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Peter Yates
Born
Peter James Yates

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

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 on 9 January 2011. He was 81 years old.

Films as director

  • The Saint (1962) (TV)
  • Summer Holiday (1963)
  • One Way Pendulum (1964)
  • Koroshi (1966) (TV)
  • Robbery (1967)
  • Bullitt (1968)
  • John and Mary (1969)
  • Murphy's War (1971)
  • The Hot Rock (1972)
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
  • For Pete's Sake (1974)
  • Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
  • The Deep (1977)
  • Breaking Away (1979)
  • Eyewitness (1981)
  • Krull (1983)
  • The Dresser (1983)
  • Eleni (1985)
  • Suspect (1987)
  • The House on Carroll Street (1988)
  • An Innocent Man (1989)
  • Year of the Comet (1992)
  • The Run of the Country (1995)
  • Roommates (1995)
  • Curtain Call (1998)
  • Don Quixote (2000) (TV)
  • A Separate Peace (2004) (TV)
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