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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 & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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The Hours
The Hours Director
The Reader
The Reader Director
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot Director


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 2016-2018 The Crown (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Episode #3.1 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Lisbon (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Mystery Man (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Matrimonium (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Beryl (2017) ... (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:

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

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Stephen Daldry CBE | Stephan Daldry


6' 1" (1.86 m)

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Personal Quote:

[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 »


He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Director of a Play for Machinal at the Royal National Theatre. 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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