Danny Boyle is a stage and film director, screenwriter and producer from Radcliffe, Manchester. Danny’s Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games wowed critics and audiences across the world. In 2009 Danny won eight Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture for Slumdog Millionaire.
Additionally, Danny has directed the feature films Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Millions, Sunshine, 127 hours, Steve Jobs, Trance and Trainspotting T2. He has also directed highly acclaimed work in theatre and television, including 2011’s Frankenstein at the Royal National Theatre and, most recently, the FX series Trust in 2018.
Danny’s most recent film was Yesterday, featuring the music of the Beatles, written by Richard Curtis and starting Himesh Patel and Lily James. He is currently working on a six-part television series for FX based on the autobiography of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, adapted by Craig Pearce & Frank Cottrell Boyce.