Danny Boyle

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‘A Jerusalem for everyone’: was the 2012 Olympics the last gasp of liberal Britain?
Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony for the London games was meant to be a celebration of Britain’s diverse history and its open-minded values. Ten years later, it seems more like a requiem

Steve Rose

16, Jul, 2022 @10:55 AM

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‘It’s now or never, this is my chance’: Anson Boon on his biggest break, punk and Johnny Rotten
For young actor Anson Boon, playing Johnny Rotten Danny Boyle’s Pistol is a dream come true. But what did punk teach him about himself?

Richard Godwin

05, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The week in TV: Pistol; The Midwich Cuckoos; Once Upon a Time in Londongrad; State of the Union
Danny Boyle fails to capture punk’s filth and fury, while Sky nails a fresh take on John Wyndham’s creepy classic

Barbara Ellen

05, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Pistol review – Danny Boyle’s wonky Sex Pistols show is like Punk: the Panto!
Johnny Rotten is the Artful Dodger crossed with an animated rodent in Boyle’s frustrating series that feels so cartoonish it falls totally flat

Rebecca Nicholson

31, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I’ve seen bedsheets with my face on them’: Thomas Brodie-Sangster on obsessive fans, Love Actually and the Sex Pistols
The actor became famous at 13 in Richard Curtis’s yuletide romance. Now 32, he talks about playing Malcolm McLaren, the success of The Queen’s Gambit and coming to terms with not playing Ron Weasley

Hannah J Davies

30, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I want Johnny Rotten to attack it!’ Danny Boyle on his shocking Sex Pistols saga
How do you make a sympathetic TV show about the most cancelled, most banned, most shamelessly vile band ever – when your cast have barely heard of them and the frontman is taking you to court? The director reveals all

Alexis Petridis

20, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Derry Girl Dylan Llewellyn: ​’​I call things wee​ ​when they’re not even small​’​
As the final Derry Girls series airs, its ‘wee English fella’ recalls his transition from schooldays struggling with dyslexia to being an honorary Irishman

Michael Hogan

24, Apr, 2022 @8:30 AM

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John Lydon: court decision on Danny Boyle film ‘so destructive’ for Sex Pistols
Punk frontman, who lost case against bandmates over use of music in TV series, says he fears band’s legacy may be ‘watered down’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Aug, 2021 @1:57 PM

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Sex Pistols in legal battle over music licensing for new Danny Boyle series
Steve Jones and Paul Cook are suing John Lydon, who has refused to give permission for Pistol to use the band’s music

Laura Snapes

16, Jul, 2021 @11:54 AM

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Prominent film industry names sign letter asking for government support for UK cinemas
Steve McQueen, Barbara Broccoli and Christopher Nolan join fellow film-makers and actors in call for more funding for large cinema chains hit hard by the pandemic

Andrew Pulver

18, Jan, 2021 @11:59 AM

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Danny Boyle to direct Sex Pistols TV drama based on Steve Jones' memoir
Co-written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, six-part series Pistol to star Maisie Williams as punk icon Jordan and Babyteeth’s Toby Wallace as Jones

Laura Snapes

11, Jan, 2021 @3:30 PM

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The National Theatre's Frankenstein: 'It was blinding – you felt the heat'
As Danny Boyle’s production is streamed online, its set designer Mark Tildesley recalls putting thousands of bulbs and an ancient bell to shocking effect

Interview by Chris Wiegand

28, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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