Stephen Daldry


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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 40 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Reader Director
(2008)
Billy Elliot Director
(2000)
The Hours Director
(2002)

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  The Swimmers (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016-2019 The Crown (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- Cri de Coeur (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Imbroglio (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Dangling Man (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Moondust (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Tywysog Cymru (2019) ... (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:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Stephen Daldry CBE | Stephan Daldry

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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I get frustrated about it because they say, "How can a man talk about women? I say, "Steven Spielberg didn't need to be an alien to talk about ET. You don't need to be a dog to direct Lassie. It seems to be a denial of the process of imagination, which is a posh word for "guesswork" [on The Hours (2002)] See more »

Trivia:

Won the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series category for The Crown: Paterfamilias (2017). See more »

Trademark:

Films generally focus on female characters, including interpretations honored with an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role by Nicole Kidman in The Hours (2002) and Kate Winslet in The Reader (2008). See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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