Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ documentary series, dies
A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentary series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough,” has died. A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday night. Apted served as a researcher on the first film and took over as director seven years later, continuing to check in with the subjects every seven years. “The series was an attempt to do a long view of English society,” Apted told Slant Magazine in 2019.
Lives Lost: Woman who performanced Shakespeare on the street
Her performance of Shakespeare was her holding onto her substance, that last vestige of a healthy self, DiGennaro said. A Georgia native, she attended Bennington College in Vermont, where a classmate remembers a vivacious woman who loved soul music and the theater. She was truly gifted, said Laura Spector, a friend from Bennington who would later reconnect with her in New Haven. It was about this time Holloway embraced Shakespeare, possibly inspired by her days at Yale. They would leave and go across the street, said Nick Yorgakaros, who owns a pizzeria on the street where Holloway would often perform.