Rupert Wyatt

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Rupert Wyatt
Born Rupert Wyatt
(1972-10-26) 26 October 1972 (age 41)
Exeter, Devon, England
Occupation film director
screenwriter
cinematographer
film producer

Rupert Wyatt (born 26 October 1972) is an English[1] writer and film director.[2] 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).

Biography[edit]

Early days[edit]

Born and raised in Exeter, Devon, Wyatt was educated at Winchester College in Winchester, Hampshire.[2]

Producing career[edit]

Wyatt is the founder of the film collective Picture Farm, which has produced numerous shorts, documentaries and features, including the Sundance Award-winning documentary Dark Days.[2]

Directing career[edit]

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.[3] The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008, was nominated for eight international film awards, and was the winner of two.[4] 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.[5] The film was released on 5 August 2011 to mostly positive reviews [6] and grossed more than $481 million worldwide.

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, screenwriter Erica Beeney, and their son Theodore Alexander Finch Wyatt.

Filmography[edit]

Feature films
Year Title Credit Notes
2008 The Escapist Director
Writer
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
2014 The Gambler Director
Television
Year TV Series Credit Notes
2014 Turn Director Episode:
  • "Pilot"

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