Sound Editor Paul Apted Dies At 47
Paul Apted, sound editor and son of famous British director Michael Apted died on Friday aged 47 of colon cancer in Los Angeles. Paul had worked on studio blockbusters as well as smaller films for more than two decades. In the past two years alone, Paul Apted worked on films including the Bruce Willis action sequel ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’, the X-Men spinoff ‘The Wolverine’, Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed thriller ‘Prisoners’, the World War II drama ‘The Book Thief’ and, most recently, the adaptation of the young adult novel ‘The Fault in Our Stars’.
The father and son duo worked together on films like ‘Nell’ (released in 1994), ‘Extreme Measures’ (released in 1996) and the fantasy Chronicles of ‘Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ (released in 2010).
Michael Apted also directed films such as the 1988 Sigourney Weaver drama ‘Gorillas in the Mist’, Pierce Brosnan’s 1999 James Bond film ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and, in 2012, the Gerard Butler film ‘Chasing Mavericks’ (along with Curtis Hanson). He recently directed installments of the Showtime dramas ‘Ray Donovan’ and ‘Masters of Sex’.
In addition to his father, survivors include Paul’s wife of almost eight years, Gemma, children Thomas and Rose, mother Jo, and siblings Jim, John and Lily. A memorial will take place at 12:30 p.m. on July 13 at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills. A funeral service will be held later in the U.K.