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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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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 »

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

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[One afternoon in 1989, in the Scripts Department of the Royal National Theatre, the young Daldry expressed his frustration at trying to find regular work in London] I'm not trendy enough to get a job as a bicycle messenger. See more »


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


Films generally focus on female characters played by well-known actresses (Nicole Kidman in _The Hours_, Kate Winslet in _The Reader_) See more »

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