Peter Yates
Date of Birth
Jul 24, 1929
Birth Place:
Ewshott, Surrey, England

Biography

British director Peter Yates graduated from his early '60s low-budget feature debut, the musical comedy Summer Holiday (1963), starring Cliff Richard and the Shadows, to the superb thriller Robbery (1967) with Stanley Baker. It was a short jump to the American thriller Bullitt (1968), starring Steve McQueen, the definitive cop thriller of its decade with the first car chase that anyone remembers...