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Danny Boyle is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Original Music Composer British born on 20 october 1956 at Radcliffe, Greater Manchester (United-kingdom)

Danny Boyle

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Birth name Daniel Boyle
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 20 october 1956 (62 years) at Radcliffe, Greater Manchester (United-kingdom)
Awards Academy Award for Best Director, 81st Academy Awards

Danny Boyle (born 20 October 1956) is an English film director, producer, screenwriter and theatre director, known for his work on films such as Slumdog Millionaire, Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later, 127 Hours and Trainspotting. Boyle won numerous awards for his 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, including the Academy Award for Best Director. Boyle was presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2008 Austin Film Festival, where he also introduced that year's AFF Audience Award Winner Slumdog Millionaire. In 2012, Boyle was the Artistic Director for Isles of Wonder, the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. He was subsequently offered a knighthood as part of the New Year Honours List, but declined.

Biography

Danny Boyle est né le 20 octobre 1956 à Radcliffe. Sa famille est issue de la classe ouvrière catholique irlandaise. Sa mère venait du comté de Galway, en Irlande, et son père est né en Angleterre dans une famille catholique.
Il a étudié au Thornleigh Salesian College, à Bolton.




Carrière
Débuts et révélation du cinéma britannique (1987-1996)
Danny Boyle débute dans le théâtre, à la Join Stock Theatre Company, jusqu'en 1982. Il devient ensuite directeur adjoint à la Royal Court Theatre Company en 1985. Il est déjà récompensé par de multiples prix.

Il passe à la réalisation en 1987, en mettant en scène plusieurs téléfilms, puis en entamant les années 90 en mettant en boîte plusieurs épisodes de séries télévisées anglaises. C'est sur le tournage de l'une d'entre elles, pour la BBC World, qu'il fait la connaissance du scénariste John Hodge. Venant d'une banlieue où le taux de chômage était très élevé, il décide de produire son premier film en compagnie de ses deux acolytes, John Hodge et Andrew MacDonald. Ce long-métrage, intitulé Petits meurtres entre amis, sort en 1994, et est acclamé par la critique. Il marque en réalité le début d'une trilogie - la Bag of Money Trilogy -, dédiée à explorer comment l'argent peut conduire les hommes à s'entre-déchirer. Ils poursuivent avec le drame Trainspotting, en 1996, qui rencontre un énorme succès commercial (70 millions de dollars), après une présentation impressionnante au Festival de Cannes. Il passe à Hollywood pour conclure cette trilogie, avec Une vie moins ordinaire, refusant de mettre en scène le quatrième chapitre de la franchise Alien. Si Ewan McGregor est toujours de la partie, la star montante américaine Cameron Diaz est sa partenaire.


Passage à Hollywood et consécration (2000-2008)

Il tourne ensuite quelques courts métrages, puis accepte de mener une grosse production hollywoodienne, très attendue, car portée par le jeune Leonardo DiCaprio, qui sort alors du blockbuster Titanic, pour La Plage. Il bénéficie d'un budget de 35 millions de dollars et d'un tournage en Asie, en décors naturels, mais le succès n'est pas aussi important qu'espéré.

En 2001, il revient en Angleterre pour investir un nouveau genre : 28 jours plus tard est un thriller fantastique et horrifique traitant d'une pandémie mettant toute l'Angleterre en quarantaine. Le film est un succès critique et commercial, et une suite est mise en chantier, dont il ne réalisera que la scène d'ouverture, mais assurera la production.

Il renoue ensuite avec la thématique de l'argent pour Millions en 2004, une comédie dramatique menée par un casting d'enfants.

En avril 2007, il retrouve un projet plus ambitieux, en réalisant son premier film de science-fiction. Sunshine est mené par Cillian Murphy, déjà héros de 28 Jours plus tard, entouré d'un casting international. Cette épopée spatiale raconte en effet le périple d'une équipe d'astronautes issus de pays du monde entier, envoyée afin de savoir ce qu'il est advenu de l'équipe spatiale chargée de « rallumer » le soleil. Le film adopte une atmosphère pesante, propre au style de Danny Boyle. Si les critiques sont positives, le film est considéré comme un échec commercial.

Mais fin 2008, sort Slumdog Millionaire, film d'aventure spectaculaire et émotionnel porté par un casting de jeunes acteurs quasi-inconnus d'origine indienne, et dont l'histoire se déroule aux quatre coins du nord du sous-continent indien, de Mumbai à Agra. Il s'agit également du premier film du cinéaste sans son scénariste John Hodge et le producteur Andrew MacDonald, bien que la thématique de l'argent corrupteur et destructeur soit bien de la partie. C'est Simon Beaufoy qui assure l'adaptation du best-seller éponyme de Vikas Swarup, tandis que la réalisation est partiellement assurée par la réalisatrice indienne Loveleen Tandan. Ce projet risqué est couronné par un succès commercial et critique mondial.
À la cérémonie des Oscars de 2009, il est ainsi récompensé de huit oscars, dont ceux de meilleur film et de meilleur réalisateur. À la suite de cela, Boyle préside le jury des longs-métrages du 12e festival international du film de Shanghai.


Confirmation (depuis 2011)

En 2011, il reforme cette équipe gagnante - le scénariste Simon Beaufoy, le producteur Christian Colson, et le compositeur A.R. Rahman - pour son prochain projet. 127 heures est aussi une nouvelle adaptation, celle de l'autobiographie Plus fort qu'un roc (Between a Rock and a Hard Place), d'Aron Ralston, auquel l'acteur américain James Franco prête ses traits.

Le film revient sur l'histoire vraie de l'alpiniste américain Aron Ralston, vingt-sept ans, victime d'un accident lors d'une randonnée en mai 2003 dans le Blue John Canyon dans le Parc national de Canyonlands en Utah, où, coincé pendant six jours et cinq nuits, il s'est lui-même amputé le bras droit à l'aide d'un canif pour survivre. 127 Heures reçoit cent-vingt-cinq nominations, dont six aux Oscars et trois aux Golden Globes pour vingt-deux récompenses, dont celle du meilleur film à l'American Film Institute.

Ultime consécration, l'organisation de la cérémonie d'ouverture des Jeux olympiques d'été de 2012 à Londres lui est confiée. Mêlant grandiose et humour, solennité et spectaculaire, il apporte une touche originale et parfois audacieuse à la grande messe de présentation des athlètes. Le réalisateur instille plusieurs gags dans le déroulement de la cérémonie : ainsi la musique grandiloquente du film Les Chariots de feu est-elle tournée en dérision par l'acteur comique Rowan Atkinson, tandis que la Reine d'Angleterre Élisabeth II interprète son propre rôle dans une fausse séquence de James Bond. Les deux thématiques dominantes de la cérémonie conçue par Danny Boyle sont l'histoire britannique des deux derniers siècles, et la domination britannique sur la musique populaire occidentale - la pop music - au cours des cinquante dernières années.

En 2013, il revient au thriller noir, avec Trance, de nouveau scénarisé par John Hodge, et mené par un casting une fois encore international : James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson et Vincent Cassel. Si le récit complexe et la mise en images soignée convainquent la critique, le film déçoit au box-office.

L'année d'après, alors qu'il réalise le pilote de la mini-série Babylon, son prochain projet cinématographique lui est proposé.

Il accepte en effet de s'atteler à un projet à la pré-production tumultueuse - un film biographique sur Steve Jobs, et ce après avoir pris connaissance du scénario confectionné par l'oscarisé Aaron Sorkin. À la suite de négociations financières difficiles, David Fincher vient en effet de quitter le poste de réalisateur. Boyle finira aussi par choisir l'acteur principal, chargé de prêter ses traits au fondateur d'Apple. Leonardo DiCaprio et Christian Bale, les choix privilégiés du studio, ont en effet fini par décliner. C'est donc sur l'acteur irlandais Michael Fassbender, qui n'a alors jamais porté de projet de cette envergure, que le choix finit par se porter. Kate Winslet rejoint alors le casting, comportant déjà Seth Rogen, dans son premier rôle dramatique, et Jeff Daniels, recommandé par Sorkin. Intitulé Steve Jobs, le film sort en octobre 2015 sur le sol nord-américain, et en janvier 2016 en France.

En septembre 2015, Boyle annonce la mise en chantier d'une suite à Trainspotting, adaptée du roman Porno, écrit par Irvine Welsh, publié en 2002. T2 Trainspotting sort en janvier 2017.

Best films

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
(Director)
The Beach (2000)
(Director)
127 Hours (2010)
(Director)
Steve Jobs (2015)
(Director)
Shallow Grave (1994)
(Director)
Trainspotting (1996)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Danny Boyle (22 films)

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Actor

The Class of '92, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Documentary films about sports, Association football films
Actors Eric Cantona, Danny Boyle
Roles Himself
Rating80% 4.0450454.0450454.0450454.0450454.045045
The documentary covers the period from Manchester United's FA Youth Cup win in 1992 to their Champions League triumph in 1999, which rounded off the Treble-winning 1998–99 season. The film cuts the narrative with the social and cultural changes taking place in Great Britain at the time.
Side by Side, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors James Cameron, David Fincher, John Malkovich, Danny Boyle, David Lynch, Robert Rodríguez
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.79733.79733.79733.79733.7973
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. It shows what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital.

Director

T2: Trainspotting, 1h57
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Films about drugs
Actors Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Anjela Nedyalkova, Kelly Macdonald
Rating71% 3.598253.598253.598253.598253.59825
Vingt ans après avoir dérobé le butin de 16 000 £ à ses amis, Mark Renton quitte Amsterdam et retourne à Édimbourg. Il retrouve son ami Daniel "Spud" Murphy, toujours héroïnomane et en proie à des pulsions suicidaires. Il croise aussi à nouveau la route de Simon « Sick Boy » Williamson, qui vit de petites combines et tient désespérément le pub déserté de sa tante, le Port Sunshine, dans le quartier froid et pluvieux de Leith. De son côté, Francis Begbie purge une peine de 25 ans de prison. Lassé et furieux de voir ses demandes de libération refusées, il compte bien s'évader et prendre sa revanche sur Mark.
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs (2015)
, 2h2
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about computing
Actors Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Perla Haney-Jardine
Rating71% 3.5965953.5965953.5965953.5965953.596595
The film is divided into three acts set in the lead-up to key product launches hosted by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (Fassbender). The first depicts Jobs and marketing executive Joanna Hoffman (Winslet) dealing with problems before the Apple Macintosh launch in 1984. The computer's voice demo will not say "hello", and Jobs demands engineer Andy Hertzfeld (Stuhlbarg) fixes it, threatening to publicly humiliate him in the presentation. Hertzfeld finally suggests faking the demo using the prototype 512k computer. Meanwhile, Jobs rants about a Time magazine article that exposed his paternity dispute with ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan (Waterson): Jobs denies he is the father of Brennan's five-year-old daughter, Lisa. Brennan arrives with Lisa to confront Jobs; she is bitter over his denials and his refusal to support her despite his wealth. Jobs bonds with Lisa over her MacPaint art and agrees to provide more money and a house, though he still denies his fatherhood. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (Rogen) wishes Jobs well and asks him to acknowledge the Apple II team in his remarks, but Jobs refuses. Flashbacks show the two creating the Apple II, revealing that Wozniak's ideas made the product successful. Jobs then discusses company politics with CEO John Sculley (Daniels); they talk about Jobs' life as an adopted child, and Jobs admits that his need for control stems from his feelings of powerlessness in being given up.
Trance
Trance (2013)
, 1h41
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Peinture, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Tuppence Middleton, Danny Sapani, Ben Cura
Rating68% 3.4481553.4481553.4481553.4481553.448155
Simon (McAvoy), an art auctioneer, becomes an accessory to the theft of a painting–Goya's Witches in the Air–from his own auction house. When a gang attacks during an auction, Simon follows the house emergency protocol by packaging the painting. The gang's leader Franck (Cassel) then takes the package from him at gunpoint. Simon attacks Franck, who delivers him a blow to the head that leaves him with amnesia. When Franck gets home, he discovers that the package contains only an empty frame. After ransacking Simon's apartment and trashing his car, the gang kidnaps and unsuccessfully tortures him. But he has no memory of where he has hidden the painting. Franck decides to hire a hypnotherapist to try to help him remember.
127 Hours
127 Hours (2010)
, 1h34
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Alpinisme, Films about disabilities
Actors James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Clémence Poésy, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan, Kate Burton
Rating75% 3.7962953.7962953.7962953.7962953.796295
Engineer Aron Ralston (James Franco) drives to Utah's Canyonlands National Park for a day of canyoneering. On foot, he befriends hikers Kristi (Kate Mara) and Megan (Amber Tamblyn), and shows them an underground pool. After parting ways with the hikers, Ralston enters Blue John Canyon through a slot canyon. He slips and falls, and a boulder falls and traps his arm against the wall. Failing to move the boulder, he calls for help, but no one is around. He begins recording a video diary on his camera and using the larger blade on his pocket multi-tool to attempt to chip away at the boulder. He also rations his water and food.
Alien Love Triangle, 30minutes
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Alice Connor, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham
Rating62% 3.101773.101773.101773.101773.10177
Steven Chesterman is a scientist who has created a teleportation device and hopes to use it for different purposes. He then goes home to his wife to share the news, but he learns she has a surprise for him: she is from outer space. It leads to a string of unusual events where beings from space come to visit Chesterman and his friends and show that all is not as things seem.
Slumdog Millionaire, 2h
Directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, L'enfance marginalisée
Actors Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar, Tanay Hemant Chheda
Rating79% 3.9989753.9989753.9989753.9989753.998975
In 2006, eighteen-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), a former street child (child Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, adolescent Tanay Chheda) from the Juhu slum, is a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (see Kaun Banega Crorepati), and is one question away from the grand prize. However, before the ₹20 million (US$300 000) question, he is detained and tortured by the police, who suspect him of cheating because of the impossibility of a simple "slumdog" with very little education knowing all the answers. Jamal recounts, through flashbacks, the incidents in his life which provided him with each answer. These flashbacks tell the story of Jamal, his brother Salim (adult Madhur Mittal, adolescent Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, child Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail), and Latika (adult Freida Pinto, adolescent Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, child Rubina Ali). In each flashback Jamal has a point to remember one person, or song, or different things that lead to the right answer of one of the questions. The row of questions does not correspond chronologically to Jamal's life, so the story switches between different periods (childhood, adolescence) of Jamal. Some questions do not refer to points of his life (cricket champion), but by witness he comes to the right answer.
28 Weeks Later, 1h31
Directed by Danny Boyle, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Andrew Macdonald
Origin Espagne
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Lee Renner, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Garfield Morgan, Catherine McCormack
Rating69% 3.4980253.4980253.4980253.4980253.498025
During the original outbreak of the Rage Virus, Don, his wife Alice, and four other survivors hide in a barricaded cottage on the outskirts of London. They hear a terrified boy pounding at their door, and let him in. A few minutes later, they discover that the infected have followed the boy to them. The infected attack and kill most of the survivors, while Don, Alice, and the boy are chased upstairs. Don is separated from Alice and when the boy is seen hiding in the closet. Alice rushes to get the boy, while Don tells her to just leave him. Soon the infected break into the room and after Alice pleading with Don to "help us", he decides to leave, abandoning them. Don desperately sprints to a nearby motorboat and narrowly escapes.
Sunshine
Sunshine (2007)
, 1h47
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity
Rating72% 3.648773.648773.648773.648773.64877
In 2057, the failure of the sun starts a solar winter and threatens Earth. Humanity, in an attempt to reignite it, loads a massive stellar bomb onto a spaceship named Icarus II. The ship is the second and final attempt to save mankind, as the first mission, the Icarus I, was lost seven years previously for reasons unknown.
Millions
Millions (2005)
, 1h38
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Christopher Fulford, Leslie Phillips
Rating68% 3.4479553.4479553.4479553.4479553.447955
Millions tells the story of 8-year-old Damian, a Catholic school boy, whose family moves to the suburbs of Widnes after the death of his mother. Soon after the move, Damian's "hermitage" in a cardboard box by the train tracks is disturbed by a bag of money flung from a passing train. Damian immediately shows the money to his brother, Anthony, and the two begin thinking of what to do with it. Anthony wants the money all to himself. Damian, kind-hearted and religious, had recently overheard three Latter-day Saint missionaries lecture other members of the community on building foundations of rock rather than foundations of sand, an old Christian principle which dictates that self-worth should be based on the teachings of Christ rather than any other object of worship such as Money/Mammon or Power. The lecture inspires Damian, who looks for ways to give his share of the money to the poor; at one point he even stuffs a bundle of cash through the missionaries' letter box, having heard about their modest lifestyle and deciding that they too must be poor.
28 Days Later, 1h53
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Christopher Dunne
Rating75% 3.798313.798313.798313.798313.79831
In Cambridge, three animal liberation activists break into a medical research laboratory with the intent of freeing captive chimpanzees. They are interrupted by a scientist, who desperately warns them that the chimps are infected with a highly contagious rage-inducing virus that is spread through blood and saliva. Ignoring the scientist's pleas, the activists release a chimpanzee, who attacks one of them and immediately infects her — leading her to attack and infect everyone else present.
The Beach
The Beach (2000)
, 1h55
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet, Robert Carlyle, Tilda Swinton, Paterson Joseph
Rating65% 3.298993.298993.298993.298993.29899
Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young American man with a love of world travel, arrives in Bangkok, Thailand in search of adventure. At his guesthouse he briefly meets Daffy (Robert Carlyle), a mentally disturbed Scottish traveler who tells him of a pristine island in the Gulf of Thailand, uninhabited and forbidden, on which there lies a beautiful hidden beach and lagoon - walled in by cliffs and untouched by the tourist industry. He explains in vague terms that he settled there in secret with a group of others, but that difficulties arose and he chose to leave. Later, Richard finds a hand-drawn map showing the island's location left for him; he then enters Daffy's room to find him dead by suicide.