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Born: October 20, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Radcliffe, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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Raised in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England
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Began career as theater director with radical Joint Stock Company
1982:
Served as artistic director of Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
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Named deputy director of Royal Court Theatre
1990:
Directed "Inspector Morse: Masonic Mysteries" for ITV
1993:
Directed BBC miniseries "Mr. Wroe's Virgins"
1994:
Feature directorial debut, "Shallow Grave"; scripted by John Hodge and produced by Andrew Macdonald
1996:
Helmed breakthough second feature "Trainspotting," adapted by Hodge and produced by Macdonald; film starred Ewan McGregor
1997:
Directed McGregor and Cameron Diaz in "A Life Less Ordinary"; again collaborated with Hodge and Macdonald
2000:
Helmed feature adaptation of cult novel "The Beach," starring Leonardo DiCaprio; again collaborated with Hodge and Macdonald
2003:
Directed thriller feature "28 Days Later," co-starring Brendan Gleeson and Cillian Murphy
2005:
Directed Frank Cottrell Boyce scripted "Millions"
2007:
Again directed Cillian Murphy in sci-fi feature "Sunshine"
2007:
Produced but did not direct sequel "28 Weeks Later"
2008:
Directed mostly unknown cast in "Slumdog Millionaire," about an impoverished child from streets of Mumbai that lucks out on India's version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
2010:
Helmed "127 Hours," based on the experiences of Aron Ralston, the American mountain climber who was trapped by a boulder for nearly five days before amputating his own arm
2012:
Served as Artistic Director of London Olympic Opening Ceremony "Isles of Wonder"
2013:
Directed drama-thriller "Trance," starring James McAvoy

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