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Boyle, Danny 1956–

Boyle, Danny 1956–

(Daniel Boyle)

PERSONAL

Born October 20, 1956, in Manchester (some sources say Radcliffe), England. Education: Attended Thornliegh Salesian College.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, Oxford House, 76 Oxford St., London W1D 1BS, England.

Career: Director, producer, and writer. Directed productions at the Joint Stock Theatre Company; Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, artistic director, 1982–85; Royal Court Theatre, London, deputy director.

Awards, Honors: Writers Guild of Great Britain Award (with others), television—original drama series, 1991 and 1992, both for Inspector Morse; Television Award nomination (with others), best drama serial, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1994, for Mr. Wroe's Virgins; Golden Hitchcock, Dinard British Film Festival, 1994, Silver Seashell, best director, and nomination for Golden Seashell, both San Sebastian International Film Festival, both 1994, Alexander Korda Award for best British film (with Andrew Macdonald), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, International Fantasy Film Award, Fantasporto, Audience Award and Grand Prix, both Cognac Festival du Film Policier, Audience Award—feature film, Best Screenplay Award—feature film, and Liberation Advertisement Award, all Angers European First Film Festival, all 1995, Empire Award, best director, London Critics Circle Film Award, British newcomer of the year, and Evening Standard British Film Award, most promising newcomer, all 1996, all for Shallow Grave; Golden Space Needle Award, best director, Seattle International Film Festival, Audience Award, Warsaw International Film Festival, and Alexander Korda Award nomination for best British Film (with Andrew Macdonald), all 1996, Empire Award, best British director, BAFTA Scotland Award (with others), best feature film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, Scotland, Bodil Award, best non-American film, Czech Lion, best foreign language film, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best foreign film, Chlotrudis Award nomination, best director, and London Critics Circle Film Award nomination, British director of the year, all 1997, all for Trainspotting; Golden Ephebe Award, 1997; nomination for Golden Berlin, Berlin International Film Festival, 2000, for The Beach; Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver, International Fantasy Film Award, best director, and International Film Fantasy Award nomination, best film, all Fantasporto, Narcisse Award, best international film, Neuchatel International Fantasy Film Festival, British Independent Film Award nomination, best director, and nomination for Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold, Cinenygma-Luxembourg International Film Festival, all 2003, Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, best director, and Chlotrudis Award nomination, best director, both 2004, all for 28 Days Later …; Emden Film Award nomination, Emden International Film Festival, 2005, for Millions; ShoWest Award, international filmmaker of the year, National Convention of Theatre Owners, 2005; TIME OUT Award, for Saved.

CREDITS

Film Director:

Shallow Grave, Miramax, 1994.

Trainspotting, Miramax, 1996.

A Life Less Ordinary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

The Beach, Backstreet Films, 2000.

Strumpet (short film), BBC/Destiny Films, 2001.

Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (short film), Fox Lorber, 2001.

28 Days Later … (also known as 28 Days Later, 29 Days Later, and 28 jours plus tard), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002.

Millions, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

Alien Love Triangle (also known as Change of Luck), Dimension Films, 2005.

Untitled Sunshine Project, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2006.

Film Producer:

Executive producer, Twin Town, Gramercy Pictures, 1997.

Alien Love Triangle (also known as Change of Luck), Dimension Films, 2005.

28 Weeks Later …, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2007.

Film Appearances:

Himself, At Sundance (documentary), 1995.

The Road, 1999.

Television Director; Miniseries:

For the Greater Good, BBC, 1991.

Mr. Wroe's Virgins, BBC and Sundance Channel, 1993.

Television Director; Movies:

Scout, 1987.

The Venus de Milo Instead, 1987.

The Hen House, BBC, 1989.

Monkeys, 1989.

The Nightwatch, 1989.

Not Even God Is Wise Enough, 1993.

Television Producer; Movies:

Elephant, 1989.

Television Director as Daniel Boyle; Episodic:

"Masonic Mysteries," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1990, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1992.

"Cherubim and Seraphim," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1992, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Pure Rage: The Making of "28 Days Later" (documentary), 2002.

Presenter, Shock & Awe: The Return of "Alien" (documentary), 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Film '96, BBC, 1996.

Himself, Lo + plus, 1997, 2005.

Himself, Sen kvall med Luuk, 2000.

Himself, Liquid News, BBC, 2002.

Himself, "Ewan McGregor," The South Bank Show, Independent Television, 2003.

Himself, "28 Days Later," Anatomy of a Scene, Sundance Channel, 2003.

(In archive footage) Himself, Cinema mil, Televisio de Catalunya (Spain), 2005.

Stage Director:

The Last Days of Don Juan, Royal Shakespeare Company, c. 1990–91.

The Pretenders, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1991.

Director of The Genius and Saved, both Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London.

WRITINGS

Film Music; Songs:

28 Days Later … (also known as 28 Days Later, 29 Days Later, and 28 jours plus tard), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002.

Teleplays as Daniel Boyle; Episodic:

"Second Time Around," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1991, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1993.

"Dead on Time," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1992, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1994.

"Happy Families," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1992, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1994.

"The Day of the Devil," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1993, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1996.

"Deadly Inspector," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1993, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, c. 1996.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Dreamwatch, December, 2002, pp. 47-49.

Empire, October, 1997, pp. 138-39.

Entertainment Weekly, July 11, 2003, p. 48.

Film Review, March, 2000, pp. 60-65.

Premiere, March, 2005, p. 46.

Starlog, March, 1998.

Washington Post, March 21, 2005, p. C8.

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