Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

Trainspotting' (1996)
Born in Manchester, England, Boyle started his career in the theatre. He first worked with the Joint Stock Theatre Company, and then in 1982 with the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, where he was the artistic director until 1985. In 1985, he became the deputy director of the Royal Court Theatre, where he stayed until 1987. During the 1980s, Boyle also began directing for television, making TV films and serials including Mr. Wroe's Virgins and episodes of Inspector Morse.He made his feature directorial debut with the John Hodge scripted Shallow Grave (1994). A stylish, darkly humorous psychological black comedy/thriller set amongst a trio of self-absorbed flatmates. Two years later, Boyle consolidated on his earlier success with another Hodge-Macdonald-McGregor collaboration, Trainspotting (1996), adapted from the novel by Irvine Welsh - about a group of likable, albeit unconscionable, Edinburgh heroin addicts. Next was another Gen-X film that touched upon Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (1946), A Life Less Ordinary (1997), this time with American actress Cameron Diaz alongside McGregor as mismatched lovers. He also served as producer on Twin Town (1997). After having his finger's burnt on Hollywood blockbuster The Beach (2000), Boyle returned home for his two most recent productions; a return to television to make two tv movies (Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise and Strumpet) for the BBC. Next, Boyle had worldwide hit with the post-modern zombie thriller 28 Days Later (2002), a stylishly shot low-budget film that belies its grainy digital video cinematography.To some surprise, Boyle followed up his successful zombie flick with the family-friendly Millions (2005), a morality tale seen through the eyes of two pre-teen brothers.Source: britmovie.co.uk
It's a nice way to put the focus back on this simple act... if someone creates you.More Danny Boyle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Good storytelling for me is not so much technical expertise, which I know is applauded often; it's actually freshness of approach. It does mean you sometimes stumble and fall and make a horrible mess of things in seeking that freshness, but you should always keep trying to do that.More Danny Boyle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The awards season gives a chance for independent films to have a bit of longevity in the press and the media.More Danny Boyle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I haven't got anything against films that are about the minutia of relationships or customs, but I love extremes. I love taking a bunch of characters and it usually is a bunch of characters, and you throw something at them that's usually extreme, like a bag of money, or you send them out to explode a nuclear device on the surface of the sun. And those extremes are wonderful for drama.More Danny Boyle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Both of my sisters have been teachers and they used to say you get asked between 300 and 600 questions every day which you have to answer. That's exactly what directing is. And the vast majority of those questions are not very interesting really, but they need somebody to make a decision - a good one or a bad one - and they follow it.More Danny Boyle quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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