Stephen Daldry is a three-time Oscar nominated director known for the films Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader.
Born in Dorset, England, Stephen Daldry worked as a child performer before going on to become an acclaimed director for the British stage. He made his big-screen directorial debut with Billy Elliot in 2000.
In 1989, Daldry began directing stage productions at The Gate Theater in London, earning rave reviews. He remained with The Gate until 1992, when he became artistic director at the prestigious Royal Court Theater. Daldry gained international prominence as a stage director with the overwhelming success of his staging of J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls in 1992. The young director garnered numerous accolades, including a London Critics Circle Award, an Olivier Award for Best Director and a Tony Award.