Peter Yates (born 24 July 1929 in Aldershot, Hampshire) is an English film director and producer. Events 1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Aldershot is a town in the English County of Hampshire, located on heathland about 60 km (37 miles southwest of London. Wildlife Hampshire has wildlife typical of the island of Great Britain England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film.
He went to Charterhouse School as a boy, graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked for some years as an actor, director and stage manager. Charterhouse, originally Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse, is a prominent boys independent or public school as they're known in Britain between The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art ( RADA) in Bloomsbury, London, is generally regarded as one of the most prestigious Drama schools in the world
In the 1950s he started in the movie industry as a dubbing assistant and later an assistant director for Tony Richardson. The film industry consists of the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking i Tony Richardson ( June 5, 1928 – November 14, 1991) was an English theatre and Academy Award -winning film
He made his first film Summer Holiday (1963) with Cliff Richard and later One Way Pendulum (1965), before directing the crime thriller Robbery, a fictionalised version of the Great Train Robbery, in 1967. For the crime see Robbery. Robbery is a 1967 British Crime film directed by Peter Yates. The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a £26 million Train robbery committed on 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge Ledburn near This led to his first American film, Bullitt, the following year. Bullitt is a 1968 American Thriller film starring Steve McQueen.
He earned four Oscar nominations - one for Best Director and a second for Best Producer for the movie Breaking Away in 1979, and another two (Director and Producer) for The Dresser, an adaptation of the popular stage play, in 1983. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Breaking Away is a 1979 film that tells the story of four teenagers in Bloomington Indiana who have graduated from high school and are not sure what they The Dresser is a 1983 film which tells the story of an aging actor's personal assistant who struggles to keep his charge's life together