30 Facts About Danny Boyle


Daniel Francis Boyle was born on 20 October 1956 and is an English director and producer.


Danny Boyle is known for his work on films including Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and its sequel T2 Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Steve Jobs and Yesterday.


Danny Boyle won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director.


Danny Boyle was presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2008 Austin Film Festival, where he introduced that year's AFF Audience Award Winner Slumdog Millionaire.


In 2012, Danny Boyle was the artistic director for Isles of Wonder, the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Danny Boyle was offered a knighthood as part of the New Year Honours but declined due to his republican beliefs.


In 2014, it was announced that Danny Boyle would become a patron of HOME in Manchester.

Related searches
Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle was born on 20 October 1956, in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, about 6 miles north of Manchester's city centre, to Irish parents Frank and Annie Boyle, both from County Galway.


Danny Boyle has a twin sister, Marie, and a younger sister, Bernadette, both of whom are teachers.


Danny Boyle directed five productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company.


In 1987, Danny 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.


Danny Boyle was responsible for the BBC Two series Mr Wroe's Virgins in 1993.


Danny Boyle has appeared on Top Gear and set the fastest wet lap at that time.


In September 2022, Danny Boyle was announced to be directing a dance adaptation of The Matrix, titled "Free Your Mind", and it is set to debut in October 2023 in Manchester, UK.


Danny Boyle was artistic director for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London.


In December 2012 it was widely reported that Danny Boyle turned down a knighthood in the New Year Honours list.


Danny Boyle declined an offer to direct the fourth film of the Alien franchise to make A Life Less Ordinary.


Danny Boyle's next project was a film adaptation of the cult novel The Beach by Alex Garland.


Danny Boyle then collaborated with Garland on the post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later.


Danny Boyle directed a short film Alien Love Triangle, which was intended to be one of three shorts within a feature film.


In 2004 Danny Boyle directed Millions, scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.


In 2010, Danny Boyle directed the film 127 Hours, starring James Franco and featuring Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara.


Danny Boyle has stated previously that in theory the third instalment of the series would be titled 28 Months Later, but alluded to a film taking place somewhere else in the world he created in 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later.


Danny Boyle was stated to be producing the upcoming film Paani.


The BFI's London Film Festival Director, Clare Stewart, said Danny Boyle had created an exhilarating and audacious film about a complex, charismatic pioneer.

Related searches
Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle then directed the sequel to Trainspotting, T2 Trainspotting.


In March 2018, Danny Boyle confirmed he would be directing the then-untitled twenty-fifth James Bond film but dropped out that August due to a dispute over the film's script.


Danny Boyle was in a relationship with casting director Gail Stevens from 1983 to 2003, with whom he has three children: Gabriel, Grace, and Caitlin.


Danny Boyle is the patron of North West-based young people's substance misuse charity, Early Break, which was founded and based in his home town of Radcliffe.


Danny Boyle is a trustee of the UK-based African arts charity Dramatic Need.