In this revelatory career-length biography, produced through many hours of interviews with Danny Boyle, he talks frankly about the secrets behind the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games as well as the struggles, joys and incredible perseverance needed to direct such well-loved films as Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later and Shallow Grave. Throughout his career Danny Boyle has shown that he has an incredible knack of capturing the spirit of the times, be they the nineties drug scene, the aspirations of noughties Indian slum-dwellers or the things that make British people proud of their nation today, from the NHS to the internet. In 2012, Danny Boyle was the Artistic Director for the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games. He has been awarded an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award and two BAFTA awards for directing such influential British films as Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Slumdog Millionaire. He has worked alongside such actors as Cillian Murphy, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Kelly Macdonald, Dev Patel and Rose Byrne.
In this in-depth biography, Amy Raphael captures the optimism and determination of a driven individual in full career flight.