You don't realize it, but often people are frightened of the director. I learned that what I'm better at is making stuff lower down the radar. Actu
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Often uses Ewan McGregor The opening shot is usually a shot from the middle of the movie. Often uses electronic music in his films. Scotland
Danny Boyle Trivia -
Boyle has passed directing the fourth part of ALIEN.
Attended Thornliegh Salesian College in Bolton, Lancashire
His favorite film is Apocalypse Now (1979)
Born on the same day as Viggo Mortensen .
Danny Boyle Detailed Biography -
Danny Boyle (born October 20, 1956) is a film director and film producer born in Manchester, England to Irish Catholic emigrant parents. He directed the cult films Shallow Grave (1994), Trainspotting (1996), A Life Less Ordinary (1997), The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002), and Millions (2004).
He studied at Thornleigh Salesian College, and at the University of Wales, Bangor. Boyle first got attention in the UK for directing a number of distinguished productions for British Television including Inspector Morse and Mr. Wroe's Virgins.
He is typically known to work with writer John Hodge, producer Andrew Macdonald and actor Ewan McGregor. After the international attention gained by Trainspotting he hoped to gain a production deal with a major US studio but his only confirmed offer was the fourth film of the Alien franchise. Using British finance Boyle and Hodge made A Life Less Ordinary but the film was a commercial failure.
It was Ewan McGregor who first promoted an adaptation of the cult novel The Beach to Boyle but he then discovered that the studio wanted a more bankable star, and hired Leonardo Di Caprio without consulting Boyle, who had already promised McGregor the lead. The British media and tabloid press cannibalised the situation and they have not worked together since. Boyle later collaborated with The Beach author Alex Garland on post-apocalyptic zombie flick 28 Days Later.
In between the two theatrical productions of The Beach and 28 Days Later, Boyle directed two TV movies for the BBC in 2001 - Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise and Strumpet. He also directed a short film Alien Love Triangle starring Kenneth Branagh that was meant to be part of a feature film with two other shorts but the project was cancelled after the two other shorts were made into feature films. They became Mimic starring Mira Sorvino and Imposter starring Gary Sinise.
Boyle is currently working on Sunshine, a science-fiction film starring 28 Days Later star Cillian Murphy.