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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 79 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »

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Slumdog Millionaire
Trainspotting Director
127 Hours
127 Hours Director
28 Days Later...
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 2015 Steve Jobs
 2014 Babylon (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2014)
 2013/I Trance
 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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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 »

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I think Ken Loach is an extraordinary filmmaker. It is so effortless what he does. The effortlessness with which he can get some stuff is just extraordinary. You may not like his concerns as a filmmaker, that they are political or whatever, and you may actually think that the films should be more exciting, they should have more dramatic climaxes, but he is extraordinary. You think about The ... See more »


Was in a relationship with casting director Gail Stevens (1983-2003). They had 3 children together: Caitlin Boyle (born 1985), Gabriel Boyle (born 1989) and Grace Boyle (born 1991). See more »


Scotland - Often uses places, characters, actors or references to and relating to Scotland See more »

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