Rupert Sanders

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Rupert Sanders
Rupert Sanders, 2012.jpg
Sanders at the Australian premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman in June 2012
Born Rupert Miles Sanders
(1971-03-16) 16 March 1971 (age 46)
Westminster, London, England
Occupation Film director
Spouse(s) Liberty Ross (m. 2002; div. 2014)
Children 2

Rupert Miles Sanders (born 16 March 1971) is an English film director.

Early life[edit]

Sanders was born in Westminster, London, the eldest son of Thalia (née Garlick) and Michael Sanders.[1]


Sanders has directed numerous television advertisements, including The Life for Halo 3: ODST, which won him two Golden Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.[2] Sanders' first feature film was Snow White and the Huntsman, which was released in the US in early June 2012. The film's budget was $170 million, including an eight-figure marketing expenditure, and it earned $20.3 million on its opening day in the US. To date, the film has grossed $396,592,829 at the box office.[3][4] He also directed a film adaptation of science fiction manga franchise Ghost in the Shell, with Avi Arad and Steven Paul producing and Scarlett Johansson starring in the main role.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Sanders married model and fellow Brit Liberty Ross,[7] sister of Oscar-winning composer Atticus Ross,[8] in 2002.[9] They moved to Los Angeles to further Sanders' career.[9] Together they have two children, daughter Skyla and son Tennyson. In July 2012, Us Weekly published photos of Sanders cheating on Ross with actress Kristen Stewart,[10] prompting Sanders and Stewart to issue separate public apologies.[11][12][13] Ross subsequently filed for divorce from Sanders in January 2013, seeking joint custody, spousal support, and legal fees.[14] The divorce was finalised on 30 May 2014.[15]



  1. ^ Samson, Pete (27 July 2012). "Robert Pattinson quits home he shared with Kristen Stewart". The Sun. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Babb, Francesca (1 June 2012). "Snow White & the Huntsman Director Rupert Sanders Is Living the Fairy Tale". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  3. ^ McClintock, Pamela (2 June 2012). "Box Office Report: 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Tops Friday With Strong $20.3 Million". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (5 January 2015). "Scarlett Johansson Signs on to Star in DreamWorks' 'Ghost in the Shell' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Scarlett Johansson Confirmed to Star in Ghost in the Shell". Time. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Kristen Stewart Cheats on Robert Pattinson With Director Rupert Sanders". Us Weekly. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Liberty Ross – Kristen Stewart Affair: Who Exactly Is Liberty Ross?". 25 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Liberty Ross: 6 Things to Know About Rupert Sanders' Wife". ABC News. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kristen Stewart, Rupert Sanders apologize for affair". CBCNews. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Kristen Stewart's Apology to Robert Pattinson for Cheating". People. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Kristen Stewart's Cheating Apology: PR Insider Weighs In". HuffPost. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  13. ^ D'Zurilla, Christie (25 July 2012). "Rupert Sanders apologizes for Kristen Stewart hookup". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Liberty Ross Files for Divorce from Rupert Sanders". People. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Liberty Ross and director Rupert Sanders have finalized their divorce". United Press International. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

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