Daldry, Stephen 1961(?)–

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DALDRY, Stephen 1961(?)


Full name, Stephen David Daldry; born May 2, 1961 (some sources cite 1960), in Dorset, England; son of Patrick (a bank manager) and Cherry (a singer; maiden name, Thompson) Daldry; married Lucy Sexton (an actress), October 18, 2001; children: Annabel Clare. Education: University of Sheffield, B.A.; studied with Il Circo di Nancy Orfei in Italy, c. 1984.

Addresses: Office Film and Music Entertainment, 34 Bloomsbury St., London WC1B 3QJ, England. Agent Elizabeth Swofford, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Hamilton Asper Management Ltd., 24 Hanway St., London W1P 9DD, England.

Career: Director. Metro Theatre, cofounder and artistic director, 198486; Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England, associate artist, 198688; Gate Theatre, London, artistic director, 198992; Royal Court Theatre, London, artistic director, 199298; Stephen Daldry Pictures, founder and director, 1998; Film and Music Entertainment, executive producer. Old Vic Theatre, London, trustee and artistic advisor; also directed stage productions in Brighton, England, at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, and at Manchester Library Theatre and Oxford Stage. Director and producer of radio and television programs for British Broadcasting Corp.

Member: Directors Guild of America, British Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: Time Out Award, 1990, for Figaro Gets Divorced; Time Out Award and Peter Brook/Empty Space Award, both 1991, for Purgatory in Ingolstadt; Plays and Players Award and London Fringe Award, both 1991, for Damned for Despair; Laurence Olivier Award, best direction of a play, Society of West End Theatre, 1994, for Machinal; Evening Standard Award, 1992, London Critics Circle Award, 1992, Laurence Olivier Award, 1993, Antoinette Perry Award, 1994, and Drama Desk Award, 1994, all best direction of a play, for An Inspector Calls; Film Award nomination, best short film (with others), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1998, for Eight; British Independent Film awards, best director and best British independent film, 2000, Audience Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2000, second place award, best new film-maker, Boston Society of Film Critics, 2000, Public Prize and Golden Hitchcock Award, Dinard British Film Festival, 2000, Audience award, best distributed feature film (with others), Austin Film Festival, 2000, nomination for People's Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival, 2000, Best New Director Award and nomination for Golden Spike, Valladolid International Film Festival, 2000, Golden Castle, Castellinaria International Festival of Young Cinema, 2000, Audience Award and special mention for FIPRESCI Award, Flanders International Film Festival, 2000, Audience Choice Award, award for best directorial debut, FIPRESCI Award, and nomination for Bronze Horse, all Stockholm Film Festival, 2000, International Jury Award, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2000, Molodist International Film Festival Award, best fulllength fiction film, 2000, Propellor of Motovun Award, Motovun Film Festival, 2000, Starboy Award nomination, Oulu International Children's Film Festival, 2000, award for most enjoyable film, 2000, and Silver Clod Award, best foreign film of the year, 2001, both Norwegian International Film Festival, Academy Award nomination, best director, 2001, Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film (with others), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2001, nominations for David Lean Award for Direction and Film Award, most promising newcomer in British film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2001, Cesar Award nomination, best foreign film, Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, 2001, ALFS Award, British film director of the year, and nomination, British film newcomer of the year, both London Critics Circle, 2001, David di Donatello Award nomination, best foreign film, 2001, Silver Ribbon, best director of a foreign film, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 2001, Empire Award nomination, best British director, 2001, Lumiere Award, best foreign film, 2002, Goya Award nomination, best European film, 2002, Norwegian Amanda Award, best foreign feature film, 2001, and nomination for Czech Lion, best foreign language film, 2002, all for Billy Elliot; Academy Award nomination, best achievement in directing, Golden Globe Award nomination, best director of a motion picture, Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in motion pictures, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best director, International Press Academy, nominations for David Lean Award for Direction and Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film (with others), British Academy of Film and Television Arts, nomination for Golden Berlin Bear and winner of Reader Jury of Berliner Morgenpost award, both Berlin International Film Festival, David di Donatello Award nomination, best foreign film, German Film Award, best foreign film, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award, best director, and Norwegian Amanda Award, best foreign feature film, all 2003, for The Hours.


Film Director:

(And producer) Eight (short film), 1998.

Billy Elliot (also known as Dancer ), USA Films/Universal Focus, 2000.

The Hours, Paramount, 2002.

Stage Director:

Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool, England, then Theatre Royale, Stratford, England, 1988.

Judgement Day, Old Red Lion Theatre, London, 1989.

Figaro Gets Divorced, Gate Theatre, London, 1990.

Cutting Room, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, 1990.

Our Man in Marzibah and Rousseau's Tale (doublebill), Gate Theatre, 1991.

Damned for Despair, Gate Theatre, 1991.

(With Annie Castledine) Pioneers in Ingolstadt, Gate Theatre, 1991.

(With Castledine) Purgatory in Ingolstadt, Gate Theatre, 1991.

An Inspector Calls, National Theatre Company, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1992, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 19941995, later Garrick Theatre, London, 1995.

Search and Destroy, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1993.

Machinal, National Theatre Company, Lyttelton Theatre, 1993.

The Europeans, 1993.

The Kitchen, Royal Court Theatre, 1994.

The Editing Process, Royal Court Theatre, 1994.

Rat in the Skull, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1995.

The Libertine, Royal Court Theatre, 1995.

The Man of Mode, Royal Court Theatre, 1995.

Body Talk, 1996.

"This Is a Chair," in London International Festival of Theatre, London, 1997.

Via Dolorosa (solo show), Royal Court Theatre, 1998, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Far Away, Royal Court Theatre, 2000, then New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 20022003.

A Number, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, 2002, then New York Theatre Workshop, 20022003.

Director of The Fleisser Plays, National Theatre Company; also directed productions of Huckleberry Finn, Jerker, Manon Lescaut, and Of Mice and Men.

Stage Appearances:

Guard, Prometheus in Evin, Mazdak Theatre Company, Young Vic Studio Theatre, London, 1988.

Television Work; Specials:

Coproducer, The "Billy Elliot " Boy (also known as Omnibus: The Billy Elliot Boy ), BBC (England), 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The "Billy Elliot " Boy (also known as Omnibus: The Billy Elliot Boy ), BBC (England), 2001.

Bourne to Dance, Channel 4 (England), 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Changing Stages, PBS, 2001.



Director (with others), Cinema 16, Momac Films, 2003.



Lesser, Wendy, A Director Calls: Stephen Daldry and the Theatre, Faber & Faber, 1997.


Interview, November, 2000, p. 74.

Talk, September, 2000, p. 54.

Variety, June 16, 1997, p. 39.