Michael Apted, Versatile Director Known for ‘Up’ Series, Dies at 79


“The biggest social revolution in my life, growing up in England, has been the change in the role of women in society,” he acknowledged. “We didn’t have civil rights and Vietnam in England, but I think that particular social revolution is the biggest thing, and I missed it by not having enough women. And because I didn’t have enough women, I didn’t have enough choice of what options were in front of women who were building careers and having families and all this sort of stuff.”

He continued: “Looking at everything from ‘Agatha’ through ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ from ‘Nell’ and “Continental Divide,’ they’re all to do with women’s role in society and what women have to do to have a role in society, or the choices women have to make to stay in society or have a voice in society, in both straightforward and eccentric ways. That’s always interested me. And that, I think, stems from the feeling that I slightly missed out.”

Michael David Apted was born on Feb. 10, 1941, in Aylesbury, in central England, and grew up near London. 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He attended the celebrated City of London School from age 10, commuting into metropolis on the underground, after which studied historic earlier and regulation at the University of Cambridge. There his buddies included his fellow pupil John Cleese, later of the Monty Python troupe, and he labored on productions with Trevor Nunn, Mike Newell and Stephen Frears, who would all go on to distinguished directing careers. 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When that film was broadcast in May 1964, the response startled him.

“That first one,” he educated The Times in 2019, “was extremely successful. It was the truth of the class system out of the mouths of babes, and the whole country was shocked — people were just gobsmacked by the rifts in English society on celluloid.”



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