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Stephen Daldry

In 1989, Stephen Daldry worked as a freelance reader of unsolicited manuscripts for Literary Manager Nicholas Wright in the Scripts Department at the Royal National Theatre. In July of that year, he directed a Dadaist/expressionist production of "Judgement Day," a play by Odon von Horvath, at the Old Red Lion in London. See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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: Directed "Billy Elliot The Musical" (The Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia). 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 »


Films generally feature two or more main characters from different generations ('Thomas Horn' and 'Max von Sydow' in _Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close_, Kate Winslet and 'David Cross' in _The Reader_, the three primary female leads of _The Hours_) See more »

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