Danny Boyle

Daniel "Danny" Boyle is an English filmmaker and producer. He is best known for his work on films such as Slumdog Millionaire, 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.

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Dev Patel  •  Saurabh Shukla  •  Rajendranath Zutshi

28 Days Later (2002)

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Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Naomie Harris  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Christopher Eccleston

Trance (2013)

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A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Matt Cross

Sunshine (2007)

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Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

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A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Holly Hunter  •  Delroy Lindo

Millions (2004)

Two boys, still grieving the death of their mother, find themselves the unwitting benefactors of a bag of bank robbery loot in the week before the United Kingdom switches its official currency to the Euro. What's a kid to do?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Alexander Nathan Etel  •  Lewis McGibbon  •  James Nesbitt  •  Daisy Donovan

The Beach (2000)

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Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Guillaume Canet  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Staffan Kihlbom

Trainspotting (1996)

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Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Kevin McKidd

Shallow Grave (1994)

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Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Kerry Fox  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Ken Stott

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Robert Carlyle

London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012)

The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony took place at 9pm on 27 July 2012. Titled 'Isles of Wonder', the Ceremony welcomed the finest athletes from more than 200 nations for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, marking an historic third time the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Mike Oldfield  •  Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom  •  Kenneth Branagh  •  J.K. Rowling

Side by Side (2012)

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Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

127 Hours (2010)

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The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James Franco  •  Kate Mara  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Sean Bott

Strumpet (2001)

Strayman, a spontaneous poet, is landlord to a pack of stray dogs. Unable to resist another of life's strays, he hooks up with Strumpet, a shy, homeless girl with an extraordinary gift for music. After Strayman's neighbour overhears them singing, the three set off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Christopher Eccleston  •  Genna G  •  Stephen Walters  •  David Crellin

Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)

Tommy is a vacuum cleaner salesman gripped by the fever of closing the deal. He lives on puffa rice stored in his glove compartment, listens to motivation tapes of his own voice shouting 'Sell, sell, fucking sell' and his punters are up to their eyes in debt. Even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Michael Begley  •  Katy Cavanagh  •  Caroline Ashley

Pure Rage: The Making of '28 Days Later' (2003)

Documentary about the making of Danny Boyle's end-of-the-world style horror movie, 28 Days Later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toby James
CAST:  Danny Boyle

The Class of '92 (2013)

A detailing of the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United football players (David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville). The film covers the period 1992-1999, culminating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Benjamin Turner  •  Gabe Turner
CAST:  David Beckham  •  Paul Scholes  •  Ryan Giggs  •  Phil Neville

One Night In 2012 (2016)

Co-produced by Rogan Productions and BBC Studios. London. The Summer of 2012. As rehearsals take place in a rainy Dagenham car park, Director Danny Boyle reveals a glimpse of his Opening Ceremony to the press. Some denounce it as the “Tellytubby Olympics” - others ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Angie Mason
CAST:  Alan Yentob  •  Danny Boyle  •  Sebastian Coe  •  Tracey Seaward

Steve Jobs (2015)

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Kate Winslet  •  Seth Rogen  •  Katherine Waterston

Nicolas Roeg: It's About Time... (2015)

The first major profile of the great British film director Nicolas Roeg, examining his very personal vision of cinema as in such films as Don't Look Now, Performance, Walkabout and The Man Who Fell to Earth. Roeg reflects on his career, which began as a leading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Thompson
CAST:  Dilly Barlow  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Julie Christie  •  Jenny Agutter
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