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Biography #2 (for Millions)

Danny Boyle's most recent project was the smash hit horror film 28 Days Later, which earned more than $75 million worldwide. The film earned Boyle a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films and was nominated for three British Independent Film Awards including Best Director, Best Film and Best Achievement in Production.

His first feature, Shallow Grave, earned Boyle the BAFTA Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film 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 Critic's 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.

Boyle's other feature films include The Beach, starring Leonardo di Caprio; A Life Less Ordinary, starring Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz; and Alien Love Traingle. Boyle's work in television includes Alan Clark's controversial Elephant, 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.

Bio courtesy Fox for "Millions" (11-Apr-2005)


Biography #3

Director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew MacDonald and screenplay writer John Hodge have worked together continuously since their first feature film. Through Macdonald's company, Figment, they made a startling debut in 1994 with the critically acclaimed, box-office hit Shallow Grave starring Christopher Eccleston, Kerry Fox and Ewan McGregor. The team's second film, Trainspotting, is considered by many to be a milestone in recent British cinema and has become one of the highest-grossing British films of all time. In 1996 they went to the U.S. to make A Life Less Ordinary starring Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz. That same year, Macdonald and Boyle acted as co-executive producers of Twin Town directed by Kevin Allen. Their next project was Alien Love Triangle written by Hodge, a short feature for Miramax starring Kenneth Branagh, Courteney Cox and Heather Graham. The Beach is the trio's fifth collaboration.

Bio courtesy Fox (01-Jan-2000)

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