Stephen Daldry


Stephen Daldry started his career at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre and directed extensively in Britain's regional theatres.

In London he was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre where he headed the £26million redevelopment. He has also directed at the National Theatre, the Public Theater in New York and transferred many productions both to Broadway and the West End.

His 1992 National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls recently toured the UK. His production of Billy Elliot the Musical is currently playing in London and on tour across the US having previously played on Broadway, in Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and Toronto. In 2009, the production won ten Tony awards including Best Musical, more than any other British show in Broadway history.


His four films Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader and his most recent film, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close together received 19 Academy Award® nominations and two wins. He is currently working on his latest film, Trash.


He was creative executive producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Published June 2014