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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
The Hours
The Hours Director
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot Director


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 2016 The Crown (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Pride and Joy (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Assassins (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Sick Old Men (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Streetkids United II: The Girls From Rio (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 What They Left Behind (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Spirit of the Olympics (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2007 Wednesday (Short) (executive producer)
 2006 Unlocked (Short) (executive producer)
 2006 Son of Man (executive producer)
 2005 Guy X (executive producer)
 2004 Mickybo and Me (executive producer)
 2001 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (co-producer - 1 episode)
- The 'Billy Elliot' Boy (2001) ... (co-producer)
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Other Works:

He directed Sophie Treadwell's play, "Machinal," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Fiona Shaw, John Woodvine, and Lynn Farleigh in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Stephen Daldry CBE


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

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 »


Won Broadway's 2009 Tony Award as Best Director (Musical) for "Billy Elliot". See more »


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

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