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David Yates Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

David Yates was born on 8 October 1963, in St Helens, Merseyside, England, and is an English filmmaker, almost certainly best known for directing the final four films in the “Harry Potter” film series.

A notable filmmaker, how wealthy is David Yates? According to sources, Yates has collected a net worth of over $22 million, as of early 2017, his fortune earned largely through his involvement in the film and television industry.

David Yates Net Worth $22 Million

Yates grew up on Merseyside, along with his two siblings; their parents died when he was a young boy. He attended St Helens College and then moved to the University of Essex in Colchester, graduating with a BA degree in Government in 1987.

He started to make short films during his teenage years, using a camera his mother had given him. His professional directing career started in 1988, when he wrote and directed the short film “When I Was a Girl”, which earned him several awards and paved his way into the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England. While there, he directed the short drama films “Oranges and Lemons” and “The Weaver’s Wife”, and his graduation film – “Good Looks” – earned him a Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival.

After his graduation in 1992, Yates went on to direct a number of episodes of the television series “The Bill”, and of the documentary “Tale of Three Seaside Towns”, plus the short film “Punch”. He then moved into his first feature film, the 1998 independent historical drama film “The Tichborne Claimant”, and his wealth began to grow.

In the early part of the 2000s, Yates directed several episodes of the miniseries’ “Sins”, and “The Way We Live Now”, a four-part television adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s same-titled novel. His fourteen-minute short film “Rank” earned him a nomination for the British Academy Film Award for Best Short Film, and his six-part drama serial “State of Play” received rave reviews and several awards as well. His next notable achievement of this period was his two-part drama entitled “Sex Traffic”, which won eight BAFTA and several other awards. He also directed the acclaimed television film “The Girl in the Café”, which won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie. All added to his wealth.

In 2006 Yates was chosen to direct “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by Warner Bros. Pictures the fifth film in the series; it won rave reviews, and was a great box-office success, which saw Yates selected to direct the sixth installment as well, the 2009 “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”. This film was also a great commercial success, with Yates’ directing praised. All these triumphs contributed to the growth of Yates’ popularity, and his net worth as well.

His involvement in the franchise didn’t stop here, directing in 2010, the seventh “Harry Potter” film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”, and a year later, the eighth and so far final in the series entitled “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”. Both films were big box-office successes, especially the latter as it became the highest-grossing film in the series, and the highest-grossing film of 2011. Yates’ popularity skyrocketed, as did his wealth.

In 2013 he directed the television pilot of the series “Tyrant” , and then began working on the action adventure film “The Legend of Tarzan”, released in 2016. In the meantime, he started to work on the first film in a series of five installments of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, based on the same-titled book by J. K. Rowling, and set in the world of Harry Potter. The film came out in 2016, achieving positive reviews.

Very little is known about Yates’ personal life, however, Yvonne Walcott is listed as his spouse. Additional details regarding his private life are unknown to the public.


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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 2020 announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 2018 pre-production
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4 announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5 announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 directed by
The Legend of Tarzan 2016
Tyrant 2014 TV Series 1 episode
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007
The Girl in the Café 2005 TV Movie
Sex Traffic 2004 TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
The Young Visiters 2003 TV Movie
State of Play 2003 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Rank 2002 Short
The Way We Live Now 2001 TV Mini-Series 4 episodes
The Sins 2000 TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Tichborne Claimant 1998
Punch 1996 Short
Tale of Three Seaside Towns 1995 TV Series documentary 3 episodes
The Bill 1994-1995 TV Series 5 episodes
Moving Pictures 1994 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Good Looks 1992 Short
Oranges and Lemons 1991 Short
The Weaver's Wife 1991 Short
When I Was a Girl 1988 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend of Tarzan 2016 executive producer
Tyrant 2014 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Tale of Three Seaside Towns 1995 TV Series documentary producer - 3 episodes
When I Was a Girl 1988 Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Weaver's Wife 1991 Short screenplay
When I Was a Girl 1988 Short screenplay

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2014 TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 2010 Video Game special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Harry Potter Director
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Himself
1st Look 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Días de cine 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Acesso MTV 2011 TV Series Himself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 5: Evolution 2011 Video documentary Himself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 6: Magical Effects 2011 Video documentary Himself
ITV at the Movies 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 3: Creatures 2010 Video documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2007-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The 2008 European Film Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Winner People's Choice Award
Achter de schermen bij 'Harry Potter en de orde van de feniks' 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Das große RTL Special zum Film 2007 TV Series Himself
The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2005 Video Himself - Nominee 'Sex Traffic'
1st Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2004 Video Himself - Winner: Best Television Movie Serial 'State of Play'
Film '72 2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Legend of Tarzan: Creating the Virtual Jungle 2016 Video short Himself
The Legend of Tarzan: Tarzan Reborn 2016 Video short Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2016 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2011-2016 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2015 TV Series Himself - Director, Harry Potter
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing Up 2012 Video documentary Himself
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter 2012 Video short Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award Art Directors Guild Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) · David Heyman (producer)
· David Barron (producer)
· Chris Columbus (director)
· Mike Newell (director)
· Alfonso Cuarón (director)
· J.K. Rowling (creator and author)
· Steve Kloves (screenwriter)
· Michael Goldenberg (screenwriter)
· Stuart Craig (production designer)
· Neil Lamont (supervising art director)
· Stephenie McMillan (set decorator)
2012 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2012 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2012 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2011 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Feature Film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) · J.K. Rowling
· David Heyman
· David Barron
2011 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards Artistic Excellence in Directing
2008 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
2008 Audience Award European Film Awards Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
2005 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Serial Sex Traffic (2004) · Derek Wax
· Abi Morgan
2004 Best Fiction Program Cologne Conference State of Play (2003)
2004 DGGB Award Directors Guild of Great Britain Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Movie/Serial State of Play (2003)
2002 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Serial The Way We Live Now (2001) · Nigel Stafford-Clark
· Andrew Davies
2002 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Drama Series/Serial The Way We Live Now (2001) · Nigel Stafford-Clark (producer)
· Andrew Davies (writer)
1993 Silver Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Short Film Good Looks (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2012 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) · Steve Kloves (writer)
2012 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best Director Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
2011 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) · Steve Kloves (screenplay)
2011 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Director Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2008 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
2008 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) · Michael Goldenberg (written by)
· J.K. Rowling (based on the novel by)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special The Girl in the Café (2005)
2006 Magnolia Award Shanghai International TV Festival Best TV Film The Girl in the Café (2005)
2005 DGGB Award Directors Guild of Great Britain Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Movie/Mini Series Sex Traffic (2004)
2005 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Sex Traffic (2004)
2004 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Serial State of Play (2003) · Hilary Bevan Jones
· Paul Abbott
2003 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Short Film Rank (2002) · Andrew O'Connell
· Robbie McCallum
1999 Emden Film Award Emden International Film Festival The Tichborne Claimant (1998)


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#Fact
1 With a total of 4 installments under his belt, Yates holds the record for directing the most Harry Potter films.
2 In November 2011, announced that he was in discussions with Jane Tranter, head of Los Angeles-based BBC Worldwide Productions, to bring the cult series "Doctor Who" to cinemas.
3 His favorite Harry Potter film is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) .
4 Frequently works with composer Nicholas Hooper .
5 Is one of four directors to helm the Harry Potter films, the others being Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón and Mike Newell.
6 His favorite directors are David Lean, Ken Loach and Martin Scorsese.
7 He trained as a director at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield.
8 He worked at cre8 studios in Regent Circus in Swindon as a facilitator.

#Quote
1 In an ideal world, I'd bounce between big projects and no-budget TV dramas with fantastic scripts. A lot of Hollywood films tend to be bloated, bombastic, loud. At the same time, I do like the infrastructure of making a blockbuster; it's like having a big train set.
2 I like to create an atmosphere where actors feel safe enough to take risks. I certainly don't believe in being a macho bully; I'm not interested in frightening good work out of people. It's bollocks.
3 People who work in television often don't think they can trust film makers because they are supposed to be a bit more arty and self indulgent, and people in film might think anyone who works in television is a hack. If we had more filmmakers working in television, and more television writers and directors working in film, we'd have a much healthier and more vital industry.

#Trademark
1 Use of hand-held camera
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