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Danny Boyle was born on 20 October 1956, in Radcliffe, England, UK, of Irish descent, and is a screenwriter, director, and producer, best known for his work on films. These best efforts include “28 Days Later”, “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Steve Jobs”, and “Trainspotting”. He won a BAFTA Award for his work on “Shallow Grave”, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Danny Boyle? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $60 million, mostly earned through a succesful career in film. His work on “Slumdog Millionaire” would win him eight Academy Awards including the Award for Best Director. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Danny Boyle Net Worth $60 million
At a young age, Boyle originally intended to become a priest, but was persuaded by a priest not to transfer to a seminary. He later discovered drama and found a connection there, so attended Thornleigh Salesian College before moving to Bangor University to study English and Drama.
He started his career working at the Joint Stock Theatre Company, before in 1982 moving to the Royal Court Theatre and directing “The Genius” and “Saved by”. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing five productions, before in 1987 foraying into television and producing various films which included “Elephant”, then testing his directing talent. He directed episodes of “Inspector Morse” and was responsible for the series “Mr Wroe’s Virgins”. In 1995, he directed his first feature film in “Shallow Grave”, the highest grossing British film of the year, also winning a BAFTA Award, which led him to direct “Trainspotting”, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. His work was said to have revitalized British cinema.
Danny declined an offer to direct the fourth film of “Alien”, and would then work on the cult novel “The Beach” which starred Leonardo DiCaprio. He was then involved in the BBC films “Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise” and “Strumpet”, after which he worked on the post-apocalyptic horror film “28 Days Later”. He then intended to make a series of short films that would be part of a feature film, but two of them would transition into feature film status, namely “Mimic” starring Mira Sorvino and “Impostor” featuring Gary Sinise. After working on “Millions” and the science fiction film “Sunshine”, Boyle directed “Slumdog Millionaire”, featuring Dev Patel as an impovershed child who competes in India’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” He would win eight Academy Awards and seven BAFTA Awards thanks to the film’s success, propelling his net worth further too.
In 2010, Danny directed “127 Hours” – which starred James Franco – based on Aron Roalston’s autobiography “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”, which detailed Ralston’s struggle of being trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone and having to amputate his arm. It received a lot of critical acclaim and nominations during the “83rd Academy Awards”. He then worked on the sequel of “28 Days Later” entitled “28 Weeks Later” and alluded to making a third film. He later worked on the biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
Thanks to his success, Danny has been named as one of Britain’s most influential Roman Catholics. He was part of the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake and was featured in the new version of the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album cover of the Beatles.
For his personal life, it is known that Boyle dated actress Frances Barber while attending university, and was in a relationship with Rosario Dawson, but is still believed to be single. He is a patron of Early Break which is a charity focusing on young people and substance misuse. He was offered knighthood but declined. In 2017, he announced a bid to help launch a film and media school in Manchester.