Rupert Sanders

While he was an accomplished commercial director in his native England, it was an illicit affair with an American movie star that thrust Rupert Sanders into the spotlight. Sanders first made waves in Hollywood when he ... Read more »
Born: 03/15/1971 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (1)

Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

While he was an accomplished commercial director in his native England, it was an illicit affair with an American movie star that thrust Rupert Sanders into the spotlight. Sanders first made waves in Hollywood when he directed "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), a modern and dark retelling of the classic fairytale about an evil queen (Charlize Theron) determined to kill a young princess (Kristen Stewart) who was deemed the fairest in the land. As was often the case with big-budget films with big-name talent, Sanders' directorial feature debut was a blockbuster hit. Unfortunately, the shocking news that he had an affair with the much younger Stewart overshadowed the film's success, making it a kind of tainted product. The tryst heard 'round the world went public in July 2012 after incriminating photographs of Sanders, a married man with two children, and Stewart, in a relationship with her "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson, surfaced, showing them in a number of comprising positions in secluded spots around Los Angeles. Sanders wasted no time issuing a public apology to his wife and children, yet the damage that the cheating scandal inflicted upon his personal life lingered, and no doubt made it difficult for him to regain the public's respect as an actually promising filmmaker.

Relationships

Skyla

Daughter

Tennyson

Son

Thalia Garlick

Mother

Liberty Ross Actor

Wife
Married 2002 Sanders directed Ross in his feature debut "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012) He cheated on her with "Snow White and the Huntsman" star Kristen Stewart August 2012 Ross filed for divorce Jan. 25, 2013

Michael Sanders

Father

Kristen Stewart Actor

Companion
Famously had brief affair July 2012 after filming of "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012); he was married to Liberty Ross and she was dating Robert Pattinson at the time

Milestones

2012

Made feature directorial debut with adventure thriller "Snow White and the Huntsman," starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart

Made his name in entertainment industry by directing elaborate, award-winning commercials

Grew up in the Fulham section of London, England

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