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Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle's first feature, SHALLOW GRAVE, earned him the Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film at the BAFTA Awards, as well as a host of other accolades including Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival, The Empire Award for Best Director and Best British Film and the London Critics' Circle Film Award for Best British Newcomer. Boyle's second feature, TRAINSPOTTING, is one of the highest grossing British films of all time. The critically acclaimed film won four Empire Awards including Best Director and Best Film and was nominated for a BAFTA Alexander Korda Award.

In 2002 Boyle made the smash hit horror film 28 DAYS LATER, which earned more than $80 million worldwide. The film earned Boyle a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Boyle's other feature films include MILLIONS starring James Nesbit, Alex Etel and Lewis McGibbon, THE BEACH, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, A LIFE LESS ORDINARY, starring Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz, ALIEN LOVE TRIANGLE and SUNSHINE starring Cillian Murphy. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is his eighth international theatrically released film and recently won the People's Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. His work in television includes producing Alan Clark's controversial Elephant, and directing Strumpet, Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise and the series Mr. Wroe's Virgins for which he received a BAFTA nomination. Boyle's career started in the theatre with Howard Barker's Victory, Howard Brenton's The Genius and Edward Bond's Saved, which won the Time Out Award. Boyle has also directed five productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company.


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Danny Boyle Facts

OccupationDirector
BirthdayOctober 20, 1956 (60)
SignLibra
BirthplaceManchester, England, United Kingdom
Awards2009 Academy Awards: Best Director (for Slumdog Millionaire)
2009 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Slumdog Millionaire)
2009 BAFTA Awards: Best Director (for Slumdog Millionaire)

Selected Filmography

28 Days Later
Slumdog Millionaire
Steve Jobs
Sunshine
Trainspotting
127 Hours
The Beach
Trance
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