David Yates
David Yates
Celebrated Name: David Yates
Real Name/Full Name: David Yates
Gender: Male
Age: 60 years old
Birth Date: October 8, 1963
Birth Place: St Helens, Lancashire, England
Nationality: British
Height: 5 ft 9 inches
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Yvonne Walcott
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is David Yates Gay?: No
Profession: Filmmaker
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $25 million
Last Updated: June 2024

David Yates is a British filmmaker who has directed various short films, full-length films, and television productions. He is best known for his direction in the Harry Potter series. His notable work on the series got him commercial success and critical acclaim along with accolades. Some of them being the British Academy Britannia Award for Excellence in Direction. Some of his subsequent projects are documentary and adult drama, “Sex Traffic” (2004), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), and the sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

For the six-part political thriller, State of Play (2003), he won the Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. He won the Emmy Award for his TV television movie The Girl in the Café (2005). Yates is also the founded associate of Directors UK. Being a director and producer, Yates is in close ties with Warner Bros.

Maybe you know about David Yates very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of David Yates’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

David Yates was born on October 08, 1963, in Lancashire, England. He has an older sister and a younger brother. At the young age, he lost his parents. He was raised in the town of Rainhill. Since when he was young, he was interested in film direction and was motivated to pursue a career in filmmaking. Steven Spielberg’s movie Jaws (1975) was an inspiration for him.

His mother got him a Super 8mm camera using which he used to shoot several movies of his friends and family members. Yates went to Grange Park High School. He completed his graduation from St. Helens College. He later attended the University of Essex. He graduated in 1987, securing a BA in Government. Yates learnt direction at The National Film and Television School.

Personal Life

Talking about his personal life, Yates is married to Yvonne Walcott. She is the aunt of Theo Walcott, who is an Arsenal football player. The couple does not have any child. Yates has always preferred to work slowly and shoot several takes to get the best performance level out of the cast. Famous directors influenced Yates in the American film industry as David Lean, Ken Loach, and Steven Spielberg. Yates’s work style is characterized by political and social themes, practicality, atmospheric drama, and character-driven stories.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on October 08 1963, David Yates is 60 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024. His height is 5 ft 9 inches tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


In 1988, Yates made a debut with the film, When I Was a Girl in Swindon. The film was shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival as a short film. In 1991, BBC hired him to direct a drama film titled Oranges and Lemons. His next short film, Good Looks, was showcased at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Between 1994 and 1995, Yates directed numerous episodes of the ITV police procedural, “The Bill.” In 1998, he released the independent historical-drama movie, The Tichborne Claimant. This film was displayed at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In 2000, Yates returned to the small screen and directed a few episodes of “Greed, Envy, and Lust.” In 2001, he earned a nomination for 56th BAFTA Awards with a British Academy Film Award for Best Short Film for his fourteen-minute production, titled Rank.

In 2003, he came with his six-part thriller titled State of Play that received the Spielfilm Award at the Cologne Conference, Germany. He was also awarded the Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement.

In 2004, Yates came with his two-part documentary and adult drama titled Sex Traffic that won eight BAFTA Awards. Later, Yates directed a television film The Girl in the Café that was aired in 2005 on the BBC in Britain. This film earned the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, and nominations for Outstanding Directing for Yates.

Between 2006 and 2011, Yates directed several films of the Harry Potter series that earned him instant recognition and success. He earned several awards for his direction in below Harry Potter films:

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)

Awards & Achievements

  • David Yates has achieved following accolades and awards in his filming career.
  • Won San Francisco International Film Festival: Golden Gate Award for Best Short Film “When I Was a Girl” in 1991
  • Won Award for Best Film, When I Was a Girl in 1991
  • Won Chicago International Film Festival: Silver Hugo Award for Good Looks in 1992
  • Won BAFTA: British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Serial, The Way We Live Now in 2002
  • Won Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a TV Movie/Serial, the State of Play in 2003
  • Won Cologne Conference: TV Spielfilm Award for Best Fiction Programme, State of Play Won in 2004
  • Won BAFTA: British Academy Television Award For Best Drama Serial, Sex Traffic in 2005
  • Won Prix Italia Award for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series, Sex Traffic in 2005
  • Won Empire Award For Best Director For Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2008.
  • Won BAFTA: Britannia Award for John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing Harry Potter in 2011.

Net Worth & Salary of David Yates in 2024

David Yates Net Worth
David Yates Net Worth

David Yates is one of the reputed and famed English filmmakers. For this noteworthy contribution in the area of films and television serials, he has made a whopping net worth of $25 million as of June 2024. He earned the maximum portion of his net worth from the sales of some of his blockbuster films that includes the last four movies in the Harry Potter series.

For these movies, he has received the BAFTA Britannia Award for Excellence. In addition to it, as a creative television director, Yates received critical acclaim for his direction in the political thriller State of Play (2003), and the two-part drama titled Sex Traffic (2004). In 2005, he got instant success from HBO production The Girl in the Café.

David Yates is one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the British entertainment industry. He received immense success and fame for his direction in the last four movies in the Harry Potter film series. The instant success he garnered from his blockbuster films made Yates the most successful director in Britain.


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