Stephen David Daldry (1960-), Film and theatre director
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Director and Producer. Daldry began his stage career in youth theatre in Taunton, before attending Sheffield University. In 1990 he was appointed artistic director of the Gate Theatre, London, and at the age of only thirty-two became artistic director at the Royal Court Theatre. He directed the long running, award-winning revival of J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls and David Hare's monologue Via Dolorosa. He has directed three films for British production company Working Title: the short film Eight (1998), Billy Elliot (2000), The Hours (2002) and The Reader (2008). Appointed CBE in 2004. Daldry was director of the closing ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
by Justin Mortimer
oil on canvas, 2004