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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Lennon or McCartney (2014)

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Adam Levine

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Adam Levine

Jai Ho (2014)

The Film brings to its viewers, a hitherto unseen and unheard narrative of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known: A. R. Rahman  (more)

DIRECTION:  Umesh Aggarwal
CAST:  Danny Boyle  •  Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Film brings to its viewers, a hitherto unseen and unheard narrative of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known: A. R. Rahman  (more)

DIRECTION:  Umesh Aggarwal
CAST:  Danny Boyle  •  Andrew Lloyd Webber

Happy and Glorious (2012)

A short film by Danny Boyle starring James Bond and Queen Elizabeth II. It originally aired as part of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom  •  Julia McKenzie

A short film by Danny Boyle starring James Bond and Queen Elizabeth II. It originally aired as part of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom  •  Julia McKenzie

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle  •  Tim Van Someren
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Ella Smith  •  Naomie Harris

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle  •  Tim Van Someren
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Jonny Lee Miller  •  Ella Smith  •  Naomie Harris

The Alternativity (2017)

The story of how Britain’s favourite artist Banksy teamed up with Britain’s favourite film director Danny Boyle to put on a moving nativity play at The Walled Off Hotel, Bethlehem in December 2017. This was a two-part special for BBC2, the first comprising of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lauren Jacobs
CAST:  Banksy  •  Danny Boyle  •  Olivia Colman

The story of how Britain’s favourite artist Banksy teamed up with Britain’s favourite film director Danny Boyle to put on a moving nativity play at The Walled Off Hotel, Bethlehem in December 2017. This was a two-part special for BBC2, the first comprising of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lauren Jacobs
CAST:  Banksy  •  Danny Boyle  •  Olivia Colman

Yesterday (2019)

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Himesh Patel  •  Lily James  •  Ed Sheeran  •  Kate McKinnon

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Himesh Patel  •  Lily James  •  Ed Sheeran  •  Kate McKinnon

The Nightwatch (1989)

Dark and Brooding thriller. A group of mercenaries are assembled in Amsterdam by a British intelligence officer. Believing they are awaiting the details of a new mission, they decide to spend their free time in the sleazy bars and brothels. Over the course of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James Cosmo  •  Tony Doyle  •  Michael Feast  •  Don Fellows

Dark and Brooding thriller. A group of mercenaries are assembled in Amsterdam by a British intelligence officer. Believing they are awaiting the details of a new mission, they decide to spend their free time in the sleazy bars and brothels. Over the course of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  James Cosmo  •  Tony Doyle  •  Michael Feast  •  Don Fellows

For the Greater Good (1991)

Three politicians try to reform Britain's brutal prison system. Before they can do so, the tabloid press destroys their careers by publishing exposés of their sex lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Martin Shaw  •  Roy Dotrice  •  Nicholas Jones  •  Nicholas Woodeson

Three politicians try to reform Britain's brutal prison system. Before they can do so, the tabloid press destroys their careers by publishing exposés of their sex lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Martin Shaw  •  Roy Dotrice  •  Nicholas Jones  •  Nicholas Woodeson

Not Even God Is Wise Enough (1993)

Sometimes Busi is a champion boxer, sometimes a rock star, but when he escapes from court, where he is facing charges of assault, he embarks on an odyssey that ultimately brings him before his estranged father. [An instalment in the anthology series "Screenplay" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Paterson Joseph  •  Vivienne McKone  •  Ellen Thomas  •  Mona Hammond

Sometimes Busi is a champion boxer, sometimes a rock star, but when he escapes from court, where he is facing charges of assault, he embarks on an odyssey that ultimately brings him before his estranged father. [An instalment in the anthology series "Screenplay" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Paterson Joseph  •  Vivienne McKone  •  Ellen Thomas  •  Mona Hammond

At Sundance (1995)

A group portrait of filmmakers attend the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring Matthew Harrison, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Todd Haynes, Greg Araki, Abel Ferrara, Atom Egoyan, James Gray, Robert Redford, Haskell Wexler, among many others. Co-directed by Amy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda  •  Amy Hobby
CAST:  Michael Almereyda  •  Robert Redford  •  Matthew Harrison  •  James Mangold

A group portrait of filmmakers attend the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring Matthew Harrison, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Todd Haynes, Greg Araki, Abel Ferrara, Atom Egoyan, James Gray, Robert Redford, Haskell Wexler, among many others. Co-directed by Amy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda  •  Amy Hobby
CAST:  Michael Almereyda  •  Robert Redford  •  Matthew Harrison  •  James Mangold

Digging Your Own Grave (1995)

Documentary about the making of Danny Boyle's 1994 film, "Shallow Grave".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Andrew Macdonald  •  Danny Boyle

Documentary about the making of Danny Boyle's 1994 film, "Shallow Grave".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Andrew Macdonald  •  Danny Boyle

Code Red: The Making of '28 Weeks Later' (2007)

An overview of the making of 28 Weeks Later (2007).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrea Lewis
CAST:  Danny Boyle  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Imogen Poots  •  Rose Byrne

An overview of the making of 28 Weeks Later (2007).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrea Lewis
CAST:  Danny Boyle  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Imogen Poots  •  Rose Byrne

Scout (1987)

Drama about a Northern Irish football scout by Frank McGuinness and directed by Danny Boyle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ray McAnally  •  Stephen Rea  •  Paul Loughran  •  Gerard O'Hare

Drama about a Northern Irish football scout by Frank McGuinness and directed by Danny Boyle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Ray McAnally  •  Stephen Rea  •  Paul Loughran  •  Gerard O'Hare

Alan Clarke: His Own Man (2000)

British film-maker Alan Clarke was championed by the likes of Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Ray Winstone - Stephen Frears even called him the best. And yet Clarke only ever made 3 feature films. This documentary explores the life and career of an exceptional director - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Kimpton-Nye
CAST:  Danny Boyle  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tim Roth  •  Stephen Frears

British film-maker Alan Clarke was championed by the likes of Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Ray Winstone - Stephen Frears even called him the best. And yet Clarke only ever made 3 feature films. This documentary explores the life and career of an exceptional director - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Kimpton-Nye
CAST:  Danny Boyle  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tim Roth  •  Stephen Frears

Methuselah

An action/adventure story centered on a 1000-year-old man who has used his time on the planet to develop an unparalleled set of survival skills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan

An action/adventure story centered on a 1000-year-old man who has used his time on the planet to develop an unparalleled set of survival skills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Michael B. Jordan

Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (2012)

From Boris Karloff to Mel Brooks - Frankenstein has fired the imagination of generations of artists who have created their own interpretation of this Gothic masterpiece. Frankenstein: A Modern Myth looks at some of these depictions, including Danny Boyle's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Low  •  Tim Van Someren
CAST:  David Bradley  •  Daniel Ings  •  Sarah Mowat  •  Danny Boyle

From Boris Karloff to Mel Brooks - Frankenstein has fired the imagination of generations of artists who have created their own interpretation of this Gothic masterpiece. Frankenstein: A Modern Myth looks at some of these depictions, including Danny Boyle's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Low  •  Tim Van Someren
CAST:  David Bradley  •  Daniel Ings  •  Sarah Mowat  •  Danny Boyle

Miss Saigon

A film adaptation of Cameron Mackintosh's musical that starred Lea Salonga.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
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A film adaptation of Cameron Mackintosh's musical that starred Lea Salonga.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
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Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story (2013)

Documentary about the musician Mike Oldfield, whose 1973 album Tubular Bells launched the Virgin record label and became the biggest selling instrumental album of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt O'Casey
CAST:  Mike Oldfield  •  Richard Branson  •  Danny Boyle  •  Sally Oldfield

Documentary about the musician Mike Oldfield, whose 1973 album Tubular Bells launched the Virgin record label and became the biggest selling instrumental album of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt O'Casey
CAST:  Mike Oldfield  •  Richard Branson  •  Danny Boyle  •  Sally Oldfield
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