Danny Boyle is an English director, producer and screenwriter who, with his debut film 'Shallow Grave' (1994), won the 'BAFTA Award' for 'Best British Film'. Two of the best Danny Boyle movies are the black comedy 'Trainspotting' (1996), which was ranked 10th greatest British film of the 20th century by British Film Institute, and 'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008), for which he won eight Oscars, including 'Best Director'.
Starting out on theatre and television, he produced the controversial Alan Clarke short 'Elephant' before directing television shows such as 'Arise And Go Now', 'Not Even God Is Wise Enough', 'For The Greater Good', 'Scout' and 'Inspector Morse'. He then began directing films and has earned fame with a number of successful movies including 'The Beach', '28 Days Later', 'Sunshine', 'Slumdog Millionaire', '127 Hours', 'Steve Jobs' and 'T2 Trainspotting'. His recent television credits include 'Babylon', 'Alternativity' and three episodes of 'Trust'.
Mark Renton is a drug addict who is part of the Edinburgh low-life along with junkie friends Sick Boy and Spud, drug dealer Swanney, clean athlete Tommy, and the psychotic drunkard Begbie. Following a forced withdrawal, Mark moves to London on the advice of his underage girlfriend, but his former friends soon catch up with him.
Jamal Malik, a resident of Mumbai slum, Dharavi and a tea server in a call centre, answers every question correctly on Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and is close to win when he is accused of cheating by the police. He narrates his life story and experiences to explain to the police how he answered every question.
A post-apocalyptic horror film, 28 Days Later depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus. Four survivors struggle to live as they try to evade getting infected and cope with the loss of the peaceful life they once lived.
Based on a true story, the movie follows Aron Ralston as he goes hiking at Utah's Canyonlands National Park. While climbing, he falls and his right hand gets trapped between a boulder and a wall. For the next five days he struggles to survive on his limited ration, hopes for help to arrive and eventually resorts to extreme step to free himself.
The much-awaited sequel to the dark comedy classic, Trainspotting, finds Mark Renton returning home to Edinburgh, twenty years after stealing £8,000 in drug money from his friends. Heartbreak, betrayals, and reconciliation await him with Spud and Sick Boy, but Begbie wants nothing but revenge.
Set in the year 2057, the film follows a group of astronauts on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun. Inspired by the films 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris, the science fiction movie garnered several award nominations for its acting, directing, and production merits.
Shallow Grave is a 1994 British black-comedy film, which tells the story of three room-mates who find their new fourth roommate dead in bed, with a huge amount of cash beside him. They decide to bury his body, and then keep the money to themselves. However, unknown to them, their dead friend is being pursued by a pair of violent men.
This biographical film about Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs provides a behind-the-scene look at his life, starting with the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984. He struggles with accepting his daughter from his ex-girlfriend and is forced out of Apple, following which he launches NeXT Computer in 1988 and returns to Apple in 1998 to unveil the iMac.
A sequel to the horrifically brilliant 28 Days Later, the movie depicts the attempts being made by NATO forces to create a safe zone in London. The story also sees Don getting infected and reintroducing the rage virus in the safe zone creating catastrophic events, which endangers everyone including his children Tammy and Andy.
Art auctioneer, Simon, teams with a gang led by Franck to steal a costly painting from his own auction house, but loses memory after receiving a blow in the head during the heist. After unsuccessfully torturing him to find where he hid the painting, Franck hires hypnotist Elizabeth to probe his mind, but she reaches deeper than they had anticipated.
Jack is a struggling musician, who meets with an accident during a blackout. When he wakes up, it seems that he is in an alternate universe where the Beatles never existed. Meanwhile, he is the only person who remembers all their songs. He starts singing their songs in his attempt to gain fame.
Battle of the Sexes is an American biographical sports comedy film, which revolves around a true story of a tennis match between two tennis champions i.e. Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which took place in the year 1973.
A young American thrill seeker, Richard, travels to Thailand and gets hold of a strange map that directs to a beautiful secret island. Along with another couple, he reaches the island and finds people like himself who live as a community there. Also on the island are the natives who grow marijuana and hate more outsiders coming into the island.
A Life Less Ordinary is a romantic comedy crime film which tells the story of Robert Lewis, who kidnaps his boss’s spoilt daughter Celine, after he is fired by his boss. Meanwhile, two angels attempt to make love blossom between Robert and Celine.
Danny Boyle Awards
|Slumdog Millionaire||Best Achievement in Directing||2009|
|Slumdog Millionaire||Best Director - Motion Picture||2009|
|London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder||Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming||2013|
|Slumdog Millionaire||Best Director||2009|