Date of Birth: Oct 20, 1956
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)
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Steve Jobs (2015)
Summary: 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)
Summary: 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)
Summary: 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)
- TV Mini-Series
Summary: A look at the people in charge and on the front lines of a contemporary police force.
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012)
- TV Movie
Summary: Examines some of the depictions of Frankenstein through the ages, including a behind-the-scenes look at Danny Boyle's sell-out hit at the National Theatre. The film has exclusive access to rehearsals and interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller - who alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature - and with Danny Boyle. (channel4.com)
Side By Side (2012)
Summary: The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. (imdb)
127 Hours (2010)
Summary: 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.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Summary: 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.
28 Days Later (2002)
Summary: Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Summary: 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.
A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Summary: 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)
Summary: A heartwarming story of two little boys, faith, miracles...and lots of money. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)
- TV Movie
Summary: 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)
Summary: 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)
The Beach (2000)
Summary: 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)