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Stephen David Daldry (1960-), Film and theatre director

Sitter in 6 portraits
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.

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P1778

Stephen David Daldry

by Jillian Edelstein
archival pigment print, 5 March 2011
NPG P1778

x45939

Stephen David Daldry

by James F. Hunkin
selenium-toned Kodak Ektalure print, 1994
NPG x45939

x126206

British film directors

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, December 2002
NPG x126206

x128074

Stephen David Daldry

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, September 2005
NPG x128074

x134062

Stephen David Daldry

by Jason Bell
inkjet print, 9 November 2009
NPG x134062