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Danny Boyle (born 20 October 1956) is an English director and film producer, best known for his work on films such as Trainspotting and 28 Days Later. October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Trainspotting refers to: Train spotting, the hobby Trainspotting, the novel by Irvine Welsh Trainspotting, the film based upon the above-mentioned novel. ... 28 Days Later is a 2003 British post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. ...

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Early life and career

Boyle was born in Radcliffe, Lancashire to Irish Catholic immigrant parents. He studied at Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton, and at the University of Wales, Bangor. Radcliffe may be refer to: People: Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown Ann Radcliffe, author Charles Radcliffe, magazine editor Daniel Radcliffe, child actor J. A. Radcliffe, British ionospheric physicist and academic Jack Radcliffe, actor [Jeannie A Radcliffe], spagyrist John Radcliffe, physician Mark Radcliffe, DJ Paula Radcliffe, athlete Places: Radcliffe, Iowa Radcliffe, Greater... Thornleigh Salesian College is a secondary school in Bolton, England. ... Bolton is a large town in the north-west of England. ... Affiliations University of Wales Website http://www. ...


He began his career in the theatre; first with the Joint Stock Theatre Company and then with the Royal Court Theatre, where he was Artistic Director from 1982 until 1985 and Deputy Director between 1985 and 1987. His productions during this period included Howard Brenton's Victory and The Genius and Edward Bond's Saved, which won the Time Out Award. Boyle also directed five productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company.[1] The Joint Stock Theatre Company was founded in London 1974 by David Hare, Max Stafford-Clark and David Aukin. ... The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre in Sloane Square, in the Chelsea area of London noted for its contributions to modern theatre. ... Time-out can mean: sport time-out, a break in play that may be called by a side to formulate strategy or respond to an players injury. ... Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company is a British theatre company. ...


In 1980, Boyle started working in television as a producer for BBC Northern Ireland, where he produced, amongst other TV films, Alan Clarke's controversial Elephant before becoming a director on shows such as Arise And Go Now, Not Even God Is Wise Enough, For The Greater Good, Scout and two episodes of Inspector Morse ("Masonic Mysteries" and "Cherubim and Seraphim"). He was also responsible for the highly acclaimed BBC2 series, Mr. Wroe's Virgins BBC Northern Ireland Logo. ... Alan Clarke (28 October 1935 - 24 July 1990) was a television and film director, producer and writer, born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. ... Detective Chief Inspector Morse is a fictional character, who features in a series of thirteen detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, though he is better known for the 33 episode TV series produced by Central Independent Television from 1987–2000, in which he was portrayed by John Thaw. ... Cherubim and Seraphim is the name of an Inspector Morse mystery dramatized on ITV in the United Kingdom. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC. History The channel was scheduled to begin at 7:20pm on April 20, 1964 and show an evening of light entertainment, starting with the comedy show The Alberts and...


Road to Success

He made his feature directorial debut with the film Shallow Grave. It was an instant success and was widely praised by film critics. Next came the film Trainspotting, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. Critically and financially successful, it is considered among the most influential and iconic British films of the 1990s. Movie Poster Shallow Grave is a 1994 British thriller film, directed by Danny Boyle and written by John Hodge. ... Trainspotting is a 1996 Academy Award nominated, BAFTA winning cult film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. ... Irvine Welsh (born Leith, Edinburgh, September 27, 1958) is an acclaimed contemporary Scottish novelist, most famous for his novel Trainspotting. ...


Previously known to work with writer John Hodge, producer Andrew Macdonald and actor Ewan McGregor, after the international attention gained by Trainspotting Boyle relocated to Hollywood to seek a production deal with a major US studio. He declined an offer to direct the fourth film of the Alien franchise, instead making A Life Less Ordinary using British finance. John Hodge is a British screenwriter, most noted for his adaptation of Irvine Welshs novel Trainspotting into the script for the film of the same title. ... Andrew Macdonald is a British film producer, best known for his collaborations with screenwriter John Hodge and director Danny Boyle, including Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996) and A Life Less Ordinary (1997). ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971)(IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, is an extremely popular and influential science fiction/horror film that spawned several sequels and imitators. ...


Boyle's next project was an adaptation of the cult novel The Beach. He then collaborated with author Alex Garland on the post-apocalyptic zombie film 28 Days Later. The Beach (1996) is a novel by Alex Garland about backpackers in Thailand. ... Image:Alex Garland and Danny Boyle. ...

Boyle filming in 2004
Boyle filming in 2004

In between the films The Beach and 28 Days Later, Boyle directed two TV movies for the BBC in 2001 - Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise and Strumpet. He also directed a short film Alien Love Triangle which starred Kenneth Branagh, and was meant to be part of a feature film with two other shorts. However, the project was cancelled after the two other shorts were made into feature films (they became Mimic starring Mira Sorvino and Imposter starring Gary Sinise). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixel Image in higher resolution (1020 × 672 pixel, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Danny Boyle filming Millions in 2004 Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures Copyright Mission Pictures Limited 2004 Found on the Danny Boyle page at... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixel Image in higher resolution (1020 × 672 pixel, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Danny Boyle filming Millions in 2004 Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures Copyright Mission Pictures Limited 2004 Found on the Danny Boyle page at... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... The Beach is a 2000 film by the Trainspotting team of writer John Hodge and director Danny Boyle based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland. ... 28 Days Later is a 2003 British post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning Northern Irish-born British actor and film director. ... Mimic is a 1997 science fiction horror film, directed by Guillermo del Toro. ... Mira Katherine Sorvino (born September 28, 1967 in Tenafly, New Jersey) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 2004, Boyle directed the Frank Cottrell Boyce scripted Millions. His science-fiction film Sunshine, starring 28 Days Later star Cillian Murphy was released in 2007. Frank Cottrell Boyce is a British screenwriter, novelist and occasional actor, best known for his collaborations with film director Michael Winterbottom. ... Millions is a 2004 film and book written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. ... Sunshine is a 2007 science fiction suspense film directed by Danny Boyle. ... Cillian Murphy (Irish: Cillian Ó Murchú, May 25, 1976) is an Irish actor known for his distinctively blue eyes[1] and intense performances. ...


Boyle is also Producer on the sequel to 28 Days Later, the forthcoming 28 Weeks Later , which is expected to be released on May 11, 2007. 28 Weeks Later is the 2007 British film sequel to Danny Boyle’s 2002 film 28 Days Later. ...


Selected filmography

Shallow Grave is a 1994 black comedy feature film that marks the directorial debut of Danny Boyle with an original screenplay by John Hodge. ... Movie poster for Trainspotting Trainspotting is a 1996 black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh about a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh and their passage through life. ... Movie Poster A Life Loss Ordinary (1997) was directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting), and written by Boyle and John Hodge. ... The Beach is a 2000 film by the Trainspotting team of writer John Hodge and director Danny Boyle based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland. ... 28 Days Later is a 2003 British post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. ... Millions is a 2004 film and book written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. ... Sunshine is a 2007 science fiction suspense film directed by Danny Boyle. ... 28 Weeks Later is the 2007 British film sequel to Danny Boyle’s 2002 film 28 Days Later. ...

Trivia

  • At one point Boyle seriously contemplated the priesthood and attended religious school as a teenager.[2]
  • His father, Frank, still lives in Radcliffe, and Boyle continues to watch Bury football team with him at the Gigg Lane football ground on a regular basis.[3]
  • While at university, Boyle dated the actress Frances Barber.

Bury Football Club are an English association football team based in Bury, Lancashire. ... Gigg Lane is an all-seater football stadium in Bury, Lancashire, England. ... Frances Barber (born on 13 May 1958 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England) is a British actress. ...

Quotes

  • On having been discouraged by a priest from joining the clergy: "I don't know if he was trying to save me or the priesthood."
  • "Once you've had anything like a hit in the movie business it's so easy to get lost. All these people are scuttling around trying to get you to make things, suggesting things and offering deals. The pressure of what to do next is horrible."

References

  1. ^ prideofmanchester.com
  2. ^ washingtonpost.com
  3. ^ manchester2002-uk.com

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Danny Boyle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (358 words)
Danny Boyle (born October 20, 1956) is a film director and film producer born in Manchester, England to Irish Catholic emigrant parents.
Boyle first got attention in the UK for directing a number of distinguished productions for British Television including Inspector Morse and Mr.
It was Ewan McGregor who first promoted an adaptation of the cult novel The Beach to Boyle but he then discovered that the studio wanted a more bankable star, and hired Leonardo Di Caprio without consulting Boyle, who had already promised McGregor the lead.
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