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 45 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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

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  Unicorns (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Unicorns (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2022 The Swimmers (executive producer) (completed)
 2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi (TV Mini Series) (consulting producer - 6 episodes)
- Part VI (2022) ... (consulting producer)
- Part V (2022) ... (consulting producer)
- Part IV (2022) ... (consulting producer)
- Part III (2022) ... (consulting producer)
- Part II (2022) ... (consulting producer)
 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:

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 | Stephan Daldry

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)

Spouse:

Lucy Sexton  (1 child)
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Personal Quote:

"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 »

Trivia:

He was awarded the 2009 Tony Award for Director of a Musical for "Billy Elliott" on Broadway in New York City. See more »

Trademark:

Films generally feature two or more main characters from different generations such as Thomas Horn and Max von Sydow in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011), Kate Winslet and David Kross in The Reader (2008) and the three primary female leads in The Hours (2002). See more »

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