

January 8 , 2014

Married to Paige Simpson

Michael is now strongly bonded into a married relationship with Paige Simpson. The got married on 8th of January 2014. Paige Simpson is also a popular in the film industry as a producer. They are still bonded into this married life.

February 6 , 1967

First child, Paul Apted

An American sound editor, Paul Apted was born on 6th of February 1967. He was born from the first married life of Michael Apted with his first wife Jo Apted. He was famous for his work on the movies like Alice in Wonderland, The Wolverine and so on. 

2007

Third child, Lily Mellis

He became father for the third time in his life in 2007. He and his second wife Dana Stevens welcomed two children from this married life and their first child Lily Mellis was born in 2007. Their second child is a son named John Apted.

1974

Won BAFTA Awards

He has been honored with BAFTA Awards several times in his life. He won this award for the first time in his life in 1974. He was honored with this award that year for Best Single Play. He has also been honored with this award in 1985 and 1992. 

2006

Won Directors Guild of America, USA

Till date he has been nominated in Directors Guild of America, USA for four different times and out of these four nominations, he has been honored twice. He won this award for the first time in 2006 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night. 

1985

Won International Documentary Association

In 1985, he got nominated in International Documentary Association for the first time in his life. He was also honored with this award that year. He has also once been honored with San Francisco International Film Festival and that was for Television - Drama-Television Feature.

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Michael and Jo Apted got married on 9th of July 1966. Jo Apted is an actress and producer. She is mainly popular for her work on the movies like Blue Money, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Villains. This married life also got dissolved after being the father of two children with her. Michael was also married to Dana Stevens. They also welcomed a child from this married life. Besides living a happy married life, this married life ended within few years.

Michael is now strongly bonded into a married relationship with Paige Simpson. They got married on 8th of January 2014. Paige Simpson is also a popular in the film industry as a producer. They are still bonded into this married life.

After Michael completed his secondary education, he won a scholarship to join City of London School. He studied there for several years and then he joined Downing College, Cambridge with a major in law and history. At his young age, he was not interested in the film industry. He dreamed something different but at the later stage of his life be became fascinated in the entertainment world. He took training at Granada Television in Manchester for about half a year. While he was working as a researcher at Granada Television, he worked in a series of documentary films Up Series. He is also known for being the director of a British soap opera Coronation Street. In 1967, he worked in a British supernatural drama series Haunted.   He made his feature film debut in 1972 by directing the drama movie The Triple Echo. In the mid 1970s, he also worked in the movies like Stardust, Trick or Treat, The Squeeze and so on as its director. His nationality is English and his net worth is in millions.