Danny Boyle

The 10 Scottish Films You Need To See...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Never has the hormonal awkwardness of youth been captured so comedically, as well as sweetly, on screen as by director Bill Forsyth in his coming-of-a...

Theatre's Cue on the Tourism Stage

Sandie Dawe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sandie Dawe

Theatre is not unfamiliar with playing understudy to football or shopping as a popular activity for tourists, but its appeal and contribution is strong regardless... More of our holiday visitors from overseas are going to the theatre, musicals, the opera or ballet (2.8 million) than to a live sporting event (1.3 million) across Britain.

Theatre Review: Frankenstein, NT Live, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Frankenstein, the jewel in the crown of the National Theatre's NT Live initiative, is returning to UK cinemas just in time for Halloween. So if you haven't yet seen Danny Boyle's extraordinary interpretation of Mary Shelley's gothic tale of creation and destruction then grab your opportunity.

The Life and Legacy of Ray Dolby

Matt J Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt J Gallagher

As an inventor and business leader, Ray Dolby achieved great heights and motivated those around him to keep developing and pushing the boundaries. Staff at Dolby tell me that he was and will continue to be, an inspiration to them.

EXCLUSIVE: Behind The Scenes Of 'Trance'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

While he was preparing London's biggest ever spectacle with the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, Danny Boyle somehow find the time to helm this ...

Let's Nail That Tory NHS Lie

Andrew Gwynne | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Gwynne

The NHS is not broken or clapped out, but nor am I naïve enough to think that it is it perfect everywhere. The real challenge is to drive excellence through the NHS, and that's what Government frankly should be seeking to achieve. Where local NHS services are substandard or failing, that is a betrayal of all the NHS stands for and I know this from my own local experience.

Apocalyptic Appeal

Tom Ward | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

The truth, it would appear, is that we, as humans are fascinated by an end of days scenario. We want to see our world, free from the constraints of everyday life (see London in 28 Days Later, or Day of the Triffids) and we want to know how we will measure up in a new, savage environment, free of repercussions.

'Fight And Fight And Fight'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Hyde Park for an anti-hunger demonstration, hosted by lobby group Enough Food For Everyone If. High pr...

Irvine Welsh Blown Off Course by His 'Guiding Force', David Bowie

Jane Graham | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jane Graham

Irvine Welsh says he's so consumed by David Bowie album The Next Day it's 'totally fucked up my work.'

End of Which Era?

Indra Adnan | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Thatcher's funeral v Olympic Opening Ceremony - which is the real Britain?

Can Britain Claim Greater 'Soft Power' Thanks to Iron Maiden?

Mark Hillary | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

British music, art, and culture in general has reached every corner of the world and this does create a favourable impression of the nation - useful for business and politics in addition to just feeling a bit more welcomed when visiting a new place as a tourist.

Danny Boyle To Direct Margaret Thatcher's Funeral?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Rumours are circulating that Danny Boyle will be directing Margaret Thatcher's funeral at St Paul's Cathedral, after plans were leaked to Huffington P...

WATCH: Danny Boyle Tells Jon Stewart About Olympic Confusion

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Danny Boyle has revealed he found organising the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony less creative than film-making, because he found himself bunker...

Trance - Review

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

Although the film is a little untamed and features some baffling choices in terms of story, there is a lot within Trance to enjoy. Danny Boyle's stylish direction helps to smooth over the mistakes within the screenplay and results in a gripping, interesting and hypnotic crime movie that for the most part keeps the audience guessing.

Trance (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Some reviewers have described this movie as sexy. I'd argue that Trance is the opposite of sex. It is charmless and wit-free. You don't believe in any of the central relationships and in place in character development we have pointless plot twists. And I would like someone to explain to me why it's okay to show a naked woman with a shaved vagina on the big screen but you can't show a penis? What's that about?

Film Review: Trance

Jack Pelling | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

This mind-bending, psychological-thriller is a far cry from sky-diving monarchs and jitterbugging nurses, but Boyle hasn't completly reined in his penchant for spectacle.

Danny the Champion of the World? Boyle Sends Audiences Into a Trance

Greg Wetherall | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

Returning to his day job, Boyle re-enters the film arena with Trance, a London-based psychological thriller that rushes around with about as much calm and patience as an ADHD sufferer. He has said that he was finishing this project whilst he was working on the Olympic opening ceremony, and that this should be viewed as its 'dark, evil cousin'.

Caroline Frost

Hypnotist Fails With Stars Of Danny Boyle's 'Trance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

The star of Danny Boyle's latest thriller admits a hypnotist tried to put the film's stars in a trance, but failed with all of them. French star V...

Helen Mirren Laments Sam Mendes' 'Lack Of Women'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

It was gracefully done, of course, but Helen Mirren definitely left nobody in the room unsure of her thoughts about director Sam Mendes' speech that s...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Immigration - Cable Vs Clegg

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 22 March 2013... 1) IMMIGRATION - CABLE VS CLEGG From the Sun: "A spectacular clash between Nick Cl...

Sean Bean's Cross-Dressing Role Earns Big Win

PA | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tough screen star Sean Bean's portrayal of a cross-dressing teacher has landed him a best actor title at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards...

Danny Boyle: I Turned Down a Knighthood

PA | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Oscar winner Danny Boyle said he turned down a knighthood because "it's just not me". Boyle, 56, was in line for the New Year Honours list for his ...

Ready To Go Trainspotting Again?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Danny Boyle has confirmed a 'Trainspotting' sequel is on the way. And the Oscar-winning director hopes that the adaptation of Irvine Welsh's follow...

Danny Boyle Will Be Happy..

PA | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' has beaten the likes of 'Billy Elliot' and 'The Italian Job' to complete a list of the 50 greatest British movies ...

Trainspotting Author Wades In Scottish Independence Debate

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | Home

Getting rid of the "imperialist baggage" of the UK state through Scottish independence will present new cultural and political opportunities, accordin...