Friday February 21, 2020

A flight of fantasy

The director of the new Harry Potter prequel, sees cinema as a way of unlocking emotions that would otherwise stay firmly repressed

13th November, 2016
David Yates directed the final four Harry Potter films

Famously one of the kindest directors working in Hollywood, David Yates is such a calm, soft-spoken and polite presence it’s almost difficult to visualise him as the director of such dramatic, action-packed films such as The Legend Of Tarzan, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Parts 1 and 2), and now Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. It’s also impossible to imagine how he’s not in a constant state of panic, given his epic...

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