James Bond director and Seven Up documentary filmmaker Michael Apted dies
The British filmmaker was known for the Up series of documentaries which followed the lives of 14 children since 1964 when they were seven years old, as well as directing Coal Miner’s Daughter and Gorillas In The Mist.
He also directed the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, which starred Pierce Brosnan, and several episodes of Coronation Street in the 1960s.
Thomas Schlamme, president of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), paid tribute to Apted in a statement, saying: “Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the passing of esteemed director, longtime DGA leader and my friend Michael Apted.
“His legacy will be forever woven into the fabric of cinema and our Guild.