He was elected president of the Directors Guild of America on the 29th June 2003.
His feature film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, premiered on 30th November 2010 at the Royal Film Performance. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.
Apted usually works in connection with composer David Arnold, as he did when he directed The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Other notable works
- Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
- Amazing Grace (2006)