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 39 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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  The Swimmers (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016-2019 The Crown (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Episode #3.1 (2019) ... (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:

He directed Arnold Wesker's play, "The Kitchen," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Lorraine Ashbourne, Christopher Fulford, Dimitri Andreas, Annette Badland, Sam Beazley, Ewan Hooper, Teddy Kempner, Dermot Kerrigan, and Timothy Kightly in the cast. 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 Broadway's 2009 Tony Award as Best Director (Musical) for "Billy Elliot". 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 »

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