Danny Boyle

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...

Never Mind the Mayans, Here's the Apocalypse

Mark Borkowski | Posted 19.02.2013 | Home
Mark Borkowski

If I could have one Christmas wish, it would be for our politicians to stop being too embarrassed to stand by culture and support it for fear of being branded 'elitist'. The Arts are for everyone, and nothing embodies this better than the volunteers who worked tirelessly to create the opening ceremony this summer.

Thought The Olympic Ceremony Was Good? Wait Till You See North Korea...

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 19.02.2013 | Home

This summer we gasped as 7,500 volunteers performed simultaneously to create Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony. Meanwhile, behind the closed d...

The Most Inspiring TV Moment Of All Time?

PA | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Danny Boyle's triumphant Olympic opening ceremony has been hailed as one of the most inspiring TV moments of all time second only to the moon landing,...

'Doing a Newcastle'

Emily Sargent | Posted 05.02.2013 | Home
Emily Sargent

Newcastle City Council's Labour leader Nick Forbes claims he has no choice but to axe much of the Council's arts spend; but is he instead trying to execute a dangerous bid for more government money by holding the city's culture hostage?

Sam Parker

Cultural Icon Of The Year: Cast Your Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home

After 430 years observing the Gregorian calendar, we've become a species of habits. At this time of year chief among them is looking back on the pr...

Danny Boyle And Dame Judi Dench Triumph At Theatre Awards

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.11.2012 | Home

HuffPost UK Culture was on the star-studded red carpet of the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday night, talking to the finest theat...

Danny Boyle: 'Forget Weatherspoon's Pubs And John Terry - Support Local Theatre'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 16.01.2013 | Home

British towns and cities would be more enriched if the love of "Wetherspoon's and Walkabout pubs and Mario Balotelli and John Terry" was replaced with...

'Old Flo' Sculpture Is Latest Victim Of Government Cuts

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home

A council has gone ahead with the controversial sale of the Henry Moore sculpture Draped Seated Woman to claw back money lost in budget cuts, it emerg...

Five Jobs Obama Could Do If He Loses

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics

It's the thought sending a shiver down the spine of the rest of the world - well, except Pakistan. What if we wake up tomorrow to see President Oba...

The Book Behind Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremony

Adam Forrest | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Adam Forrest

It hurts, just a little, to refer to the London Olympics in the past tense. We waited so long for the Games, and then they came along, and they were completely brilliant, and now they are gone.

#thiswondrousisle - Or the Couch Potato's Guide to Being Part of the Olympic Legacy

Jim Thornton | Posted 16.11.2012 | Home
Jim Thornton

As the last of the bunting is swept up and empty bottles gathered for recycling, thoughts inevitably turn towards The Legacy. Legacy was a cornerstone of our bid, and up until that opening scene of the opening ceremony had only really ever been contemplated in terms of the sporting legacy. "Good sport make good people do good sport..."

Have the Olympics and Paralympics Inspired a Better Cult of Celebrity‏?

Janan Jay | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Janan Jay

The past six weeks have been refreshing and maybe we're ready for a long-term change. Once pessimistic and cynical, morale has been sky high throughout Great Britain. We cheered, instead of deriding. Headlines splashed across papers gave use pride.