Peter Yates

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Peter Yates
Born Peter James Yates
(1929-07-24)24 July 1929
Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK
Died 9 January 2011(2011-01-09) (aged 81)
London, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Film director, producer
Years active 1958–2010
Television The Saint
Danger Man
Spouse(s) Virginia Pope
(m. 1960; d. 2011)
Children Son and daughter
Parent(s) Robert and Constance Yates

Peter Yates (24 July 1929[1] – 9 January 2011) was an English movie director and producer. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire.[2] 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.[3] Yates died in London on 9 January 2011. He was 81 years old.[1][4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Baxter, Brian (10 January 2011). "Peter Yates obituary". The Guardian. 
  2. Hall, Sheldon. "Yates, Peter (1928[sic]–2011)". BFI screenonline. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  3. "Peter Yates dies at 81; director of 'Bullitt'". Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  4. "Peter Yates Tribute: The Obituary and Death Notice of Peter Yates". Associated Press. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 

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