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David Yates is a Actor, Director and Co-Producer British born on 30 november 1963 at St Helens (United-kingdom)

David Yates

David Yates
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Birth name David Yates
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 30 november 1963 (55 years) at St Helens (United-kingdom)

David Yates (born 30 November 1963) is an English filmmaker who has directed feature films, short films, and television productions.

He rose to mainstream prominence by directing the final four films in the Harry Potter film series: entries five, six, seven, and eight (2007–2011). His work on the series brought him major commercial success along with accolades, such as the Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. Yates' following projects include Tyrant (TBC), Tarzan (TBC), and the Cicero film trilogy (TBC).

Early in his career, Yates directed various short films and became a prolific television director with credits including the acclaimed six-part political thriller State of Play (2003), for which he won the Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, the adult two-part documentary drama Sex Traffic (2004), and the Primetime Emmy Award-winning production The Girl in the Café (2005).

Yates is a founding member of Directors UK. He has had a close partnership with Warner Bros. as a director/producer.

Biography

Il naît à St Helens dans le Merseyside, le 30 novembre 1963. Ses parents meurent quand il est très jeune. Élevé avec son jeune frère, Andrew, et sa sœur aînée, Beverley dans le village de Rainhill en Angleterre, il décide d'entamer une carrière dans le cinéma après avoir vu le film Les Dents de la mer, réalisé par Steven Spielberg. Avant sa mort, sa mère lui avait acheté une Super 8 film camera . Il l'utilise de nombreuses fois pour tourner des films dans lesquels figurent sa famille et ses amis.

Il fréquente le St Helens College où il suit des cours de sociologie, de politique et de littérature. Il obtient par la suite son Baccalauréat universitaire ès lettres en 1987 à l'Université de l'Essex. À l'université, Yates forme la Film and Video Production Society.

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Filmography of David Yates (14 films)

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Actor

The Colditz Story, 1h34
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War
Themes Prison films, Political films
Actors John Mills, Eric Portman, Ian Carmichael, Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes, Guido Lorraine
Rating70% 3.5464753.5464753.5464753.5464753.546475
British, French, Dutch and Polish Prisoners of War (POWs) (and some other nationalities), who have made escape attempts but been recaptured, are sent to Oflag IV-C, a supposedly secure castle in Saxony, in the heart of Germany during the Second World War. At first the different nationalities try to initiate their own plans until the senior British officer steps in and suggests co-operation between the different contingents. At first, the coordination fails because one of the prisoners is supplying information to the German guards. After he is discovered, plans remain secret and there follows a number of escapes; some successful, some not.

Director

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol
Rating68% 3.401443.401443.401443.401443.40144
En 1927, quelques mois seulement après son arrestation par le Congrès magique des États-Unis, Gellert Grindelwald s'évade et souhaite rassembler des sorciers de « sang-pur » afin de régner sur l’ensemble de la population non magique. Albus Dumbledore, un professeur renommé de l'école de sorcellerie de Poudlard, au Royaume-Uni, semble le seul en mesure de l'arrêter. Les deux hommes, anciens amis d'enfance, seraient devenus ennemis depuis un accident au cours duquel la jeune sœur de Dumbledore aurait perdu la vie.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2h13
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler
Rating73% 3.651523.651523.651523.651523.65152
1926. Norbert Dragonneau rentre à peine d'un périple à travers le monde où il a répertorié un bestiaire extraordinaire de créatures fantastiques. Il pense faire une courte halte à New York mais une série d'événements et de rencontres inattendues risquent de prolonger son séjour. C'est désormais le monde de la magie qui est menacé.
Tarzan
Tarzan (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt
Rating62% 3.142343.142343.142343.142343.14234
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life in London as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian Captain Rom (Christoph Waltz).
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, 2h10
Directed by David Yates
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
Rating80% 4.0499754.0499754.0499754.0499754.049975
Lord Voldemort retrieves the Elder Wand from Albus Dumbledore's grave. After burying Dobby, Harry Potter asks the help of goblin Griphook, Ron, and Hermione to break into Bellatrix Lestrange's vault at Gringotts bank, suspecting a Horcrux may be there. Griphook agrees, in exchange for the Sword of Gryffindor. Wandmaker Ollivander tells Harry that two wands taken from Malfoy Manor belonged to Bellatrix and to Draco Malfoy, but Malfoy's has changed its allegiance to Harry.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, 2h26
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Harry Potter, Films about dragons, Ghost films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton
Rating76% 3.8499653.8499653.8499653.8499653.849965
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry would remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, with Harry watching Dursleys depart and Hermione wiping her parent's memories of her.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2h34
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter
Rating75% 3.7999653.7999653.7999653.7999653.799965
Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the wizarding and Muggle worlds and has chosen Draco Malfoy to carry out a secret mission. Severus Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow with Draco's mother, Narcissa, to protect Draco and fulfill the assignment if he fails.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2h18
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis
Rating75% 3.751073.751073.751073.751073.75107
Harry Potter is forced to defend himself against charges of using magic while underage, and in the presence of his Muggle cousin Dudley, after the two are attacked by Dementors. The Order of the Phoenix, a secret organisation founded by Albus Dumbledore, inform the now pending expulsion Harry that the Ministry of Magic is oblivious to Lord Voldemort's return; under the Ministry's influence, The Daily Prophet has launched a smear campaign towards Harry and Dumbledore following Harry's encounter with Voldemort at the end of the previous year. This encounter had a huge psychological effect on Harry – he has nightmares not only about what happened in the graveyard but also about the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry of Magic. While at the Order's headquarters, Harry's godfather, Sirius Black, mentions that Voldemort is after an object which he did not have last time.
Sex Traffic
Directed by David Yates
Genres Drama
Actors Anamaria Marinca, Wendy Crewson, John Simm, Paterson Joseph, Maria Popistașu, Dolly Wells
Rating78% 3.9296353.9296353.9296353.9296353.929635
A trafficking ring is discovered by an investigator. He attempts to expose the business which forces young women from Eastern Europe into a life of sex slavery.
Rank
Rank (2002)
, 14minutes
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Rating66% 3.304773.304773.304773.304773.30477
Rank tells the story of a street gang that cross Glasgow to witness the arrival of a group of Somali refugees. The themes of racism, friendship and adolescence are reflected throughout the film.
The Tichborne Claimant, 1h38
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Robert Pugh, Stephen Fry, Robert Hardy, John Gielgud, Charles Gray, James Villiers
Rating62% 3.1487953.1487953.1487953.1487953.148795
Based on a true story, the film is set in the late 19th century. Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later his erudite Afro-English valet, Bogle, is sent to investigate rumors that Tichborne survived and settled in Australia. An alcoholic ruffian answers Bogle's inquiries claiming to be the lost heir. Bogle suspects fraud, but conspires with the claimant to split the inheritance should the latter successfully pass himself off to friends, family and the courts. As the claimant returns to England to continue his charade, enough people confirm his identity to make both the claimant and Bogle believe that he just might be the rightful heir after all.

Producer

Dolphin Tale 2, 1h47
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Harry Connick, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman
Roles Executive Producer
Rating64% 3.202793.202793.202793.202793.20279
Four years after saving Winter, a CMA dolphin who lost her tail, a now 15-year-old Sawyer gets a chance at a scholarship to attend an elite SEA Semester program which involves three months at sea to do marine mammal research after impressing the council with a show where Bethany Hamilton comes and swims with Winter.
Dolphin Tale, 1h52
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Harry Connick, Nathan Gamble, Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Cozi Zuehlsdorff
Roles Co-Producer
Rating68% 3.4493.4493.4493.4493.449
Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble), a lonely 11-year-old, has fallen behind in school since being abandoned by his father five years earlier. His only friend is his cousin Kyle (Austin Stowell), a champion swimmer who hopes to compete in the Olympics. Kyle leaves to spend time in the army.