A Lifelong Career in Documentaries and Features

▶ An Interview With Michael Apted



Michael Apted is widely known as one of the most prolific and critically and commercially successful filmmakers of the past five decades. He began in news, documentaries, and television in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and started making features in the 1970s, including the classics Stardust (1974) and Agatha (1979), the latter starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave. In the 1980s, his films Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Continental Divide (1981), Gorky Park (1983), and Gorillas in the Mist (1988) were nominated for a combined twenty-five Golden Globes, Oscars, and BAFTAs, winning one Oscar and four Golden Globes.

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