Director David Yates grew up in St. Helens, Merseyside, and studied at the University of Essex and at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. An award-winning television director, Yates won his first BAFTA TV Award for his work on the BBC miniseries ‘The Way We Live Now’ a period drama starring Matthew Mcfadyen and Miranda Otto. In 2003, he received another BAFTA TV Award for directing the drama series State of Play and went on to earn a third BAFTA with the gritty two-part drama ‘Sex Traffic’. 2005’s The Girl in the Cafe saw an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special before he went on to direct the final four films of the much loved Harry Potter series.

At Digital Biscuit David Yates talks Deathly Hallows, Half Blood Princes, Harry Potter, Hollywood, and visual fx for big budget films for muggles and non muggles alike.

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