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Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry made his feature film debut in 2000 with Billy Elliot starring Jamie Bell and Julie Walters. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards , including Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Julie Walters) and Best Screenplay (Lee Hall). It also received 12 BAFTA nominations and won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, Best Actor (Jamie Bell) and Best Supporting Actress (Julia Walters) as well as 32 other awards internationally. The Hours is Daldry's second feature film.

Before Daldry turned his hand to feature films, he was director of the Royal Court Theatre and remains Associate Director. He has directed or produced more than a hundred new plays, many of which have subsequently been seen all over the world. His work at the Court includes David Hare's Via Dolorosa, which later transferred to Broadway and London's West End, Ron Hutchinson's Rat in the Skull, Caryl Churchill's This is a Chair, Far Away and A Number, Arnold Wesker's The Kitchen and Howard Korder's Search and Destroy. For the National Theatre, Daldry directed the multi-award-winning Machinal and An Inspector Calls. The latter is still running in London's West End, and also was mounted on Broadway, where both Daldry and the play received Tony Awards. Daldry has also directed and produced for BBC radio and television, and his first short film, Eight was nominated in 1999 for a BAFTA. Daldry is a Trustee of both the Old Vic and the Young Vic theatres in London. He is also the Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University.

Currently, Daldry is directing two of Caryl Churchill's plays, Far Away at the New York Theater Workshop and A Number at London's Royal Court Theatre.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Stephen Daldry Facts

Birth NameStephen David Daldry
BirthdayMay 2, 1961 (62)
BirthplaceEngland, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

The Reader
Billy Elliot
The Hours
Billy Elliot The Musical
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Billy Elliot: The Musical Live
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