Peter Yates

Profession: Director
Peter Yates
Real name: Peter James Yates
Birthdate: July 24, 1929
Date of death: January 09, 2011
Age: 81 years
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Horoscope: Leo


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Peter Yates Nominations & Awards

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Directors Guild of America (DGA)

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Peter James Yates was an British Director. He has nominated for two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes Awards and two BAFTA Awards. He's known for Breaking Away (1979), The Dresser (1983) and The Deep (1977).

All Movies of Peter Yates

  • Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
    In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier whe...
    Character: Himself - Interviewee
    United Kingdom  2010
  • A Separate Peace (TV)
    Based on the classic novel by John Knowles, "A Separate Peace" tells the coming-of-age story of the students attending an all-boys prep school. With the possibility of being drafted for World War II, the boys try their b...
    Director of the film
    Canada  2004
  • Don Quixote (TV)
    John Lithgow stars as Don Quixote in the timeless story of an idealistic man who, along with an acquisitive squire, embarks on an adventurous journey in pursuit of his dreams. Alonso Quixana (Lithgow) has spent his life reading ch...
    Director of the film
    United States  2000
  • Curtain Call
    Stevenson Lowe (James Spader) and his girlfriend, Julia (Polly Walker), move into a brownstone haunted by an old unhappily married couple (Michael Caine and Maggie Smith). The young woman is hungry for marriage, but he doesn't wan...
    Director of the film
    United States  1999
  • Roommates
    Michael Holeczak has a most unusual roommate, his grandfather, Rocky. Now Rocky's a bit strange but loves Michael and only has his best interest. Michael would live with Rocky after his parents died. Michael would grow up go to sc...
    Director of the film
    United States  1995
  • Year of the Comet
    An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodygu...
    Director of the film
    United States  1992
  • An Innocent Man
    Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. R...
    Director of the film
    United States  1989
  • Suspect
    A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his lawyer. She sets to find the real killer, a...
    Director of the film
    United States  1987
  • The House on Carroll Street
    A romantic thriller about a woman who inadvertantly uncovers a government conspiracy to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the United States six years after World War II has ended.
    Director of the film
    United States  1987
  • Eleni
    Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy...
    Director of the film
    United States  1985
  • Krull
    Fantasy meets science fiction in this visually spectacular tale of valiant Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall) and Lyssa (Lysette Anthony), his young bride-to-be, who dwell in the mythical kingdom of Krull. During their wedding ceremony ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1983
  • The Dresser
    In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during t...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1983
  • Eyewitness
    This taut, twisting thriller stars William Hurt as Darryl Deever, a quiet New york City night janitor who leads a simple, unassuming life while dreaming of the woman of his fantasies, Tony (Sigourney Weaver), a beautiful local new...
    Director of the film
    United States  1981
  • Breaking Away
    BREAKING AWAY is a winning coming-of-age story with unusually well drawn characters, smart social commentary, and a terrific ensemble of fresh-faced actors soon to be famous. The rivalry between townies and college kids sets the s...
    Director of the film
    United States  1979
  • The Deep
    Peter Benchley, who wrote Jaws, also wrote The Deep. A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwa...
    Director of the film
    United States  1977
  • Mother, Jugs & Speed
    Two privately owned ambulance companies compete for the city contract in LA. The focus, F+B Ambulance Service, has the wildest crew on the block. Cosby (Mother) plays the veteran driver to whom rules are meant to be bent. Keitel (...
    Director of the film
    United States  1976
  • For Pete's Sake
    Henrietta Robins works out of her home and her husband Pete drives a cab to try to support her. When Pete gets a tip from one of his fellow drivers that a deal will be made by the Americans and the Soviets over pork bellies, he de...
    Director of the film
    United States  1974
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle
    In one of the best performances of his legendary career, Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie “Fingers” Coyle in Peter Yates’s adaptation of George V. Higgins’s acclaimed novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle. World-...
    Director of the film
    United States  1973
  • The Hot Rock
    Dr. Amusa approaches Dortmunder about a valuable gem in a museum that is of great signifigance to his people in Africa, stolen during colonial times. Dortmunder assembles a crack team of cat burglars and hatches an elaborate plan ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1972
  • Murphy's War
    Late WWII. Murphys' ship sunk by German U-boat, and survivors are brutally shot up in the water. Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew. He lands on a forgotten island and begins to plot his vengence. He wishes to sink the U-Boat...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1971
  • John and Mary
    Dustin Hoffman is John, and Mia Farrow is Mary in this drama about a couple who meet in a singles bar.
    Director of the film
    United States  1969
  • Bullitt
    Robert L. Pike's crime novel Mute Witness makes the transition to the big screen in this film from director Peter Yates. In one of his most famous roles, Steve McQueen stars as tough-guy police detective Frank Bullitt. The story b...
    Director of the film
    United States  1968
  • Robbery
    Dramatization of the true story of the 1963 British Royal Mail robbery.
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1967
  • Koroshi (TV)
    Koroshi combined the final two episodes of the Patrick McGoohan series Secret Agent (aka Danger Man), "Koroshi" and "Shindo Shiba," into one feature-length film that was released theatrically into overseas mark...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1966
  • Danger Man (TV Series)
    Three years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and continued in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now a Special Security Agent for MI9, getting his exo...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1964
  • Summer Holiday
    Four London Transport workers head off on a European holiday in a red double decker bus. British filmmaker Peter Yates directs singer Cliff Richard in the starring role in this early 1960s pop music romp. Richard plays Don, a mech...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1963