Peter Yates

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  • Birth Name: Peter James Yates
  • Birth Place: Ewshot, Surrey, England
  • Died: January 9, 2011
  • Profession: Director, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Directed episodes of the classic TV series Secret Agent and The Saint.
  • Feature-film directorial debut was Summer Holiday, a 1963 British musical.
  • Best remembered for directing the iconic car-chase scene in the 1968 Steve McQueen police drama Bullitt.

Awards

  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1979, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1979, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1979, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1985, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1983, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1983, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1985, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Nominee
  • 1970, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Nominee

Relationships

  • Constance Yates — Mother
  • Robert Yates — Father
  • Virginia Pope — Wife
  • Toby Yates — Son

College

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Peter James Yates
  • Birth Place: Ewshot, Surrey, England
  • Died: January 9, 2011
  • Profession: Director, Producer