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Apted studied law and history at Cambridge University. He began his career in television, working as a researcher for Granada Television, eventually becoming a director for the station. During his time at Granada, he directed a number of episodes of Coronation Street.
For his work in television, Apted has won several British Academy Awards, including one for Best Dramatic Director.
He went to the United States in 1980, and there directed his first feature film, Coal Miner's Daughter, which got seven Academy Award nominations. Along with feature films, Apted has also directed a number of documentaries.
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