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Birth Place: Radcliffe, England, GB Profession: Director ...


"I get scripts written by Americans that are technically brilliant, but there is something unconfident about the writing. Despite their technical expertise, they know that [the script they are writing] for a Hollywood producer or star will be rewritten by others." --Danny Boyle in SCREEN INTERNATIONAL, January 27-February 2, 1995.

"When I was a kid I used to go to cinemas, and I was never in a theatre until I was 18. Ironically, theatre seemed a much easier and more accessible way of getting into the arts, so that's how I started . . . As a director, your ultimate goal is to make something for the big screen, because it tests your craft more than any other way." --Danny Boyle

"It's about being a transgressor. It's about doing something that everybody says will kill you--YOU WILL KILL YOURSELF. And the thing that nobody understands is, it's not just that you don't hear that message, it's just that it's irrelevent. The film ["Trainspotting"] isn't about heroin. It's about an attitude, and that's why we wanted the film to pulse, to pulse like you DO in your twenties, before you get ground down by whatever grinds you down--be it heroin or all the other things that wipe you out." --Boyle quoted in NEW YORK, July 15, 1996

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