New Profile on David Yates


May 08, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

There is a new profile online today of Harry Potter film director David Yates. While most of this we have heard before, the piece is from the local paper where David Yates is from, and gives background on the director and his career. The article also notes how Mr. Yates is working on the final films in the Harry Potter series.

Yates took direction of the Harry Potter movie franchise in 2006
with the fifth film in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix. This notched incredible box office success as well as an Empire Award and two BAFTA nominations.

Meanwhile, July 15 will see the release of the upcoming Harry
Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, directed by Yates.

In fact he is also editing the seventh film Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows Part I and shooting Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows Part II. It will therefore be Yates who brings the curtain down on the
massively successful big screen adaptations of the Harry Potter books.

54 Responses to New Profile on David Yates

Avatar ImageStefanM94 says: Although i was only 7 when the first movie came out, i think that david yates has been the best director out of all the directors of the HP movies, and im glad to see that Warner Bors have decided to use Yates in the last 4 HP films as it show consistency. Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I like David Yates. Hopefully he can make HBP and DH the best ones yet! :)Avatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: The continuity of Director is great for the end of the franchise and he's so good with those darker filmsAvatar Imageccking says: I must admit I liked Alfonso Cuarón better David Yates just isn't my style...but i'm not complaining about him finishing the series, despite th fact I was only about 7 when the first movie hit theatres ,Avatar Imageele0206 says: I think the best director was the PoA one, but Yates is good.Avatar Imagemoglet says: "In fact he is also editing the seventh film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and shooting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II" This seems a slightly odd quote because it seems unlikely that they have finished all the filming for part one yet, so he could not be editing it could he?Avatar Imagemouse68 says: They've got one thing wrong - he isn't edited DH1 at the moment he is still filming it, they are filming scenes for both films at the same time, not seperately, even though the bulk of the second film will be shot later this year.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: For me the jury is still out on Yates - the Phoenix was very good but I want to see HBP before I crown himAvatar ImageT-Vey says: ^^ i agree. If HBP is as good as i think it will be.... he will be the best director for the series! GO David Yates!!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: yates is okay i suppose...I take issue with the screenply writers...they take all the good stuff out!!!Avatar ImageKennedyJames says: I loved Alfonso Cuaron the most, but I do enjoy David's direction and I think he is a very good director to be bringing our beloved franchise to an end *sniffAvatar ImageMatea says: Yay! I see that there is many of us who loved Alfonso Cuaron the best! I just didn't like OOTP. yes,effects are stunning,battle is amazing. but where is the HP story? but maybe its not directors fault,maybe screenwriter did it. we'll know after HBP. because Kloves is back(yes!) and it looks really if HBP turnes out amazing,then of course I'm looking forward to DH 1&2. because OOTP movie made me sick.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: Alfonso Cuaron is my favorite HP director, but I do like what Yates did with OOTP. If HBP is half as exciting as the trailers, it should be a really good film. The only other Yates film I’ve seen is “The Girl in the Café”- a very political film with Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald. I thought it was really well done.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I think he has done a great job with the movies. I don't think there is a way to please everyone. Avatar Imagebudgie says: I did enjoy the humor of Cuaron. It's hard to sort out screenwriter and director on some of what I do or don't like a bout a movie.Avatar ImageIcklEshAIrAkIns says: .i like David Yates but sad that he took out a lot of parts in OoTP... Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Cuaron made a great work! But Yates also deserves to be estimated! I hope after HBP we'll say that he is the best HP director)) Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: hiAvatar ImageEnricoDc says: Even if not David Yates is the director for HP5, The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix still notched incredible box office success. Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: I agree with Lily_Potter(ROAR). They ommited a lot from the book. Most of them are important part of the story: * Nearly Headless Nick * The Two-Way Mirror * Mundungus Fletcher * House-elf Dobby and a lot more...Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: mmmmAvatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: I'm waiting until I see HBP. OOTP is my least favorite HP movie.Avatar Imagelurking_llama says: OOTP was the best film in the series so far but that's not to say that it's because of the director. I think that the screenplay was the strongest and the acting was far more up to par in OOTP than either of the other four plays. I suppose I'll hold my judgement on what I think of him until July.Avatar Imagecleber says: alfonso cuaron always, but i think mr. yates's been doing a good job. i have good expectations for the three forthcoming filmsAvatar ImageXyra44 says: I'm with the Alfonso crew. OOTP was a bit episodic/choppy for me though well directed. Yates should be very comfortable with everything HP by now.Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: I think he has been the right choice for the films, I like the dark aspect.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: good for him! i mean WB obviously likes him enough to have kept him around to finish off the series.Avatar ImageLooie says: Yes, Alfonso Cuaron was pretty darn good, but I think I like Yates more... he did a really great job with OotP! I don't want to curtain to fall after the last movie though! :(Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: I do like Alfonso Cuaron better than Yates, and I didn't like OOTP very much, so I hope HBP and DH will be better.Avatar Imagehpftw says: No pressure ending it well ;) I'm sure he'll make it wonderful!Avatar Imagehpftw says: indeedAvatar ImageR-for-H says: Hopefully he will have done a great job!! XXAvatar Imagetourdefrance says: I've really enjoyed what David Yates has done, well done David :)Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: * joins the ranks of the Cuarón praising fans * Yup, another vote for Alfonso Cuarón and POA. I can't remember the GOF and OOTP movies all that well but I do know that POA is the only HP film so far which I've gone to see more than 3 times at the movies. I hope Yates can deliver what the fans expect, particularly with the two DH films. I'm not taking sides yet as far as his work is concerned, will have to watch OOTP again and then HBP in July to make up my mind about him.Avatar ImageHarryLight says: Looking forward to seeing the fruits of his labor.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: I like the pacing that Yates brought to OotP, even if everything was out of order haha.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: coool.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: yay yay david yates, but i must say alfonso cuaron was my favorite HP directorAvatar Imageavrenim says: i'm really looking forward to what he has done with the adaptations of hbp and dh!Avatar ImageDobbyWinkyKreacher says: Order of the Phoenix was totally ruined. Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: I liked David Yates very much :)Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I love David Yates work with the series. Cuaron influenced into the series into better films and nudged them out of the comfort zone but Yates made it grown up. So pleased he's finishing the series and can't wait for HBPAvatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Who'd have thought that Yates would become such a big part of the franchise. I'm sure he'll do just fine with the last movies. The only issues I had with OotP were related to the writing, not the directing.Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: the only thing I have against Cuaron is that he made them put on muggleclothes >:[ yates is alright OotP had a lot of cinematic aspects to it that some ppl would enjoy...i was just mad that they took out Quidditch & the fact that the whole movie was doused in gray. my fav director is chris columbus..he made the 1st movie seem soo so great like the introduction to the magical world was very..magical :DAvatar Imagecallicott3 says: Excellent! I love all Mr Yates' interviews!Avatar ImageSmitch says: I like all this talk about Alfonso and David. I think it is interesting to see where each director excels, and where they lack... I do enjoy the quirky dark humour of Cuaron, but I also love Yates for his full throttle approach. I think Yates' direction with the films is a very accurate portrayal of the series.Avatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: Yates is best director the HP movies had so far along with Chris Colombus!!!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: From what I've seen in the trailers, HBP looks really good. Avatar ImageDanielleD says: i hope he does a good job...Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: I really like how he's the one doing the 7th films, just for style sakeAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: coolAvatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Yates did an amazing job in the past, HBP is sure to be a heartstopper.Avatar ImageNennaNanna says: He has done great job with movies. I hope that HBP and DH be great movies!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Well, I guess it's good to know more things about him. :)

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