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Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ doc series and ‘The World Is Not Enough’, dies at 79

Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ doc series and ‘The World Is Not Enough’, dies at 79

Steven Soderbergh hails “remarkable body of work”.

Michael Apted, director of the "Up" documentary series and Bond thriller The World Is Not Enough, has died. He was 79.

Apted passed away on Thursday night (January 7). Sources at The Gersh Agency and Directors Guild of America (DGA) confirmed the news to Screendaily but did not provide further details.

The English film and TV writer and director was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on February 10, 1941, and served three terms as president of the DGA spanning 2003-2009.

He was a mainstay on the ground-breaking Up TV documentary series that chronicled the lives of 14 British people from childhood,

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