26 October 1972 |
Exeter, Devon, England
Rupert Wyatt (born 26 October 1972) is an English writer and film director. His debut film was The Escapist, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008. His second film was Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).
He also co-wrote and directed the British prison escape thriller The Escapist (2008), starring Brian Cox, Damian Lewis, Dominic Cooper, Joseph Fiennes, Seu Jorge, Steven Mackintosh, and Liam Cunningham. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008, was nominated for eight international film awards, and was the winner of two. In March 2010, he was selected to direct Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise, which was based on a screenplay by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The film was released on 5 August 2011 to mostly positive reviews  and grossed more than $481 million worldwide.
He currently lives between Los Angeles and Hudson, New York with his wife, screenwriter Erica Beeney, and their two children.
|Nominated–British Independent Film – Douglas Hickox Award
Nominated–Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Nominated–London Critics Circle Film Award for Breakthrough British Filmmaker
|2011||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||Director||Nominated–Empire Award for Best Director
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Director
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