Danny Boyle’s first feature, SHALLOW GRAVE, earned him the Alexander Korda
Award for Outstanding British Film at the BAFTAs,
Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival, The Empire Award for Best Director and Best
British Film and the London Critics’ Circle Film Award for Best British Newcomer. TRAINSPOTTING won four Empire Awards including Best Director and Best Film and was
nominated for a BAFTA Alexander Korda Award. Boyle’s other feature films include 28 DAYS LATER,
MILLIONS, THE BEACH, A LIFE LESS ORDINARY and
ALIEN LOVE TRIANGLE. His work in
television includes producing Alan Clark’s controversial Elephant, and directing Strumpet,
Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise and the series Mr. Wroe’s Virgins for which he received
a BAFTA nomination.
Boyle’s career started in the theatre with Howard Barker’s Victory, Howard Brenton’s
The Genius and Edward Bond’s Saved, which won the Time Out Award. Boyle has also directed
five productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Lance Edmands (Bluebird)
“We discussed how much of the look would be inspired by this era, the last time people really had the money to renovate things. The house that the main family lives in was totally empty and falling apart when we picked it.”