: Directed "Far Away" play by Caryl Churchill (New York Theater Workshop, New York City, New York, USA).
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Stephen Daldry CBE
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When I made Billy Elliot, people asked me, "Oh, did you want to be a dancer when you were young, then?" I didn't even like dance before I made the film. "Do you come from the north-east?" No, Somerset. "Is it based on someone?" No. We made it up. We just made it up. The act of making something up seems to be very difficult these days.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 New Year's Honours List for his services to Drama.
His films usually receive multiple Oscar nominations, regardless of their critical reception