His documentary credits include Bring on the Night (1985), Incident at Oglala (1992), Me and Isaac Newton (1999), Moving the Mountain (1994), and Married in America (2003). Among Apted’s most widely recognized documentary directorial achievements are the sequels based on the original Seven UP! documentary – 7 Plus Seven, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, and 56 UP. Along with his feature and documentary work, Apted has also directed episodic series, including Rome, Ray Donovan, and Masters of Sex.
Apted has received numerous awards and nominations for his extensive body of work including a Grammy, three BAFTA Awards, the International Documentary Association’s highest honor, the IDA Career Achievement Award, and two DGA Awards nominations for the PBS production of Harold Pinter’s The Collection in 1978, Coal Miner’s Daughter in 1980, and a win in 2006 for the pilot episode of Rome. Apted served as president of the DGA from 2003-2009 and has served as the secretary-treasurer since 2011. He is also a trustee of the Directors Guild Foundation and former member of the Western Independent Directors Committee. For his extensive Guild involvement, Apted was awarded the Robert B. Aldrich Award for extraordinary service to the DGA and its membership in 2013.