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Danny Boyle


Danny Boyle was born on October 20, 1956 in Manchester, England as Daniel Boyle. He is a director and producer, known for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Trainspotting (1996) and 127 Hours (2010). See full bio »

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Known For

127 Hours
127 Hours Director
(2010)
Slumdog Millionaire
(2008)
Trainspotting
Trainspotting Director
(1996)
28 Days Later...
28 Days Later... Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 2017 Trust (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2015 Steve Jobs
 2014 Babylon (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2014)
 2013/I Trance
 2011 Frankenstein (TV Movie)
 2010 127 Hours
 2008 Alien Love Triangle (Short)
 2007 Sunshine
 2004 Millions
 2001 Strumpet (TV Movie)
 2000/I The Beach
 1996 Trainspotting
 1994 Shallow Grave
 1989-1993 Screenplay (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Arise and Go Now (1991)
- The Hen House (1989)
 1993 Mr. Wroe's Virgins (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Hannah's Story (1993)
- Joanna's Story (1993)
- Leah's Story (1993)
 1990-1992 Inspector Morse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1991 For the Greater Good (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Minister (1991)
- Mandarin (1991)
- Member (1991)
 1989 Monkeys (TV Movie)
 1989 The Nightwatch (TV Movie)
 1987 Scout (TV Movie)
 1987 The Venus de Milo Instead (TV Movie)
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Show Show Producer (14 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (12 credits)
Show Show Self (87 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Other Works:

He and Max Stafford-Clark directed Edward Bond's plays, "The Pope's Wedding," and "Saved," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Peter Hugo-Daly, Adrian Dunbar, Gerard Horan, Gary Oldman, Lesley Manville, and June Watson in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 21 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Daniel Boyle

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Shallow Grave (1994)] - I was very lucky to get a really tight, 90-minute, taut script. Because you kind of don't know what you're doing on your first movie and there's something wonderful about that. You can never get back to that innocence. It's a good thing to start with a thriller, because you're not going to have a lot of money and thrillers don't depend on a lot of money. I say sort of ... See more »

Trivia:

He was considered to direct Alien: Resurrection (1997), but chose to direct A Life Less Ordinary (1997) instead. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses Ewan McGregor See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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