Sam Yates (born August 30, 1983, in Stockport)[1] is an award-winning[2] British director.[3]

Yates was born in Stockport and attended Poynton High School.[3] He was selected as one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow in 2016,[4] named a rising star in The Observer in 2014,[3] and featured in GQ Magazine's "Men of the next 25 years" in 2013.[5] Yates has been described as "a major talent"[6] in The Guardian newspaper and "a director of unusual flair"[7] in The Observer. He studied English at Homerton College, Cambridge.[3][8]

His productions have been nominated for Olivier Awards (Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Murder Ballad (2017)[9], and Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for The Phlebotomist by Ella Road (2019).[10]

Yates has directed two music videos for Ivor Novello Award-nominated band Bear's Den, Auld Wives[11] and Emeralds.[12]

Yates is known for his "eclectic body of work" and his "superb sense for casting"[13], having directed leading talent Andrew Scott[14], Ruth Wilson[15], Hayley Atwell[16], Gemma Arterton[17], Christian Slater[18], Matthew Broderick[19], Ciaran Hinds[20], Elizabeth McGovern[21] and Jonah Hauer-King[22].

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/theatre-arts/getting-to-know-the-byways-of-muldoons-brain-was-joyous-37036553.html
  2. ^ http://www.film-festival.org/award16.php
  3. ^ a b c d Stephanie Merritt; Laura Barnett; Luke Jennings. "Rising stars of 2014". The Observer. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.screendaily.com/sam-yates-stars-of-tomorrow-2016/5109690.article
  5. ^ "Theatre: According to Michael Grandage | Director – The Men Of The Next 25 Years". GQ. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  6. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/oct/16/east-is-east-review-ayub-khan-din-stage
  7. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/dec/15/the-el-train-review
  8. ^ "Masterclass and Discussion: Shakespeare in Performance". Homerton 250. Homerton College, Cambridge. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/mar/06/olivier-awards-2017-full-list-of-nominations
  10. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/mar/05/olivier-awards-nominations-company-come-from-away
  11. ^ a b https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/bears-den-unveil-video-for-auld-wives-starring-joseph-marcell-geoffrey-fresh-prince-of-bel-air-a7079436.html
  12. ^ a b http://www.clashmusic.com/news/bears-den-celebrate-epic-london-show-with-new-video
  13. ^ https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/interviews/2017/interview-with-glengarry-glen-ross-director-sam-yates/
  14. ^ https://www.screendaily.com/news/watch-trailer-for-the-hope-rooms-starring-andrew-scott-/5111518.article
  15. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/dec/15/the-el-train-review
  16. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p048j1mr/player
  17. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6340422/
  18. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/nov/09/glengarry-glen-ross-review-christian-slater-is-top-dog-among-cut-throat-conmen
  19. ^ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/star-quality-shows-in-this-entertaining-life-lesson-rwtc7zv8t
  20. ^ https://www.screendaily.com/news/watch-trailer-for-the-hope-rooms-starring-andrew-scott-/5111518.article
  21. ^ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/star-quality-shows-in-this-entertaining-life-lesson-rwtc7zv8t
  22. ^ https://www.endemolshineuk.com/filming-begins-on-channel-5-drama-agatha-and-the-curse-of-ishtar/
  23. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/matthew-broderick-the-starry-messenger-west-end-a4042681.html
  24. ^ https://www.broadwayworld.com/uk-regional/article/THE-PHLEBOTOMIST-Comes-to-Hampstead-Theatre-20190218
  25. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/mar/05/olivier-awards-nominations-company-come-from-away
  26. ^ https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/glengarry-glen-ross-nigel-harman-uk-tour-2019_46862.html
  27. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/23/incantata-review-pain-poetry-and-potatoes-with-paul-muldoon
  28. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/apr/27/the-phlebotomist-review-hampstead-theatre-downstairs-london
  29. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/sam-yates-on-glengarry-glen-ross-david-mamets-men-are-still-very-present-amongst-us-a3685671.html
  30. ^ https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/kerry-ellis-to-star-in-uk-premiere-of-murder-ballad/
  31. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/mar/06/olivier-awards-2017-full-list-of-nominations
  32. ^ http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/sam-wanamaker-playhouse/cymbeline-2015
  33. ^ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/2015-charleson-awards-lpr5w66m5
  34. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/brighton-theatre/news/east-is-east-tour-cast_38096.html
  35. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/bath-theatre/news/ustinov-announces-spring-2015-season_36144.html
  36. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/05-2014/jane-horrocks-stars-in-east-is-east-as-part-of-sec_34378.html
  37. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jun/19/billy-liar-review-hilarious-revival-play-keith-waterhouse
  38. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/manchester-theatre/news/manchester-theatre-awards-foster-sher_37383.html
  39. ^ Kate Kellaway. "The El Train – review". The Observer. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  40. ^ "Cornelius, Finborough Theatre, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  41. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/theater/reviews/cornelius-is-revived-at-59e59-theaters.html?_r=0
  42. ^ Michael Billington. "Mixed Marriage – review | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  43. ^ http://www.broadwaybaby.com/listing.php?id=1666
  44. ^ http://www.broadwaybaby.com/listing.php?id=1524
  45. ^ http://www.screendaily.com/news/andrew-scott-ciaran-hinds-wrap-the-hope-rooms/5094590.article
  46. ^ a b http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/further-casting-announced-for-complete-walks-films_40028.html
  47. ^ http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/shakespeares-globe-complete-walk-casting_39764.html