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Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry was born on May 2, 1961 in Dorset, England as Stephen David Daldry. He is a producer and director, known for The Reader (2008), The Hours (2002) and Billy Elliot (2000). He has been married to Lucy Sexton since October 18, 2001. They have one child. See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 37 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Crown (TV Series) (executive producer) (filming)
 2015 Streetkids United II: The Girls From Rio (Documentary) (executive producer) (completed)
 2014 What They Left Behind (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Spirit of the Olympics (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2007 Wednesday (Short) (executive producer)
 2006 Unlocked (Short) (executive producer)
 2006 Son of Man (executive producer)
 2005 Guy X (executive producer)
 2004 Mickybo and Me (executive producer)
 2001 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (co-producer - 1 episode)
- The 'Billy Elliot' Boy (2001) ... (co-producer)
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He directed Sophie Treadwell's play, "Machinal," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Fiona Shaw, John Woodvine, and Lynn Farleigh in the cast. See more »

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2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Stephen Daldry CBE


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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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. See more »


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. See more »


His films often contain a character who tries to seek some form of redemption, often with the help of another character See more »

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