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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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 2016 The Crown (TV Series) (executive producer) (filming)
 2015 Streetkids United II: The Girls From Rio (Documentary) (executive producer) (completed)
 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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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 »

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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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"What's so funny is when people say, 'Oh, does that mean you're not gay anymore?' And you go, 'Oh, give me a break. What do you mean?' We wanted to have kids! We thought we'd get married and have kids. We're allowed to do everything. I refuse to be boxed in to the idea that 'Oh, no, I can't have kids 'cause I'm gay.' I can have kids if I'm gay. And I can also get married and have a fantastic life... See more »


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


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_) See more »

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