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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 80 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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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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5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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[on 127 Hours (2010)] - This is a film about how precious life is. And it's only precious because of other people. It's not precious in itself, which is what we sometimes think - we think the will to survive is an individualistic thing. ... But it's actually connected to other people. And that's what the life essence is really about - it's always about other people, even in the loneliest places. See more »


His favorite film is Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


The opening shot is usually a shot from the middle of the movie See more »

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