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Michael Apted, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ and ‘Up’ Series Director, Dead at 79

Michael Apted, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ and ‘Up’ Series Director, Dead at 79

Michael Apted, the director of Coal Miner’s Daughter, the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough and the Up documentary series, has died at the age of 79. Apted’s reps the Gersh Agency confirmed the filmmaker’s death to Variety, though a date or cause of death was not revealed.

“Director Michael Apted will always be remembered for the groundbreaking documentary Up series,” the Academy tweeted Friday. “A past president of the Directors Guild and Academy Governor, he also made many acclaimed feature films, from Coal Miner’s

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