Peter Yates (24 July 1929 - 9 January 2011) was an English movie director and producer. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire. He was nominated for the Academy Award for the movies Breaking Away and The Dresser. He was also nominated several time for BAFTA Awards. One of his best-known movies is Bullitt (1968), starring Steve McQueen. Yates died in London.
- "Peter Yates dies at 81; director of 'Bullitt'". articles.latimes.com. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/11/local/la-me-peter-yates-20110111. Retrieved 13 January 2011.