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David Yates net worth:
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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 32020announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 22018pre-production
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them2016directed by
The Legend of Tarzan2016
Tyrant2014TV Series 1 episode
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 22011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 12010
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2007
The Girl in the Café2005TV Movie
Sex Traffic2004TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
The Young Visiters2003TV Movie
State of Play2003TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Rank2002Short
The Way We Live Now2001TV Mini-Series 4 episodes
The Sins2000TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Tichborne Claimant1998
Punch1996Short
Tale of Three Seaside Towns1995TV Series documentary 3 episodes
The Bill1994-1995TV Series 5 episodes
Moving Pictures1994TV Series documentary 1 episode
Good Looks1992Short
Oranges and Lemons1991Short
The Weaver's Wife1991Short
When I Was a Girl1988Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legend of Tarzan2016executive producer
Tyrant2014TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Tale of Three Seaside Towns1995TV Series documentary producer - 3 episodes
When I Was a Girl1988Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Weaver's Wife1991Short screenplay
When I Was a Girl1988Short screenplay

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2014TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I2010Video Game special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Harry Potter Director
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
1st Look2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Días de cine2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Acesso MTV2011TV SeriesHimself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 5: Evolution2011Video documentaryHimself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 6: Magical Effects2011Video documentaryHimself
ITV at the Movies2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 3: Creatures2010Video documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2007-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2008 European Film Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Winner People's Choice Award
Achter de schermen bij 'Harry Potter en de orde van de feniks'2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Das große RTL Special zum Film2007TV SeriesHimself
The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards2005VideoHimself - Nominee 'Sex Traffic'
1st Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards2004VideoHimself - Winner: Best Television Movie Serial 'State of Play'
Film '722016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Legend of Tarzan: Creating the Virtual Jungle2016Video shortHimself
The Legend of Tarzan: Tarzan Reborn2016Video shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2015TV SeriesHimself - Director, Harry Potter
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing Up2012Video documentaryHimself
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter2012Video shortHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Contribution to Cinematic Imagery AwardArt Directors GuildHarry 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)
2012Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2011BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)· J.K. Rowling
· David Heyman
· David Barron
2011Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsArtistic Excellence in Directing
2008Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
2008Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
2005BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SerialSex Traffic (2004)· Derek Wax
· Abi Morgan
2004Best Fiction ProgramCologne ConferenceState of Play (2003)
2004DGGB AwardDirectors Guild of Great BritainOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Movie/SerialState of Play (2003)
2002BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SerialThe Way We Live Now (2001)· Nigel Stafford-Clark
· Andrew Davies
2002Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest Drama Series/SerialThe Way We Live Now (2001)· Nigel Stafford-Clark (producer)
· Andrew Davies (writer)
1993Silver HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest Short FilmGood Looks (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2012HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)· Steve Kloves (writer)
2012SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest DirectorHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2011Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
2011HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)· Steve Kloves (screenplay)
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest DirectorHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
2008HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)· Michael Goldenberg (written by)
· J.K. Rowling (based on the novel by)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialThe Girl in the Café (2005)
2006Magnolia AwardShanghai International TV FestivalBest TV FilmThe Girl in the Café (2005)
2005DGGB AwardDirectors Guild of Great BritainOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Movie/Mini SeriesSex Traffic (2004)
2005GeminiGemini AwardsBest Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesSex Traffic (2004)
2004BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SerialState of Play (2003)· Hilary Bevan Jones
· Paul Abbott
2003BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Short FilmRank (2002)· Andrew O'Connell
· Robbie McCallum
1999Emden Film AwardEmden International Film FestivalThe Tichborne Claimant (1998)


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#Fact
1With a total of 4 installments under his belt, Yates holds the record for directing the most Harry Potter films.
2In 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.
3His favorite Harry Potter film is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) .
4Frequently works with composer Nicholas Hooper .
5Is one of four directors to helm the Harry Potter films, the others being Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón and Mike Newell.
6His favorite directors are David Lean, Ken Loach and Martin Scorsese.
7He trained as a director at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield.
8He worked at cre8 studios in Regent Circus in Swindon as a facilitator.

#Quote
1In 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.
2I 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.
3People 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
1Use of hand-held camera

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