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Danny Boyle Net Worth

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Daniel Boyle net worth:
$40 Million

Daniel Boyle's salary:
4.5 million USD

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Danny Boyle is an English film director, producer and screenwriter with a net worth of $40 million. Danny won the Academy Award for the best director for the film Slumdog Millionaire. Boyle grew up outside of Manchester, England and began his career in British TV and theatre in the early 1980s. His first jobs were the really dark comedies, Shallow Grave (1994) and Trainspotting (1996), the latter of which earned him a critical acclaim and fiscal success, making Ewan McGregor a star along the way.

Danny Boyle Net Worth $40 Million Dollars

It was in 2008, when Boyle won an Oscar and when again appreciated world-wide acclaim for directing the rags-to-wealth hit film Slumdog Millionaire, starring Freida Pinto. Over time, Boyle proved adept at transferring genres so keeping his exceptional voice he’d created in preceding attempts and earning success on either side of the pond.


Daniel Boyle information

Daniel Boyle information

Birth date: October 20, 1956
Birth place: Radcliffe, Lancashire, England
Height:5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Weight:86 kg
Profession:Director, Producer, Writer
Education:Thornleigh Salesian College, Bangor University, Miami University
Nationality:British, Canadian
Spouse:Amber Esposito
Children:Grace Boyle, Caitlin Boyle, Gabriel Boyle, Eastin Sky Boyle
Parents:Annie Boyle, Frank Boyle
Siblings:Maria Boyle, Bernadette Boyle
Awards:Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, Satellite Award for Best Director, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, People's Choice Award for Best European Film, Goya Award for Best European Film, British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film, Outstanding Contribution Award, British Independent Film Award for Best Director, National Board of Review Award for Best Film, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, David di Donatello for Best European Film, Robert Award for Best Non-American Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming, Golden Space Needle Award for Best Director
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, César Award for Best Foreign Film, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, European Film Award for Best Director, European Film Award for Best Film, Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, Saturn Award for Best Director, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Polish Academy Award for Best European Film, Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Foreign Language Film, Laurence Olivier Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement, European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Director, British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Serial, Empire Award for Best Director, Chlotrudis Award for Best Director, London Film Critics Circle Award for British Director of the Year
Movies:Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, 127 Hours, Sunshine, Trance, The Beach, Shallow Grave, Steve Jobs, A Life Less Ordinary, T2 Trainspotting, Millions, Strumpet, Alien Love Triangle, Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise, Elephant, Paani, The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder, Babylon, Scout, Miss Saigon, Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, 127 Hours, Sunshine, Trance, The Beach, Shallow Grave, Steve Jobs, A Life Less Ordinary, T2 Trainspotting, Millions, Strumpet, Alien Love Triangle, Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise, Elephant, Paani, Frankenstein, The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder, Babylon, Scout, Miss Saigon
TV shows:Babylon, Babylon

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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
T2 Trainspotting2017
Trust2017TV Series 1 episode
Steve Jobs2015
Babylon2014TV Mini-Series 1 episode
Trance2013/I
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder2012TV Special
Frankenstein2011TV Movie
127 Hours2010
Slumdog Millionaire2008
Alien Love Triangle2008Short
Sunshine2007
Millions2004
28 Days Later...2002
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise2001TV Movie
Strumpet2001TV Movie
The Beach2000/I
A Life Less Ordinary1997
Trainspotting1996
Shallow Grave1994
Screenplay1989-1993TV Series 3 episodes
Mr. Wroe's Virgins1993TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
Inspector Morse1990-1992TV Series 2 episodes
For the Greater Good1991TV Series 3 episodes
Monkeys1989TV Movie
The Nightwatch1989TV Movie
Scout1987TV Movie
The Venus de Milo Instead1987TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battle of the Sexes2017producer post-production
T2 Trainspotting2017producer
Trust2017TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Steve Jobs2015producer
Babylon2014TV Mini-Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Trance2013/Iproducer - uncredited
127 Hours2010producer
28 Weeks Later2007executive producer
Twin Town1997executive producer
Monkeys1989TV Movie producer
The Nightwatch1989TV Movie producer
Elephant1989TV Short producer
Scout1987TV Movie producer
The Rockingham Shoot1987TV Movie producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebrity Conversations2016TV Series
Hollywood's Best Film Directors2014TV Series

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder2012TV Special writer
127 Hours2010screenplay

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder2012TV Special staged by: "Isles of Wonder"
Frankenstein2011TV Movie directed for the stage by

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
28 Weeks Later2007second unit director - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
Back on Earth?2013Short inspirational thanks
My Angel My Hero2011Short very special thanks
Tin Can2010/Ispecial thanks
The Last Seven2010special thanks
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff2010Documentary producers gratefully acknowledge support from
Slumdog Dreams: Danny Boyle & the Making of 'Slumdog Millionaire'2009TV Short documentary special thanks
Dev.D2009special thanks
28 Days Later: The Aftermath (Chapter 1)2007Video short special thanks
InZer02006Short special thanks
StarCraft1998Video Game thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quotidien2017TV SeriesHimself
One Night in 20122016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards2016TV MovieHimself
60 Minutes2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Director (segment "And the Nominees Are")
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2016TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2015TV Series
Last Call with Carson Daly2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1996-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Arena2015TV Series documentaryHimself
FilmRaker2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles2015TV SeriesHimself
Jai Ho2014/IIDocumentaryHimself
Side by Side Extra: Volume Four2014DocumentaryHimself
The Class of 922013DocumentaryHimself
Días de cine2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director
Today2012TV SeriesHimself
Side by Side2012DocumentaryHimself
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
London Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Director
127 Hours: An Extraordinary View2010Documentary shortHimself
Top Gear2010TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2010TV Series
The Fabulous Picture Show2010TV SeriesHimself
BFI London Film Festival Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Fellowship recipient
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
The 2009 European Film Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Award Recipient
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
Moving Pictures Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
The BackStage Pass2009VideoHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La noche de los Oscar2009TV MovieHimself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
Slumdog Dreams: Danny Boyle & the Making of 'Slumdog Millionaire'2009TV Short documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Storymakers2009TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet2009TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2009TV SeriesHimself
Movie Connections2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner Best Director
Rencontres de cinéma2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 Britannia Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Shootout2008TV SeriesHimself
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero2008DocumentaryHimself
28 Weeks Later: Getting Into the Action2007Video documentary shortHimself
Code Red: The Making of '28 Weeks Later'2007Video documentary shortHimself
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
HypaSpace2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Culture Show2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Bazura Project2007TV SeriesHimself
28 Weeks Later: The Rage Is Back2007Video documentary shortHimself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies2007TV SeriesHimself
Lo + plus1997-2005TV SeriesHimself
Shock & Awe: The Return of 'Alien'2003TV Movie documentaryPresenter
The South Bank Show2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Liquid News2002TV SeriesHimself
Pure Rage: The Making of '28 Days Later'2002TV Short documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Films2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Watching2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Sen kväll med Luuk2000TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron2000TV SeriesHimself - Regissör
Nulle part ailleurs1996TV SeriesHimself
Film '721996TV SeriesHimself
The Little Picture Show1995TV SeriesHimself
Shallow Grave: Digging Your Own Grave1994Video documentary shortHimself - Director

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Director (segment "And the Nominees Are")
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Director
Comedy Lab2010TV SeriesHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Career Achievement AwardCasting Society of America, USA
2015Silver Medallion AwardTelluride Film Festival, USTribute
2013Outstanding Contribution AwardEmpire Awards, UK
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction ProgrammingLondon 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012)· Mark Tildesley (production designer)
· Suttirat Anne Larlarb (production designer)
2011Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2011AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the Year127 Hours (2010)· Christian Colson
· John Smithson
2011Sonny Bono Visionary AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
2011Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainBest Film Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2010BFI FellowshipBritish Film Institute Awards
2010DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010Golden EagleGolden Eagle Awards, RussiaBest Foreign FilmSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2010GoyaGoya AwardsBest European Film (Mejor Película Europea)Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2010Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsProducer of the Year· Christian Colson
2010Mill Valley Film Festival AwardMill Valley Film FestivalBest Narrative Feature127 Hours (2010)
2010RobertRobert FestivalBest Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)Slumdog Millionaire (2008)· Loveleen Tandan
2009Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsArtistic Excellence in Directing
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea)Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesSlumdog Millionaire (2008)· Sanjay Kumar (unit production manager plaque)
· Raj Acharya (first assistant director plaque)
· Avani Batra (second assistant director plaque)
· Sonia Nemawarkar (second second assistant director plaque)
2009Special AwardEmpire Awards, UKFor outstanding contribution to British cinema.
2009Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Foreign Film - English LanguageSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Europeo)Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Director of the YearSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009MovieZone AwardRotterdam International Film FestivalSlumdog Millionaire (2008)· Loveleen Tandan
2009Audience AwardRotterdam International Film FestivalSlumdog Millionaire (2008)· Loveleen Tandan
2009Outstanding Director of the Year AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in DirectingSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008Audience AwardAustin Film FestivalOut of Competition FeatureSlumdog Millionaire (2008)· Simon Beaufoy (writer)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008Audience Choice AwardChicago International Film FestivalSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)· Loveleen Tandan
2008OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008Audience Choice AwardSt. Louis International Film FestivalBest International FeatureSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2005PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Live Action Family FilmMillions (2004)
2005ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAInternational Filmmaker of the Year
2003International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest Director28 Days Later... (2002)
2003Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in SilverFantasporto28 Days Later... (2002)
2003Narcisse AwardNeuchâtel International Fantastic Film FestivalBest Feature Film28 Days Later... (2002)
1997BAFTA Scotland AwardBAFTA Awards, ScotlandBest Feature FilmTrainspotting (1996)· Andrew Macdonald (producer)
· John Hodge (writer)
1997BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)Trainspotting (1996)
1997Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)Trainspotting (1996)
1997Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest British DirectorTrainspotting (1996)
1996Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest DirectorShallow Grave (1994)
1996Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsMost Promising NewcomerShallow Grave (1994)
1996ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Newcomer of the YearShallow Grave (1994)
1996Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest DirectorTrainspotting (1996)
1996Audience AwardWarsaw International Film FestivalTrainspotting (1996)
1995Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsShallow Grave (1994)· Andrew Macdonald
1995Liberation Advertisement AwardAngers European First Film FestivalShallow Grave (1994)
1995Best ScreenplayAngers European First Film FestivalFeature FilmShallow Grave (1994)
1995Audience AwardAngers European First Film FestivalFeature FilmShallow Grave (1994)
1995Grand PrixCognac Festival du Film PolicierShallow Grave (1994)
1995Audience AwardCognac Festival du Film PolicierShallow Grave (1994)
1995International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmShallow Grave (1994)
1994Golden HitchcockDinard British Film FestivalShallow Grave (1994)
1994Silver SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalBest DirectorShallow Grave (1994)
1992Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainTV - Original Drama SeriesInspector Morse (1987)· Julian Mitchell
· Alma Cullen
· John Brown
1991Writers' Guild of Great Britain AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainTV - Original Drama SeriesInspector Morse (1987)· Julian Mitchell
· Alma Cullen
· Peter Nichols
· Geoffrey Case

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Writing, Adapted Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, Adapted127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Adapted Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2011DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Adapted Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirector127 Hours (2010)
2011Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeFeature Film Category127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy (writer)
2011Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2011IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2011ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Director of the Year127 Hours (2010)
2011OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2011OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2011OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, Adapted127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures127 Hours (2010)· Christian Colson
2011USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter Award127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy (screenwriter)
· Aron Ralston (author)
2011WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the Year127 Hours (2010)· Christian Colson
· John Smithson
2011OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Adapted Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion Picture127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2011BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay (Adapted)127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2011Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA Awards127 Hours (2010)· Christian Colson
· John Smithson
· Simon Beaufoy
2010ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion Picture127 Hours (2010)· Christian Colson
· John Smithson
2010ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Achievement in Directing127 Hours (2010)
2010ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2010Cinema Brazil Grand PrizeCinema Brazil Grand PrizeBest Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2010CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2010Gaudí AwardGaudí AwardsBest European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2010HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, Adapted127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2010SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Adapted Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2010SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Adapted Screenplay127 Hours (2010)· Simon Beaufoy
2009Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean FilmSlumdog Millionaire (2008)· Christian Colson
2009Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2009Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsSlumdog Millionaire (2008)· Christian Colson
· Simon Beaufoy
2008ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Director of the YearSunshine (2007)
2008TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2005Emden Film AwardEmden International Film FestivalMillions (2004)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Director28 Days Later... (2002)
2004Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Director28 Days Later... (2002)
2004HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long Form28 Days Later... (2002)· Alex Garland (written by)
2003British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Director28 Days Later... (2002)
2003Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in GoldCinénygma - Luxembourg International Film Festival28 Days Later... (2002)
2003Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European Director28 Days Later... (2002)
2003International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest Film28 Days Later... (2002)
2000Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalThe Beach (2000)
1997Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest DirectorTrainspotting (1996)
1997Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Foreign FilmTrainspotting (1996)
1997European Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsTrainspotting (1996)
1997ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Director of the YearTrainspotting (1996)
1996Alexander Korda Award for Best British FilmBAFTA AwardsTrainspotting (1996)· Andrew Macdonald
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorTrainspotting (1996)
1994BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Drama SerialMr. Wroe's Virgins (1993)· John Chapman
· Jane Rogers
1994Golden SeashellSan Sebastián International Film FestivalShallow Grave (1994)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Director127 Hours (2010)
2010Audience Choice AwardSt. Louis International Film FestivalBest Feature127 Hours (2010)
2008Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearSlumdog Millionaire (2008)
2008NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest DirectorSteve Jobs (2015)
2009NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorSlumdog Millionaire (2008)

TitleSalary
Steve Jobs (2015)$3,000,000

#Fact
1In 2012, Boyle was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork - The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover - to celebrate the British cultural figures of his lifetime that he most admires.
2In 2010, The Tablet named Boyle one of Britain's most influential Roman Catholics.
3He was asked to direct The Full Monty (1997), but he turned it down, as he didn't find the story interesting.
4He was asked to direct 8 Mile (2002), but he was busy with 28 Days Later... (2002).
5He was considered to direct Alien: Resurrection (1997), but chose to direct A Life Less Ordinary (1997) instead.
6He was originally going to direct Our Friends in the North (1996), but decided to focus on his film career.
7He was asked to direct Fight Club (1999), but he was busy with The Beach (2000).
8Directed three actors to an Oscar-nominated performance: James Franco, Michael Fassbender, and Kate Winslet.
9Was in a relationship with casting director Gail Stevens (1983-2003). They had 3 children together: Caitlin Boyle (born 1985), Gabriel Boyle (born 1989) and Grace Boyle (born 1991).
10Was the artistic director of the 2012 Olympic games in London.
11Is one of 9 directors to win the Golden Globe, Director's Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar for the same movie, winning for Slumdog Millionaire (2008). The other directors to achieve this are Mike Nichols for The Graduate (1967), Milos Forman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Richard Attenborough for Gandhi (1982), Oliver Stone for Platoon (1986), Steven Spielberg for Schindler's List (1993), Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013), and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant (2015).
12His favorite film is Apocalypse Now (1979)
13Attended Thornliegh Salesian College in Bolton, Lancashire
14Passed directing Alien: Resurrection (1997) to work on A Life Less Ordinary (1997).

#Quote
1[on Shallow Grave (1994)] - I was very lucky to get a really tight, 90-minute, taut script. Because you kind of don't know what you're doing on your first movie and there's something wonderful about that. You can never get back to that innocence. It's a good thing to start with a thriller, because you're not going to have a lot of money and thrillers don't depend on a lot of money. I say sort of semi-controversially or provocatively, your first film is your best film, always, because it has that innocence about it, about not knowing what you're doing.
2[on A Life Less Ordinary (1997)] - Originally the script was set in France and Scotland, and we moved it, foolishly as it turned out, to Utah and Los Angeles. I've always wanted to make popular movies and make the films appeal, and if you're going to do that, you're going to have to, at some point, embrace America. I think we should have made the film more extreme. The original script was intensely violent, I mean hideously violent, and I think in retrospect we should have kept it like that. But we thought, 'That's not compatible with the romance.' But in fact, the clash of things is often the most interesting things about films, where they clash together, where they're not smooth, where they are inappropriate for each other.
3The Beach (2000) was a very interesting stepping stone for me to 'Slumdog,' because we went to Thailand and we took a huge crew from the West, I mean a massive crew. When you take a crew like that, you are an invading army. There is no other way you can be seen by the local population. You are this huge, brute force with big elbows coming in. It didn't suit me, that. And it was compounded by the fact that the characters, I didn't get to know them for some reason. I'm a city boy and I find myself making a film about paradise hippies. I tried to shift the film to be more about what Thai people thought of them, but you can't do that with a $55 million film. It's a huge oil tanker. You can't move it around. It just goes steadily on its way. So when I made 'Slumdog,' I took 10 people because I didn't want to have that role of the invading army again.
4[on Millions (2004)] - It felt very personal, even though it's not a script I wrote. Frank [Cottrell Boyce, the screenwriter] and I were both brought up very religiously but we were both very imaginative. It was probably a reaction to the excesses of 28 Days Later... (2002), to find a different mood, a different tone from that. You've got to set challenges to see if you can do it. The most obvious scene in it that was missing was, there was never any scene with his mom, and I said to Frank, 'You've got to write a scene with his mom.' He didn't want to but he wrote this scene and it's the most beautiful little scene. You learn sometimes that the most obvious fucking thing is the thing we need. And don't try to avoid it, because sometimes you get all wrapped up in subtlety, but sometimes it's the most obvious thing that you need to do.
5[on Sunshine (2007)] - You go into it, you think, 'It's funny, most directors only ever seem to make one space movie. I wonder why that is.' And then you make one and you know why: They are merciless, the demands on you. More than any other genre, it's really narrow. Your options as a storyteller are incredibly limited, plus the fact you've got these technical limitations you've got to get right, every detail: how your shoelace behaves in weightless conditions, how your hair behaves. The precision you have to bring is migraine-inducing, and the patience you have to have while you wait for CG. If I ever did another movie like that, I would take a break during editing. Editing is such an organic thing; you keep editing, even though you should have stopped. What you're really doing is waiting for these CG effects to arrive and we should have taken six months off. Because what you're doing is cutting the film and there are huge swaths of it you haven't got. But the fact that they're not there affects how you cut after it, so actually you're distorting the film. I'd certainly advise anyone about big CG to build in a break.
6[on Slumdog Millionaire (2008)] - You leave India, but it never leaves you. It's an extraordinary place and you learn about yourself as a person and as a filmmaker. It's an incredibly generous place and it's an incredibly contradictory place. And these contradictions are on a viciously extreme scale: the poverty and the wealth, the nuclear status [but] no toilets - half the population of Mumbai have no toilets. I was trying to capture some of that, really, and we did it by some extreme storytelling. People say, 'How can you go from the deliberate maiming of a child to a big Bollywood song and dance in the end?' Well, you don't try to smooth the path from one to the other. I was trying to put all the elements into the film that belong to the city, that are a part of that city.
7[on 127 Hours (2010)] - The same as this one [Steve Jobs (2015)], I learned that just because something isn't factually correct, doesn't mean it's not truthful. That was the experience with Aron Ralston. Because he had been through the experience and had a photographic memory about it, everything had to be exactly as he'd seen it and experienced it. Obviously you trust that to a degree. It's a first-person testimony. How could you not? But actually in reality, making a film, if you just make the facts, it doesn't necessarily work and it doesn't look truthful. And it's because something else happens in art and film, which is that you have to represent truth rather than photograph it.
8Trance (2013) was interesting because it was our relaxation. It was born out of doing the Olympics, which was hugely insane and stressful. So we made what we wanted to be a fun thriller. But it's a pretty tortured idea and I think that comes out of the fact that our minds were tortured by the responsibility of doing the Olympics. None of the dark stuff could go into the Olympics, because it's a family show, obviously. So it went into 'Trance.' I learned that the dark stuff is always there. You might be doing the wholesome family entertainment as your day job, but at night the dark stuff is still there.
9[on Steve Jobs (2015)] - I learned more about film acting. Especially these two [Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet]. A lot of it is their mental preparation. And it's not about slavishly learning lines, though in this case it was, because of the nature of it. But the execution of it is simple, in a way. They just step into it. It was extraordinary. There's no demarcation: 'Stop that fun, everybody! Stop everything! Action!' It was just, like, 'Go!' That was real film acting, and I loved kind of recording it, watching it happen. And something extraordinary happens to Fassbender in act three where he just is the guy. We set out not to make it slavish and gestural with the hair and everything, because that would be boring and we'd be concentrating on that. We just wanted to flow into it.
10[on 28 Days Later... (2002)] - It was wonderful to work on digital. I'm very proud of the fact that's the first proper widely distributed release on digital, and on a very inferior digital format. It suited the guerilla nature of the story and that was cool, doing it like that. I began to learn how to contradict film culture just in the way films are made. I got much more into doing it in what you would call an unprofessional way. I'm not a big fan of the tautly professional films that do things 'the right way.' I think it's not a great spur to creativity sometimes.
11[on Trainspotting (1996)] - 'Take risks' is the one I got from that. Really take risks. I haven't always clung to it but I certainly always return to it. And I love that. That's what people go to the movies for. They don't go to see what's acceptable. John [Hodge] adapted it in a way - it was impossible to adapt, so he didn't try. He sort of was inspired by it and went off. And I love that in adaptations. It's really irreverent to the skill.
12What I've always wanted to do is to try and make it look like $100m but it doesn't cost that - I find that really liberating.
13[on Sunshine (2007)] It's very disappointing we didn't get more people in to see it. It's strange, though. I've had people pass me and say, "I saw Sunshine and really liked that." We tried to make it for very little money, but we tried to make a big film. I love that ambition. I think it was probably too close to the films that inspired it. I did say this at the time - with space movies, it's a very narrow corridor you are working in, it's very hard to be inventive in it. Your choices are very, very specific. You have to shuffle it very, very cleverly. So I think people thought it was too like those other films, and it clearly does owe a lot to those other films, but when you see it, there is a side of it that does have its own originality as well. I'm proud of it. It was pretty exhausting doing it, and I wouldn't do another one. Not for a while anyway.
14Apocalypse Now (1979) fueled my obsession with experiences in the cinema, really, of trying to create. There are risks attached to it. You're trying to stretch things, but you are also fundamentally committed to getting as many people to see it is as possible.
15[on 127 Hours (2010)] - This is a film about how precious life is. And it's only precious because of other people. It's not precious in itself, which is what we sometimes think - we think the will to survive is an individualistic thing. ... But it's actually connected to other people. And that's what the life essence is really about - it's always about other people, even in the loneliest places.
16I think Ken Loach is an extraordinary filmmaker. It is so effortless what he does. The effortlessness with which he can get some stuff is just extraordinary. You may not like his concerns as a filmmaker, that they are political or whatever, and you may actually think that the films should be more exciting, they should have more dramatic climaxes, but he is extraordinary. You think about The Godfather (1972) and that is shot in Ken Loach's fashion, in a way. It's effortless. That's one of the things about Coppola. You never had any fancy angles with Coppola. You don't get any of that Scorsese stuff. Those filmmakers are the real craftsmen, the real masters. They don't need the camera to do anything for them, the whole thing is set up - the camera just records it and you witness it. Whereas I tend to use the camera as part of the experience, the actual point of view is part of the experience. They didn't want to do that. They wanted something much more like looking at a painting. The camera is much more reliable and still. It won't confuse you, you just witness what is within it.
17[on The Beach (2000)] Leo [DiCaprio] is an amazing movie star because he's very director-oriented. When he commits to a project he just goes, "We do whatever this guy wants," and that's it. It's amazing how he has supported Scorsese and re-birthed Scorsese, if you like. That is a great definition of a movie star. That's what he's like. He's a fantastic guy. He wants to have a big relationship with the director. He uses his power to bat away the studio. He would say to me, "Do you want to shoot that five-day sequence again? We can do it again if you want?" That's what he uses his power for. He has very European taste. He wants to smuggle European art films into the American market. When I look at it, I remember thinking how much I didn't like these people, and that's really tough when you're directing a film. I liked the actors, we had a great time, but I didn't like the characters. I'm an urban person. I love cities and I made that film about a load of hippies in the countryside, nothing in common with them at all. You're there making the film and you think, "I can't relate to these people at all. What are they doing here? I am so bored." I don't like these people very much and I don't approve of what they're doing so we tried to make the film critical. But of course you've taken $55m. You can't make a sociocritique of these invaders for $55m. If you take $15m you can, but you've taken $55m so there's got to be a romance and it needs to feel like paradise. It needs to sell itself like that.
18[on Shallow Grave (1994)] When you make a film for £1m, we were literally selling furniture to pay for film stock by the end. We were flogging off sofas because we'd finished using them and using the money to buy film stock. I think your first film is always your best film. Always. It may not be your most successful or your technically most accomplished, whatever. It is your best film in a way because you never, ever get close to that feeling of not knowing what you're doing again. And that feeling of not knowing what you're doing is an amazing place to be. If you can cope with it and not panic, it's amazing. It's guesswork, inventiveness and freshness that you never get again. To prove it, watch Blood Simple. (1984) again. The Coen brothers are geniuses, but they never made a film as good as Blood Simple. I don't care what you say. So in a funny way, your first film is always your best film, so there you go.
19When I was making Sunshine (2007), it suddenly struck me: No director has ever gone back into space, with the exception of franchise directors. If you look at the record, you'll find that's true. I now know why.
20[His next project, Sunshine (2007)] We're doing this film Sunshine (2007). In fact, we're casting for it in a few minutes actually. It's about a mission to the sun. It's a sci-fi set in space. They're flying a bomb to the sun and the bomb is like the size of Kansas, this immense bomb that they built in space. They're flying it to reignite a section of the sun which is failing, but it's really about a mission that went earlier, seven years earlier, and failed. So it's sort of mystery of what happened. It's quite big at the end, you get to meet the sun. Quite spectacular hopefully.
21That's what's wonderful about actors sometimes, is that's who we watch on the screen... Some of us are interested in directors, but really the vast majority of us are interested in actors. You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination. They make much better fodder for this kind of thing [interviews] than a director.
22I think I'm better at making films on my home turf, really. You learn from experience and I've learnt that through The Beach (2000). I love big movies, like Gladiator (2000), but I'm better at smaller films.
23I want my films to be life-affirming, even a film like Trainspotting (1996), which is very dark in many ways. I want people to leave the cinema feeling that something's been confirmed for them about life.
24I don't want to make pompous, serious films; I like films that have a kind of vivacity about them. At this time of the year you think about awards and if you want to win one you think you should make serious films, but my instinct is to make vivacious films.
25I learned that what I'm better at is making stuff lower down the radar. Actually, ideally not on the radar at all.
26You don't realize it, but often people are frightened of the director.

#Trademark
1Often casts Cillian Murphy
2His films often contain intricate and creative flashback sequences
3Effective use of music editing
4Known for being extremely versatile and working in a variety of different genres
5His protagonists are often unsympathetic in some way
6Frequently works with screenwriter 'John Hodge'
7Bright, colorful landscapes
8Frequently collaborates with 'John Murphy' for Soundtrack production
9Kinetic camera
10Scotland - Often uses places, characters, actors or references to and relating to Scotland
11Often uses electronic music in his films
12The opening shot is usually a shot from the middle of the movie
13Often uses Ewan McGregor

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