British director Michael Apted has passed away at the age of 79.
The filmmaker and documentary director is known for films such as “Gorilla in the Mist” and “The Coal Miner’s Daughter”, as well as his long-term documentary “Up” documentary.
His death has been confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter by his agency. No further details yet.
Apted said in an interview last year: “The series tries to look at British society from a long-term perspective.” “The school system needs to be played in the background.”
In order to be promoted to the latest issue, Apted expressed the hope that in another seven years, he will continue, as long as he “can breathe and speak”.
In the 1970s, Apted made its first big screen appearance and directed the World War II TV series “Triple Echoes”, starring Oliver Reid and Granda Jackson. But he saw the success of his first major film in 1980 with the coal miner’s daughter (this is the Rosie Lynn biopic starring Sissy Spacek). The film won 7 Oscar nominations and won the Best Actress Award by Spacek.
Apted continues to direct Sigourney Weaver in “Gorilla in the Mist”, which also received 5 Oscar nominations. Nell won an Oscar nomination for Jodie Foster; Kate Winslet’s play “Mystery”; Jennifer Lopez’s thriller “Enough”, recently One is the action film “Unlock” starring Noomi Rapace.
He said in an interview in 2017: “I like the women in the movie center because I find that female characters bring a lot of emotion to the story, no matter what the story is.” “Whether it is a gorilla woman or a country music singer, The emotional life of women-at least on the surface-is more dramatic than that of men.”
He also directed James Bond’s adventure novel “The World Is Not Enough” and the fantasy sequel “The Chronicles of Narnia”: “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”.
Apted’s peers on Twitter (including Paul Feig, the head of the bridesmaid group) have been remembered.
“So very, very sad to hear that Michael Apt is passing by,” Feige wrote. “He has always been kind to me, and I admire his work very much.”
Gale Anne Hurd, the producer of “Aliens and Terminators,” tweeted: “Another legendary filmmaker is gone… an excellent documentary director and an excellent Colleagues. Do me a favor and take a look at his excellent photographs.”
Apted’s wife Paige Simpson, sons Jim and John, and daughter Lily Mellis survived.