Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

Date of Birth: 20 Oct 1956

Country: UK

Biography: Danny Boyle was born on 20 October 1956 in Radcliffe, Bury, Lancashire. After theatre work for the Joint Stock Company and Royal Court (where he was artistic director between 1982-7), Boyle moved into television, directing feature-length episodes of the popular detective series Inspector Morse (ITV, 1987-2000) and the well-received drama series Mr Wroe's Virgins (BBC, 1993). In 1993, he teamed up with producer Andrew Macdonald (grandson of screenwriter Emeric Pressburger) and doctor-turned-writer John Hodge, to direct his first feature film, Shallow Grave (www.screenonline.org.uk)

Total Credits at Criticker: 3 (Actor), 18 (Director), 1 (Writer)

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    The Beach
    Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (imdb)
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    A Life Less Ordinary
    Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss's daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels" who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together. The "angels" are so successful that the daughter soon turns on her father in order to save her captor. (imdb)
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    Trainspotting
    Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
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    28 Days Later
    Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
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    Millions
    A heartwarming story of two little boys, faith, miracles...and lots of money. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
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    Shallow Grave
    Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
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    Sunshine
    The Sun is being destroyed from inside out by a type of highly stable form of matter that renders nuclear fusion impossible, by turning common matter on its own kind. The only hope is to send a team of astronauts to detonate a massive, highly energetic bomb, able to destroy this strange matter and restore Sun's natural state. (imdb)
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    Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise
    Pete has recently got a new job as a vacuum cleaner salesman. His mentor is the veteran Tommy, whose methods are rather rude; his sole target is to be the best salesman in his team and to receive the "Golden Hoover". Their temperaments are quite different and the apprentice days turn wilder and wilder. (imdb)
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    Slumdog Millionaire
    The story of how impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik became a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?" -- an endeavor made without prize money in mind, rather, an effort to prove his love for his friend Latika, who is an ardent fan of the show.
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    127 Hours
    Based on the real life story of canyoneer Aron Ralston, who in 2003 was forced to self-amputate his arm after being stranded and pinned underneath a boulder inside of Bluejohn's Canyon in Utah.
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    Trance
    An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. (imdb)
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    Frankenstein
    Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. (ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk)
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    Babylon
    Babylon (2014) - TV Mini-Series
    A look at the people in charge and on the front lines of a contemporary police force.
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    Steve Jobs
    Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. (official movie site)
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    T2 Trainspotting
    A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters.
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    Trust
    Trust (2018) - TV Series
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    Yesterday
    A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.
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    Pistol
    Pistol (2022) - TV Mini-Series
    Based on the memoir of Steve Jones, the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist who helped usher in a punk revolution in Britain. - imdb.com
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