Danny Boyle

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  • Birth Place: Radcliffe, England
  • Profession: Director, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • His mother wanted him to join the priesthood and he almost entered a seminary at 14, but a member of the clergy dissuaded him.
  • Served as director of the Royal Court Theatre in London from 1982 to '85.
  • Breakthrough film was Trainspotting (1996), which was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards.
  • Won Best Horror Film at the 2003 Saturn Awards for 28 Days.
  • Won the National Convention of Theatre Owners' ShoWest Award for International Filmmaker of the Year in 2005.
  • Once told his children that if he won the Academy Award for Best Director, he would accept it in the spirit of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh; he made good on his promise in 2009 by hopping up and down at the podium after receiving his Oscar.
  • Turned down a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his work as the artistic director of the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Awards

  • 2008, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2008, Toronto International Film Festival — People's Choice Award: Winner
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 1995, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Winner
  • 1996, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding British Film: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
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  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Director: Winner
  • 2008, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2011, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Director: Nominee
  • 2011, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
  • 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Director: Nominee

Relationships

  • Gail Stevens — Ex-significant Other
  • Grace — Daughter
  • Rosario Dawson — Ex-significant Other
  • Frank Boyle — Father
  • Caitlin — Daughter
  • Gabriel — Son
  • Grace — Sister

College

  • University of Wales, Bangor, Wales; attended Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, England

Details

  • Birth Place: Radcliffe, England
  • Profession: Director, Producer

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