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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 37 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Reader
The Reader Director
(2008)
The Hours
The Hours Director
(2002)
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot Director
(2000)

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 2016 The Crown (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes) (post-production)
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- The 'Billy Elliot' Boy (2001) ... (co-producer)
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Other Works:

Directing the Broadway musical adaptation of his 2000 film Billy Elliot. The stage production will make its Broadway debut on November 13, 2008. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Stephen Daldry CBE

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I get frustrated about it because they say, "How can a man talk about women? I say, "Steven Spielberg didn't need to be an alien to talk about ET. You don't need to be a dog to direct Lassie. It seems to be a denial of the process of imagination, which is a posh word for "guesswork" [on 'The Hours'] See more »

Trivia:

Unofficially adopted aspiring actor Jamie Bell whilst shooting Billy Elliot (2000). See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Taurus

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