Danny Boyle

Acclaimed filmmaker and architect of Britain’s spectacular Olympics opening ceremony, Danny Boyle is proud of his Northern roots, and has been a Patron of Cornerhouse since 1986.

Boyle was born in Manchester and began his career in theatre at the Joint Stock Theatre Company before moving on to the Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Boyle has directed a number of films including Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, 28 Days Later, 127 Days and Slumdog Millionaire, for which he won an Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Director.