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Danny Boyle is an English-Irish filmmaker. As a teenager, he was planning on joining the Catholic Priesthood, but a priest persuaded him to seek a different vocation. He began his career as a director first in the theatre, but then moved on to television and ultimately film.

His films have been, to put it mildly, diverse. He's done sci-fi, zombie horror, a kids movie, crime drama, Bollywood-inspired drama, and not easily definable works as well. He's also one of few successful filmmakers to have two movies with a character diving into a toilet.

Despite having a very broad range of styles, he's known for his use of music in his films and his dynamic cinematography. He also dabbles in magic realism from time to time. He has a few repeat collaborators in Creator/EwanMcGregor (who appeared in his first three films[[note]] They fell out after [=McGregor=] was axed from ''The Beach'' and felt he had been treated unfairly, betrayed and they haven't spoken for over a decade (unfortunately).[[/note]]) and worked with Creator/CillianMurphy, screenwriter Alex Garland, and composer John Murphy on both ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and ''{{Film/Sunshine}}''. He also directed the manic opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer OlympicGames in London.

Like Creator/JossWhedon, he's known for fairly animated and interesting DVD commentaries, usually accompanied by the film's screenwriter (though not always).

Not to be confused with the late [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Boyle Peter Boyle]], nor Canadian hockey player [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Boyle_%28ice_hockey%29 Dan Boyle]].

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!! His filmography includes:
* ''ShallowGrave'' - 1994
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' - 1996
* ''Film/ALifeLessOrdinary'' - 1997
* ''Film/TheBeach'' - 2000
* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' - 2002
* ''{{Millions}}'' - 2004
* ''{{Film/Sunshine}}'' - 2007
* ''SlumdogMillionaire'' - 2008. He won the Best Director AcademyAward for his efforts.
* ''Film/OneHundredAndTwentySevenHours'' - 2010
* ''Theatre/{{Frankenstein|2011}}'' - 2011. Stage adaptation staring Creator/JonnyLeeMiller and Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
* ''{{Film/Trance}}'' - 2013
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