Real Name/Full Name David Yates
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: David Yates
Birth Place: St. Helens, Lancashire, England
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 8 October 1963
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 160 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Not Known
Mother – Not Known
Siblings: Andrew Yates (brother) and Beverly Yates (sister)
School: Grange Park High School
College: St. Helens College, University of Sussex
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N.A.
Wife/Spouse Name: Yvonne Walcott
Kids/Children Name: N.A.
Profession: Film Director
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: April 2024

I am pretty sure that everyone here must have seen the Harry Potter series. You know that the later four films of the series were directed by one director, David Yates is an English film director famously known for the Harry Potter series. But, he has also produced many other movies, television series and short films.

Well, how well do you know about David Yates? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about David Yates’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about David Yates to date.

Biography and Early Life

David was born on 8th October 1963 in St. Helens, Lancashire, England. Unfortunately, the name of his parents is not known, as they died quite earlier when David was very young. His mother gifted him a Super 8mm camera. From then only, he was very interested and focused on filmmaking. He drew his inspiration from the famous Steven Spielberg movie ‘Jaws’. He shot many movies featuring his friends and relatives. One of such movies was ‘Ghost Ship’. He was raised in the Rainhill village.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is David Yates in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, David Yates’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 18th April 2024 having been born on 8 October 1963. Though, he is 5′9″ in feet and inches and 175cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 160lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.


David got his initial schooling from Grange Park High School. After that, he went to St. Helens College. Initially, he was pretty disinterested in studies, but after his excellent performance in A-level exams, he developed some interest. He also went to the University of Essex, from where he graduated in 1987 with Bachelor’s in ‘Government’. He also formed a ‘Film and Video Production Society’ there.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

DAVID YATES With Wife Yvonne Walcott
DAVID YATES With Wife Yvonne Walcott

David is married to Yvonne Walcott, and they don’t have a child. Also, he has two siblings; one elder sister (Beverly Yates) and a younger brother (Andrew Yates). David has his style of directing where he intentionally pushes actors into the emotional extremes. Also, he works slowly, drawing numerous takes to carve out the finest performance. Other than Steven Spielberg, he is also influenced by David Lean and Ken Loach. He mainly works on social and political themes, character-driven narratives, realism and atmospheric drama.

Is David Yates Gay?

No, that is not the case. As per all the sources searched for this article, none suggested anything like this. He is married to Yvonne Walcott, but they don’t have any children. But, his sexual orientation is Straight.

Professional Career

David started his career as a filmmaker even before passing out from film school. His first short film was ‘When I Was a Girl, which was very acclaimed and won many honours at festivals. After that, he made pretty much more short films. The success of ‘When I Was a Girl’ brought him a BBC offer of directing ‘Oranges and Lemons’, a short film. He then also directed many episodes of the serial ‘The Bill’. He made his first feature film ‘The Tichborne Claimant’ in 1998.

After that, he directed the six-part thriller series “State of Play’ for which he won many awards and acclaim. In 2004, he came up with the adult documentary ‘Sex Traffic’, which won as many as 8 BAFTA Awards. He also directed the television film ‘A Girl in the Café’ to win an Emmy. After that, he got the offer of directing the Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix’ movie.

Its commercial success kept David on board for directing remaining movies as well. He directed the remaining 3 Harry Potter movies, and all were very successful, especially the last one, ‘Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows part II’ was a major commercial blockbuster’. After that, he has also directed the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series, which is supposedly the prequel sum spinoff of the Harry Potter series.


David has directed many successful movies. He has received not just acclaims but accolades for it as well. He won an Emmy Award for the television film ‘The Girl in the Cafe’. He also won ‘Directors Guild’ for the series ‘State of Play’ and BAFTA for the series ‘Sex Traffic’. Other than that, he also received British Academy Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing and has received quite many honours for his various short films.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of David Yates in 2024


David has been a very successful filmmaker over the years, directing some of the very finest and iconic movies of all time. Other than that, he has also directed some pieces for television and some short films. As of 2024, His net worth is estimated at a whopping $25 million.

David Yates is a famous director known for making many movies, serials and short films. He is famously known for directing the last four movies of ‘Harry Potter’. But, other than Harry Potter also, he has directed many other successful projects like ‘A Girl in the Cafe’, ‘The State of Play’ and ‘Sex Traffic’.

From a very early age, David was focused on filmmaking only and worked on it with his small camera. With time, the camera turned big, and so did his achievements. At last, we would like to wish him all the best for his successful career and also thank him for giving us the ‘Epic’ Harry Potter movies. We would also like to wish him all the best for his future projects and endeavours.


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