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Danny Boyle

Daniel "Danny" Boyle (born 20 October 1956) is an English filmmaker and producer. He is best known for his work on films such as Slumdog Millionaire, ... More »Daniel "Danny" Boyle (born 20 October 1956) is an English filmmaker and producer. He is best known for his work on films such as Slumdog Millionaire, Shallow Grave, 127 Hours, 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Trainspotting. For Slumdog Millionaire, Boyle won numerous awards in 2008, including the Academy Award for Best Director. Boyle was presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2008 Austin Film Festival, where he also introduced that year's AFF Audience Award Winner Slumdog Millionaire. On 17 June 2010, it was announced that he will be the artistic director for the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony. Boyle was born on 20 October 1956 in Radcliffe, Lancashire,(now in the modern day metropolitan borough of Bury, Greater Manchester) into a working-class Irish Catholic family. His mother was from Ballinasloe in County Galway, and his father was born in England to an Irish family. It was a very strict, Catholic family. I was an altar boy for eight years, I was... [ Wikipedia ]

Will Ferrell set for Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King drama Match Maker

It follows the news in February that director Danny Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy met with King in New York to discuss the project; Boyle had previously been seen at the premiere of a documentary on the match, entitled Battle of the Sexes. It isn't clear whether Boyle is ...

BBC News Queen jokes about Olympic opening ceremony entrance

Speaking at a state banquet for Irish President Michael D Higgins, she said that it was Irishman Danny Boyle who encouraged her to 'jump' from a helicopter to mark her arrival at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 2012. Film director Danny Boyle devised the ceremony, which saw ...

'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway: Costumes by Suttirat Anne Larlarb

Often collaborating with director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire and Trance on the big screen, Frankenstein at London’s National Theater), she branches into Broadway with the Depression-era tragedy of downtrodden field workers with high sights and heartbreaking backstories. To do so...

Horror Movies: Is April the New October?

In "Day of the Dead," the humans are just as scary as the zombies (an ideally liberally lifted for Danny Boyle's similar "28 Days Later"). More brainssssss. French filmmaker Alexandre Aja is one of the most exciting directors working in the horror genre. In movies like "The Hills Have ...

Will Ferrell Joins '70s Tennis Drama 'Match Maker'

Recently, Danny Boyle indicated some interest in directing his own take on the match; it’s unclear how Ferrell’s project might affect Boyle’s plans. Ferrell’s most recent releases were Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and The Lego Movie, and he cropped up in the IFC comedy ...

The 'Scream' TV Show Will Have All the Teen Horror Characters You Expect

In "Day of the Dead," the humans are just as scary as the zombies (an ideally liberally lifted for Danny Boyle's similar "28 Days Later"). More brainssssss. French filmmaker Alexandre Aja is one of the most exciting directors working in the horror genre. In movies like "The Hills Have ...

Kit Harington stars as a secret agent in Spooks: The Greater Good

Zero Dark Thirty and Ides Of March star Jennifer Ehle, Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game, Jupiter Ascending, Danny Boyle's Trance), Tim McInnerny (Spooks, Blackadder, Notting Hill), Eleanor Matsuura (Utopia, The Fades) and Elyes Gabel (Interstellar, World War Z) make up the ...

What could be more British than to be ‘somewhat proud’ of this country? Honestly – it makes you som...

Also: everything included in Danny Boyle’s Olympic opening ceremony; the person who did Sunday’s London Marathon dressed as the Honey Monster; the women who run the dog-walkers’ tea hut in Epping Forest, with everyone standing about drinking builders’ tea and arthritic spaniels chatting ...

The final curtain for National Theatre’s double act Hytner and Starr

“But I don’t make movies the way Danny Boyle makes movies. It’s not my language the way it is his. But if Alan were to step up to the plate again, I’d hope to be there with him.” One benefit of leaving the National, Sir Nicholas says, is that “people will stop asking my opinion about ...

Grace Dent on TV: The Crimson Field, BBC1

I didn’t recognise the marvellous Fox, in that sister’s uniform, from her Shallow Grave days, although as the credits rolled, Quayle revealed the purloined cake with a dark glee very similar to when she surveyed Keith Allen’s penis in the 1994 Danny Boyle classic. Here, we were ...

Sophie Ellis-Bextor turns heads in embellished semi-sheer ensemble as she toasts launch of new cloth...

Freida, best known for her starring role in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, rounded things off with a smart embroidered handbag, and the accessory hung from her right shoulder as she made her way inside. Sophie has been gearing up for her tour next month which will see her travel ...

Queen tells state banquet attended by Martin McGuinness that goal of peaceful British-Irish relation...

In her speech before dinner, the Queen joked how at the opening of the London 2012 Olympics "it took someone of Irish descent, Danny Boyle, to get me to jump from a helicopter". She concluded by stressing the common goals and links between Britain and Ireland, saying: "Our two ...

Backlash at plans to demolish Red Road flats live on television

Can you imagine if Danny Boyle's celebration of the NHS at the Olympics opening ceremony involved blowing up an NHS hospital? " Author Gordon Ferris, whose bestselling crime novel series featuring Glasgow reporter Douglas Brodie is set in a postwar city with the kind of overcrowded ...

Nicola Walker interview: ‘There’s more pressure in feeling rated’

“There’s a delicate balance between refreshing oneself and never working again!” The latter seems mighty unlikely, with the third batch of Last Tango and a full series of the Danny Boyle co-created police comedy-drama Babylon up next. Her primary interest remains new writing. “I love ...

Lily Allen Is Not Crazy: The Outspoken Brit Talks 'Sheezus' Comeback Album

A frequent collaborator with British filmmaker Danny Boyle, Keith Allen is probably best-known in the States as one of the drug dealers in "Trainspotting. " In the late '90s he played in an ad hoc band with artist Damien Hirst and Blur bassist Alex James. Joe Strummer was a family friend ...

Queen meets Irish president: Her Majesty jokes that it took someone of "Irish descent" to get her ju...

She said that it was screen writer and director Danny Boyle who came up with the memorable stunt, which was part of a short film which involved the Queen and James Bond (played by actor Daniel Craig). The Queen played herself during the film before a stunt double jumped out of the ...

Trance

Director Danny Boyle's post-Olympian psycho-thriller is an assured slice of day-glo noir with enough plot strands to tie you in knots...

Godzilla, Werner Herzog, 'Drive': John Serba answers movie mailbag questions

The latter sparked my interest in intense, wild, brooding, existential films, including the works of Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, David Fincher, Danny Boyle, Darren Aronofsky and others. Also, “Drive.” I wanna be a movie critic when I grow up. What should I eat for ...

New in paperback: 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers,' 'The Corpse Exhibition,' 'Pandora's Lunchbox' an...

Boo, a writer for The New Yorker, offers a story that could be seen as a literary extension of the slum tourism in India that gained popularity after Danny Boyle’s film “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008. Centering on a Muslim boy accused of setting a neighbor on fire, Boo’s book delves into ...

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