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