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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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: Directed "Billy Elliot The Musical" (Victoria Palace Theatre, London, England, UK). 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 »


Was in a relationship with Ian MacNeil for 13 years. They met in 1988 at an outdoor production of Alice in Wonderland directed by their mutual friend Ian Forest. See more »


His films usually receive multiple Oscar nominations, regardless of their critical reception See more »

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