In 2002 Boyle made the smash hit horror film 28 DAYS LATER, which earned more than $80 million worldwide. The film earned Boyle a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
Boyle's other feature films include MILLIONS starring James Nesbit, Alex Etel and Lewis McGibbon, THE BEACH, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, A LIFE LESS ORDINARY, starring Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz, ALIEN LOVE TRIANGLE and SUNSHINE starring Cillian Murphy. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is his eighth international theatrically released film and recently won the People's Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. 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.
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Danny Boyle Facts
|Birthday||October 20, 1956 (64)|
|Birthplace||Manchester, England, United Kingdom|
|Awards||2009 Academy Awards: Best Director (for Slumdog Millionaire)|
|2009 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Slumdog Millionaire)|
|2009 BAFTA Awards: Best Director (for Slumdog Millionaire)|
|28 Days Later|