Danny Boyle is the 59-year-old English film director and producer behind the 2015 biopic Steve Jobs. The stars of the film, Michael Fassbender (Jobs) and Kate Winslet (Joanna Hoffman), are nominated for Oscars for their roles. Winslet said, “I just knew it was going to be electric in a room with Michael Fassbender and Danny Boyle.” She added, “And I honestly promise you it absolutely was.” The actors also had rich material. The film was based on the book written by Walter Isaacson. And The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay.
Boyle’s directional debut was the 1994 film Shallow Grave. Since then — over the past 22 years — Danny Boyle has directed an additional 11 films (see list below). His most famous are Trainspotting (1996) starring Ewan McGregor, The Beach (2000) starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and Slumdog Millionaire (2008), which won eight Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. Boyle, Fassbender and Winslet will be interviewed on 60 Minutes (February 21, 7pm), one week prior to the Oscars. The episode will be broadcast on CBS on February 28, 8pm.
12 Films Directed by Danny Boyle (the last three he also produced).
1994 Shallow Grave
1997 A Life Less Ordinary
2000 The Beach
2002 28 Days Later
2008 Slumdog Millionaire
2008 Alien Love Triangle (a short, filmed in 1999)
2010 127 Hours
2015 Steve Jobs