Peter Yates

British film director and producer (1929-2011)

Peter Yates (24 July 1929[1] – 9 January 2011) was an English movie director and producer. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire.[2] He was nominated for the Academy Award for the movies Breaking Away and The Dresser. He was also nominated several time for BAFTA Awards. One of his best-known movies is Bullitt (1968), starring Steve McQueen.[3] Yates died in London on 9 January 2011. He was 81 years old.[1][4]

Peter Yates
Peter James Yates

(1929-07-24)24 July 1929
Died9 January 2011(2011-01-09) (aged 81)
London, England
Occupation(s)Film director, producer
Years active1958–2010
TelevisionThe Saint
Danger Man
Virginia Pope
(m. 1960; died 2011)
ChildrenSon and daughter
Parent(s)Robert and Constance Yates

Films as director



  1. 1.0 1.1 Baxter, Brian (10 January 2011). "Peter Yates obituary". The Guardian.
  2. Hall, Sheldon. "Yates, Peter (1928[sic]–2011)". BFI screenonline. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  3. "Peter Yates dies at 81; director of 'Bullitt'". 11 January 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  4. "Peter Yates Tribute: The Obituary and Death Notice of Peter Yates". Associated Press. Retrieved 10 January 2011.

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